Singing about butts is nothing new. I’m sure the people of medieval times wrote many a tune about butts and played them on their lutes for the king’s court to rousing applause. Unfortunately they didn’t have recording software back then so all those amazing posterior songs have been lost. That doesn’t mean we can’t rank the songs that are still with us however. Here are the 25 best songs about the rear.
25. ANACONDA – NICKI MINAJ
It’s a good song but relies heavily on the tune from a much better, slightly more original song on this countdown so we have to deduct some points. Oh and there are snakes everywhere so that’s pretty sweet.
24. BOOTY WURK (ONE CHEEK AT A TIME) – T-PAIN FEAT. JOEY GALAXY
This one made the countdown mainly because of all the ways they could have spelled ‘work’ they went with 'wurk’ and that makes me happy. And just listen to that sweet, sweet autotune.
23. ASS DROP – WIZ KALIFA
This one is interesting because it’s kind of a ballad. An ode to butts. It’s romantic, but at the same time super vulgar and kind of gross.
22. MONEY MAKER – LUDACRIS FEAT. PHARRELL
Luda and Pharrell team up for a really literal take on someone’s 'money maker.’ They’re talking about stripping if that’s not clear.
21. DANCE (A$$) REMIX – BIG SEAN FEAT. NICKI MINAJ
Not going to lie to you, this one made the list because of the sheer audacity of that intro. Just listen to it and think about the meeting that took place to approve it.
20. POP, LOCK & DROP IT - HUEY
Huey decided to go the route of songs like “The Locomotion” and “Hokey Pokey” and make the chorus instructions about what kind of dancing you should be doing at that moment. Smart.
19. BUBBLE BUTT – MAJOR LAZER FEAT. BRUNO MARS, 2 CHAINZ, TYGA & MYSTIC
If you’re looking for gratuitous video of gyrating posteriors but do we have the video for you! Skip the minute and a half intro and get straight to the butts.
18. BOOTY – JENNIFER LOPEZ FEAT. IGGY AZALEA
It took a few years before ladies were singing songs about their own butts. Now they own butts and they aren’t looking back. I guess they have figured out what sells.
17. SHAKE YOUR BOOTY – KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND
I don’t have to tell you anything about this song, you’ve heard it 100,000 times, at every basketball game before 2005 and at every wedding that wants rated G booty shaking. Just look at that Sunshine Band go!
16. SHAKE YA TAILFEATHER - NELLY
Speaking of shaking things, Nelly really went out on a limb and decided to describe people as birds who have tailfeathers in which to shake. Pretty genius. It should be noted that our very own playmate Hiromi Oshima appears at 1:12, being all attractive and stuff.
15. DA BUTT – E.U.
Old school butt action!!! God these people are having fun. The more you listen to this song the better it gets. It should be noted that this from the Spike Lee film “School Daze,” hence the cameo.
14. BOOTY IN THE AIR – DAS RACIST
You might say this one doesn’t exactly fit in with most of the others on the list but don’t be so closed-minded! There’s no reason your butt song can’t be…alternative-y.
13. BOOTYLICIOUS – DESTINY’S CHILD
Really like how they introduce themselves at the beginning. That’s top shelf. And I’m not exactly sure what jelly is but they are right I’m definitely not ready for it.
12. ASS LIKE THAT - EMINEM
Sometimes you forget what Eminem used to look like. Well this video will remind you! Another blast from the past with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. If you showed this to a youth right now they would have no idea what was going on.
11. SHAKE YOUR RUMP – BEASTIE BOYS
We all know the Boys like to party and drive to Brooklyn without sleeping but who knew they also liked to dance? Well maybe not them but they like to encourage others.
10. THONG SONG - SISQO
If you don’t like the Thong Song then I don’t like you.
9. SHAKE YA ASS – MYSTIKAL FEAT. PHARRELL
Pretty stupid that Mystikal doesn’t have a video for the non-clean version because “Shake It Fast” doesn’t even make sense. Pretty sure half the country owned this CD back in the day and we all listened to it over and over and over and…
8. LOW – FLO RIDA
“Low” comes in so high mostly because it’s impossible to not dance to. Put it on at your next party, or your next wedding, and just see what happens.
7. SALT SHAKER – YING YANG TWINS FEAT. LIL JON & THE EAST SIDE BOYZ
Pure genius. What they did here was thought of something people shake a lot (a salt shaker!) and then worked that into the chorus of an amazing song. Another can’t miss when it comes to starting a party.
6. DAZZEY DUKS - DUICE
You may or may not remember this song but this is how I remember it: I was in 5th grade. I had to go to boy scout camp. Instead of tying knots and earning merit badges I listened to this song on repeat and imagined looking at girls in 'dazzey duks.’
5. MS. FAT BOOTY – MOS DEF
In terms of technical merit, this might be the best song on the list. Mos Def destroys it, and then at the same time he’s rapping about butts the whole time.
4. BACK THAT ASS UP - JUVENILE
Like the moon landing, everyone remembers where they were when they first heard “Back That Ass Up.” And then they went out and bought the album because it’s badass.
3. FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS - QUEEN
Turns out Queen wasn’t super interested in girls but they recognized the merits of girls was fat bottoms. And they may have been the first to proclaim that they make the world go round.
2. BABY GOT BACK – SIR MIX-A-LOT
I bet you thought this was going to be #1. And on another day it might be. It’s the original in many minds. The first song that dedicated itself to the butt and only the butt. And the video sent shockwaves through the universe in how buttastic it really was.
1. RUMP SHAKER – WRECKX-N-EFFECT FEAT. TEDDY RILEY
Rump Shaker was released in August of 1992. It was the perfect party song for the dog days of summer and summed up so much about the early 90’s. Butt songs, MTV, and hilariously awesome videos.