And some of ladies' lips,
Refined ones praise their ladylike ways,
And coarse ones hymn their hips."
A variety of love song or lust song that either addresses or references a specific part of someone's anatomy — their arse.
- Sir Mix-A-Lot - "Baby Got Back". (pictured) Pretty much the quintessential example, with anytime the topic coming up during an online discussion there's a 90% chance this particular song will be quoted/linked to at some point.
- And then Jonathan Coulton did a cover of it which turned it from an aggressive hip hop song into a gentle folk rhythm that is also a love ode to the callipygian figure.
- And of course, Richard Cheese also did a cover that converted it to a Lounge Lizard rendition.
- Nicki Minaj sampled "Baby Got Back" for her own song "Anaconda", which is from the perspective of the woman who has the buttocks in question.
- E.U. - "Da Butt"
- Queen - "Fat-Bottomed Girls" is an ode to large-buttocked women (including Big Fat Fanny) and how "they make the rockin' world go 'round."
- Wreckx-n-Effect - "Rump Shaker"
- Kelis - "Milkshake"
- "What What (in the Butt)" by Samwell plays with the trope somewhat, as it's about the male butt...
- Inverted with Mozart's "Leck mich im Arsch" (lit. "Lick Me In the Ass", equivalent to "Kiss My Ass.")
- Also inverted with Mylène Farmer's "Pourvu qu'elles soient douces" ("As Long As They're Sweet").
- Groove Armada - "I See You Baby" ("Shakin' that ass" is edited to "shakin' that thing" in the radio version)
- Beastie Boys - "Shake Your Rump".
- "Professor, what's another word for pirate treasure?" "Well I think it's booty! B-booty! B-b-b-b-booty! Yep, that's what it is!" - "Professor Booty"
- R. Kelly - "Feelin' On Your Booty"
- There is a song which pretends (poorly) to be about coping with rationing in wartime named "Please Leave My Butter Alone", in which the singer laments the fact that everyone keeps pinching her butter.
- 2 Live Crew - "Face Down Ass Up"
- LL Cool J - "Big Ole Butt"
- The Black Eyed Peas - "My Humps": A song about a woman who uses her breasts and buttocks to get what she wants.
- P. Diddy, Murphy Lee and Nelly - "Shake Your Tailfeather"
- Trace Adkins - "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk"
- Tyler Dean - "Built for Blue Jeans"
- Ludacris - "Money Maker"
- Justin Moore's "Back That Thing Up" is a subversion. At first, it sounds like a clone of "Badonkadonk", until he gets to the line "Ain't no time to play today, no rollin' in the hay", which makes it clear that the song really is about her "backing up" the truck.
- Fast Ryde - "That Thang". Da dang dang dang.
- Flo Rida's "Low".
- "I Like Your Booty (But I'm Not Gay)" from the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie soundtrack.
- "Ass Like That". In a bizarre Indian accent, too.
- "Shake That", featuring Nate Dogg, more famously known as half of the "You reposted in the wrong neighborhood" mashup (the other half is Casin' by Glue 70).
- Not a love song in the slightest, but Benjamin Carignan's The Song About That One Part of the Body is a one-and-a-half a cappella piece which, um, just listen.
- E-Dubb- "Whooty," focusing on white girls.
- Here Come the Mummies - "Booty" Can I get some sweetness?
- Bubba Sparxxx's "Ms. New Booty", which is also a mashup magnet.
- Mystikal's "Shake Ya Ass" alternatively known as "Shake It Fast" when edited.
- X Japan: Stab Me In The Back. A bit different from the usual of its time, being Ho Yay about the pleasure of man on man sex.
- "Big Booty Bitches" eptomizes this trope.
- ZZ Top- "Tush". Apparently in Texas tush also means good enough.
- Thomas Howard (with DJ Potatoe) - "Girlz Buttz"
- Soulja Boy's "Donk" and "Booty Got Swag".
- Lene Nystrom's "It's Your Duty (To Shake That Booty)"
- In Brazil, axé music was labeled "Bunda Music" ("Butt Music") due to having many songs about this, most notably the "Booty Dance"... and the simple fact that many bands were successful because of their sexy dancers.
- "Back That Azz Up" by Juvenile. It's edited into the cleaner "Back That Thing Up" for airplay, as if anyone doesn't know what that thing is.
- E-40's "U And Dat."
- A hurricane of Double Entendres in Benny Bell's "Everybody Wants My Fanny".
- Destiny's Child made "Bootylicious" a legitimate word in the dictionary.
- When Willie Dixon first wrote "Back Door Man" for Howlin' Wolf, the sneaky metaphor was simple enough. By the time The Doors got a crack at the song, the title phrase had acquired additional heft. Don't ask about the lines regarding gustatory preferences.
- Before Eddie Murphy was among those actors (Bruce Willis, John Belushi and William Shatner, etc.) who attempted to demonstrate legit singing talent for the pop charts — he probably hopes we've forgotten about that — his first comedy album included the deliberately goofy "Boogie in Your Butt". The lyrics read like a list of emergency-room horror stories.
- Sisqo's "Thong Song", which also has a bit of foot fetishism towards the end.
- "Whoot There It Is" by 95 South (which, incidentally, is older than the more famous Tag Team hit "Whoomp There It Is").
- "Shake That Ass Bitch" by Splack Pack.
- If you've heard the theme for wrestler Badd Ass Billy Gunn/Mr. Ass and don't think it fits, you probably never heard the second verse.
- Anything the mid-90s dance rap group The Outhere Brothers have ever done. Most notably "Don't Stop (Wiggle Wiggle)", "Boom Boom Boom", and especially "I Wanna Fuck You In The Ass".
- Grace Jones' "Pull Up To The Bumper" definitely fits. And so does the limousine she wants driven in between.
- Tim Cavanagh's novelty song "I Wanna Kiss Her" is jammed with derriere-related puns and wordplay.
I wanna kiss her butt... she won't let me.
I wanna whisper sweet nothin's in her (r)ear.
I wanna hold her behind... closed doors and more.
I wanna kiss her butt... she won't let me.
- Tim Wilson's "Booty Man" takes this trope to its logical conclusion, by having the word "booty" in every single line of the song.
- "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)" by Luke Bryan.
- The Limeliters "Vikki Dougan" (NSFW picture)
- Mel McDaniel's classic country ditty "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On" chronicles a lady who, when wearing blue jeans, never fails to stop traffic.
- In "Safaera", Bad Bunny is so entranced with his object of affection's large butt, that he wants to snap a selfie next to the huge rear end itselforiginal lyric .
- Conway Twitty, also in the classic country genre, sings of a woman in "Tight Fittin' Jeans" who attracts much attention.
- Another country song by T. Graham Brown, "Brilliant Conversationalist" celebrates yet another blue-jean-clad country sweetheart who "lets her walkin' do the talkin'":
I spent the whole night watching her
She had me hanging on her every word
I walked her home, one step behind
She let me know what she had in mind
- Super Bass by Nicki Minaj. See what she did there?
- "Dance A$$" by Big Sean feat. Nicki Minaj is this in spades.
- Big Sean's guest verse on Kanye West's "Mercy".
- "I Like It" by Foxy Shazam. Guess what "it" is.
- "The Bum Song" by Australian djs Tommy Trash and Tom Piper. The lyrics are quite simple...
- "Erdbeben" (Earthquake) by Fettes Brot.
- "No Hands" and "Round Of Applause" by Waka Flocka Flame.
- "Hypnotized" by Plies feat. Akon. Just guess what they're hypnotized by.
- Auto Tune The News had "Struttin' That Ass"
- Heavily implied by Taj Mahal's "Big-Legged Mamas Are Back in Style Again"
- "Cadillac Hips" by garage rockers Soledad Brothers. See, Cadillacs are known for being quite large...
- Bride of Frankenstein star and diseuse Elsa Lanchester astonishingly had three of these: "I'm Glad To See Your Back", "My New York Slip", and "Linda And Her Londonderry Air".
- "Bubble Butt" by Major Lazer featuring Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga & Mystic. Taken to the extreme in the video (NSFW!!!) directed by Eric Wareheim.
- "Good Googly Moogly" by Project Pat.
- "Booty Work" by T-Pain.
- "Dem Jeans" by Chingy. Damn, girl, how you get all of that?
- "Shake Your Euphemism" by Blue Man Group, a hilarious list song for numerous, often absurd, names for the human posterior.
- Not entirely, but "Nasty Mouth" by Attila has quite a few sections that qualify.
- "Coolo" by Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas. The video is quite famous for having the small person entertainer Nelson de la Rosa shaking the booty.
- Not to be confused with "Culo," by Pitbull and featuring Lil Jon, which discusses the same topic. ("Coolo" is the phonetic pronunciation of "culo," Spanish for "ass.")
- Captain Dan & the Scurvy Crew's It's All About The Booty, which talks about Pirate booty. Or does it?
- "Carolyn's Booty," by The Presidents of the United States of America, who only sound dorkier than they already are tackling this kind of song.
- "Shakin' the Afri-Can," composed by Harold Arlen and recorded by Don Redman.
- "Wiggle" by Jason Derulo, featuring Snoop Dogg. For whatever reason, 2014 had a lot of songs about butts hit the charts, and it more or less began with this song.
- Baracuda's "Ass Up" is a three-minute long exhortation to put one's ass up in the air and wave it round like you don't care.
- "Pull Over" by Trina.
- YaBoyJDub - "Swiggity Swooty (I'm Coming For That Booty)." This one gets a lot of Memetic Mutation, from the You No Take Candle grammar to an unintended connection with Five Nights at Freddy's.
- Another honorable mention to "Booty" by Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea, both of whom boast about their, um, assets. The original version of this song, which features Pitbull, plays this trope straight.
- Yet another honorable mention to Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass," where she expresses appreciation for her own butt.
- "Younger Men" by K.T. Oslin:
That's why younger men are starting to catch my eye
I'm starting to stop what I'm doing
Just to turn around and watch them walk by
- Also this verse:
- "As If" by Sara Evans:
I love the way you wear those worn-out blue jeans
Walkin' around in the big sunshine
- "Radar", by Britney Spears. When she sings the following line, at the 2:50 mark of the video, Britney puts her hand on her Lust Object's butt.
When you walk (when you walk) and when you talk (when you talk)
I get the tingle, I wanna mingle, that's what I want (that's what I want)
- "Shake Your Bon Bon" by Ricky Martin.
- "Shake Your Booty" by K.C. & The Sunshine Band.
- "Backdoor Lover" by Dujour.
- "Number Two Pencil" by The Radiators (US) is about admiring the behind of a woman who has bent over to pick up her pencil. At least, that's what the first six minutes are about.
- "The Bertha Butt Boogie" by by the Jimmy Castor Bunch.
- The expression "it must be jelly, 'cause jam don't shake like that!", which was not necessarily about comparing the respective merits of foodstuffs, inspired a few jazz/blues tunes in the 1930s-40s, most famously one first recorded by Glenn Miller in 1942 which was also covered by Harry James and Woody Herman.
- Related to the above, every song by Van Morrison where he extols the virtues of his lady love's "jelly-roll". There are quite a few in his back catalogue.
- In 1999, Cajun musician Horace Trahan had a big regional hit in Louisiana with a Limited Lyrics Song called "That Butt Thing".
I don't like golf
I don't like swimmin'
I just like chasin'
Dem big butt women
We gonna do that butt thing
Kinda like that nookie thing
We gonna do that butt thing
We gonna make that butt swing
- "Shake That Monkey" by Too $hort ft. Lil' Jon, The EastSide Boyz
- "Donkey" by Jerrod Niemann uses "donkey" as a Double Entendre for, well, the ass.
- "My Ass" by Linni Meister is another example of the "someone sings about their own butt" type.
Take a long, good look at my ass
- The Cheeky Girls' "Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)“ is fairly self-explanatory.
- "WAP" by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.
- Joe Tex: "Ain't Gonna Bump No More with No Big Fat Woman." The "bump" was a dance craze of the time period, making good use of the dancer's behind.
- DJ Assault's "Ass N Titties" as indicated by the title, also celebrates breasts.
- The Outhere Brothers' "Fuk U in the Ass". Seriously that actually is the title.
- "Airhump" by Too Classy a.k.a. InsaneTunes. (NSFW single cover)
- Booty Store, by Your Favorite Martian, which is not just about the butt, but about an entire store that sells butts.
- "Shake Your Bam Bam" by RDX.
- “Light Your Ass On Fire” by Busta Rhymes and Pharrell Williams (and produced by the latter and Chad Hugo as The Neptunes). It goes for the straight comical side of things, going into comically extreme detail that’s one step away from being considered IKEA Erotica, comparing a woman’s posterior to the likes of Willona and Thelma, and including lyrical gems like “you need a chiropractor just to marry yo’ ass.”
- "Can't Believe It" is essentially four minutes of Flo Rida and Pitbull gushing over asses of white and black girls alike. Further driven home by the sheer amount of ass featured in the music video.
- Ice Cube (featuring Ms. Toi and Mack 10) had a 1999 track called "You Can Do It" in which Ice Cube brags about having "dick for days" while his female partner has "ass for weeks", and the chorus is a Call-and-Response Song between Ms. Toi and Ice Cube respectively encouraging each other to engage in a lot of bumping and grinding:
You can do it, put your back in to it!I can do it, put your ass into it!
References and parodies in works:
- "Big Bottom" from This is Spın̈al Tap is a parody of this trope.
- As is "Entering Bootytown" from Music and Lyrics.
- Tropic Thunder brings us the energy drink "Booty Sweat", endorsed by rapper Alpa Chino, who provides such songs for the commercials. Apparently aluminum cans are what the armor on his closet is made of.
- At one point in Meet the Feebles, we get "Sodomy", a song by a depraved fox about how much he enjoys anal sex.
- The first category in Pitch Perfect 2's riff-off is "Songs About Butts." The ensuing medley includes "Thong Song," "Baby Got Back" and "Shake, Shake, Shake (Shake Your Booty)."
- Any poem or song written by The Lady's Man is inevitably about either this, or things directly related.
- Ross from Friends once got his infant daughter Emma to laugh by singing "Baby Got Back" to her. Rachel was distinctly unamused, though she ended up resorting to the same song later in the episode.
- Inside Amy Schumer satires the attraction to the butt by appropriating a playground song to emphasize that it's where poo comes out (may or may not consider that this might be a bonus for some people).
- In an early episode of Mock the Week, John Oliver sang the first few lines of "Baby Got Back" as an example of one of the voices in Tony Blair's head.
- This category was the subject of a question on quiz show Only Connect, which played clips in succession of Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda", Jennifer Lopez' "Booty", Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" and Destiny Child's "Bootylicious" and asked the contestants to buzz in when they figured out what they had in common.
Victoria Coren: This is really testing two things. Firstly, can you recognise the songs, and secondly, dare you give the answer?
- 1000 Ways to Die: The skit "Caulk Blocked" features a woman trying to get cheap butt implants to impress a rapper whose songs are all about big asses.
Big fat booty, big fat booty, booty.I want a butt with girth, that wobbles the earth.I wanna butt so fat that I can hide my cat. (MEOW!)Big fat booty, big fat booty, booty.
- Played for Laughs in D.D.E.'s "Rompa mi" ("My Butt"). The narrator complains that he has put a lot of effort into being cultured and perfecting his body... and his (female) admirer is only interested in his butt.
- Tim Minchin's "My Neighbor's Ass" is a subversion. It's about donkeys, a reference to the Commandment about covetousness.
- "Dance: Ten; Looks: Three" from A Chorus Line (often called "Tits and Ass") is all about a superb dancer who received little attention or opportunities until she had said attributes surgically enhanced.
- In Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, the title song's Double Entendre is made obvious in Ma Rainey's performance.
- "Badonkadonk", the song that replaces the soundtrack if you ever cheat in Ms. 'Splosion Man. It plays during the next level while doubling the size of the titular character's behind.
- Seanbaby made a list of "The Ten Bootiest Songs of All Time" for Cracked, scoring them by dividing the length of the song by the number of butt references. ("Baby Got Back" didn't even make the list.)
- Friendship is Witchcraft turned Twilight Sparkle and Cadence's friendship song into one.
I will destroy you and steal your fiance! Booty, Booty, Booty, Booty rockin' everywhere!
- Discussed in the How It Should Have Ended take on Guardians of the Galaxy (2014):
Peter: You guys sing a lot about butts now. Why do you do that?Superman: I don't know.Batman: Music got weird.
- LoadingReadyRun parodies this in "The Hit Single", with Alex composing a song whose only lyrics are "Oh, I've got a butt." Exactly one hundred episodes later, they make fun of this trope again.
- CollegeHumor's video, "The Big Butt Song to End All Big Butt Songs" is about Emily Axford doing a computer analysis of recent pop songs to generate a new one. The result can be heard to have some similarities to contemporary songs about butts like "All About That Bass" and "Anaconda" but delves into Surreal Horror with the emphasis on the size of the butt.
- The Onion's Pop Star's Single, 'Booty Wave', Most Likely Civilization's Downfall, where famous pop star K'ronikka (a parody of singers like Fergie, Kesha and Katy Perry) appears on a talk show to "talk" about her latest hit. The song is about what you'd expect from the title. The hosts aren't even trying to hide their utter disgust for this type of music.
- Todd in the Shadows, as a music reviewer and historian, has reviewed and commentated on many, many booty jams. After hearing a lot of bizarre, nigh-incomprehensible songs about big butts, he has come to the conclusion that pop musicians don't actually know what a butt looks like.
- Also parodied in The Boondocks with
B5FThugnificent's "Booty Buttcheeks".
- The "Booty Quake" in Sym-Bionic Titan.
- Futurama - The Trope Namer, from the episode "A Fishful of Dollars". Fry listens to "Baby Got Back", which Leela calls "classical music" and Bender later refers to as "stuffy old songs about the buttocks".
- A Home Movies episode featured a troupe of college-age kids doing a stage workshop on tolerance - a girl sings a song about understanding with lyrics "And you can throw rocks from your house of glass/It ain't no skin off of my ass" - and the song veers off into her referencing her ass over and over.
- Titan Maximum - Sasha's single, "Booty Crack", features lyrics consisting mostly of (and including) "many synonyms for 'buttocks'".
- Archer's ringtone, "Mulatto Butts," which is also shared by a random one-shot character.
- Johnny Test gets his own television network in one episode, and the only musical composition on the network is a stereotypical rap song, complete with his older sisters as gogo dancers. The only lyrics to the song?
Johnny: Booty! Booty booty booty... booty! Bo-o-o-o-oty! BOOTY!
- "Waggle Dance" from Phineas and Ferb is possibly as kid-friendly as you can get with this, not counting the examples below.
- In the Rocko's Modern Life episode "The Emperor's New Joe," the Czar of the country Balzac (who strongly resembles Heffer) forces the townspeople to listen to a Piss-Take Rap with the repeated lyrics "I love your butt," claiming it to be a smash hit song from London.
- A Pelswick episode repeatedly features another Piss Take Rap called "Yo Butt," which is originally performed by two Austrian men wearing lederhosen and gradually performed by all of the show's main characters over the course of the episode.
- Rick and Morty:
- Super Duper Sumos's theme song has the line "They got guts! And Butts!". Downplayed as it doesn't actually dispays a love for their big butts, but justifies because it's the main characters' method of attack.