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Bow down to the king.


Some singers sing of ladies' eyes
And some of ladies' lips,
Refined ones praise their ladylike ways,
And coarse ones hymn their hips.

Ogden Nash, "The Clean Platter"

A variety of love song (or sincere lust song) addressed to a specific part of someone's anatomy—their arse.

Generally, this will involve the singer admiring the buttocks of the possessor, exhorting the buttocks possessor and the listeners to shake that plump bi-domed anatomical feature, shake it good.

Contrast with Intercourse with You, where the song moves on from specific features to associated activities.

Examples of Stuffy Old Songs About the Buttocks include:

References and parodies in works

Film - Live Action

Live Action Television

  • 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 stop crying by singing "Baby Got Back" to her. Rachel was distinctly unamused, though she ended up resorting to the same song later in the episode.


  • "Dance: Ten; Looks: Three" from A Chorus Line (often called "Tits and Ass") is all about how much the dancer likes her surgically-enhanced breasts and butt, and how much more attractive they make her.

Web Original

Western Animation

  • Also parodied in The Boondocks with B5F Thugnificent's "Booty Buttcheeks".
  • Futurama - The Trope Namer, from the episode "A Fishful of Dollars". Fry listens to "Baby Got Back", which Bender later refers 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'".

Actual songs

  • E.U. - "Da Butt"
  • Queen - "Fat-Bottomed Girls"
  • Sir Mix-a-Lot - "Baby Got Back". (pictured)
    • 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.
  • Wreckx-n-Effect - "Rump Shaker"
  • Inverted with "What What (in the Butt)" by Samwell. It's about the male butt...
  • Also inverted with Mozart's "Leck mich im Arsch" (Lick Me In the Ass). Of course, given the vagaries of German, "Kiss My Ass" is at least as good of a translation.
  • Also inverted with Mylène Farmer's "Pourvu qu'elles soient douces".
  • 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!"
  • 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"
  • Black Eyed Peas - "My Humps"
  • 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.
  • "I Like Your Booty (But I'm Not Gay)" from the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie soundtrack.
  • Eminem - "Ass Like That". In a bizarre indian accent, too.
  • Not a love song in the slightest, but Benjamin Carignan's The Song About That One Part of the Body [dead link] 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"?
  • Mystikal's "Shake Ya Ass" alternatively know has "Shake It Fast" when edited.
  • Tim Michin's "My Neighbor's Ass" is a subversion. It's about donkeys.
  • X Japan: "Stab Me In The Back." And it's all male.... Bi the Way.
  • Tim Wilson's "Booty Man." Stay away from the Ear Worm. You will be infected.
  • This song eptomizes this trope, and is awesome.
  • 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... and the simple fact that many bands were successful because of their sexy dancers.
  • "Back That Ass Up" by Juvenile.
  • 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.
  • Long ago (he hopes we've forgotten) Eddie Murphy was among an elite which also included Bruce Willis, John Belushi and William Shatner: actors who attempted to demonstrate singing talent. The lyrics to Murphy's "Boogie In Your Butt" read like a list of emergency-room horror stories.
  • Sisqo's Thong Song, which also has a brief Foot Focus 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" and "Boom, boom, boom".
    • The Outhere Brothers' song "I Wanna Fuck You In The Ass", which is about... well, what else?
  • Grace Jones' "Pull Up To The Bumper" definitely fits. And so does the limousine she wants driven in between her bumper.
  • Tim Cavanagh's novelty song "I Wanna Kiss Her" is jammed with derriere-related puns and wordplay.

I wanna kiss her but... she won't let me.
I wanna whisper sweet nothin's in her ear.
I wanna hold her behind... closed doors and more.
I wanna kiss her but... she won't let me.

  • "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 ceases to stop traffic.
  • Conway Twitty, also in the classic country genre, sings of a woman in "Tight Fittin' Jeans" who attracts much attention.
  • Super Bass by Nicki Minaj. See what she did there?
  • Dance A$$ by Big Sean feat. Nicki Minaj is this in spades [1]
  • "I Like It" by Foxy Shazam. Guess what "it" is.
  • "Erdbeben" (Earthquake) by Fettes Brot.
  • "Younger Men" by K.T. Oslin has this verse:

 Woah, look over here
We got a cute a little ol' runner to the right
Blue shorts, no shirt
Whoo! You're looking good darling
That's right, stay in shape.