A silly little late-1980s hip-hop one-hit wonder for you today.
The backside (or booty or rump or whatever else you choose to call it) gets lots of attention in hip hop. Remember, this is the genre that unloaded such hits as “The Thong Song” by Sisqo.
You’ve got the classic “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot.
Serious highbrow stuff, this.
Add today’s song to the pantheon of booty hits. It’s “Da Butt” by Experience Unlimited or E.U. if you’re nasty (apologies to Ms. Janet Jackson, sister of one-hit wonder soul sister Rebbie Jackson and her hit “Centipede.”)
E.U. is widely known for one song and one song only. That, of course, is “Da Butt” made famous in the Spike Lee Joint/movie titled School Daze. The movie is a’ight. But “Da Butt” is a classic. So classic “Da Butt” reached #35 on the Billboard Top 40 in 1988 making E.U. a one-hit wonder. In fact, it’s a hip-hop one-hit wonder so good, VH1 named it #61 on their list of the 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 80s.
Listen to Da Butt by Experience Unlimited E.U.
Check your brain cells and any pretense around high art and sophisticated songwriting for about 4 minutes and enjoy “Da Butt” in all its glory.
Buy Da Butt by E.U
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