Baby Got Back


Baby Got Back

Infobox Single
Name = Baby Got Back


Artist = Sir Mix-a-Lot
from Album = Mack Daddy
B-side = "Cake Boy"
Released = 1992
Format = 7", 12", Cassette single, CD single
Recorded =
Genre = Rap/Hip-Hop
Dirty Rap
Length =
Label = Def American
Writer = Sir Mix-a-Lot
Producer = Sir Mix-a-Lot
Certification =
Last single = "I Got Game"
(1991)
This single = "Baby Got Back"
(1992)
Next single = "Ride"
(1992)

"Baby Got Back" is a 1992 hip hop song by Sir Mix-a-Lot from his album "Mack Daddy". The song famously starts with a discussion between two valley girls (voiced by Katherine Reynolds), with one girl remarking to the other "Oh my God, Becky! Look at her butt! It is so big. She looks like one of those rap guys' girlfriends." At the time of its original release, the song caused controversy with its outspoken and blatantly sexual lyrics about the female anatomy, and the video was briefly banned by MTV [http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=604 Baby Got Back Songfacts] . "Songfacts". Retrieved April 5 2007.] . However, it has remained very popular over time.

Chart performance and awards

Sir Mix-a-Lot's best known song, "Baby Got Back" reached number 1 on the United States' "Billboard" Hot 100 chart for five weeks in the summer of 1992, and won a 1993 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. It is also known to be a fairly common song over a decade later in many movies and video performances, even in cartoons.Fact|date=April 2008

Alternate versions

Sir Mix-a-Lot has recorded at least three different commercial versions of the hit song, one a Target commercial aimed towards preteens that replaces "I like big butts and I cannot lie" with "I like backpacks and I cannot lie", the other is a ringtone that begins "Pick up the phone! Pick up the phone! 'Cause you want this call and you cannot lie!". An Adelie penguin named Ramone also sings to an Emperor penguin named Gloria in the movie "Happy Feet": "I like big tails and I can't deny!"

The song has been covered by such diverse artists as folk-rock singer Jonathan Coulton, emo singer emosideproject, hardcore band Throwdown, lounge singer Richard Cheese, and drag queen Jackie Beat, the latter as "Baby Got Front". Spoken word duo Athens Boys Choir has a parody of the song on their album "Rhapsody in T" called "Tranny Got Pack". Internet multimedia artist Mike Hightower parodied the song in the style of Gilbert & Sullivan in 2007. [http://www.mphtower.com/web/content/view/79/37/]

In a Treehouse of Horror episode of "The Simpsons", while Homer becomes a humongous green blob, Sir Mix-a-Lot sings a parody that starts off "I like big guts and I cannot lie..."

A reworded version was released soon after by MC Sampler (Harry Artin), named "Baby Got Jack", where instead of wanting big butts, Sampler wants a "White honkey, with a real small booty"; this song is commonly miscredited to Adam Sandler and Weird Al Yankovic, much to the distress of Sampler as his YouTube video implies.

Dan "Southpaw" Smith released a version called "Baby Got Book" about how his girlfriend is a good Christian, and has "Big Bibles"

On the "Robot Chicken" Season 3 finale, " [http://www.robotchicken.org/index.php?title=Chirlaxx Chirlaxx] ", Sir Mix-A-Lot sings a parody called "Table Be Round", which is about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

In other media

*To promote the single, a giant inflatable posterior toured the country, appearing outside record stores. It can be glimpsed in Joel Schumacher's 1993 film "Falling Down".
*On VH1's Greatest Songs of the 90s, Sir-Mix-a-Lot joked that he was "the dancing turd" during the music video, in which he is on top of a huge sculpture that resembles a butt crack.
*In the Simpsons episode, two musical scores are present: first Huey Lewis's "I Want a New Drug" and then "Baby Got Back". Dr. Hibbert performs it.
*The main girl speaking in the video is played by Monica Williamson, who was paid a total of 250 dollars for the role. She is now an English teacher in Memphis, TN.
*Hardcore band Throwdown covered the song for "" in 2001. This version also appears on their "Face in the Mirror" EP.
*It was ranked the 12th greatest one-hit wonder and the 6th greatest song of the 1990s by VH1.
*In the TV sitcom "Friends", Rachel and Ross sing it to their daughter Emma to the amazement of their friends.
*Donkey briefly sings this song in the closing of "Shrek".
*In Futurama, A Fishful of Dollars Fry is playing it loudly in his 20th century apartment. Leela enters and tells Fry, "You can't just sit here in the dark listening to classical music!"
*In "Shark Tale", the Head Shark is upset about the news he receives and his assistant flips the record, playing the song for a brief time then apologizing and resuming the other song on the other side of the record.
*In the film "Scooby-Doo 2" Shaggy accidentally plays it in the manor on the gramophone for a brief minute
*"American Idol" season 6 runner-up Blake Lewis performed this song with Sir Mix-a-Lot at Seattle's Westlake Center when Lewis returned home during the top 3 hometown visits.
*in Living Color makes a parody of the Song called "baby got snacks" instead of sir mix-a-lot portrayed by jamie foxx is called trail mix-a-lot
*Kim Kardashian and Mark Ballas performed a Mambo to this song on the seventh season of the U.S. version of Dancing With The Stars. They earned an 18/30.

References

ee also

*1992 in music
*Hot 100 number-one hits of 1992 (USA)


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