Baby Got Back

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Baby Got Back
ReleaseThing a Week One
Length5:30
Release date10-14-2005
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"Baby Got Back", a cover of the 1980s rap classic by Sir Mix-a-Lot, is a song on Jonathan Coulton's fourth album Thing a Week One.

History

"Baby Got Back" was released as the fifth Thing a Week on October 14th, 2005. The song was featured on BoingBoing.net the next day, and resulted in the first major traffic increase on Jonathan's website (blog entry).

Live performance

"Baby Got Back" is performed regularly at Jonathan Coulton concerts, though it has decreased in appearances recently. It is generally performed during the Paul and Storm portion of the show, as they provide full back up vocals, notably for the "L.A. face with an Oakland booty" refrain.

Trivia

  • After being played on episode #139 (Oct 18, 2005), "Baby Got Back" quickly became a fan favorite and has been in the top five of the annual Coverville Countdown every year since its release. (2005 - #2) [1]; (2006 - #5) [2]; (2007 - #2) [3]. Jonathan will be performing at Coverville's 500th anniversary concert.

Availability

Downloads

"Baby Got Back" is available for purchase in the Jonathan Coulton MP3 Store as an individual track or as part of Thing a Week I. Of course, this song is also included as part of the "Everything" playlist.

Downloadable FLAC versions of the above are available in the Jonathan Coulton FLAC Store.

CD

"Thing a Week I" is available for purchase as a CD here.

Other versions

A karaoke version of "Baby Got Back" is available on the Jonathan Coulton Karaoke Store.

Themes

Thing-a-Week One
1. See You All in Hell · 2. My Monkey · 3. W's Duty · 4. Shop Vac · 5. Baby Got Back · 6. Someone Is Crazy · 7. Brand New Sucker · 8. Sibling Rivalry · 9. The Town Crotch · (*) When I'm 25 or 64 · 10. Podsafe Christmas Song · 11. Furry Old Lobster · 12. Drive
JoCo Looks Back
1. Code Monkey · 2. Ikea · 3. I Feel Fantastic · 4. Mandelbrot Set · 5. Tom Cruise Crazy · 6. Shop Vac · 7. Chiron Beta Prime · 8. I'm Your Moon · 9. My Monkey · 10. Skullcrusher Mountain · 11. I Crush Everything · 12. When You Go · 13. A Talk with George · 14. You Ruined Everything · 15. Creepy Doll · 16. Mr. Fancy Pants · 17. Baby Got Back · 18. First of May · 19. Re: Your Brains · 20. The Future Soon