2014 was, without a doubt, The Year of the Butt. During 2014 the derrière was celebrated and exploited. It was quite offensive at times and revolutionary at others. Most of the time though we were subjected to more butts than brains. Pop music was obsessed with booty in 2014 – but whose booty was the best?
We review the Year of the Butt and present here our top bootylicious music videos – in order of booty magnificence.
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An incredible 352,395,870 people have viewed this video since its release on 19 August, 2014. When the cover art for the single was released the world was shocked – but no one knew what was in store for them when the music video came out a few weeks later. It made the cover artwork look like the Disney Channel. Gyrating butt cheeks, small stringy thongs – basically borderline pornographic.
Lyrical Highlights: “My anaconda don’t want none unless you got buns, hun” / “Oh my gosh, look at her butt” / “I got a big fat ass (ass, ass, ass)”
Anaconda is the only rival for this butt-tastic visual. There is a staggering amount of butt shaking and close up twerking shots. It’s insane. So. Many. Butts.
Lyrical Highlights: “I can put it right there in your hands”
This bootylicious video is a strong contender for the top honours as it has not one, but two delicious butts! Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea go cheek-to-cheek in this steamy visual. It’s even named Booty for goodness sake! Perhaps it’s a little too much and falls into the ‘more butt than brains’ category..?
Lyrical Highlights: “Throw up your hands if you love a big booty”
With her classy cheeks on full display Queen B showed us that even music royalty should feel no shame about exposing their derrières – if they’re hot enough, of course. The Sexiest Woman Alive delighted millions who watched her perform this song during her On the Run Tour this summer.
Lyrical Highlight: “Ya man ain’t never seen a booty like this”
Jason Derulo begged butts worldwide to do some serious wiggling. Since the videos release, 7 months ago, this butt-filled video has notched up over 429 million views. It has also earned the dubious honour of being one of the Top 5 songs in America this year. A fact that is both spectacular and scary at the same time.
Lyrical Highlight: “You know what to do with that big fat butt”
Released at the beginning of 2014, this video started the year off in the way it was to continue. With over 455 million views and causing a scandal on release this is one of our favourite booty fests. And who can choose between Shakira and Rihanna’s butt? Impossible. Best thing to do is to have both, right?
Lyrical Highlight: “I go back again /Fall off the train /Land in his bed”
Is it possible to make a bionic butt? Maybe it is, but can it twerk and wiggle in the right way? Does it move in a realistic way when you slap it? Basement Jaxx get scientific and spend a lot of time starring at real and bionic butts in this conceptually brilliant visual.
Lyrical Highlights: “Like a vision of love / You came, you stood / You blew right through me”
While Meghan might not have revealed her butt like everyone else on this list she is bringing booty back, that’s for sure. Trainor created a new kind of booty-self-confidence with her mega-hit. Released in June, it has over 443 million views on YouTube.
Lyrical Highlights: “I’m bringing booty back/Go ahead and tell them skinny b*tches that”
Last on our list is Taylor Swift with her magnificent video for the sensational hit of 2014. Like Meghan Trainor, Taylor doesn’t actually expose her derrière but she certainly shakes it enough! Plus, she crawls through a tunnel of twerking butts, so we consider that it’s only fair she has a place on this list. Bouncing booty is just one of the many trends that Miss Swift must navigate.
Lyrical Highlight: “Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake”
Billboard actually hit the streets to find out what people think in The Battle of the Booty 2014. Watch the video below to see what they found.
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