Throwback Thursday ‘Bootylicious’ by Destiny’s Child (2001)
Bootylicious wasn't even a word before this song. Ok, well, I stand corrected. According to Wikipedia, "Although the term 'bootylicious' was first used in song by rapper Snoop Dogg in 1992, the popularity of this song caused the slang word to become widespread and it was added to the Oxford English Dictionary (defined as "(of a woman) sexually attractive") in 2004."
"Bootylicious" was off of Destiny's Child third album, Survivor.
Stevie Nicks' song "Edge of Seventeen" is sampled in the song. Stevie Nicks even makes a cameo in the music video. The music video also references Michael Jackson in the choreography.
"'Bootylicious' debuted at number 66 on the Billboard Hot 100 on June 9, 2001 and climbed to its peak position nine weeks later, though it remained on the chart for a further nineteen weeks," states Wikipedia.
"Bootylicious" also peaked at #2 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and #6 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart.
Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child has said that "Bootylicious" is her least favorite Destiny's Child song. Sorry, girl. It's one of my favorites!
Some critics said the song was vapid, shallow, and too sexy for Destiny's Child's image. Just sounds to me like somebody wasn't ready for this jelly! The song is all about loving your curves and body positivity!