Q: What is a badonkadonk? A: It’s what you call a woman’s behind when you want to abandon any shred of country-music dignity you may have so you can write a radio-friendly pop hit. “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” a too-popular-for-its-own-good ditty by Trace Adkins, is country music’s version of “Baby Got Back.” It’s a heartwarming, romantic ode to the butt. The origins of the song reportedly come from the sighting of shapely buttocks at a club, which inspired the song’s writers, who hammered out the tune within an hour. Which really explains a lot. The music video features women in short shorts hitting Adkins in the face with their rear ends, which, in a way, is poetic justice.
Sample lyrics: “Lord have mercy/ How’s she even get them britches on?”