This saucy single is the most enduring song in the G. Love & Special Sauce catalog. Part of their first album, it features the distinctive rhythmic storytelling of frontman G. Love (Garrett Dutton), who just two years earlier was busking on the streets of Philadelphia.
In the song, he meets the girl of his dreams and is over the moon when she becomes his girlfriend. She's rather controlling though, and one night when he wants to hang with his crew, she puts a stop to those plans by dropping him with a frying pan. Most guys would get out of the relationship at this point, but it kinds of turns him on - he likes a girl with some sauce.
In a Songfacts interview with G. Love
, he said: "I started writing this rap about a dream girl. I always liked tough chicks, you know, chicks with the chutzpah, and attitude. So I was writing that song about that type of tough woman, and then I got to the chorus. The expression 'give me the sauce,' like 'you're saucy,' just popped, so I had 'My Baby's Got Sauce.'"