Sally Walker

Album: In My Defense (2019)
Charted: 62

Songfacts®:

  • This sassy hip-hop number finds Iggy Azalea calling out her haters. She tells them that they're "probably mad cause you ain't in my tax bracket" and accuses them of talking "more than group calls."
  • The song's title is a reference to the famous children's rhyme dance game Little Sally Walker.

    Lil Sally Walker, uh, shake it proper, uh
    Bend it over, make it wobble, uh, got a lotta buns
    Pick it up and drop it, uh, for the proper funds
    Anything to make the profit come, get them dollars, hon'


    The song interpolates the popular nursery rhyme and follows the same flow, but Iggy spins the kiddie tune into a hater-bating, twerking anthem.
  • Iggy co-wrote the trap-inspired song with J. White Did It, who is known for his production work on Cardi B hits like "Bodak Yellow" and "I Like It."
  • Some social media users commented about the similarities between this song and Cardi B's 2019 hit "Money." The fact that both tracks sound alike should not be a surprise to them as J. White Did It was the producer on both.
  • The song was released as the lead single from In My Defense. The album title comes from the constant flow of abuse Azalea gets on the internet. "I think when you're a person that's a public figure, sort of your life becomes about, defending yourself," she explained to Radio.com. "So this is kind of saying my piece, but it's not a serious record."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Kristian Bush of SugarlandSongwriter Interviews

Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.

Alice CooperFact or Fiction

How well do you know this shock-rock harbinger who's been publicly executed hundreds of times?

Michael BoltonSongwriter Interviews

Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.

Don Brewer of Grand FunkSongwriter Interviews

The drummer and one of the primary songwriters in Grand Funk talks rock stardom and Todd Rundgren.

Who's Johnny, And Why Does He Show Up In So Many SongsSong Writing

For songwriters, Johnny represents the American man. He has been angry, cool, magic, a rebel and, of course, marching home.

Best Band LogosSong Writing

Queen, Phish and The Stones are among our picks for the best band logos. Here are their histories and a design analysis from an expert.