Songs about shaking butt on the dance floor proliferated in the '70s, but always couched in euphemism to keep them clean. The biggest hit of the bunch was "Shake Your Booty
" by KC & The Sunshine Band, but there was also "Shake Your Groove Thing
" by Peaches & Herb and "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
" by The Jacksons.
In 2000, Mystikal made his entry into the genre with "Shake Ya Ass," taking advantage of more permissive times to make it far more suggestive. It's still about dancing, but we get the idea that all this ass-shaking will lead to some bedroom action. America was ready for it: The song got a lot of airplay and permeated the popular culture.
In 2003, Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee teamed up for a song with a similar theme that was a #1 hit: "Shake Ya Tailfeather."