Honky Tonk Badonkadonk

Album: Songs About Me (2005)
Charted: 30
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  • This was written by the country songwriters Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser and Dallas Davidson. Johnson told Country Music Television (CMT): "We were drinking over at the Wildhorse Saloon one night. We were watching this girl dance on the dance floor. She was kind of a healthy girl - looked like somebody had shoved a refrigerator in her pants. We were drinking, but she was drunk. She was done. She was bouncing into people and running folks over and causing a ruckus. We thought it was funny, but Randy looked out there and saw that butt of hers and said, 'Badonkadonk.' Right after that, he said 'Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.' Me and Dallas were just so proud to have another word that rhymed with 'Honky Tonk" we didn't know what to do. We wrote that song in about an hour and spent 30 minutes of that laughing."
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  • Daniel from Winchester, OhioThe dance remix of this song is better than the original to be honest.
  • Andrew from ???, Ini loved this song ever since the first time i heard it
  • Landon from Winchester, OhThis song lead to a Wikipedia article defining the term "Badonkadonk" as "a slang word for a woman's buttocks, usually firm." How was the name decided? By the sound that both the cheeks make when they bump into eachother. I think this song is a step forward in country music. I think every once in a while, a country singer should push the limits of singing about love, heartbreak, Dixie, and America and sing about something completely out of whack, like Tracy Adkins did!
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