Released just prior to the release of Based on a True Story, "Backyard Boogie" became Mack 10's biggest hit on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching a peak of number 37. It became his second and final solo top-40 hit, after the previous year's "Nothin' But the Cavi Hit", a duet with Tha Dogg Pound. It also peaked at #5 on the Hot Rap Songs chart, now known as the Rap Songs chart. It is one of the rapper's most successful songs to date. The song helped the album debut at #14 on the Billboard 200 and get certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. On the single version of "Backyard Boogie", its follow-up single, "Only in California" featuring Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg, is also included. It never charted but was included on Based on a True Story.