Back That Thing Up

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"Back That Thing Up"
Single by Justin Moore
from the album Justin Moore
Released July 28, 2008 (2008-07-28)
Genre Country
Length 2:37
Label Valory Music Group
Producer(s) Jeremy Stover
Justin Moore singles chronology
"Back That Thing Up"
"Small Town USA"
"Back That Thing Up"
"Small Town USA"

"Back That Thing Up" is a song written by Jeremy Stover and Randy Houser and recorded by American country music artist Justin Moore, who released it in July 2008 as his debut single and the lead-off from his self titled debut album, which was released in August 2009.[1] The song peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.[2]


The song uses elements of country rap and country rock as well as sexual innuendo to describe a girl who is handling equipment on the farm (e.g. "Throw it in reverse, let Daddy load it up").


Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song a B- and stated that he would be "lying if [he] said [he] wasn't disappointed that this isn't a countrified version of the Juvenile hit. Alas, it's just a hillbilly rave-up that finds a country boy trying to get a city girl used to farm life, using backing up a truck as an awkward sexual metaphor" and that Moore "throws himself fully into the lyric like he was Joe Diffie singing a mid-1990's novelty number".[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Wes Edwards and premiered in July 2008.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

This song debuted at number 55[2] on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of August 23, 2008 and peaked at number 38 four months later.[2]

Chart (2008) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 38


  1. ^ "Self titled album of Justin Moore". Justinmooremusic. Archived from the original on 2014-03-17. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Justin Moore Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 31, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Justin Moore "Back That Thing Up"". Country Universe. July 27, 2008. 
  4. ^ "CMT : Videos : Justin Moore : Back That Thing Up". Country Music Television. Retrieved March 25, 2013.