Back That Thing Up

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"Back That Thing Up"
BackThatThingUp.jpg
Single by Justin Moore
from the album Justin Moore
Released July 28, 2008 (2008-07-28)
Format
Genre Country
Length 2:37
Label Valory Music Group
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Jeremy Stover
Justin Moore singles chronology
"Back That Thing Up"
(2008)
"Small Town USA"
(2009)
"Back That Thing Up"
(2008)
"Small Town USA"
(2009)

"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]

Content[edit]

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").

Reception[edit]

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
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 38

References[edit]

  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.