Boy Is a Bottom

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"Boy Is A Bottom"
Willam Belli - Boy is a Bottom.jpg
Single by Willam Belli featuring Detox and Vicky Vox (DWV)
Released January 26, 2013
Format Digital download
  • Willam Belli
  • Detox
  • Vicky Vox
Producer(s) Markaholic
Willam Belli singles chronology
"Stand by Your Man"
"Boy Is A Bottom"
"Stand by Your Man"
"Boy Is a Bottom"
Detox singles chronology
"Chow Down"
(2012) Chow Down2012
"Boy Is a Bottom"
(2013) Boy Is a Bottom2013
"Can I Get an Amen?"
Music video
"Boy Is a Bottom" on YouTube
Can I Get an Amen?2013

"Boy Is a Bottom" is a song by American singer and drag queen Willam Belli, featuring Detox and Vicky Vox (DWV). The song was released to coincide with the fifth season premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race.[1] The original music video went viral. As of July 2014, the clip has been viewed over 22 million times since uploaded to YouTube on 28 January 2013.[2]

On 13 January 2015, Willam released a Spanish version of the song, called "Es Una Pasiva".

Background and composition[edit]

"Boy Is a Bottom" is a parody of "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys and also features an altered version of the "breakdown" from "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" by En Vogue.[3] Willam had previously collaborated with Detox and Vicky Vox on "Chow Down", a parody of "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips.[4] The song was written by Willam Belli, Detox, and Vicky Vox and was produced by Markaholic.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Andrew Villagomez, writing for Out, described the song as a "juicy and fantastic musical number".[6]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Boy Is a Bottom" debuted at number six on Billboard's Comedy Digital Songs, selling 3,000 downloads in its first week. Willam has had two previous songs on the chart but neither cracked the top ten.[7]

Live performances[edit]

Willam, Detox, and Vicky Vox performed the song as part of the 2013 White Party in Palm Springs, California. Willam performed the song as part of Gay Pride Parade 2014. After the group split, Belli released a Spanish version called "Es Una Pasiva." This version is the one he now performs stating he can no longer perform Boy is a Bottom as a solo in English. [8]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download (Video Edit)
No. Title Length
1. "Boy Is a Bottom" 3:45
Digital download (Double Penetration Extended Mix)
No. Title Length
1. "Boy Is a Bottom" 4:05


Chart (2013) Peak
US Comedy Digital Songs (Billboard)[7] 6


  1. ^ "This Boy Is A Bottom: Willam, Detox & Vicky Vox Return To Tackle Alicia Keys' 'Girl On Fire'". Instinct. 28 January 2013. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
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  3. ^ "'Boy Is A Bottom' Music Video Parody From Drag Queens Of 'Chow Down (At Chick-Fil-A)' (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Thibault, Simon (28 January 2013). "Willam Belli, Detox Icunt & Vicky Box strike again". Xtra!. Archived from the original on 22 May 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Belli, Willam (28 January 2013). "Boy Is A Bottom - YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Andrew, Villagomez (29 January 2013). "WATCH: 'Boy Is A Bottom' from Willam Belli". Out. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Caulfied, Keith (8 February 2013). "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Divas Debut in Top 10 on Billboard Dance Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  8. ^ Ciriaco, Mike (6 March 2013). "White Party Goes to the Extreme: Don't miss White Party Palm Springs 2103". Frontiers. Retrieved 28 March 2013.