Todd : Oh my God, Becky. It's time for another edition of One Hit Wonderland , where we discuss the long and varied careers of artists who ended up known for only one song. Todd VO : And this time, we're going all the way back to the year , when the center of the music world suddenly shifted to the rainy, gloomy city of Seattle. Todd VO : But while the Pacific Northwest grunge revolution took the country by storm, Seattle also spat out its first and, [clip of "My Hooptie"] to date, only hip-hop artist to become nationally successful, albeit briefly.
The song samples the Detroit techno single "Technicolor" by Channel One. At the time of its original release, the song caused controversy with its outspoken and blatantly sexual lyrics about women, as well as specific references to the female buttocks which some people found objectionable. The song's music video was briefly banned by MTV. The song debuted at number 75 on the Billboard Hot chart dated April 11, and hit number one twelve weeks later. The single spent five weeks at the top of the chart. The first verse begins with "I like big butts and I cannot lie" and most of the song is about the rapper's attraction to women with large behinds. The second and third verse challenge mainstream norms of beauty: "I ain't talkin' 'bout Playboy.
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