Bounce music dates back to the '80s, but over the last 15 years, its presence in mainstream culture has popped up more than you'd think. Check out this list of memorable bounce crossover moments over the last two decades, proving that the all-powerful booty has a place in many spaces.
Arguably the first bounce song ever, MC T. Tucker's seminal 1991 track set off a movement—and even came with its own promotional t-shirt. Asses have been shaking like salt shakers ever since.
You know you're having a moment when Queen Bey herself gets into the bounce game. "Get Me Bodied" from her 2006 album B'Day draws heavily from bounce traditions and features lots of commands to "drop down low" in the bridge. Her non-album single "Check On It" from that same year also referenced twerking.
In 2013, Miley brought the bounce word "twerking" to international fame with her now-infamous VMA performance. This is the defining moment where grandmas across the globe learned a lot more than they ever wanted to about the booty.
Soon after Miley's twerkapalooza, a Guinness World Record was set for the largest number of people simultaneously twerking. That number? 358. Of course it was spearheaded by the Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia.
Bounce music hit the big time at this year's SXSW, when Big Freedia took her bounce-tastic show to Austin and performed after Lady Gaga's much-ballyhooed puke-performance. That the genre is sharing a venue with one of the world's biggest pop stars remains a major milestone in bounce history.
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