Classic Country Song: Trace Adkin’s “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” [VIDEO]
"Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" - the title says so much. Get the backstory of the song - and learn what inspired some great writers and artists to put together our Classic Country Song of the Day.
The 2005 song was on Adkin's Songs About Me album and hit #2 on the country charts and crossed over to the Hot 100 - reaching #30.
Randy Houser co-wrote this classic. He also worked with Justin Moore and others - and of course has big tracks like "Runnin' Outa Monnlight."
Dallas Davidson (pictured right) has written songs for multiple artists (Lady Antebellum, Billy Currington, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Joe Nichols) and was also a co- writer on "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk."
"We were drinking over at the Wildhorse Saloon one night. We were watching this girl dance on the dance floor. She was kind of a healthy girl - looked like somebody had shoved a refrigerator in her pants. We were drinking, but she was drunk. She was done. She was bouncing into people and running folks over and causing a ruckus. We thought it was funny, but Randy looked out there and saw that butt of hers and said, 'Badonkadonk.' Right after that, he said 'Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.' Me and Dallas were just so proud to have another word that rhymed with 'Honky Tonk" we didn't know what to do. We wrote that song in about an hour and spent 30 minutes of that laughing."
Pretty awesome description. It's always cool to know what triggers a great song idea - and this account of "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" has an especially cool backstory.
Here are the lyrics (below) - so you can sing along to your favorite song.