Major Lazer – Bubble Butt Video (feat. Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga & Mystic)

Sometimes you hear a song that you know is going to be played to death all summer long. Sometimes you see a video that you know will invade your brain for the rest of the year. The Major Lazer video for Bubble Butt is not safe for work and straddles the line of tastelessness. I chose to share the video because it’s visually arresting and likely to get popular very fast. This track is ripe for remixing. You have been warned.

Bubble Butt by Major Lazer

Here are a few reasons why I think this song will get worldwide attention:

  1. The salacious video is extremely reminiscent of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “I Like Big Butts”
  2. The song has a simple, fun, and memorable hook
  3. The music video is likely to be banned or deemed too explicit for certain regions which will drive up its search numbers
  4. Booty shaking is popular worldwide

What could happen next once the song catches may be a series of remix videos to capitalize on its popularity. I have outlined a bit of this cycle in a previous post about viral content.

Dancer Krystal Ellsworth in Major Lazer Bubble Butt Video

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one. Is Bubble Butt offensive, funny, weird, gross, enlightening?

Bubble Butt
Starring: Major Lazer
Featuring: Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga & Mystic
Directed by: Eric Wareheim

*Due to high demand, here are the names of the dancers in the Bubble Butt video*

Krystal Ellsworth
Melissa Bourkas
Natalia Oliver
Sultry Simone
Denna Thompson
Samantha Sitzman
Elke The Stallion
Jasmine Matthews
Khristine Monroe
Lexi Hulme
Jamie Donovan
Jillian Shmitz
Jeanet LE
Julia “JUJU” LE

Dennis "Fox" Bonilla is a Co-Founder and the Chief Executive Officer at Harbinger Creative where he develops next generation spatial computing technologies. Fox created Unified Pop Theory with his friends to bookmark and comment on novel intersections of technology, science, and the arts. Fox is a trend finder and idea maker who is inspired by individuals that believe the world can be changed one great project at a time. Want to collaborate? Reach out to Fox on LinkedIn.

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