Booty Down

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"Booty Down"
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Song by Mike Shinoda from the album Dropped Frames, Vol. 1
Recorded 2020
Released July 10, 2020
Format Digital
Length 0:56
Writer Mike Shinoda
Producer Mike Shinoda
Label Kenji Kobayashi Productions

Dropped Frames, Vol. 1 track listing
  1. Open Door
  2. Super Galaxtica
  3. Duckbot
  4. Cupcake Cake
  5. El Rey Demonio
  6. Doodle Buzz
  7. Channeling, Pt. 1 (feat. Dan Mayo)
  8. Osiris
  9. Babble Bobble
  10. Session McSessionface
  11. Neon Crickets
  12. Booty Down

"Booty Down" is the twelfth track on the "Dropped Frames, Vol. 1" instrumental release by Mike Shinoda.

Background

"Booty Down" is a song by Mike Shinoda made during the 2020 global COVID-19 pandemic.

In March 2020, the global pandemic created by the COVID-19 coronavirus caused communities to quarantine at home. During this time, Mike Shinoda decided to start live streaming online and inviting fans to watch him create new instrumental music.

"Booty Down" was a track made by Mike on April 27, 2020 under the working title "4.27 Pop Alt."[1] Mike originally was trying to create a Panic! At The Disco-style jam, and made decent progress on it, but gave up and said that the track was a failure. Mike said, "Alright, I'm officially with this one. I give up. It has bested me, it has gotten the best of me... this track... not feeling it."

At the very end of his stream on April 27, he said, "For those of you who don't make music or beats or whatever, who have never gone through a sound library, this is a super funny thing that they do. People who put out sample packs and sound packs and stuff like that. A lot of them have like human vocals, but listen to some of this stuff. These are breaths." As he was scrolling through, he said, "At some point we should do a song with just corny vocal samples."

When he came across a sample that said, "Alright!", he said, "We're going to make a song called Alright. That'll be the song. There's some really bad ones too, we've gotta go to one of the hip hop ones... like hey here's some rap vocal samples." When it said different versions of the word "booty", "booty up", and "booty down", Mike said, "We'll make a song with just these. Native Instruments, how dare you." And "Booty Down" was born from the fun samples Mike came across while looking through the hip hop samples.

Ever since he created the song, it has become a meme in the Linkin Park community. Every time Mike answered questions at the end of his streams after April 27, the chat would go crazy and Mike would get completely distracted whenever "Booty Down" came on his playlist.

Mike said, "Some days I'll be at odds with what the fans want to do. Sometimes there's a friction, and sometimes that makes it worse and sometimes that makes it better. It's OK that some of these experiments fail. The last song on this album is a joke. It’s called "Booty Down" and it has these vocal samples in it. The fans challenged me to make a song in the style of Panic! At The Disco. I tried, I hated it, it was boring, it was stupid, so I basically said, "This is a failed experiment and we need to do something else to clear our palette." I started jokingly picking through these vocal samples called 'Booty Up' and 'Booty Down', so I made a Miami bass dance track out of it."[2]

During a Kerrang interview he said, "It's hysterical, I mean... it's so stupid, it's the stupidest song I've ever made. I can't wait for people to hear... this album contains the stupidest song I've ever made."[3]

The unused track from April 27 was recycled and parts of it were used again the next day on April 28 when Mike created the "Doodle Jump Beat", which turned into "Doodle Buzz."

Mike incorporated the samples of "Booty Down" in his "7.9 dance rock church 808" jam on July 9, 2020. He said, "What just happened? You guys hit the hype train and we took it to Bootyville. That's what happened."[4]

In August 2020 when questioned about the LP Underground 8 CD on Twitch, Mike said, "The reason we called it that was because once in a while, we were recording or writing and it was like stressful or we worked hard and whatever, then afterwards my thing was like, "after you eat your meal you can have your dessert." After you do your work then you can have a fun thing afterwards. Kind of like how "Booty Down" happened. You do a thing that you're like, "ugh, that was not working", then we'd make a fun joke song to like flip up the energy. And so we made stuff like "26 Lettaz In Da Alphabet." I ain't gonna do "No Laundry." That was actually... Chester just came in and sang that. The laundry. That shit was so funny."[5]

Versions

Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Booty Down Dropped Frames, Vol. 1 0:56 2020 July 10, 2020

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Personnel

  • Mike Shinoda

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