Back That Thing Up

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"Back That Thing Up"
Single by Justin Moore
from the album Justin Moore
ReleasedJuly 28, 2008 (2008-07-28)
LabelValory Music Group
Producer(s)Jeremy Stover
Justin Moore singles chronology
"I Could Kick Your Ass"
"Back That Thing Up"
"Small Town USA"

"Back That Thing Up" is a song written by Jeremy Stover and Randy Houser, and recorded by American country music artist Justin Moore. It was released in July 2008 as Moore's second single[1] from his self-titled debut album, and the only track from the album that Moore did not co-write.[2] The song peaked at number 38 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.[3]


This song uses elements of country rap and country rock as well as sexual innuendo to describe a girl handling equipment on a farm (e.g. "Throw it in reverse, let Daddy load it up").

Critical reception[edit]

Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song a B− grade, stating that he would be "lying if [he] said [he] wasn't disappointed that this isn't a countrified version of the Juvenile hit. Alas, it's just a hillbilly rave-up that finds a country boy trying to get a city girl used to farm life, using backing up a truck as an awkward sexual metaphor" and that Moore "throws himself fully into the lyric like he was Joe Diffie singing a mid-1990s novelty number".[4] In 2017, Billboard contributor Chuck Dauphin put "Back That Thing Up" at number ten on his top 10 list of Moore's best songs.[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Wes Edwards and premiered in June 2009.[6]

Chart performance[edit]

This song debuted at number 55[3] on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of August 23, 2008.[3]

Chart (2008) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 38


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Justin Moore Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Self titled album of Justin Moore". Justinmooremusic. Archived from the original on March 17, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2008.
  3. ^ a b c d "Justin Moore Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 31, 2011.
  4. ^ "Justin Moore "Back That Thing Up"". Country Universe. July 27, 2008.
  5. ^ Dauphin, Chuck (August 16, 2017). "Justin Moore's 10 Best Songs: Critic's Picks". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  6. ^ "CMT : Videos : Justin Moore : Back That Thing Up". Country Music Television. Retrieved March 25, 2013.