Sure, it had some help from 2013, but booty really came into its own this year. And nobody was left behind: There was the great celeb nude leak, K. Kardashian (of course), Nicki Minaj, J.Lo and her male models and a whole slew of other bum-related happenings that defined the year.
When Sir Mix-a-Lot professed his love for the behind in 1992, he probably had no idea how relevant a statement it’d be in 2014. Or maybe he did. He liked butts. A lot. And it hasn’t been played enough this year, we think. Take a listen to the classic track as you browse the best butts of 2014.
Best butts of 2014: A year in rearview
Nicki's a little, OK a lot, cheekyNicky Minaj had a busy year releasing new music videos featuring her shaking her stuff, touring and shaking her stuff, and inspiring Internet memes and gifs of her shaking her stuff.Nicki Minaj
5 Seconds of...pure ass5 Seconds of Summer’s Calum Hood gave us a lesson in SnapChat fax-pas when a picture of him and a band mate wearing nothing but their guitars was thrown about the Net.Calum Hood
Sports Illustrated is a little "behind"Sports Illustrated was clearly behind the trend, celebrating 50 years of their Swimsuit edition with this curvaceous cover.Sports Illustrated
J to the L.O. like a little bit of cheekNobody was safe from society’s overwhelming hunger for the buttocks. Not even the male models in J Lo’s I Luh Ya PaPi music video. Think of the poor, sweet male models! Their Booties are a little less…well, just less than many others on the list, but if they’re good enough for J Lo…YouTube
Kim's forever trying to break the InternetThat time Kim Kardashian’s booty tried to crush the Internet and failed….though, it did spark some very imaginative parodies.Paper Magazine
Can you handle Chelsea ass?Chelsea Handler, in what was probably, for her, a split second decision – "ya, my butt! That’s hilarious!" – took a selfie that rocked Instagram and proved that butts are also funny. And that’s the butt of that joke.Instagram
Ugh, Iggy assyIggy Azelea dropped her studio-debut album, The New Classic, and took her place as one of the newest pop-music players willing to cash in on her accentuated anatomy.YouTube
Iggy and J.Lo put together an asstacular showAzelea even leant her "lightening and thunder" to fellow booty idol, Jennifer Lopez in the song aptly named "Booty."YouTube
Who knew Taylor had cheeks?Taylor Swift got a bit cheeky at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Her bum, shockingly, even has its own Tumblr dedicated to it.Getty Images
"Don't ban face sitting"In early December, hundreds of protestors took to the streets of London to demonstrate their disapproval of an amendment to the pornography laws, which would ban, among other things, face-sitting from British-produced adult films. And how do you protest a face-sitting ban? Why, by sitting on each other’s faces in public, of course. Getty Images
'Yonce can twerk, girlAnd last, but certainly not least, Beyonce, not to be outdone by her peers, demonstrates how a proper lady uses what her momma gave her in her "7/11" video.YouTube
Do you still have a cravin’ for those cheeky celebs? This bottylicious video should quench your thirst: