For My Sunday Song #115, we are tackling “Bawitdaba” by Detroit’s own Kid Rock. The song comes off his mutli-platinum selling album ‘Devil Without a Cause’. The song came out in 1999 and the song had moderate success on the radio, but massive success on MTV. He seemed to be everywhere in 1999/2000.
The song is a mixture of hop-hop and a little nu-metal and that combination threw Kid Rock into the mainstream, pop culture and made him a star. Love him or hate him, he was a major part of pop culture at the time.
The lyrics weren’t poetic genius, the song made absolutely no sense, and it is hip hop which I have never been a fan. However!! I couldn’t help but love this song. There was something about driving down the road, with the windows down (I didn’t have a convertible), music cranked up as high as it would go and sing the ridiculous line of “bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy”. It was awesome!!