18 Reasons 2014 Was the Year of the Booty

From Jennifer Lopez's ageless backside to Meghan Trainor showing love for the junk in your trunk, this year was all about the ass

By Jenna Mullins Dec 08, 2014 8:35 PMTags
Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, Year of the BootyPaper Magazine/Jean-Paul Goude, Youtube

It's official. And by "official," we mean "because we say so." 2014 was a great year for the booty. From January to December, we were celebrating butts, both big and small. What a time to be alive!

Here's your full booty recap of 2014:

1. Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" booty


Everybody's anaconda wanted some after seeing Nicki's booty from every possible angle.

2. Meghan Trainor celebrating the booty

She was all about that bass, which means we were all about her.  

3. Marvel Spider-Woman booty

Marvel, Vevo

When the illustration of your female superhero draws comparisons to Nicki Minaj, you've done something wrong.

4. Jennifer Lopez's ageless booty


She is forty-freaking-five and her ass looks like that? Life isn't fair.

5. Kim Kardashian's glistening booty

Jean-Paul Goude/Paper Magazine

The Internet remained intact after Kim showed off her glazed donut of a butt to the world, but just barely.

6. Nick Jonas' in your face booty

Yu Tsai

It wasn't just the gals who were showing off. The former Jonas Brother (but still a Jonas brother) showed off his ample backside and the world was better for it.

7. Jay Z's palmful of booty

He just can't keep his eyes or hands off that "fatty," and no one is surprised about that.

8. Jennifer Selter's Instagram famous booty

A photo posted by Jen Selter (@jenselter) on

She now has more Instagram followers than our president. So there's that.

9. Charlie Hunnam's Anarchy booty


The most paused moment of TV this year, probably.

10. Taylor's Swift's cheeky booty

Just innocent peeks, nothing more.

11. Sports Illustrated's trio booty

Courtesy James Macari for Sports Illustrated

Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge put their best behinds forward for the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover.

12. Jason Derulo "Wiggles" booty

A video posted by GV (@gianlucavacchi) on

This is the song that made Zac Efron get up and wiggle his perfect behind, so we are forever indebted to Jason "I sing my own name a lot" Derulo. And speaking of Zefron butt...

13. Zac's worshiped booty

Between That Awkward Moment and The Neighbors, we had so much Zefron booty to enjoy, so we needed twice the GIFs. Frat boys did not look like that nor did they move like that when we were in college. Again, life isn't fair.

14. Benedict Cumberbatch giggle booty

The Internet's favorite man laughing about the word "booty?" That's 2014 in a nutshell.

15. Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" booty

She exploded onto the scene in 2014 with her catchy songs and rap talents, but the world couldn't help but notice she's got a superior posterior. 

16. Disney booty


AKA: your childhood forever ruined.

17. Khloé Kardashian's rival booty

Soon after Kim tried to break the Internet, her sister did her own damage with a pair of see-through pants. 

18. Beyoncé's silhouetted booty

The shadow cast by Bey's backside could provide shade for an entire flock of woodland creatures.

So basically, everyone in 2014 was like: