Oh look, it's another ode to a female butt. Or as it's called here, "that thang, da dang dang dang, da dang dang dang, da dang dang dang"… et cetera.
Okay, really, "That Thang", the debut single for Republic Nashville duo Fast Ryde, really isn't a bad song. The melody isn't anything out of the ordinary, but it has a crisp, in-your-face production that actually rocks harder than its partner-in-pants "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk". Just like "Badonkadonk", it's really dumb (in a good way), and maybe a little sexist (okay, maybe a lot sexist), but if you happened to be one of the few people that liked "Badonkadonk", you might like this one too. Go on, don't be ashamed; you were shaking your "thang" right along with it, weren't you. I hope your curtains were closed.
Yes, it's about as country as… well, pick just about any hip-hop song about the ladies, ever. After the chorus, I was almost expecting the lead singer to burst into rap. Yes, the "Da dang dang dang" chorus ("da doing doing doing" also comes into play near the end) is a little weird, but not terribly intrusive. Yes, some might argue whether this song should even be on the same continent as George Strait, much less the same singles chart. But taken at face value, it's just a silly little piece of ear candy that sounds just fine blaring from your speakers on the hottest day of the year.