“B.O.B.” (short for “Bombs over Baghdad”) is a 2000 single by OutKast for the LaFace/Arista Records label. The first single from their album Stankonia, “B.O.B.” is high-tempo and jungle-influenced, with a BPM rate of 155. The song features the Morris Brown College Gospel Choir in its chorus.
The inspiration for the song came when André 3000 was in a newsroom and overheard a news report about “bombs over Baghdad”.
- In 2008, it was ranked #23 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.
- “B.O.B.” was named the #2 song in the “500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born” list in 2006 by Blender, second only to Michael Jackson‘s “Billie Jean“.
- The song was named both the #1 single of 2000–2004 and the #1 track of the decade (2000–2009) by Pitchfork Media.
- It was ranked #2 on Stylus Magazine‘s Top 50 Singles of 2000–2005.