“Fat Bottomed Girls”, Queen

The altered cover of the 45

The altered cover of the 45

I have yet to delve as deeply as I’d like to know for certain, but Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls” just may be the first song in popular music to pay homage to big booty girls.  God bless Queen for that!

 

The original image that a bunch of prudes thought was inappropriate for the cover of a rock & roll record

The original image that a bunch of prudes thought was inappropriate for the cover of a rock & roll record

I don’t know if it’s based on a true story, but this Brian May-penned classic tells the tale of a young man who was shown life’s pleasures by his plus-sized nanny. 


I was just a skinny lad
Never knew no good from bad,
But I knew love before I left my nursery,
Left alone with big fat Fanny,
She was such a naughty nanny!
Hey, big woman, you made a bad boy out of me!

 

These days such a deflowering is not only frowned upon, it’s illegal.  But our hero is grateful for the experience.  And thanks to Fanny, he has no desire for cookie-cutter, skin-and-bones groupies. 

 

I’ve been singing with my band
Across the water, across the land,
I’ve seen every blue-eyed floozy on the way, hey
But their beauty and their style
Wear kind of smooth after a while.
Take me to them lardy ladies every time!

 

Hell.  Yes.  Freddie sings these lyrics so passionately, so convincingly, and you really understand the depth of his love for all the fat-bottomed women out there.  This is one of Queen’s greatest songs, and it’s one of my favorites.  It’s so much fun to sing along with, especially the chorus.

 

Oh won’t you take me home tonight?
Oh down beside your red firelight,
Oh and you give it all you got
Fat bottomed girls you make the rockin’ world go round
Fat bottomed girls you make the rockin’ world go round

 

Thank you, Queen, for giving us this anthem that celebrates all the beautiful thick ladies of the world!

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