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Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls



"Fat bottomed girls" was released as a double A-side single with "Bicycle Race." The songs ran together on the album, and were often played that way by radio stations. The year before, Queen released "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions" as a double A-side. They are still usually played together by radio stations. Each song has a reference to the other in the lyrics: in "Bicycle Race," a lyric runs: "Fat bottomed girls, they'll be riding today, so look out for those beauties, oh yeah." In "Fat Bottomed Girls" the closing call shouts "get on your bikes and ride!," linking the two songs together.


Queen guitarist Brian May wrote this song about a young man who comes to appreciate women of substantial girth.

"I wrote it with Fred in mind, as you do especially if you've got a great singer who likes fat bottomed girls… or boys. On the face of it, it's a heterosexual song because it's called 'Fat Bottomed Girls,' but I was totally aware of Freddie's proclivities and the fact he was going to sing it. Plus, some of the inspiration for the song came from stuff that I saw in Freddie's life as well as my own. So it's actually not so much of a heterosexual song as you might think (laughs). It's a sort of pansexual song. There are so many ways you can take it."


Lyrics


Ah you gonna take me home tonight

Ah down beside that red fire light

Ah you gonna let it all hang out

Fat bottomed girls you make the rocking world go round


Hey I was just a skinny lad

Never knew no good from bad

But I knew life before I left my nursery (huh)

Left alone with big fat Fanny

She was such a naughty nanny

Heap big woman, you made a bad boy out of me


Hey hey!


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

Went kind of smooth after a while

Take me to them dirty ladies every time


C'mon!


Ah, won't you take me home tonight?

Ah, down beside your red fire light

Ah, and you give it all you got

Fat bottomed girls you make the rocking world go round

Fat bottomed girls you make the rocking world go round


Hey, listen here

Now I got mortgages and homes

I got stiffness in the bones

Ain't no beauty queens in this locality (I tell you)

Oh, but I still get my pleasure

Still got my greatest treasure

Heap big woman you done made a big man of me (now get this)


Oh (I know), you gonna take me home tonight (please)

Oh, down beside that red fire light

Oh, you gonna let it all hang out

Fat bottomed girls you make the rocking world go round (yeah)

Fat bottomed girls you make the rocking world go round


Get on your bikes and ride


Ooh, yeah, oh, yeah, them fat bottomed girls

Fat bottomed girls, yeah, yeah, yeah

Allright

Ride 'em come on

Fat bottomed girls

Yeah, yeah, right



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