Queen: Fat Bottomed Girls Meaning
Song Released: 1978
Covered By: Glee Cast
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Fat Bottomed Girls Lyrics
All down beside that red firelight
Are you gonna let it all hang out
Fat bottomed girls
You make the rockin' world go round
Hey I was just a skinny lad
Never knew no good from bad
But I knew life before...
anonymous Dec 2nd, 2011 12:12am report
Queen guitarist Brian May wrote this. It's about a young man who comes to appreciate women of substantial girth.
May told Mojo magazine October 2008: "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."
anonymous Mar 27th, 2011 3:45pm report
THE SONG IS ABOUT FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS. what aren't you people getting? not every song written in the 70's has to have some background story. freddy was gay, it doesn't mean the women in the song were actually men. that's kind of a weird thing to think. i'm a big booty girl who rides a bike everywhere. the song celebrates women who are curvy, confident, and proud of it; not the beautiful blue-eyed stick-thin women that every other song about a girl is about. GET ON YOUR BIKES AND RIDE: show off that amazing big butt. very simple, people. don't think too hard.
anonymous Jul 23rd, 2013 7:28pm report
It means absolutely nothing but the words you see. It's about girls with fat bottoms.
anonymous Dec 21st, 2017 12:53pm report
Sorry people. Freddie Mercury explained this song a while back and it IS a song truly about “fat bottom girls”, regardless of whether he was gay or not! So hail to all fat bottom girls!
anonymous Sep 6th, 2016 9:40pm report
It's about motorcycles...
anonymous Mar 23rd, 2011 3:18pm report
The song is about motorcycles, c'mon peoples!
anonymous Mar 7th, 2011 3:06pm report
How about fanny was his real nanny with whom he had skinny-boy-fat-girl sex, which was a sort of initiation into the world of big round boo-tay.....or maybe it was his youthful fantasy that he wished he had realized.
anonymous Dec 5th, 2010 12:15am report
it's about Gibson guitars...hence the "fat bottom" portion of the song...misleading everyone in thinking that it's about volumptious girls riding their bikes :)
anonymous Apr 19th, 2010 4:49pm report
This song is about the true fans to music, the so called "fat bottom girls" who buy every album, and worship the band; not just the people who come to the shows. It is about how the fat bottom girls make "the rockin' world go round" literally by buying these albums. This is a tribute to those people.
Oh and fanny his nanny was one of these girls, who opened him to music, and by making him a "fat" boy she is basically exposing him to music. fanny probably does not exist in real life.
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