Queen: Fat Bottomed Girls Meaning
Song Released: 1978
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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 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 Dec 21st, 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 Dec 1st, 12:58pm report
It is a song about the teenage groupie girls that essentially took care of the musicians every need. Google up Des Barres, Bebe Buell, plaster-caster and enjoy the read if you are a child of the late-60's & 70's. The groopies idolized the musicians, were their muses and had a genuine affection for the band members and in several cases the affection was mutual. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Rod Stewart, Mick Jaeger and others had longer term serious relationships with some of these girls when in U.S. on tour. Read the book "I'm with the Band" and other related stories if you care to know more about this rock & roll phenomenon. Grand Funk Railroad immortalized one of these special girls in the opening lyrics of "We're an American Band". Can you say and/or google "Plaster-caster"? LOL... i dare ya! If you're a prude you will blush. Guaranteed. Peace people.
anonymous Sep 6th, 2016 9:40pm report
It's about motorcycles...
anonymous Oct 12th, 2014 10:14am report
I think the song is either
1. Girls like me with a fat ass
2. Him being sexually abused by his nanny named Fanny. She made him a boy from birth.
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 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 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.
anonymous Jan 25th, 2010 1:16am report
Its about being gay and liking men not women. A "Fat Bottomed Girl" is a man. They are going to let it "all hang out." At the end, they urge..."Get on your bikes and ride." Basically its about anal sex.
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