Queen's 'Fat Bottomed Girls' Removed From New Version Of 'Greatest Hits' Album
Queen‘s racy hit “Fat Bottomed Girls” has been removed from a new version of the band’s Greatest Hits compilation.
According to the Daily Mail, the 1978 track was featured on Queen‘s original 1981 greatest hits album but was left off a new version of the collection, which was released earlier this month, on Yoto, an audio platform aimed at children.
According to a statement, “The lyrics in some of these songs contain adult themes, including occasional references to violence and drugs.”
The statement adds that the songs are the original and unedited recordings, and that “parental discretion is advised” when playing the songs around younger children.
The song, which was written by the band’s guitarist Brian May, doesn’t make the cut, most likely due its lyrical content.
On it, the late Freddie Mercury sings, “I was just a skinny lad/ Never knew no good from bad/ But I knew life before I left my nursery/ Left alone with big fat Fanny/ She was such a naughty nanny/ Big woman, you made a bad boy out of me.”
May told Mojo magazine in 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.”
“Fat Bottomed Girls” is among Queen’s naughtier songs. The song was a double-a side with “Bicycle Race,” a relatively harmless song that includes a cheeky reference to those bike-riding “fat bottomed girls” and appears in the Yoto version of Queen’s Greatest Hits.
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