At the BBW Bash I attended in Vegas, I was a bit surprised to find that Queen’s Fat Bottomed Girls was the “theme” song.  I hadn’t know the song (I grew up listening to Country & Western) but noticed it got everyone on the dance floor.

Are you gonna take me home tonight
Ah down beside that red firelight
Are you gonna let it all hang out
Fat bottomed girls
You make the rockin world go round

Also featured was Sir Mix-a-Lot’s Baby Got Back, a song I’d initially disliked but warmed to at a friend’s parties.  He’d always include it in the song mix. It always got all the girls dancing, not just the plus-size girls.

Any other songs out there extoling the plus-size gal?

14 thoughts on “Dancing?

  1. Mika – “Big Girls (You are beautiful)”
    Anthony Hamilton – “Sista Big Bones”
    Miss Platnum – “Give me the food” (even though this song plays out the fat = eats a lot – stereotype, the beat is still great)

  2. Eh, I feel pretty ambivalent about Baby Got Back. However much he likes the big booty, he still says he wants the tiny waist to go with it. (“When a girl walks in with an itty-bitty waist and a round thing in your face…”)

  3. I’ve always considered “Brick House” by the Commodores to be about fat girls, although the lyrics include “36 24 36”.

    “Big Boned Gal,” k.d. lang

    This is about fat men rather than fat girls: Fat & Proud by Steriogram

  4. one song tht I like that isn’t necessarily about fat girls… but it ring true for me cause I have been told all my life that fat = ugly is Jason Mraz’s Beauty in ugy

    a very catchy song I am addicted to .. plus the video is awesome!

  5. “Whole Lotta Rosie”, orgininally done by AC/DC (with Bon Scott), later covered by Guns N’ Roses. And a damn fine job they did of it too.

  6. (I Don’t Want a) Skinny Woman: RL Burnside, covered by North Mississippi All Stars

    “I don’t want a skinny woman/ I don’t want a skinny woman/ meat don’t shake (shake it baby)”

  7. Have you heard Jonathan Coulton’s cover of “Baby Got Back”?
    A soulful folk/pop number with an acoustic guitar — strangely awesome.

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