Child inappropriate Brian May song cut from new version of Queen Greatest Hits

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With over 7 million copies sold, Queen’s Greatest Hits is the UK’s best-selling album of all time.

It’s even estimated that 1 in 4 British households own a copy of the 1981 compilation album. 

Yet now a new version of the record has been released on Yoto, an audio platform aimed at children, with one classic track missing.

The song in question is Sir Brian May’s Fat Bottomed Girls, which features the lyrics “Fat bottomed girls, you make the rockin’ world go round.’”

The platform also included a content warning for the album’s remaining songs.

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The Queen’s Greatest Hits content warning reads: “Please note that the lyrics in some of these songs contain adult themes, including occasional references to violence and drugs. 

“These are the original and unedited recordings. Whilst no swear words are used parental discretion is advised when playing this content to or around younger children.” reached out to Queen for comment and a representative said that the removal of the song would have required approval on behalf of the band.

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Yoto also clarified that “the average age of our listeners is five years old and after consultation, we felt it wasn’t appropriate for our young audience” but that “feedback on this decision has been broadly welcomed by Yoto Community.”

The platform added: “The card is sold with the warning that other songs on the album contain lyrics and adult themes including occasional reference to violence and drugs and that parental discretion is advised.

“This has not stopped the launch of Queen’s Greatest Hits Volume 1 from being Yoto’s biggest ever music launch and one of our fastest ever selling cards.” 

For more information on Yoto and their cards click here. 

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