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The Band Perry Cover Queen’s ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’

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While it may be true that ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ make the rockin’ world go round, the Band Perry‘s recent cover of the Queen song suggests that a sizable derriere may have a place in the country realm as well. Performing the unlikely song as part of Billboard’s Mashup Mondays, the sweet sibling trio added their solid dose of country to the hit, which was originally released in 1978 — before a single member of the Band Perry was born.

In their rendition, the Perrys played to the harmonies, warming the tones and offering a stripped down take on the classic rock anthem. Perhaps the newfound innocence of the song can be attributed in part to the package in which it’s delivered. The lyrics that once emanated from a hairy-chested Freddie Mercury strutting around a stage in suspenders and a gold chain now come from a smiling, curly-headed blond wielding an acoustic guitar.

Though they didn’t pen the ’70s hit, the Band Perry have victories of their own to celebrate. They’re in the running for five CMA Awards this eyar, including honors such as New Artist of the Year and Single of the Year, and their triple platinum single ‘If I Die Young’ hit No.1 on the adult contemporary chart this week.

Check out their video for the classic cover and see for yourself if ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ has more sway in the rockin’ world or if it just might have a chance at going country.

Watch the Band Perry Cover ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’

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