Plus-sized Gals

I was listening to Jim Croce’s Greatest Hits in the car the other day, which includes this song:

In this age of insane hypersensitivity, the word “fat” stood out.  I thought about other songs that use the word “fat” to describe someone.  This is no exhaustive list, just a couple of other ones that came to mind.  There’s this one from Steve, Bob & Rich, back before they became The Rainmakers:

Of course, the obvious Queen hit:

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The Rainmakers

Government Cheese.

I was at the grocery store around 9:00 this evening.  A woman was in the next line with two kids about 4 and 5.  She was buying two small boxes of Kraft macaroni and cheese, a case of Bud Light, and a bag of balloons.  Thought of this song.