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Example (YouTube video):

Singing PM: 'Fats' Putin over the top of 'Blueberry Hill' with piano solo

I don't understand what part of speech the word 'Fats' is used as. As an adjective that describes Putin? Also, how do you understand the phrasing over the top of 'Blueberry Hill'?

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    Who sang Blueberry Hill, originally? 'Fats' Domino. – gone fishin' again. Jul 2 '15 at 6:58
  • This is frightening. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Jul 2 '15 at 15:05
  • Clearly, 'Fats' is an adjective. – Caroffrey Jul 3 '15 at 9:40
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As others have pointed out, the song was originally by singer "Fats" Domino, and so '"Fats" Putin' is a reference to this.

Which, to answer the question, makes "Fats" a nickname (or as a part of speech, a proper noun).

And because I've just realised I missed the second half of your question...

To sing "over the top of" something usually means a karaoke-style situation: there's a performance (more often recorded, but in this video live), and you're singing it too... but your voice is being heard "over the top of" it, because you've got a microphone or just a loud voice.

Now, normally you wouldn't say that (for instance) the lead singer of a band is singing "over the top of" the backup singers and the musicians; they're part of the performance. But in this video, it's an appropriate description, because Putin isn't really part of the band. He's there because it's a charity event where famous people do unusual things like this. So it's fair to say the band is performing so that Putin has something to sing "over the top of".

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Because he performed the 'Fats Domino's rock n' roll version of the Blueberry Hill song.

This is Fats Domino

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