Monday, September 01, 2014


Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass

Could this be the big summer song of 2014? I can't think of another huge hit this summer, other than "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift which I wrote about recently. It's very late in the summer, but Meghan Trainor is hitting BIG right now with her catchy throwback pop tune, "All About That Bass". Take Amy Winehouse's hit "Rehab", add some Robin Thicke "Blurred Lines" and a dash of Betty Everett's "Shoop Shoop Song" and stir in a healthy helping of Ringo Starr's "No-No Song" and you have a musical brew that could produce That Bass if shaken And stirred.

Aside from the musical nod to 60s girl groups, "All About That Bass" has a slight edge in the vein of Nicki Minaj's Anaconda which itself references "Baby Got Back". It's been one year since Miley Cyrus twerked at the MTV Video Music Awards, but apparently people are still obsessed with butts. Meghan Trainor is seemingly within a normal healthy weight range but she is not a size two and is fine with that. While standing up for girls and women who some might consider plus sized, she describes the advantages of having a bigger booty. However, she does mention "Skinny bitches" and perhaps thin people are equally capable of realizing their advantages and being happy with that. Whatever body size you are genetically predisposed to, it might be good to strive to be happy with yourself.

Ultimately, perhaps it is wise to consider that maybe Perfection Does Not Exist and rather than compare oneself to a perceived societal norm, energy is better spent on becoming comfortable in one's own skin and trying to be the best one can be - physically, mentally and spiritually. One way to be happy with your body is to move it! Why not get up and dance along to this video! The beat is there and you can copy some of the moves as you watch. After all, this is a summer hit, and summer is all about having fun, so stay calm and keep on dancing!

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