All my bass are belong to her

Meghan Trainor has owned the charts of late with that weird little tune called “All About That Bass,” popularly interpreted as a body-acceptance anthem. (I think that line about “skinny bitches” probably disqualifies it, but I still adore the record.) And if she looks appallingly young, well, she’s not yet 21: she’s entitled.

Entertainment Weekly spent one page of a three-page article on this:

Meghan Trainor on a bicycle

And while her Amy-Winehouse-meets-the-Shirelles sound has its own charms, this is what seriously makes me grin: “All About That Bass” comes from a 2014 EP with the title Title. That’s the name of it. And she’s not pulling anyone’s chain, either. Here’s the (audio only) title song, so to speak:

I’ll consider that a supplementary explanation for the bicycle.

8 comments

  1. Tatyana »

    14 October 2014 · 10:47 am

    Screeching, aggressive (in a bad sense), illegible, bullying and “white-trash-gangsta”.

    In a word: appalling.

  2. CGHill »

    14 October 2014 · 12:20 pm

    Comes from growing up in Nantucket and Hyannis, I surmise.

  3. Tatyana »

    14 October 2014 · 1:21 pm

    Oh, I see – Cape Cod variant of limousine liberal. Years of wearing super-overpriced Abercrombie&F… Hampton chic…

  4. Tatyana »

    14 October 2014 · 1:25 pm

    Can you hear what the hell is she saying there -“model bad a base, no trouble”?!?

  5. CGHill »

    14 October 2014 · 1:28 pm

    After a decade or two of reggae, I can decipher most weird pop patois on the first or second try.

  6. canandienne »

    15 October 2014 · 2:12 pm

    I rather like the Postmodern Jukebox cover
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyTTX6Wlf1Y
    Lyrics are a little easier to understand too.

  7. Roger Green »

    17 October 2014 · 8:08 am

    HA! I had heard that Postmodern Jukebox cover before I heard the original, from the Coverville listserv on FB

  8. Tatyana »

    17 October 2014 · 6:19 pm

    Thank you, *canadienne – much better.
    Of course, I’m still puzzled why she distinctly says “base”, when it’s “bass” she’s playing…musicians’ jargon?
    And another “of course’ – Russians are in the comments…

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