Meghan Trainor has topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts with her debut single, “All About That Bass,” for the second week in a row.
A few months ago, most people did not even know Meghan Trainor existed at all. Over the summer, though, Meghan seemed to skyrocket to a stardom as a singer/songwriter with this addictive and catchy single.
“All About That Bass” has been covered and parodied by talented singers and hilarious comedians on YouTube for months now.
Regardless of your age, gender, or musical taste, you might find it exceptionally difficult to turn away from this song when it plays on the radio. Chances are that you even have this Meghan Trainor song on your iTunes playlist. What exactly makes “All About That Bass” such a massive hit?
Here are five reasons why you can’t stop listening to “All About That Bass” and should consider joining the Meghan Trainor fan club.
1. Repetition, Repetition, Repetition!
It is very easy to get addicted to something that repeats itself over and over again, because eventually (like anything else) it will get stuck in your head. There are plenty of songs on the radio that you hate to hear all of the time but inadvertently know all of the words to – whether you would like to admit it or not. Why? That is the beauty of repetition!
In addition to naming the song, “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor actually repeats this phrase 20 times verbatim throughout the three-minute song. In addition, the follow-up phrase “bout that bass” is also mentioned 20 times. This means that you are reminded “bout that bass” at least 40 times just by hearing the song once.
2. Location, Location, Location!
Everywhere you look, Meghan Trainor and “All About That Bass” is right there looking at you, waiting for you to listen to it in one form or another.
As mentioned, it has already been covered thousands of times on YouTube. Jimmy Fallon has already featured this song twice on The Tonight Show — once with the Black Simon and Garfunkel and the other time by covering the song himself along with Meghan Trainor using classroom instruments.
Keep in mind that it is the No. 1 song on the Billboard charts primarily because of radio play — so it’s waiting for you in your car as well. Like many other addictive songs that have come before it, “All About That Bass” is everywhere!
3. The Theme is Based on Self-Confidence & Self-Esteem
Who doesn’t love a feel-good song that makes you feel better about yourself just by listening to it? Those are the types of songs that have made Katy Perry and Taylor Swift successful, right?
That’s exactly what Meghan Trainor has done with this inspirational song.
It is true that “All About That Bass” talks a lot about booties (i.e. holding booties at night, shaking booties, etc). More importantly, however, it has an underlying theme of self-confidence and self-esteem — loving yourself just the way you are and not being ashamed of it.
The line, “Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top” has basically turned into its own affirmation, hasn’t it? Thank you, Meghan Trainor!
4. There Are Clever References to Other Popular Songs
Another reason why this Meghan Trainor song is such an addictive hit is because of the clever references to other popular songs that are mentioned in the lyrics.
When you hear Meghan sing,”I got that boom boom” you might think of the same line when it was sung by the Black Eyed Peas in their chart-topping single, “Boom Boom Pow” from 2009.
A reference that is a little more obvious is when Meghan Trainor sings, “I’m bringing booty back!” and you can’t help but to think about the Justin Timberlake hit “Sexy Back” when he sings, “I’m bringing sexy back,” right?
Being able to reminisce about those hit songs by singing this new hit and watching its popular music video makes it that much more addictive.
5. Meghan Trainor is a Talented Singer with a Lot of Potential
To say that Meghan Trainor has talent is a major understatement.
This 20-year-old singer underestimated her own talent at first — especially since she originally recorded “All About That Bass” as a demo track to sell to other artists.
Fortunately, LA Reid is known for finding a diamond in the rough — something that he clearly has done yet again with Meghan Trainor.
If you think that Meghan is going to be another one-hit wonder, you’re wrong. All you need to do is listen to her cover of Taylor Swift’s hit single, “Shake It Off” and see that her talent will lead her to a commercially and critically successful career.
— The Bump (@bumpshow) September 19, 2014
That, in addition to the massive amount of fans that she has acquired in a relatively short period of time.
— Mary Boudreau (@MaryBoudreau) September 21, 2014
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— Flirt Rambis (@djchrisstyles) August 3, 2014
What do you think about Meghan Trainor? Are you in a love/hate relationship with “All About That Bass?”
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