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Summer sunshine season is almost here

and with it comes that urge

to listen repeatedly to, to sing out loud to, to dance freely to

music that generates upbeat in tempo and sentiment.

Cue the smash hit

All About that Bass by music wunderkind

Meghan Trainor,

who at only 21 years old, has worked with

current pop music talents:

Bruno Mars, Solange Knowles, Niki Minaj, Rhianna-

to name a few.

Ms. Trainor is a multi-instrumentalist who is inspired by

various musical genres:

soca (Caribbean/calypso), doo-wop, jazz, hip-hop and

crooners of old, such as Frank Sinatra.

Her original tune All About that Bass was nominated for Grammy Awards

in three categories:  Favourite Song, Record of the Year, Song of the Year (2014).

The song’s lyrics communicate a theme of embracing/loving oneself as is:

“Writing that song, I was thinking about girls today and how there’s even more pressure to be thin now, because of Instagram and selfies and that constant competition … ”  (quote , Meghan Trainor from meghan-trainor.com)

The message decries  fashion photo-shopped images

as unobtainable ideals of body perfection

and laments the added self-inflicted demand to achieve such goal.

The song encourages consideration of true body perfect as

“all about that bass”:

celebrating what is natural, healthy, strong, robust-

whatever the body measurements.

All About That Bass is to love your body no matter what.”

(quote, Meghan Trainor from meghan-trainor.com)

A watch and listen:

Make it a Summer 2015 anthem

All About that Bass

by singer/songwriter Meghan Trainor

 …

A read:

“All About That Bass”
(with highlighted lines)

Because you know I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass… bass… bass… bass

Yeah, it’s pretty clear, I ain’t no size two
But I can shake it, shake it, like I’m supposed to do
‘Cause I got that boom boom that all the boys chase
And all the right junk in all the right places

I see the magazine workin’ that Photoshop
We know that shit ain’t real, come on now, make it stop
If you got beauty, beauty, just raise ’em up
‘Cause every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top

Yeah, my mama she told me “don’t worry about your size”
(Shoo wop wop, sha-ooh wop wop)
She says, “Boys like a little more booty to hold at night”
(That booty, uh, that booty booty)
You know I won’t be no stick figure silicone Barbie doll
So if that what you’re into, then go ‘head and move along

Because you know I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass… Hey!

I’m bringing booty back
Go ‘head and tell them skinny bitches that
No, I’m just playing, I know you think you’re fat
But I’m here to tell you…
Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top

Yeah my mama she told me, “don’t worry about your size”
(Shoo wop wop, sha-ooh wop wop)
She says, “Boys like a little more booty to hold at night”
(That booty booty, uh, that booty booty)
You know I won’t be no stick figure, silicone Barbie doll
So if that’s what you’re into, then go ‘head and move along

Because you know I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass…

You know I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I said I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass…

Because you know I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass… Hey!
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass… Hey!
I’m all about that bass
Bout that bass…
Hey!
Yeah yeah… ohh… You know you like this bass… Hey…