Song Review: “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor

By: Amethyst Gallegos
 If you have ears and a radio, you’ve probably heard the chart topping tune “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor. This song is supposed to be about how everyone is beautiful and unique but the lyrics tend to say otherwise. “yeah, my mama she told me don’t worry about your size. She says ‘boys like a little more booty to hold at night'” While this song is saying you don’t have to be thin to be beautiful, what about naturally thin people? are they any less beautiful?  Of course not! This song is supposed to promote body positivity but shaming other body types to make yours feel better is NOT being body positive. Body positive means loving yourself and being the best you you can be, no matter what you look like!
          So if you really want to feel good about yourself, I’ve made a little list of songs to boost your self esteem (or at least make you feel good)
  • “Put Your Records On” -Corrine Bailey Rae
  • “The Beauty In Ugly” -Jason Mraz
  • “Secrets” -Mary Lambert
  • “Pretty Hurts” -Beyonce
  • “Beautiful” -Christina Aguilera
  • “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” -Cyndi Lauper
  • “Mouthwash” -Kate Nash
  • “Here Comes The Sun” -The Beattles

And a couple more songs to sing along to because why not?:

  • “Eye Of The Tiger” -Survivor
  • “Don’t Stop Believin” -Journey

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One thought on “Song Review: “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor

  1. I hope you listened all the way through ” All about that Bass” because she does also say “No I’m just playing. I know you think you’re fat but I’m here to tell ya every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top” This shows that, in fact, she does not tell skinny girls that they are any less pretty. She points out herself as example for this and being that obesity is gigantic problem in the US, the line that you refer to spreads over wider circles. By the way, Pretty hurts is an amazing song

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