The song was included on Trainor's first EP, Title (2014), and first major-label studio album, also named Title (2015). As "All About That Bass" and "Shake It Off" occupied the top two of the Hot 100 chart for eleven consecutive weeks, it marked the longest span for the top two positions being held by female artists consecutively since Alicia Keys' "Fallin'" and Jennifer Lopez's "I'm Real (Murder Remix)" locked the top two for 10 weeks in 2001. We're using cookies to improve your experience. [32][33][34] Trainor delivers a hint of Caribbean reggae in addition to a variety of background vocal and rapping techniques. [35][36] Wordless vocal ad-libs in the song's outro feature Trainor pitching down an echoing "bass, bass, bass" at the end of the chorus mark. The singer is also pictured at a dining table topped with candy, offering a young man a cupcake and forcing him to smile with her hands.

[52] In a mixed review, Slate journalist Chris Molanphy commended the lyric "Every inch of you is perfect / From the bottom to the top," which he felt was "effortlessly memorable". Trainor performed the song on various shows including The X Factor UK and the Jingle Ball Tour 2014 and included it on the That Bass, MTrain and The Untouchable Tour set lists. "That messes with my mind" @Meghan_Trainor sang 'All About That Bass' to the tune of 'Bad Guy' by @billieeilish and she absolutely smashed it The original “All About That Bass” was a summer smash in 2014 and has a totally different sound than “Bad Guy.” Trainor’s original tune has a bouncy doo-wop sound to it; but when sung over Eilish’s single, the remixed lyrics suddenly take on a darker, edgier tone. Trainor rocked the challenge and blew Mills away with her spontaneous singing that perfectly fit with Eilish’s base track. Trainor is later seen posing next to the dollhouse, and while singing, "I won't be no stick-figure, silicone Barbie doll," she tosses the doll across the room. Answer Save. [98], Following the digital release of "All About That Bass" the week after, it climbed to number one on the UK Singles Chart, with sales in excess of 144,000 units. “I need the studio version of this ASAP,” Twitter user @casbrittney wrote, a sentiment quickly echoed by plenty of other fans. On August 4, 2014, American boy band Emblem3 performed an acoustic cover of "All About That Bass". Meghan herself even got caught up in the moment, pausing at one point while singing to laugh and admit “I just got lost…this is a f*cking bop.” You can say that again! Make sure to subscribe for new videos every Tuesday and then we can do cartwheels and shit. [132] Trainor performed an acoustic version of "All About That Bass" for Entertainment Tonight on September 2, 2014. [3] They pitched the song to a few record labels, who felt that the song would not be successful because of its retro-styled composition and wanted it reproduced with synthesizers. [34] "All About That Bass" has also been described as melodically similar to the 2006 song "Happy Mode" by South Korean group Koyote, and both songs have been noted for their similarity to the 1989 song "Contact" by American rock band Phish. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. [3] Lyrically, Trainor wanted the song to promote girl power and self-acceptance of body type,[9] the latter being inspired by her own struggles in self-image as a teenager,[3] to which Kadish also related. The song was mastered by David Kutch at The Mastering Palace, New York City. writer Paul Grein opined that the clip was the leading candidate to win Best Song with a Social Message at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. [61] At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, the song was nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, losing both to Sam Smith's "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version).

[34][122] It was Vevo's second most-streamed music video of the year, behind Iggy Azalea's "Fancy". This version was later used on adult contemporary radio in the United States. ", "Pick a Soundtrack for the Summer, or One Will be Given to You", "Meghan Trainor Talks 'All About That Bass' And Her Upcoming Album & Offers Up A Cotton Candy Giveaway: Interview", "Justin Bieber Hops On Maejor Ali's Remix of Meghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass': Exclusive Listen/Stream", "Miranda Lambert and Meghan Trainor Shake 'That Bass' at the CMA Awards", "MTV Europe Music Awards 2014 - All this year's nominees and winners", "People's Choice Awards 2015: The winner's list", "Grammy Awards 2015: The Complete Winners List", "We Need to Stop Talking About Iggy Azalea", "The faux empowerment of 'All About That Bass, "Meghan Trainor and Nicki Minaj's 'booty songs' aren't as body positive as everyone thinks they are", "Meghan Trainor, Title, review: 'relentlessly cute, "IFPI publishes Digital Music Report 2015", "Fallon, Roots, Meghan Trainor Join Forces With Classroom Instruments", "Magic! NASA's parody video attained over one million views in four days. She initially announced the album in November 2019, writing on Instagram at the time: “We’ve worked so hard to bring this album to life and I cannot wait to finally share it with the world.”. “I left all of you guys for a moment, and was like, ‘Why is this my favorite song?

[19] It made history by becoming the first single to enter the chart's top 40 based on streaming alone. [73] It climbed to number one on September 10, 2014, replacing Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" at the top of the chart.

Lee Moran of the New York Daily News called the rendition "wonderfully a-dork-able". Trainor later shared a clip of the interview on Instagram, tagging Eilish.

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Hmm, I wonder what it would sound like if Meghan Trainor sang ‘All About That Bass’ to the tune of Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy?’” Well, even if that’s not a thought that’s crossed your brain, buckle up, because you’re about to find out! Who is the white guy in all about that bass by Meghan Trainor. Meghan Trainor: All About That Bass (2014 Video) Full Cast & Crew. [80][81] The song sold 1.8 million copies during its reign at number one, and became the fourth best-selling song of 2014 in the United States with 4.38 million copies sold within the year.

The clip then switches to a scene with Trainor wearing a headpiece made of roses and a light pink collared sweater beneath a sundress of the same color. It was written by Trainor and Kevin Kadish, and was produced by Kadish. As for Meghan, she’s been pretty busy as well. ➝ @MikeyBolts- Hit the \"like\" button \u0026 leave a comment if you enjoyed the video!Check Out My Other Music Videos:-Frozen: Monster: God: Dirty: Media Links:- My Instagram: My Facebook: out my 2nd Channel: for watching!

A New York doctor, Matthew Schulman, told Billboard that Brazilian buttock augmentation plastic surgery had risen by 25% at his practice in 2014. [55] Out journalist Stacy Lambe described it as "a retro pop world that makes you want to dance in your seat",[30] and according to Erin Kean from Salon, the clip "offer[ed] a hard sell for" the song. [91] It was certified nonuple platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), indicating sales of 630,000 copies.

[53], "All About That Bass" garnered praise from a variety of Trainor's contemporaries, including Beyoncé, Becky G, Colbie Caillat, Maejor Ali, Miranda Lambert, and T-Pain. [86] It was certified octuple platinum by Music Canada for sales of 640,000 copies, was the seventh most-successful single on the Canadian Hot 100 for 2014, and had sold 408,000 copies as of January 2015. 90% of these streams were through Spotify, which helped the song rise to number 33 on the UK Singles Chart. It might take a minute before the “Xanny” singer takes note of the tribute; according to Billie’s IG, she’s currently enjoying some down time on vacation. [119] She added, "Charm made up most of those dance moves, and taught me how to perform and [told me to] 'make sure you smile!'"[55]. [133] Two days later, Trainor performed it on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. [90], "All About That Bass" debuted at number 36 on the Australian Singles Chart on August 3, 2014, and reached number one two weeks later, spending a total of four non-consecutive weeks atop the chart. [9] Jim Farber of the New York Daily News observed "the 'debate' over [Trainor's] size—is she too big?
[82] As of February 2015, the song had accumulated a total of 4.6 million units sold in the United States. [121] Evan Sawdey of PopMatters deemed the video "fun and buoyant". The rendition featured Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, who made use of a variety classroom instruments for the performance. [44][64] Trainor was accused of anti-feminism and shaming thin women in the song. Directed by (1) Writing credits (2) Cast (4) Music by (2) Production Design by (1) Art Direction by (1) … Featuring 1950s-inspired aesthetics, particularly a pink pastel backdrop, the video played an important role in the song's rise to prominence. ", "MTV Europe Music Awards: Alicia Keys Added to Pperformers List", "Grammys 2015 Preview: Sia, Hozier, Taylor Swift & More Vie for Song of the Year", "Meghan Trainor's positive message goes viral in 'All About That Bass, "Meghan Trainor is 'All About That Bass,' Others Are All About That Controversy", "Sir Mix-A-Lot on Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda,' Booty Fever & New Music", "Meghan Trainor is 'all about' her cover of Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off, "Chart Watch: Meghan Trainor, Giant Slayer", "Top of the Charts: Meghan Trainor celebrates eighth week at No. [31] Robinson conceptualized the clip's look "with pastel colors", trying to show Trainor as "a little innocent-looking girl doing, like, booty-bumping dance moves", to which Trainor agreed. Sign In. We're thinking "Dear Future Xanny" ... or something like that? Pop princess Meghan Trainor recently stopped by BBC Radio 1 to promote her third studio album Treat Myself (due out Jan. 31). [24], An alternate version of "All About That Bass" was recorded by Trainor, with more family-friendly lyrics for its impact on Radio Disney in the United States. [103] As of December 31, 2014, "All About That Bass" had sold a total of 651,000 units in the United Kingdom, and ended the year as the ninth best-selling single in the country for 2014.

To revisit this article, select My⁠ ⁠Account, then View saved stories. [115][116][117], "All About That Bass" was accompanied by a music video directed by Fatima Robinson and choreographed by Charm La'Donna. I was like, why is this my favorite song?”. The video returns to the original scene where Trainor engages in a dance scene with four other female dancers who sport similar outfits to hers. Trainor rocked the challenge and blew Mills away with her spontaneous singing that … The achievement made Trainor the 21st female artist in Billboard history to top the chart with their debut hit. [83] In Canada, "All About That Bass" debuted at number 82 on the Canadian Hot 100 for the issue dated July 26, 2014.