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Meghan Trainor Is All About That Base (and 60s Girl Group Songs)

(Click here for an 8 song YouTube Playlist with “big bass riffs” and “60s Girl-Group” songs.)

In “All About That Bass” Meghan Trainor channels two of rock’s classic themes:  Big Bass Riffs and the 60’s girls group sound.

According to Megan’s Wikipedia site…Trainor originally signed with Big Yellow Dog Music at 18 as a song writer.  She worked in various cities including Los Angeles, New York and Nashville.  And she wrote for Rascal Flatts, Sabrina Carpenter, R5 and others.  She wrote “All About That Bass” with Kevin Kadish and cut a demo of the song with her as the vocalist.  While pitching the song around, recording executive legend L.A. Reid heard it and signed Meghan to Epic Records to release the song.

As a “bass riff” song and a “60s Girl Group” throwback…it owes a lot to songs in this YouTube playlist which includes:

  • All About That Base, Meghan Trainor
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl, Jet
  • Shout, The Shangri-Las
  • Billie Jean, Michael Jackson
  • Be My Baby, The Ronettes
  • Another One Bites The Dust, Queen
  • Then He Kissed Me, The Crystals
  • Please Mister Postman, The Marvelettes


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Sheldon and Penny: Told In Music

(Click here for a 22 song YouTube Playlist of all things #Shenny.)

One great thing about music is that it inspires creativity.  Users often create their own videos that mash together the song with some video or pictures.  As an example here are twenty-two songs that all put a romantic spin on TBBT’s non-romantic couple: Sheldon and Penny.  Is there something going on with these two?  One look at these videos will tell you the producers are in-fact putting in some “sub-text” to their relationship.  Also, the videos have some great music:

  1. She’s So Lovely, by Scouting for Girls
  2. Fire, by Daniel Lanois
  3. Breathe Again, by Sara Bareilles
  4. Enchanted, by Owl City
  5. Kiss Me, by Ed Sheeran
  6. What is Love, by Lea Michele
  7. Like You, by Angel Taylor
  8. True Love, by Pink
  9. Bloodstream, by Stateless
  10. Lift Me Up, by The Afters
  11. Kiss The Girl, by Ashley Tisdale
  12. Kiss The Rain, by Yiruma
  13. She’s So High, by Tal Bachman
  14. Smile, by Uncle Kracker
  15. Haven’t Met You Yet, by Michael Buble
  16. Hey Soul Sister, by Train
  17. I’m Yours, by Jason Mraz
  18. A Thousand Years, by Christina Perri
  19. What Makes You Beautiful, by The 1975
  20. The Scientist, by Coldplay
  21. Things I’ll Never Say, by Avril Lavigne
  22. Gravity, by Sara Bareilles

Click here for a this great YouTube Playlist of all things #Shenny.  If you only have time for two songsplay the first two.  All, photos are from the “Fire” video.  

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A Song for the Fourth of July:  It Ends Tonight

Click here for an All American Rejects Playlist Starting with the 4th of July inspired “It Ends Tonight”. 

“It Ends Tonight” is a great song for a “4th of July” weekend.  The song was released as the third and final single from their second studio album Move Along on September 19, 2006.  The music video was shot in July 2006 in the Nevada desert. 

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Chrysler – Things Have Changed

(Click here for a playlist for the Chrysler 200c “Born Makers” commercial, the original video for Bob Dylan’s “Things Have Changed” and MoZella’s “Amnesia”.)

One great way to promote your product is to align it with the correct music.  The 2015 Chrysler 200 marketing blitz begins with spots featuring Bob Dylan’s “Things Have Changed,” that has been remixed and sung by MoZella, an artist from Detroit.  Dylan’s grinding modern beat delivers the swagger Chrysler wanted…and Mozella delivers the priceless tagline (“Things Have Changed”) in the final seconds of the commercial cleanly and with hip modern style.

MoZella has tons of commercial TV cred and Motown cred as previously mentioned in my blog here. She’s also a co-writer of Miley Cyrus’ #1 hit “Wrecking Ball”.  

The Chrysler spot boasts that the 200c has “swagger, intelligence and soul” and that the 200c “proves a well made sedan doesn’t have to cross an ocean to be worthy of the American road.”  With General Motors in the news regarding how they handled what some say are poorly functioning ignition switches and Toyota suffering three sets of recalls from 2009 to 2011 regarding possible mechanical sticking of the accelerator pedal…the tagline “Things Have Changed” seems appropriate.

Olivier Francois, Fiat and Chrysler’s chief marketing officer says, “We are no longer the phoenix that has risen from the ashes, we have moved on.”  And they picked the music that’s intended to prove it.

Click here for a playlist for the Chrysler 200c “Born Makers” commercial, the original video for Bob Dylan’s “Things Have Changed” and MoZella’s “Amnesia”.

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Jessie Mueller Delivers the 60s In “Beautiful: The Carol King Musical”

(Click here for a YouTube playlist of various versions of “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”).

Jessie Mueller brings verve and a modern feel to Carol King’s songbook.  Her performance in “Beautiful: The Carol King Musical” appears effortless in both the singing and acting.  If there is any rival to Jessie’s performance it is the songs themselves, which paint a picture of the early to late sixties.  The songbook includes music from songwriters Carol King, Gerry Goffin (King’s husband and songwriting partner/lyricist), as well as Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.

Like all great music…the songs are great in any decade as this YouTube playlist of three versions of Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow clearly shows.

Broadway continues to mine great songwriters for new hits. NY Times reported on 4/21/14 that “Beautiful” was up 12 percent, to $1,027,244, setting a new box office record at the Stephen Sondheim theater for the second week in a row.



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A Song for Valentine’s Day — More Than Words (Extreme) 

Extreme is an American rock band, headed by frontmen Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt,[1] that reached the height of their popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

The acoustic ballad ”More Than Words" entered the Hot 100 on March 23, 1991, at Number 81. It later became a huge smash, hitting Number 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in the United States. The subsequent single, "Hole Hearted”, another acoustic track, was also successful, rising to Number 4 on the same popular music chart.
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