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