Back in March I told all of you that we’re living in a Taylor Swift zone around here. For months *Taylor* was the go-to gal for dance tunes, room cleaning, pajama parties, and all things super fun. She was, in short, the end-all be-all of pop stars.
And now the queen has been dethroned.
Dum, dum, duuuuuummmmmm…
That’s right, folks, we’ve got a new #1 in the house.
Bear’s on a tear these days for Meghan Trainor. Given the chance, she’d have Trainor’s music piped into her head 24 hours a day like her own personal Muzak.
For those of you without prepubescent girls (or whoever else falls in her major audience category), Meghan Trainor’s first hit “All About That Bass” in 2014 was a highly danceable number that celebrates girls who aren’t shaped like toothpicks.
It showed up on the radio exactly when Bear needed to hear it – right after our August before-school shopping trip when she wanted to try on a pair of ultra-skinny jeans (curse you, Old Navy, for even having this cut) and found she couldn’t pull them up over her thighs. We heard this song the following week and laughed until we cried.
Her music’s pretty fun with a strong ’50s influence, the kind that makes you turn it up and bop along as you drive down the road. (Yes, Bear’s managed to suck me into this one, too.) Bear bought Trainor’s album Title off iTunes and has been playing it nonstop.
Here are some interesting notes from our experiences so far:
** “All About That Bass” made Bear feel okay about having a booty. She started to smile again after hearing it.
** “Lips Are Movin” hit the charts next. Bear and I rapped out the intro on the dance floor during our winter holiday trip. You haven’t seen anything until you’ve witnessed a middle-aged mom and her 8-year-old daughter rocking it: “Boy, look at me in my face/ Tell me that you’re not just about this bass/ You really think I could be replaced?/ Nah…I come from outer space.” And in front of a room full of business associates, no less.
** “Dear Future Husband” gets a lot of airplay right now and is hugely popular around our house. It’s impossible to choose only one quote from it. “You got that 9 to 5/ But, baby, so do I/ So don’t be thinking I’ll be home and baking apple pies.” Preach. “After every fight/ Just apologize/ And maybe then I’ll let you try and rock my body right/ Even if I was wrong/ [laugh] You know I’m never wrong/ Why disagree?/ Why, why disagree?” Amen, sister! And the running hook? “You gotta know how to treat me like a lady/ Even when I’m acting crazy/ Tell me everything’s alright.”
On our trip to the mountains Bear played her Trainor songs over and over. Right around the seventh time we listened to “Dear Future Husband,” BrightSide leaned over and quietly told me he’d have to say something after it was done. I guess he’d had enough of that particular song…
So we’re officially Meghan Trainor fans these days, though Bear reassured us that Taylor still comes in a solid second on her play list.