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Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass

What’s more fun than a curvaceous green-eyed blonde girl singing about how she’s proud to have a few extra pounds? Surrounded by the color pink?

Yeah my momma she told me don’t worry about your size
She said boys like a little more booty to hold at night

Strangely, this wonderfully enjoyable music video was condemned by certain anti-fun people for being anti-feminist because of those lines. They say that telling girls they should care about what boys thinkg about them, that’s anti-feminist.

I guess that means that “game” websites, which tell men how to change their behavior so women will be more attracted to them, those sites are anti-men. I suppose they are. The genuine true pro-men sites are the Men-Going-Their-Own-Way (MGTOW) websites.

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It should be noted that Meghan Trainor grew up on the island of Nantucket,
previously mentioned for being the place where you are most likely to bump into the top-out-of-site when they are summering. Well worth a visit even if they only way you can afford to get there is in steerage aboard the slow ferry (which still has a much better class of passenger than the Staten Island Ferry).

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In case you don’t get the lyrics, “bass” is used as a metaphor for a big booty, and “treble” is the opposite of bass.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 23, 2015 at 9:44 am

Posted in Music videos

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  1. These reviews are great. I request you review a song by Latino rapper Pitbull !!


    November 23, 2015 at 10:18 am

  2. I like banging fat chicks behind closed doors, but I’d never be seen with one in public. I’m almost exclusively attracted to BBWs, but the social hit of dating them means relationships are off the table.

    It’s a shame, as the slim women I’m required to actually date do nothing for me sexually.


    November 23, 2015 at 10:27 am

    • You could be living the dream. Most of us are condemned to find conventional beauty attractive, which means greater competition and stricter demands from the female race. It’s too bad you’re sensitive to the opinions of others, but if I’m being truthful I must admit public attitudes would bother me as well.

      The solution seems incredibly obvious: marry a slim woman. Wedding cake adds 100 pounds.


      November 23, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    • Don’t worry, once the women you are dating get past about 12 years of age there are almost no slim ones left in American society.

      Panther of the Blogocube

      November 23, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    • I think the old saying, big girls like it more, is true. I’ve always assumed this basic truth explained why Arnold was fooling around with his chunky housekeeper. Looks, unless they are hideous, don’t make the sex act any more or less pleasurable. Looks do make you fall in love, though.


      November 24, 2015 at 6:33 am

  3. There once was a singer from Nantucket,
    who said boys like a girl with a big butt.


    November 23, 2015 at 10:42 am

    • Was this intended as the first two lines of a limerick? That’s how I read it:

      There once was a girl from Nantucket
      Who said boys like a girl with a big “bucket”
      They each took this girt
      On a wild sex-filled whirl
      But in the end just told her to “go _uck it”

      (sorry for the vulgarity, Lion! I won’t be offended if you want to censor this one.)


      November 23, 2015 at 12:15 pm

  4. Did her momma really say “booty” though? Is Meghan from Florida perhaps?


    November 23, 2015 at 10:48 am

  5. OT – You’ve written a lot about your disagreements with libertarian theory. Have you ever delved into libertarian class theory and do you have a critique?


    November 23, 2015 at 10:56 am

    • So that guy says that all ruling classes need a “legitimizing ideology” in order to stay in power, and the legitimizing ideology of the current ruling class is libertarian economics. (And Pharoah’s legitimizing ideology was that he was a god.)

      Today, a lot of shmucks are convinced of the rightness of libertarian economics (even people who vote Democratic buy into most of it), allowing the ruling class to stay in power.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 23, 2015 at 12:06 pm

  6. I get that nothing can be completely original, but the B melody/chords of this song borrow very heavily from the Charlie Chaplin song made famous by Petula Clark.
    “I care not what the world may say, without your love there is no day”


    November 23, 2015 at 11:00 am

    • It has an even stronger resemblance to Contact by Phish, which dates back to the late 80’s:

      “The tires are the things on your car that make contact with the road”

      Ripple Earthdevil

      November 23, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    • It’s just a I – ii – V – I, there must be hundreds of songs that use that progression.


      November 23, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      • Wrong section, @Squacky. Read the whole comment next time.


        November 24, 2015 at 10:15 am

      • It’s I – ii – V – I all the way through, not sure what other section you could possibly be referring to.


        November 24, 2015 at 1:15 pm

  7. The genuine true pro-men sites are the Men-Going-Their-Own-Way (MGTOW) websites.

    The last time you weighed on this, you were saying that the best way for men to go was a college-educated lady no more than 2 years younger. What is your rationale for this change?


    November 23, 2015 at 11:02 am

  8. Going from bad to worse to bottom of the barrel? Now a girl is singing about her booty? What’s next? Good trolling, though. There is no way you could be serious.


    November 23, 2015 at 11:07 am

  9. Thanks so much for the video reviews, Lion.

    I still say that Trainor’s voice is indistinguishable from a black woman’s in this song. It’s Iggy Azalea black, not Christina Aguilera or Adele black.


    November 23, 2015 at 11:13 am

    • One of the domains in which blacks perform well is in music. Rock’n roll had its origins in black music. And there is also jazz which is well liked by upper-class whites.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 23, 2015 at 12:01 pm

  10. PSA: the security state is a DIRECT RESULT of non-homogenous society.

    Homogenous or near-homogenous society = freedom for all

    Non-homogenous society = need security state to keep order

    This is a *hard and fast* rule. Thanks, shitlibs, for banishing the freedom you have always hated.


    November 23, 2015 at 11:23 am

  11. Out of sight and often anonymous. I spent the summer of 85 on Nantucket with my buddy, from a long time islander family. We were privileged, sure, but not trustafarians, so we cut yards, house painting etc. before hanging at the beach. this was the 80s so I doubt any white kids are still doing manual labor- but whatever- point is I met this girl on the beach who got a huge crush on me but I let her down easy because she was what puas might call a 6. Years later I found out her father is one of the richest men in America. I still fantasize how much he would have paid me to break it off with her.


    November 23, 2015 at 11:59 am

    • Maybe you’d have been happily married to a nice rich girl.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 23, 2015 at 12:04 pm

      • Yeah, I just would have had to sweat it out for thirty years. The thing is- now that she’s about 50- she looks really good. I sometimes see her in those Vanity Fair charity ball pictures. She maintained her figure very well and with the decades of luxe spas,surgeons, etc. she’s now far hotter than lots of the girls that blossomed sooner. Whatever, I take the stoic approach and contemplate the fact that I probably would have been miserable, even if well maintained, somewhat like Paris Hilton’s chihuahua.

        But not taking the long view- the tragedy of youth.


        November 23, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      • The upper class age much better than the lower classes.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        November 23, 2015 at 4:53 pm

  12. .Vulgarity warning:

    There once was a man from Nantucket
    Whose d1¢k was so long he could suck it
    He said with a grin
    While wiping his chin
    If my ear was a ¢–t
    I could f-¢k it

    Sorry, couldn’t resist.

    Ripple Earthdevil

    November 23, 2015 at 1:39 pm

  13. Sickening message for young girls, but on par with the overall message of complacency the MSM is trying to ram down the current generation’s throat. I remember when Joan Rivers was called on to apologize for some Adele “Fat Jokes” she had made, and she refused, commenting that Adele was worth a 100 million dollars so she should either drop a few pounds or stop whining about people making jokes. That is a healthy, sane perspective but it seems like only the older generation (Karl Lagerfeld has also chimed in on Adele’s weight issues) has the capacity for standards and judgement anymore. Meghan Trainor is not chubby because of something her “Momma” told her. She’s chubby because she’s lazy and weak willed.

    I don’t like this song or the video. And if somebody is going to sing in black voice I prefer that an actual black girl be doing it. The great white female vocalists (Stevie Nicks, Chrissie Hynde, Laura Branigan, Ann Wilson, Patty Smyth, Cyndi Lauper, Pat Benatar) never sang “black”. They used their normal voices. I think American Idol type shows have encouraged this disturbing white women “singing black” trend.


    November 23, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    • I happen to think this song really isn’t good from a musical standpoint, although she’s performing it well. I don’t mind when white people want to “sing black” as long as they do it convincingly. But she isn’t doing that here – she’s straining to sound “black.”

      But I don’t think the comments about her weight make sense. She really is just slightly plumb by American standards. And Adele is certainly not “morbidly obese” as a commenter claimed.

      Perez, what is this thing guys have that women all have to be skinny? Women are usually not that bothered by a few extra pounds on a guy. If it’s any consolation, I just lost 25 lbs since mid-June!


      November 23, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      • At a publicly stated 150lbs and height of 5’2. She is certainly very overweight. She doesn’t even carry it well, it’s not in her breasts or ass where it might actually give her a figure, and the extra fat ruins her face.

        Panther of the Blogocube

        November 23, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      • “American Standards” encompasses all races and socio-economic groups across the country. By that standard, no, she is not heinously overweight. But for her social class and where she grew up? She’s fat. Nantucket Island is not McIntyre, Georgia. There is a different standard, and she is not remotely up to snuff.

        Same thing with Adele. I don’t know anything about her background but she’s now worth millions of dollars. There is really no excuse for her to be fat anymore, and to her credit, she does seem to be shedding the pounds. Karl Lagerfeld, who has noted her obesity in the past, picked up on this and remarked that his earlier comments must have had a salutary effect.

        I’m glad you lost the weight. Getting a little heavy is something that happens to nearly all of us at some point in our lives and dieting to get back to where you need to be in a real pain in the butt. I’m not “anti-fat” in the sense that I’m oblivious to how common obesity is or the sacrifices required to get back in shape. What I am against is the sort of “fat acceptance” celebrated in this song. And it is especially nauseating coming from somebody who is part of the Northeaster Elite, because they most certainly do NOT tell their children it is ok to be fat.


        November 23, 2015 at 8:21 pm

      • Perez, I agree with everything you said. I didn’t know that this young woman came from an elite background (which changes the equation). I come from prole Brooklyn where a girl of her size is not considered especially fat. You’re right that fat acceptance is not a good thing. Being overweight is unhealthy

        Thank you for congratulating me on losing weight. But I’m not done yet. I won’t say how much more I need to lose (women are sensitive about this subject) but on the plus side, I’m not having any difficulty. I’m planning to seek employment soon and know that being overweight hurts your chances of getting hired.


        November 23, 2015 at 11:08 pm

      • Look, peasant ancestry = slow metabolism, both resting (most of American life, effectively) and otherwise. No escaping that. The rich weren’t generally subject to famine and/or the whims of primitive supply chain management.

        Viscount Douchenozzlé

        November 24, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      • What guys like beanpole women? Everybody likes curves.


        November 25, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    • The great white female vocalists (Stevie Nicks, Chrissie Hynde, Laura Branigan, Ann Wilson, Patty Smyth, Cyndi Lauper, Pat Benatar) never sang “black”.

      Great list! Not necessarily a big fan, but I’d I’d add Linda Ronstadt, Carly Simon, Carol King, and Cher; yes, Cher!

      E. Rekshun

      November 23, 2015 at 7:35 pm

      • Any great white female vocalist list should include Sandy Denny (at the top of the list), Laura Nyro, Dusty Springfield, Mama Cass and Joni Mitchell.


        November 24, 2015 at 6:44 am

  14. This video was far worse than I imagined it would be; this is Manhattan Project level trolling, Lion–ugly girls, ugly men, horrible music, lame art direction.

    You want real music with pretty girls who can actually sing and visuals that aren’t aimed at an 8 year old girl’s sensibilities, check out the classic videos for Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” and Lene Lovich’s “Bird Song.”


    November 23, 2015 at 2:22 pm

  15. I’ve stumbled across this video before, and I must say, it’s one of the most annoying songs I’ve ever heard, right up there with the one where some chick spells “bananas.” Ugh.


    November 23, 2015 at 3:51 pm

  16. Lion, MGTOW is an incoherent philosophy, a sort of cognitive workaround for people who don’t understand the hard data underpinning straight relationships in America, specifically, the fact that a) American people are mostly descended from peasants who trend stupid and trend fat and/or otherwise physically undesirable and b) immigration as a whole trends vastly male, throwing off the male:female ratio.

    Viscount Douchenozzlé

    November 23, 2015 at 6:34 pm

  17. I have no idea who this Meghan Trainor is.

    E. Rekshun

    November 23, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    • She’s a chunky but cute blonde girl musician with a big hit song. I thought that was obvious.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 23, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      • She’ll be built like a garbage truck in 10-15 years. Enjoy it now.

        Viscount Douchenozzlé

        November 24, 2015 at 3:21 pm

  18. The best music video I’ve seen in several years would definitely be this one:

    Side note to those arguing that Trainor isn’t “that” fat. Kristen Bell (the blonde in the above video) is one inch taller than Meghan and 45 pounds lighter. And Kristen is known for having relatively thick legs and a bountiful rear end.


    November 23, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    • Her legs aren’t thick.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 23, 2015 at 10:50 pm

      • “Relatively” thick. As in compared to fellow 5’3” actresses Natalie Portman or Mila Kunis.

        At 5’2” 150 pounds there is no question Trainor is obese.


        November 24, 2015 at 7:22 pm

  19. Meghan Trainor would be entirely unexceptional in almost any other context. If the woman in the next cubicle or the cashier at the supermarkets were that size you wouldn’t give it a second thought.



    November 23, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    • Who cares? She probably makes more money than you do.

      Viscount Douchenozzlé

      November 24, 2015 at 3:23 pm

  20. Interesting. My mom believes that “All About That Bass” is a feminist song, apparently because fat women are inherently pro-feminist and skinny women are inherently anti-feminist.

    Greg Pandatshang

    November 24, 2015 at 12:10 am

  21. Lion, why did you post this video? I only watched it twice and now I can’t get the darn thing out of my head!

    Also, note that this girl is wearing pastel colors, which make a person look heavier. And her outfit is cute, but not one that would slim a woman down. Picture her in a dark blue business suit, or a slim-fitting black dress and she’d look a lot thinner. A girl who is really “all about da bass” (sorry for the ebonics) wouldn’t be wearing an outfit like this. Chunky girls tend to avoid sweaters because they make you look bigger. Unless of course you want to emphasize your chest size. I remember buying a tight-fitting lambs wool sweater in the 1980s to attract the attention of a male co-worker. Long story short: it worked.


    November 24, 2015 at 10:55 am

    • Why’d you say male coworker and not just coworker?


      November 24, 2015 at 6:10 pm

      • Dave, I thought my message was obvious. I was trying to catch a man and use my body to do it – women do this all the time. Since I have a large chest, I knew a clingy sweater would get me noticed. This man didn’t ask me out (he was already engaged, I’d found out.) But he did ask a co-worker if my boobs were real or fake. Unfortunately, I itched like hell the whole day. I discovered I was allergic to lamb’s wool!!


        November 24, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      • MaryK, it is obvious. That’s why you don’t need to say male. It was a fun paragraph to read nonetheless.


        November 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm

  22. In the wiggling montage beginning 1:43 Meghan is clearly wearing a body shaper.

    slithy toves

    November 24, 2015 at 11:31 am

  23. Terrible song, makes me sad.

    But I would hit it, so…


    November 24, 2015 at 9:00 pm

  24. I heard this song working night shift when all I had was a radio and had to tune to Top 40 once in a while because Classic Rock sucks most of the time. But it stood out as a half-way decent song compared to the other Top 40 dross. I figured she was some kind of Hispanic or something and was quite surprised when I seen her in the video. She also has a few other good pop songs. (I actually looked her stuff up on youtube.)

    Her songs are pretty cookie-cutter in harmony and melody but they got a little something that makes them stand out. I think she uses old 50’s song structures which makes them sound a little stale but also a lot more put-together than most modern songs. I think I read on Wiki she went to Juliard or something and she was well-regarded there, especially for songwriting.


    November 24, 2015 at 10:33 pm

  25. I’m surprised you missed this gem by Ms. Trainor ‘Dear Future Husband.’ A list of her expectations.


    November 26, 2015 at 10:34 am

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