Your new feel good summer jam
Yeah it’s pretty clear, I ain’t no size two
But I can shake it, shake it like I’m supposed to do
Come on now, make it stop
If you got beauty beauty just raise ’em up
‘Cause every inch of you is perfect
From the bottom to the top
Those are just some of the lyrics from Meghan Trainor‘s ‘All About That Bass’. Trainor’s song isn’t the first bigger body/booty-positive tune. Who can forget Sir Mix-A-Lot‘s ‘Baby Got Back‘? Or EU’s ‘Da Butt‘? Those songs had somebody singing the praises of another’s body (or body part). Trainor’s song is praising her own body – and your’s!
I’ve added Trainor’s turne to my ‘Feel Good’ Spotify playlist which includes songs like India Arie‘s ‘Just Do You‘ & ‘I Am Not My Hair‘ and Estelle & Janelle Monáe’s ‘Do My Thing‘. What feel good songs are you rocking-out to? Share in the comments!
Thanks to @oceanbound for alerting me to Trainor’s song!
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It would be good on a workout playlist.
It does reference “what boys like” and she is still a conventionally pretty woman, but props for body-positive sentiment, plus, it’s a fun song that you can dance (or lift, or Pilatée) to.
P.S. It is like “Baby Got Back,” if Baby wrote the song about herself.
“Queen B” by Puscifer. Rude, crude, sexy and fantastic!
I love this. If you need me I’ll be dancing around my living-room….
This is a super fun song! But I think Colbie Calliets song “Try” is even better (even if you can’t dance to it. It’s beautiful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXoZLPSw8U8#t=29
This awesome one by Mary Lambert (the female voice in One Love by Macklemore) is called Secrets. The first line is “I’m bipolar” and it stays honest and awesome the whole way!
That’s Alright by Laura Mvula is my action song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYjHixQ9Ns4 . Her song She and her cover of Little Girl Blue are also freakin amazing.
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