It’s All About What?

Meghan Trainor had a wildly successful hit with “All About That Bass.” The 21-year-old has been in the business nearly all her life, starting when she was 6 years old, and securing a publishing deal by the time she turned 18. According to Rolling Stone, Meghan is an unlikely pop star.  In other words, her success story is a pretty cool albeit unconventional one.  To sweeten the pot, her first number one hit topped the charts in no fewer than 58 countries!

Lately that song has been covered by other artists — amateurs and professionals.  Some are fantastic new arrangements while others are questionable.  A handful are outright awful and lacking in merit.

Postmodern Jukebox is well-known for taking hit songs and arranging them in styles that listeners might not otherwise consider for those songs.  Sometimes they hit upon something amazing; other times, they seem to miss the mark.  When it came to Meghan’s song, they slipped it into easy jazz mode.

But it’s the a cappella barbershop country treatment that Home Free gave the song that truly shows the versatility of the song.  Whether the arrangement takes listeners to the islands or it takes them into Appalachia territory, the song has legs.

While the song has a serious message to impart to its audience, the wrapping is all about that fun, no trouble!

Elyse Bruce

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One Response to “It’s All About What?”

  1. cairennhouse Says:

    Sure enough. I missed this blog post…and it therefore took me several more weeks to discover the Postmodern Jukebox version, which I really like. Now I have to go listen to the Home Free version to see what I think of it. You’re always a step (or two or three) ahead of me. LOL 😀


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