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'All About That Bass' by Meghan Trainor
'All About That Bass' by Meghan Trainor

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Date: Oct 10 2014

Themes: Celebrity, Health, Music, Pop Culture

Grammar: Present Perfect Tense

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You know the kind of song. It’s catchy, it makes you want to dance, and you can’t stop singing it. Meghan Trainor has written a song just like this right out of the gates. No one can stop talking about “All About That Bass.” It’s the kind of song you go to bed singing and wake up singing all over again.

The song also has a powerful message for young women. It teaches women to celebrate whatever size they are, and not to worry about how they look. What’s most important is confidence, and knowing how to work it when you’re out in the world. The way that you present yourself is something that people notice, so pay attention to how you’re doing it.

Do Lily and Marni appreciate the song’s message? Find out by reading today’s English lesson about a new pop song.

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Lily

Lily

Marni

Marni

Lily:  So, Marni.

Marni:  Yes?

Lily:  Have you been listening to the radio at all?

Marni:  Not too much.

Lily:  I have this song stuck in my head. It’s called “All About that Bass,” I think.

Marni:  Oh, I have heard that song.

Lily:  It’s Meghan Trainor.

Marni:  Yes, that song’s very catchy.

Lily:  It’s so catchy.

Marni:  And what a great message!

Lily:  Yeah, really. I just watched the video for it, too. And it’s got all these people dancing and just enjoying being themselves.

Marni:  Right.

Lily:  And it’s really cool.

Marni:  I think it’s a great message to hear, especially for young women.

Lily:  Mm-hm.

Marni:  To celebrate whatever size you are. It doesn’t matter.

Lily:  Yeah.

Marni:  It’s just, “You’re great. You’re perfect the way you are.”

Lily:  It’s all about how you work it. That’s the way it is.

Marni:  Yes.

Lily:  It’s about how you present yourself. And confidence is the most attractive thing, I think.

Marni:  Confidence. Absolutely! Yeah. No, I think it’s great. I’ll be interested to see what other songs she has and what else she does.

Lily:  Yeah.

Marni:  It’s kind of a cool message to come out right out of the gates.

Lily:  Mm-hmm.

 

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Lily and Marni are talking about Meghan Trainor’s music video, “All About That Bass.” They agree that the song has an important message for young women, which is that all women are beautiful just as they are. As Lily points out, confidence is more attractive than being skinny, so women should stop worrying so much about how they look.

Marni also wonders what other songs Meghan Trainor will write. “All About That Bass” is easy to sing along with and has such a strong message. Will her next song have the same qualities? It seems like both Lily and Marni will be paying attention to this new singer’s career.

What do you think of the song, “All About That Bass?” Does the video teach a lesson to young women?

 

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Whiddon

Albania

This is a nice track with the different style of the singing that she is had. Those who like to listening these kinds of the tracks they will be also having the good and urgent essays response about this one. Thanks that you shared this track.

11:29 AM Aug 09 2016 |

NIJ321655

NIJ321655

United States

Love this song Meghan is the best I love her If she aks me to play for her or sing to her I would.

04:17 PM May 12 2015 |

Yemeni4u

Yemeni4u

Yemen

we need song for fat boys 


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10:31 AM Oct 13 2014 |

pk371369

pk371369

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

It is neccessary sometimes


it can helpfull for happiness

10:45 AM Oct 12 2014 |

stillice

stillice

Saudi Arabia

Because of the message of the song, all fat girls now feel better.

07:29 PM Oct 11 2014 |

kenlin16

kenlin16

Taiwan

The message is positive and encouraging. I dislike any media that especially emphasis on man’s high and woman’s breast. That is sizeism which is discrimination based on a person’s size.” Men are created equal “, whether it is true or not, people appreciate this intellect value. After all, this value distinguish us from animals’ society.

02:58 AM Oct 11 2014 |

sara1234b

sara1234b

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

It’s interesting, i like it.



01:32 PM Oct 10 2014 |

whipiry

whipiry

South Korea

don’t make others juge yourself depending on the views of others. Present yourself to the wordl with your own point of view. dont force yourself to work it unnaturally cuz they can notice you later with time passing by.


they don’t catch your attraction right out of the gate…


they eventually know who you are


12:24 PM Oct 10 2014 |

aijaciba

aijaciba

Latvia

“Close Your Eys” by Meghan Treinor also is beautiful.

10:20 AM Oct 10 2014 |

foz12

foz12

Saudi Arabia

Yes, it does have a message to women. No matter what she looks like , she should be confident of herself.

10:00 AM Oct 10 2014 |

albasel1975

Germany

Dedication :


“All About That Bass” Lyric


Because you know
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass

Yeah, it’s pretty clear, I ain’t no size two
But I can shake it, shake it
Like I’m supposed to do
‘Cause I got that boom boom that all the boys chase
And all the right junk in all the right places

I see the magazine workin’ that Photoshop
We know that shit ain’t real
C’mon 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

Yeah, my mama she told me don’t worry about your size
She says, “Boys like a little more booty to hold at night.”
You know I won’t be no stick figure silicone Barbie doll
So if that’s what you’re into then go ahead and move along

Because you know I’m
All about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass
Hey!

I’m bringing booty back
Go ahead and tell them skinny bitches that
No I’m just playing. I know you think you’re fat
But I’m here to tell ya
Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top

Yeah my mama she told me don’t worry about your size
She says, “Boys like a little more booty to hold at night.”
You know I won’t be no stick figure silicone Barbie doll
So if that’s what you’re into then go ahead and move along

Because you know I’m
All about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass

Because you know I’m
All about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass

Because you know I’m
All about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass
‘Bout that bass, ‘bout that bass
Hey, hey, ooh
You know you like this bass

want to watch the vedio?here is the link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PCkvCPvDXk


Now let me tell you about my opinion and my feelings after listening to the song…


We need to stop focusing on both size and other people’s opinions. Ourselves worth should not be dictated by any other person whether a man or a woman, and my responsibility to myself is to be as healthy and self-confident and as strong as I can be. When I feel that, healthy and strong, I feel and I AM beautiful.


now let me end with this precious quote:


“be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.” 
― Henry David Thoreau



Thank you for the interesting lesson


albasel1975




09:14 AM Oct 10 2014 |

Eric_

Eric_

China

I just watched the MV… i m not that into it..

02:18 AM Oct 10 2014 |

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