Because you know I’m all about that bass

Once again, I find myself extremely late to the party, but I can’t help myself: I really like Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass”.

I’m sure you’ve heard it before. It’s playing everywhere – either the original or one of the innumerable parodies that are floating around.

I like it because:

1) like most people, I see it as a positive song. Basically, she’s saying you’re perfect, even if you’re not a size zero, which is a refreshing and much needed message.

and also

2) I genuinely am “all about that bass”…by which I mean I flippin’ love bass lines and bassists and even the word “bass”. BASS!

Plus, I like that old-school “doo wop” vibe – that’s one of the reasons I listen to Olly Murs.

As if those weren’t decent enough reasons, there’s this amazing tidbit: actor Ed Westwick took advantage of the song’s popularity and his Gossip Girl character’s lasting impression and created a hilarious shirt with proceeds going to charity:

Let’s be real, Chuck Bass was far and away the best part of Gossip Girl (especially the later seasons).

I just want you to dance with me tonight

Around this time last year, I was trying to read and Ro was playing random songs on the YouTube in the hopes of distracting me. At first I was annoyed, but then she started Olly Murs’ “Dance With Me Tonight” and I was forced to pause my reading.

He’s 30! Unlike most British men, he seems to be ageing normally (i.e. doesn’t look twice his actual age).

Olly was a runner up on X-Factor a few years ago (2009) and has since released three albums. He’s more pop than most of the bands I listen to, and I’ve even heard his songs on the radio (which is amazing all on its own because I don’t often listen to the radio), but he’s unbelievably catchy. I describe him as a cross between Patrick Stump and Michael Buble (both in terms of his voice and his physical appearance).

In this particular song, he has a bit of a Maroon 5 vibe. 

While I personally listen to him all year,  most of his songs have a very summertime quality to them. My current obsession is actually a Classified song featuring Olly Murs, but I can’t sit still when I hear it *dances away*: