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Released: 2017

“Me Too” by Meghan Trainor serves as an irrepressible anthem of self-confidence, empowerment, and success. The song offers a fabulous juxtaposition of pop culture references, swagger, and an infectious beat that underlines the theme of self-love and self-acceptance.

Let’s break it down. The opening lines, “Who’s that sexy thing I see over there? That’s me, standin’ in the mirror,” showcase Trainor’s audacious self-esteem. She’s flipping the script on societal standards and objectification, taking control of her own narrative. The “icy thing” around her neck? That’s not just a piece of jewelry; it’s a symbol of her success. She demands respect, not for the materialistic value of the chain, but for the hard work and grit it represents.

Her chorus, “If I was you, I’d wanna be me too,” is the unabashedly self-assured underline of the track. She’s not just confident, she is reveling in her self-worth, exuding such an appealing aura that she posits even her naysayers would want to trade places with her. She’s owning her triumphs, living them out loud and inspiring her listeners to do the same.

Verse two drops us into Trainor’s glitzy, glamorous life. The vivid imagery, “My life’s a movie, Tom Cruise,” encapsulates the glitz, glamor, and cinematic extravagance she associates with her success. The phrase “bless me, baby, achoo” is a playful, tongue-in-cheek way of saying she’s sneezing because she’s ‘allergic’ to mediocrity. Her life, as she tells it, is so exceptional that others can’t replicate its grandeur, even if they tried.

The bridge, with its repeated plea to “Turn the bass up”, serves to heighten the danceability factor of the track. The higher the bass, the more we feel the music in our bodies – we’re absorbed into Trainor’s world, a world where we’re all VIPs, living life to the full, unapologetically ourselves.

“Me Too” is a pop-culture laden, groovy celebration of self-love and unabashed success. It’s an open invitation, not just to join in, but to mirror this self-assuredness, to love ourselves excessively, to feel good about our achievements, and not to shy away from voicing it. Because if Meghan Trainor can do it, you can too.

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