This is London Grammar's debut release. It was written by the band's Dot Major, Hannah Reid and Dan Rothman and released as a maxi single on February 25, 2013.
Hannah Reid recalled the writing of the song during a Beats 1 interview: "That was a really early one, before we even signed a record deal I think, Dan had written the guitar part, and then I kind of wrote the top line. We did spend two years on a few different versions of it, kind of piecing it together."
London Grammar first played the song during a gig at the Electric Works, the first London show that they ever did. Dan Rothman said: "It's developed so much now, and now we end our set, every set we ever do, we always end with Metal and Dust."
Meghan Trainor and her producer Kevin Kadish originally wrote "All About That Bass" for another artist to record. However, after Epic Records boss LA Reid heard Meghan play a demo of the song on a ukulele, he signed the young songwriter to his label and told her she should sing it.
Country star Slim Whitman's version of the 1920s song "Rose Marie" spent 11 consecutive weeks at #1 in the UK in 1955, a record until 1991 when Bryan Adams’ "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" spent 16 weeks at the top.