Dear Future Husband

Album: Title (2014)
Charted: 20 14

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Meghan speaking up for how she deserves to be treated by a beau. We hear her listing requirements to a future husband that include "flowers every anniversary." "Open doors for me" and, "Don't have a dirty mind." "Girls need to be treated better. I never got that growing up," she told Billboard magazine. "In high school, I didn't date awesome dudes."
  • Meghan told The Columbus Dispatch that the harmonies driving the '50s style of this song owe a little to Gary U.S. Bonds' "Quarter To Three."
  • Meghan revealed to The Miami Herald that the song's subject matter was inspired by an ongoing joke between her and her father that Meghan's future husband is out there somewhere, "chilling."
  • The song's music video was conceptualized by Fatima Robinson, who previously directed Trainor's clip for "All About That Bass." The video features Charlie Puth as the guy she chooses. Meghan returned the favor by duetting with the singer-songwriter on his debut single, "Marvin Gaye."

    Several viewers criticised the video, accusing it of being anti-feminist. Trainor completely disagrees with that assessment. "Just surprised the random places people are asking me if I was being sexist," she told MTV News. "But no, I don't believe I was. I think I was just writing my song to my future husband out there, wherever he is. He's chilling right now, taking a minute getting ready for me; it's going to be great."

Comments: 1

  • Morgan from GermanyMeghan Trainor most probably got her inspiration for this song from the 1961 hit "Runaround Sue" by Dion, which was a US No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
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