Album: Title (2014)
Charted: 100


  • The upbeat title track of Meghan Trainor's debut EP is an ode to commitment in a relationship.

    Baby, don't call me your friend
    If I hear that word again
    You might never get a chance to see me naked in your bed

    The sassy singer is warning a guy if you want to get with her, you'd better give her that girlfriend title.
  • This was released as the second single from Title. "Dear Future Husband" was originally earmarked to be the second release as it has a closer doo-wop sound to "All About That Bass," but instead this was chosen as the follow-up to Meghan's #1 smash. "I loved that 'Title' showed a little Caribbean drum before the chorus," she explained to MTV News, "and then, like, a rap bridge that was, like…[a] totally different sound."
  • Title topped the US album chart, making Trainor the thirteenth female artist to achieve both a debut #1 single and long player. The previous female artist to do so was Kesha with "TiK ToK" and Animal in 2010.
  • Trainor wrote this with her "All About That Bass" songwriting partner Kevin Kadish, who also produced the track. He explained to Songwriter Universe: "We had a free day and we wrote the song right away, in about eight minutes! We were inspired. The lyric theme is about something real that Meghan was dealing with. I had this track and she said she wanted to write to it."


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