Play That Song

Album: A Girl, a Bottle, a Boat (2016)
Charted: 21 41

Songfacts®:

  • First performed live by Train during the summer of 2016, the studio version of this upbeat number was released as the lead single from their A Girl, a Bottle, a Boat album on September 29, 2016.
  • The song is built around the melody of the much covered classic "Heart and Soul" written by Hoagy Carmichael and Frank Loesser in 1938. American band leader Larry Clinton recorded the most successful version in 1939, reaching #1 on the chart. Modern listeners probably best known it as the song that Robert Loggia and Tom Hanks play and dance to on a giant foot-operated electronic keyboard in the 1988 movie Big.
  • The video shows Train singer Pat Monahan dancing around a sunny Los Angeles as he listens to the song. There is a nod to Big as we see him at one point moving back and forth on a giant keyboard. His attitude and energy is so infectious, everybody else joins in the fun. Monahan commented:

    "The idea to be on top of the world and have the whole town react to the happiness was super fun and corny and sweet and I wish life was really like this video."

Comments: 2

  • Barbara from California Love this song. Every time I listen to it my heart lightens and I can’t help smiling and singing along.
  • Shana from London Englandgood tune even better if its his own song.
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