To: Readers and Meghan Trainor
On an earlier post, when breaking down game film from Let It Go, I said: “I don’t know of other songs with … repeating phrases than end in Xm and X”. Let It Go looks like:
The [Em]snow glows white on the [Cadd9]mountain tonight Not a [D]footprint to be [Am]seen A [Em]kingdom of iso[Cadd9]lation, and it [D]looks like I'm the [A]Queen
Turns out Meghan Trainor’s “No Good For You” does the same, arguably in a more interesting way:
I miss that [Em]happy friend that I had [A]You've been acting so sad Won't you come [D]back? yeah [Bm]yeah You never [Em]take your time with your girls no more [A]Always with your new boy But he ain't all [D]that But [B]you don't know yet
Also, just when you’re pretty sure nothing else is going to happen harmonically in this song, something happens around here:
I’m pretty sure I’d call it:
Cause he [Em]called me yesterday And he [Edim7]asked me on a date Tried to [D]play you like a fool And that's [B]why I'm calling you
There’s definitely a Bb in the vocals there, so I’m calling it Edim7. Though admittedly whenever I’m holding a guitar I’m biased toward dim7’s, which are super-finger-fun, so it could also – maybe more sensibly given the rest of the song – be called A(#5). Let’s just call it Einteresting.
Anyways the point here is the Doctor of Rock is officially certifying Meghan Trainor as harmonically fresh. May she sleep easier now in her huge house.