Better When I'm Dancin'

"Better When I'm Dancin'"
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Promotional single by Meghan Trainor
from the album The Peanuts Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
ReleasedOctober 13, 2015 (2015-10-13)
Format
GenreTropical
Length2:56
LabelEpic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Meghan Trainor
  • Thaddeus Dixon

"Better When I'm Dancin'" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor for the soundtrack to the film The Peanuts Movie (2015). Epic Records released it on October 13, 2015, as the first and only promotional single from the soundtrack. Trainor co-wrote and co-produced the song with Thaddeus Dixon. "Better When I'm Dancin'" is a tropical track that strays from Trainor's usual musical style, being described as "breezy and harmless" with traces of house music.

"Better When I'm Dancin'" peaked at number 76 in Australia, and at number one on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, scanning platinum in both countries. Philip Andelman directed the music video, which was released on October 13, 2015. Trainor has performed "Better When I'm Dancin'" live on several shows, including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Dancing with the Stars. It was performed during her MTrain Tour (2015).

Composition

Meghan Trainor co-wrote and co-produced the song with Thaddeus Dixon. A tropical song,[1] "Better When I'm Dancin'" strays from Trainor's usual doo-wop-influenced musical style, being described as "breezy and harmless" with traces of house music.[2][1] The song is written in the key of D major with a tempo of 128 beats per minute. In the verses, the song follows a chord progression of D–D/F–G5–D/F–Em7–Asus, and Trainor's vocals span from G4 to D6 in the song.[3]

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