Lips Are Movin

"Lips Are Movin"
A white portrait speckled with pink shapes featuring a young blonde woman pouting and posing with her right-hand holding her circular sunglasses. She sports a ponytail and long-sleeve white top covered in black lip shapes. At the top of the portrait in capital-letter font stands the name, Meghan Trainor, while at the bottom stands the title "Lips Are Movin".
Single by Meghan Trainor
from the album Title
ReleasedOctober 21, 2014 (2014-10-21)
Format
Genre
Length3:01
LabelEpic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Kevin Kadish
Meghan Trainor singles chronology
"All About That Bass"
(2014)
"Lips Are Movin"
(2014)
"Marvin Gaye"
(2015)
Music video
"Lips Are Movin" on YouTube

"Lips Are Movin" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor and co-written by Trainor and producer Kevin Kadish. Epic Records released it on October 21, 2014, as the second single from Trainor's debut major-label studio album Title (2015). "Lips Are Movin" was announced in October 2014, along with its official single artwork, and release to radio stations in the same month. "Lips Are Movin" is a bubblegum pop, doo-wop and R&B song with wry lyrics about a philandering, untruthful man.

Comparing it to Trainor's previous single "All About That Bass", critics stated that "Lips Are Movin" elevated Trainor from a one-hit wonder to a successful pop act. "Lips Are Movin" was a commercial success, becoming Trainor's second consecutive single to reach the top five in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the US Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at numbers three, two, and four, respectively. It also reached the top ten in several European countries, including Austria, Spain, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Philip Andelman directed the music video for "Lips Are Movin" and Hewlett-Packard commissioned it. It portrays behind-the-scenes events during the shoot of a music video, featuring dancers that include Les Twins and Chachi Gonzales. Following its release on November 19, 2014, the video was viewed 2.5 million times on YouTube within two days and received positive reviews that praised its imagery. Trainor has performed "Lips Are Movin" live on several shows, including Today, The Voice, and Dancing with the Stars. It was also performed during Trainor's 2015 That Bass Tour and MTrain Tour, and The Untouchable Tour (2016).

Background and release

"Lips Are Movin" is a bubblegum pop, doo-wop and R&B song.[1][2] It includes half-sung, half-rapped vocals and a retro-soul melody with beats and a percussion-heavy arrangement.[3][4] VH1 described it as "a feisty, upbeat track" that "has some spunky lyrics".[5] According to James Cowan of Canadian Business, the song "shares the same girl-group-influenced harmonies, wry lyrics and candy palette" of its predecessor, "All About That Bass".[6] Musically, "Lips Are Movin" was likened to Christina Aguilera's "Candyman" (2007) by Carl Smith of Sugarscape.com.[7] The song's tempo is 139 beats per minute. It is composed in the key G major. Trainor's vocals span the tonal nodes F3 to B5. The song's chord progression is G–Am–C–G.[8]

A man holds a guitar
Kevin Kadish produced and co-wrote "Lips Are Movin".

The song's lyrics are about a philandering, untruthful man; they include, "if your lips are movin', then you're lyin', lyin', lyin, babe".[3] It was reportedly written in eight minutes by Kevin Kadish and Meghan Trainor and produced by the former.[9]

On October 14, 2014, the song's artwork and a full-length low-quality version were leaked online. The same day, it was announced by the label that "Lips Are Movin" would be released to contemporary hit radio in the US on October 21, 2014, as Trainor's second single.[4] The song was offered first on Shazam, and also premiered on MTV News the following day.[10] The song garnered radio play from three radio stations the same day, six days before its radio release date. The song was released as a download on the same date in Austria,[11] Germany, and Switzerland.[12][13] It was later released worldwide—except in the United Kingdom—instantly made available to those who pre-ordered Title,[14] In the United Kingdom, the song was released as a download on January 18, 2015.[15]

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