Better When I'm Dancin'

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"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[edit]

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]

Music video[edit]

Directed by Philip Andelman, the video premiered on Apple Music on October 13, 2015 and debuted on Vevo the same day. It features Trainor with appearances from Snoopy, Woodstock, Charlie Brown, among other characters from Peanuts.[4]

Live performances[edit]

Trainor performed "Better When I'm Dancin'" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on November 5, 2015.[5] She also performed the song on the Dancing with the Stars season 21 finale on November 24, 2015, followed by her collaboration with Who Is Fancy and Ariana Grande, "Boys like You".[6] The song was included on the set list for Trainor's MTrain Tour (2015).[7]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[8]
No.TitleLength
1."Better When I'm Dancin'"2:56
Vinyl[9]
No.TitleLength
1."Better When I'm Dancin'"2:56
2."Bang Dem Sticks"3:00

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015-2017) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[10] 76
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[11] 93
Philippines (Philippine Hot 100)[12] 99
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[13] 1
US Kid Digital Songs (Billboard)[14] 1
Venezuela (Record Report)[15] 99
Venezuela (Pop General)[16] 29
Venezuela (Top Anglo)[17] 17

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[18] Platinum 70,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[19] Gold 10,000*
United States (RIAA)[20] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Italy October 23, 2015 Contemporary hit radio Epic [21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Benjamin, Jeff (October 15, 2015). "Meghan Trainor Boogies With 'Peanuts' Gang in "Better When I'm Dancing" Video". Fuse. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  2. ^ Daw, Robbie (October 9, 2015). "Meghan Trainor's "Feel Better When I'm Dancin'" From 'The Peanuts Movie': Listen To A Clip". Idolator. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "Better When I'm Dancin'". MusicNotes. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  4. ^ "Meghan Trainor Cuts a Move with Snoopy and Charlie Brown in 'Better When I'm Dancin Video: Watch". Billboard. October 15, 2015. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  5. ^ "Guest Meghan Trainor". NBC. November 6, 2015. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  6. ^ "You Won't Be Able to Stop Listening to Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor's New Song". Popsugar. November 24, 2015. Retrieved November 28, 2015.
  7. ^ Frere, Jackie (July 25, 2015). "Meghan Trainor Dazzles L.A. Crowd After Vocal Hemorrhage Recovery: Live Review". Billboard. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  8. ^ "Meghan Trainor - Better When I'm Dancin' - Music on Google Play". Google Play. October 14, 2015. Retrieved February 15, 2016.
  9. ^ "Better When I'm Dancin' - Vinyl Record - Sound Stage Direct". Sound Stage Direct. Retrieved February 15, 2016.
  10. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Meghan Trainor – Better When I'm Dancin'". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  11. ^ "Meghan Trainor Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  12. ^ "BillboardPH Hot 100 - July 17". Billboard Philippines. July 17, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  13. ^ "Meghan Trainor Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  14. ^ "Kid Digital Songs : Nov 7, 2015". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  15. ^ "RECORD REPORT - Top 100" (in Spanish). Record Report. Archived from the original on January 21, 2016. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  16. ^ "RECORD REPORT - Pop General" (in Spanish). Record Report. Archived from the original on January 21, 2016. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  17. ^ "RECORD REPORT - Top Anglo" (in Spanish). Record Report. Archived from the original on January 21, 2016. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  18. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2018 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  19. ^ "Polish single certifications – Meghan Trainor – Better When I'm Dancin'" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  20. ^ "American single certifications – Meghan Trainor – Better When I'm Dancin'". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 5, 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  21. ^ "MEGHAN TRAINOR su Radio Airplay". RadioAirplay.it (in Italian). October 23, 2015. Archived from the original on November 16, 2016. Retrieved November 15, 2016.

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