US singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor has made waves with her debut single ‘All About That Bass’ – it’s racked up over 80 million YouTube views and it currently sits atop of the Billboard Hot 100 back on her home turf. The track’s scheduled to be released in the UK next Sunday after having its release date moved forward due to phenomenal demand, but it seems that UK listeners just can’t wait to buy the track – as a rogue cover version of the song today entered the Top 20 of the UK iTunes chart.
Recorded by the artist Power Music Workout – a remix artist that has tons and tons of ‘Workout Remix’ versions of popular songs already available on the iTunes store – the ‘All About That Bass (Workout Mix)’ is currently sitting at no. 15 on the UK iTunes chart at the time of writing. The remix appears to contain Trainor’s master vocals and portions of the instrumental alongside an 808 drum and uh, a bit more bass.
In 2012, a similar chart mishap occurred when Precision Tunes‘ cover version of Maroon 5‘s ‘Payphone’ ended up charting at no. 9 on the Official UK Top 40 as a result of the band’s version of the song not being released on the UK iTunes store until June 8th – almost two months after the song’s initial release.
Trainor’s original version of ‘All About That Bass’ is currently available to stream on Spotify and will be released for download via UK digital retailers on the 28th September.
UPDATE: ‘All About That Bass (Workout Mix)’ has charted at no. 13 on the official UK Top 40 chart. Trainor’s version of the song has now been released on the UK iTunes store and currently holds the no. 1 spot on the iTunes Singles chart.
You can listen to ‘All About That Bass’ below: