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Music Friday: ‘You Can Buy Me Diamond Earrings and Deny-ny-ny,’ Sings Meghan Trainor in ‘Lips Are Movin’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you chart-topping songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, we we're ending the work week with Meghan Trainor performing her smash hit, “Lips Are Movin,” a song about a confident, young woman taking a stand against her lying, cheating, sweet-talking boyfriend.

Incorporating elements of doo-wop, hip-hop and bubblegum pop, “Lips Are Movin” features a key jewelry reference in the catchy sing-a-long chorus: “You can buy me diamond earrings and deny-ny-ny, ny-ny-ny, deny-ny / But I smell her on your collar so goodbye-bye-bye, bye-bye-bye.”

As Trainor explained to MTV News, “It's like, 'Here's me… trying to get through this feeling of, ugh he's cheating on me again.' Like, 'I know you're lying, but that's OK because I'm gonna find the next guy. I'm good.'"

Currently positioned at # 4 on the U.S. Billboard Top 100 and having charted in 13 countries, “Lips Are Movin” is the second single from Trainor’s soon-to-be-released debut studio album, Title. Trainor and her writing partner, Kevin Kadish, reportedly penned the song in eight minutes.

Trainor broke new ground with the “Lips are Movin” official video. She enlisted the talent of the tech company HP and social influencers from the worlds of Vine, Instagram and YouTube to give her performance a unique flavor, from the choreography, set design and styling to the hair and makeup and behind-the-scenes photography. Bri Emery, Marcus Johns and Cody Johns, Robby Ayala, Les Twins, Sara Escudero, Kristin Ess, Mei Kawajiri and Barkley the Pom are just some of the online stars contributing to the video and its viral following.

Fans responded in droves, as “Lips Are Movin” has captured more than 69 million views on YouTube.

The 21-year-old Massachusetts native started singing at age six and wrote her first song at age 11. She attended Berklee College of Music and released two acoustic albums in 2011.

Her big break came in February 2014, when she performed “All About the Bass” on ukulele for L.A. Reid, the chairman and CEO of Epic Records. That resulted in a recording contract and a monumental rise to stardom. “All About the Bass” topped the charts in 58 countries and resulted in a Grammy nomination for “Song of the Year.” Grammy winners will be announced on February 8 during the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

Please check out Trainor’s official video of “Lips Are Movin.” The lyrics are below if you’d like to sing along.

"Lips Are Moving" Written by Kevin Kadish and Meghan Trainor. Performed by Meghan Trainor.

If your lips are moving, if your lips are moving
If your lips are moving, then you're lyin', lyin', lyin', baby
If your lips are moving, if your lips are moving
If your lips are moving, I said you're lyin', lyin', lyin', baby

Boy, look at me in my face
Tell me that you're not just about this bass
You really think I could be replaced
Nah, I come from outer space
And I'm a classy girl, I'mma hold it up
You're full of something but it ain't love
And what we got, straight overdue
Go find somebody new

You can buy me diamond earrings and deny-ny-ny, ny-ny-ny, deny-ny
But I smell her on your collar so goodbye-bye-bye, bye-bye-bye

I know you lie
'Cause your lips are moving
Tell me do you think I'm dumb?
I might be young, but I ain't stupid
Talking around in circles with your tongue
I gave you bass, you gave me sweet talk
Saying how I'm your number one
But I know you lie
'Cause your lips are moving
Baby, don't you know I'm done

If your lips are moving, if your lips are moving
If your lips are moving, then you're lyin', lyin', lyin', baby
If your lips are moving, if your lips are moving
If your lips are moving, then you're lyin', lyin', lyin', baby

Hey, baby, don't you bring them tears
'Cause it's too late, too late, baby
You only love me when you're here
You're so two-faced, two-faced, babe

You can buy me diamond earrings and deny-ny-ny, ny-ny-ny, deny-ny
But I smell her on your collar so goodbye-bye-bye, bye-bye-bye

I know you lie
'Cause your lips are moving
Tell me do you think I'm dumb?
I might be young, but I ain't stupid
Talking around in circles with your tongue
I gave you bass, you gave me sweet talk
Saying how I'm your number one
But I know you lie
'Cause your lips are moving
Baby, don't you know I'm done

Come on, say!

If your lips are moving, if your lips are moving
If your lips are moving, then you're lyin', lyin', lyin', baby
If your lips are moving (Alright now)
If your lips are moving (I wanna hear ya'll singing with me)
If your lips are moving
Then you're lyin', lyin', lyin', baby (Here we go)

I know you lie
'Cause your lips are moving
Tell me do you think I'm dumb?
I might be young, but I ain't stupid
Talking around in circles with your tongue
I gave you bass, you gave me sweet talk
Saying how I'm your number one
But I know you lie
'Cause your lips are moving
Baby, don't you know I'm done

Music Friday: Pink’s Fingers Are Bejeweled With Diamonds and Gold in Grammy Winner, ‘Trouble’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you hit songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today’s featured song, “Trouble,” earned Pink a Grammy in 2004 for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.

In the song about how "trouble" follows Pink wherever she goes, the singer explains that her choice of fine jewelry can hardly mask her tough-girl persona.

In the first verse, she sings, “No attorneys / To plead my case / No orbits / To send me into outta space / And my fingers / Are bejeweled / With diamonds and gold / But that ain't gonna help me now.”

Co-written by Pink and Tim Armstrong, “Trouble” was the lead single from Pink’s third studio album, Try This, and peaked at #68 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2003. The song landed Pink a 2004 Grammy Award for her video performance of the song, where she rides into a one-horse town and promptly ignites a huge bar brawl.

Despite the song's modest chart performance, ”Trouble” has been featured in many popular films, including White Chicks (2004), The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005), as well as Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011).

Alecia Beth Moore, popularly known by her stage name Pink, has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and has earned three Grammy Awards and six MTV Video Music Awards. Billboard named her Woman of the Year in 2013 and VH1 ranked her number 10 on its list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music.

Please check out the video at the end of this post. It’s Pink performing “Trouble" during “The Truth About Love Tour” in 2013. That tour ran for nearly a year, included 142 shows and grossed an astounding $184 million.

The lyrics are below if you’d like to sing along.

"Trouble"

Written by Tim Armstrong and Pink. Performed by Pink.

No attorneys
To plead my case
No orbits
To send me into outta space
And my fingers
Are bejeweled
With diamonds and gold
But that ain't gonna help me now

[Chorus]

I'm trouble
Yeah trouble now
I'm trouble y'all
I disturb my town
I'm trouble
Yeah trouble now
I'm trouble y'all
I got trouble in my town

You think your right
But you were wrong
You tried to take me
But I knew all along
You can take me
For a ride
I'm not a fool out
So you better run and hide

[Chorus]

If you see me coming
Down the street then
You know it's time to
Go (and you know it's time to go
cause here comes trouble)

No attorneys
To plead my case
No orbits
To send me into outta space
And my fingers
Are bejeweled
With diamonds and gold
But that ain't gonna help me now

You think your right
But you were wrong
You tried to take me
But I knew all along
You can take me
For a ride
Cause I'm not a fool out
So you better run and hide

[Chorus]

So if you see me coming
Down the street then
You know it's time to
Go (go-oh-oh, I got)

[Chorus]

Trouble
Yeah trouble now
I'm trouble ya'll
I got trouble in my town
I'm trouble
Yeah trouble now
I'm trouble ya'll
I got trouble in my town [Repeat: x3]

Music Friday: Mary Lambert Rocks Cat Earrings and Pokes Fun at Her Own Insecurities in ‘Secrets’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fun songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today’s featured song is “Secrets” by 25-year-old Grammy nominee Mary Lambert.

In this song about acceptance and self-empowerment, Lambert offers a comical, unfiltered look at her own insecurities, and mentions a favorite piece of jewelry in the first verse.

She sings, “I'm overweight / I'm always late / I've got too many things to say / I rock mom jeans, cat earrings / Extrapolate my feelings.”

The “Secrets” special lyrics video includes a cute, hand-drawn animation of the cat earrings, “Meow.”

“Secrets,” which is currently #14 on the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart, is the lead single from Lambert’s debut full-length album, Heart on My Sleeve. The album was released this past Tuesday.

Lambert told Glamaholic.com that “Secrets” was the result of a late-night writing session with the song’s co-producers Eric Rosse and Benny Cassette, and multi-platinum hitmaker MoZella.

"Secrets might be the first fun song I've ever written,” she said. "Like a few songs on the album, [Secrets] was a product of an arsenal of talented writers in one room. I've never co-written before, and this song really showed me what can happen when you are open to sharing your creative space with other people. We wrote this song in one super-fun night.”

She added that “Secrets” is about loving yourself unabashedly. "I felt like there were a lot of songs coming out about self-empowerment and challenging beauty standards,” she said, “and I wanted to write a song along those same lines, but in my voice."

"I believe vulnerability is what will save the world. I wanted to point the lens at myself in hopes of inspiring others to do the same."

The Seattle-based Lambert scored two nominations at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards this past January. She was nominated for Song of the Year (“Same Love”) and Album of the Year (The Heist).

Please check out Lambert’s official “Secrets” video (below) It’s been viewed more than 4.2 million times. We’ve also included the lyrics if you’d like to sing along.

"Secrets"

Written Mary Lambert, Eric Rosse, Benny Cassette and MoZella. Performed by Mary Lambert.

I've got bi-polar disorder
My shit's not in order
I'm overweight
I'm always late
I've got too many things to say
I rock mom jeans, cat earrings
Extrapolate my feelings
My family is dysfunctional
But we have a good time killing each other

[Pre-Chorus:]

They tell us from the time we're young
To hide the things that we don't like about ourselves
Inside ourselves
I know I'm not the only one who spent so long attempting to be someone else
Well I'm over it

[Chorus:]

I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)
I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)
So-o-o-o-o what
So-o-o-o-o what
So-o-o-o-o what
So-o-o-o-o what

I can't think straight, I'm so gay
Sometimes I cry a whole day
I care a lot, use an analog clock
And never know when to stop
And I'm passive, aggressive
I'm scared of the dark and the dentist
I love my butt and won't shut up
And I never really grew up

They tell us from the time we're young
To hide the things that we don't like about ourselves
Inside ourselves
I know I'm not the only one who spent so long attempting to be someone else
Well I'm over it

I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)
I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)
So-o-o-o-o what
So-o-o-o-o what
So-o-o-o-o what
So-o-o-o-o what

I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)
I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)
So-o-o-o-o what
So-o-o-o-o what
So-o-o-o-o what
So-o-o-o-o what
So-o-o-o-o what

(I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are) So-o-o-o-o what
So-o-o-o-o what
So-o-o-o-o what
So-o-o-o-o what

Music Friday: ‘You Can Fit Me Inside the Necklace You Got When You Were 16,’ Sings Ed Sheeran in His New Single, ‘Photograph’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you the latest tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today’s featured artist is 23-year-old Grammy nominee Ed Sheeran singing his brand new release, “Photograph,” from his chart-topping album, Multiply.

Co-penned by Sheeran and Snow Patrol guitarist Johnny McDaid, the song examines the pain of love when you're separated from your sweetheart and focuses on how the memory of a cherished love can be frozen into a photograph.

In one key line, he sings, “You can fit me / Inside the necklace you got when you were sixteen / Next to your heartbeat where I should be / Keep it deep within your soul.”

Sheeran told Spotify.com that he and McDaid wrote “Photograph” in 2012 while hanging out in a Kansas hotel after a performance. Sheeran recalled how he was sitting on the floor making a Lego X-Wing Fighter to give to his sister for a charity auction while a piano loop kept playing on McDaid's laptop in the background.

“I start singing a line and the song kind of unraveled from there,” Sheeran said. “We sat for about four hours, me making [the] Lego [plane], and him on the laptop, just building stuff and then I picked up a guitar and we properly structured it."

Sheeran told The Daily Telegraph that “Photograph” was his “collateral” song from the new album, meaning that, if all else failed, “Photograph” could stand on its own.

Well, the album didn’t fail. Multiply (stylized as “x”) went straight to #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart and was a blockbuster success worldwide. It hit #1 in 12 countries and reached the Top 5 in 11 others.

Born in Hebden Bridge, England, Sheeran moved to London at the age of 17 to pursue a musical career. Three years later, his talent caught the attention of Elton John and Jamie Fox, and soon after he was signed by Asylum Records.

His breakthrough song, “The A Team,” was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards. Sheeran and John performed the song as a duet during the ceremony. A year later, he was nominated as Best New Artist at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

We welcome you to check out the video of Sheeran’s acoustic version of “Photograph,” which he performed at the Capital FM live studio. The lyrics are below if you’d like to sing along.

“Photograph”

Written by Ed Sheeran and Johnny McDaid. Performed by Ed Sheeran.

Loving can hurt, loving can hurt sometimes
But it's the only thing that I know
When it gets hard, you know it can get hard sometimes
It is the only thing that makes us feel alive

We keep this love in a photograph
We made these memories for ourselves
Where our eyes are never closing
Hearts are never broken
And time's forever frozen still

So you can keep me
Inside the pocket of your ripped jeans
Holding me closer 'til our eyes meet
You won't ever be alone, wait for me to come home

Loving can heal, loving can mend your soul
And it's the only thing that I know, know
I swear it will get easier,
Remember that with every piece of you
Hm, and it's the only thing we take with us when we die

Hm, we keep this love in this photograph
We made these memories for ourselves
Where our eyes are never closing
Hearts were never broken
And time's forever frozen still

So you can keep me
Inside the pocket of your ripped jeans
Holding me closer 'til our eyes meet
You won't ever be alone

And if you hurt me
That's okay baby, only words bleed
Inside these pages you just hold me
And I won’t ever let you go
Wait for me to come home
Wait for me to come home
Wait for me to come home
Wait for me to come home

You can fit me
Inside the necklace you got when you were sixteen
Next to your heartbeat where I should be
Keep it deep within your soul

And if you hurt me
Well, that's okay baby, only words bleed
Inside these pages you just hold me
And I won’t ever let you go

When I'm away, I will remember how you kissed me
Under the lamppost back on Sixth Street
Hearing you whisper through the phone,
"Wait for me to come home."