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Wave (Meghan Trainor song)

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Single by Meghan Trainor featuring Mike Sabath
from the album Treat Myself
ReleasedSeptember 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)
  • Meghan Trainor
  • Mike Sabath
Producer(s)Mike Sabath
Meghan Trainor singles chronology
"Run Like the River"
"Workin' On It"
Music video
"Wave" on YouTube

"Wave" is a song by American singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor featuring producer Mike Sabath, released on September 27, 2019, through Epic Records. The song was written by the duo and produced by the latter.


About the inspiration for "Wave", Meghan Trainor said that "there was this guy that was -- this poor dude, I'm probably talkin' 'bout him everywhere. But he was like, 'We can't ever be together 'cause it won't last!' But he'd be like, 'I love you' and I was like 'Ok, why are you calling then? Like why is this a thing?' So I don't know how to express myself with words, so I wrote this song and I sent it to him".[1]

Critical reception

Idolator's Mike Nied wrote that the electropop song finds "the duo rid[ing] the waves of their love story", adding that "the end result feels more mature and graceful than some of Meghan's more saccharine bops" and he loved the creative direction.[2] Heran Mamo of Billboard opined that "the backing choir adds an ethereal layer over the electronic impressions" on "Wave", and that "the chorus is a powerfully sweeping recital that emphasizes just how overwhelming her desire to get this love back is".[3] Writing for Entertainment Tonight Canada, Corey Atad described it as "anthemic and danceable".[4]

Music video

Directed by Mathew Cullen, the music video for "Wave" was released on October 7, 2019.[5] It features an earthy color palette and depicts Trainor in an abstract dance party where she glides above the hands of several people.[6] Sabath joins in later, donning a leopard print headband.[7]


Chart (2019) Peak
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[8] 35

Release history

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various September 27, 2019 Epic [9]
United States October 7, 2019 Hot adult contemporary [10]


  1. ^ Rowley, Glenn (October 3, 2019). "Meghan Trainor Reveals Lizzo's Surprising Connection to Her Song 'Me Too'". Billboard. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  2. ^ Nied, Mike (October 7, 2019). "Meghan Trainor & Mike Sabath's 'Wave' Is Electro-Pop Perfection". Idolator. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  3. ^ Mamo, Heran (September 27, 2019). "Meghan Trainor Gets Pulled In by a 'Wave' of Emotions in New Single, Feat. Mike Sabath". Billboard. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  4. ^ Atad, Corey (September 27, 2019). "Meghan Trainor Debuts Anthemic New Single 'Wave' Featuring Mike Sabath". Entertainment Tonight Canada. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  5. ^ Williams, Cat (October 7, 2019). "Meghan Trainor Gets Swept Up By A Crowd In Her New Video For 'Wave' Featuring Mike Sabath". Entertainment Tonight Canada. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  6. ^ Fields, Taylor (October 7, 2019). "Meghan Trainor Takes Fans Behind The Scenes of Her 'Wave' Music Video". iHeartRadio. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  7. ^ Shaffer, Claire (October 7, 2019). "Meghan Trainor Rides a Tsunami of People in 'Wave' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  8. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. October 7, 2019. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  9. ^ Collins, Susan (September 27, 2019). "Multi-platinum selling, Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor joins the superstar Coaching panel on the new series of ITV's The Voice UK". ITV News. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  10. ^ "Hot/Modern/AC Future Releases – Hot Adult Contemporary Rock Songs and Release Dates". AllAccess. Archived from the original on October 6, 2019. Retrieved October 7, 2019.

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