September 17, 2014 10:58 AM EDT

You’ve probably heard “All About That Bass” — Meghan Trainor’s total earworm of a late-summer jam — plenty of times by now, so you might have noticed her assertion that she’s “all about that bass — no treble.”

Well, one musician (who goes by the name Here Comes Brooklyn) took that assertion literally and decided to see what the song would sound like if Trainor were indeed against including any treble. As it turns out, the track sounds pretty awful without it. This is why we shouldn’t speak in absolutes.

The song does, however, sound pretty great played on an upright bass:

 

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