A brilliant soul named Thomas Jung synced up this aerobics video from 1989 with Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and the results are perfect. It’s like they were made for each other! If I could choose a physical manifestation of what I wish the inside of my brain looked like, it would be this video. When I’m that happy and hyperactive on the inside, I’ll pretty much have won life, right? [HuffPost]
You know that moment when you suddenly realize you’re a Taylor Swift fan even though you don’t want to be? And that feeling of epic vertigo that comes immediately afterward? No? Well, the music fans in this “Saturday Night Live” sketch do, and Swiftamine is here to save the day. Even Taylor would like to buy herself some.
Good morning! Hope your day is going great, and if it’s not, here’s a totally awesome mashup of Beyonce’s “XO” and Taylor Swift’s “Out of the Woods.” Diva doubledown! [via Jezebel]
We first heard inklings that life-size Precious Moments statue Taylor Swift was moving in a new direction on 2012’s smash, Red. It was singles like “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” “22,” and “I Knew You Were Trouble” that saw the starlet shedding her country curls and flirty sundresses for all the faux-edginess that accompanies a pair of Forever 21 leather shorts. But it’d take Swift two more years to bury those country roots and pursue the pop stardom she’s flirted with forever.
The official announcement came via Yahoo! stream in August that Swift’s next album, 1989, would see the singer embark on a pop sojourn with a trusted fleet of producers including Max Martin and Shellback. The news was accompanied by the release of her music video for the album’s first single, “Shake It Off.”
Once the screams of fervent Swifties died down, many casual fans were left to wonder if the album would be all brand: Would her trademark ballads of heartbreak and triumph be swapped for an album shilling 13 songs that sounded like a Diet Coke ad? “Out of the Woods” offered hope, but nothing was certain until the album’s midnight Monday release.
We’ve done you the courtesy of ranking the album’s songs from best to meh, in order to make the Swift fanfare easier to parse. Keep reading »
You know that moment when your parents contribute lovingly goofy photobombs to your social media stream, forever diminishing any attempt at putting out some aloof “cool factor”? The same thing happened to Taylor Swift today when her dad peeked into her Instagram frame as she celebrated the release of her new album, further cementing her status as America’s BFF. Glad her parents are as fun as she (presumably) is!