Kidding Around: Hooked on Taylor

Jan. 18, 2013 @ 05:52 AM

We are never ever ever, getting back together.

These few lines have boosted Taylor Swift to number one in, well pretty much everything. Her new album "Red" has girls, and some guys, singing at the top of their lungs.

I will have to admit, I have been pretty critical of Taylor, or as my friends like to call her Tay-Tay in the past. I didn't think she actually had any singing ability and I thought she was super awkward on stage. But her new music is just so darn catchy.

When my best friends introduced me to the new album, I was skeptical. I found myself thinking that I should've said no, I should have just gone home.

But it was too late, I was hooked on Taylor.

Just take the song "Red" for instance. Who would think to take colors and use them to completely describe a failed relationship? Taylor Swift would.

Lately I will find myself driving down the Interstate and singing along to every Taylor song that comes on the radio. At first I was afraid to admit it, but this is me swallowing my pride, standing in front of you and saying that I am a Taylor fan. I realized I loved her music in the fall. You see what I did there?

If you don't have at least one of the new Taylor songs on your playlists, then you will be just another picture to burn.

My favorite one from the album is "I Knew You Were Trouble," a song where she blames herself for falling in love with a man she knew would be trouble. He was long gone when he met you Taylor. Shame on you.

We may make fun of her for her many boyfriends, but for a girl with so many relationship issues, she sure can attract the men. I mean, they went into it willingly knowing that she is famous for writing songs about her exs. I don't feel a bit sorry for them. Harry Styles, Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, Jake Gyllenhaal and John Mayer have all fallen victim to her charms. These are all gorgeous, talented men. How does she land them? Maybe they wanted to be able to boast that they had a song written about them.

But dare I say it, Taylor Swift writes the lyrics that our angry, estrogen- filled brains think when the men in our lives do us wrong. As my friend Morgan says, she speaks to our 17-year-old souls.

For those of us that decide not to take matters in our own hands, like Carrie Underwood in "Before He Cheats," or The Band Perry in "You Better Dig Two," the songs that Taylor Swift sings are perfect. We can blare those songs on our radios and feel better, without taking a Louisville Slugger to both headlights or being put in the ground, six feet down.

Taylor, I applaud your efforts as a songwriter and I pledge to never make fun of you again. Who am I to tell you how many men you can date and how you should express your feelings? Besides, you must be doing something right. You are making way more money than I and most other people ever will.

Keep on making that music Tay-Tay. You belong on the radio.