This article gives me opinions from fans on why they believe Taylor Swift was better off as a country singer. I also plan to find an article that has fans stating why they think Taylor is better as a pop star. Those two articles will allow me to make the fans argue their points with each other in my paper. I believe and hope having them argue each other will have a bigger impact on the reader. The opinions from these fans will serve as some of my statistics that I put in the paper.
I think will use this as the base of my writing, to start me off. Mainly because it is a timeline of Taylor’s career, which will clearly show her evolution from country artist to pop star. I do not think I will use any exact wording from this. It will be more for ideas, and if I did use quotes it would be facts. I do plan to have the music video links in the paper similar to the timeline.
I will use this article to argue that there are still a few people who have hope for Taylor’s country side. They have little hope and say she is nothing close to being a country artist anymore. They believe she is not country because of her reputation. She is trying to be someone she is not, and she is turning her back on country. These people are from Nashville and are a few of the only people who think her reputation can be saved. I am thinking about using, “Being a Far Cry From Country.”
This article provides one of the most important/arguable questions about my topic. I will use this question as my base of the “argument” between the fans about their opinions. It also gives important valid information that I can use in my paper. I may use this sentence, “There's perhaps no more divisive topic among country fans than Taylor Swift,” either like it is or as influence.
This idea of the “new Taylor” and the “old Taylor” will be very helpful in my paper. It proves that even Taylor’s knows she has changed and seems to be proud of it. She even stated in one of her songs that the old Taylor (country Taylor) is dead due to her pop genre. The music video they are referring to is "Look What You Made Me Do." I will use the link to this video on YouTube when mentioning the old and new Taylor.
This article provides a visual of how I would like to incorporate links to music videos throughout my paper. This will give me the opportunity to keep the reader interested and educated on my topic. I won’t have the music videos formatted like they are in this article. They will be links that take the reader straight to YouTube. This piece serves as a mentor text for only one thing and that is the links to the videos.
This article can also be used to argue against the fans who think Taylor is better off as a country artist. It can also be used as a base for my paper. It talks about what all of the fans think about pop star Taylor. I will most likely use quotes from this article. An example of one is “Taylor Swift is easy to hate for some because she seems to like herself so much, and that's hard for a lot of people whose self-esteem is a little shaky.”
Based on this article, I might use some of these points to argue the fact that Taylor Swift is not as “bad” as all of the other pop stars. Everyone besides Taylor knows she is an innocent girl who will never be a bad girl. Even if she secretly knows this she chooses to not believe it. A sentence I might like to mimic is, “no matter how many shades darker she takes her lipstick, she will never be “pirate queen of the South China Sea” bad girl.”
Taylor used to be an innocent cute country singer, who has turned into a pop star bad girl overtime. Although she is not a "true" bad girl she is trying to be. This article talks about all these things and how they have affected her reputation. The whole reputation thing will help me with the evolution throughout her career, because the country was innocent Taylor and the pop is bad girl Taylor. This article uses her new pop music videos as a source of proving her reputation going down hill.
This article will give me many different ideas for my paper. It talks about her country career and then goes into her pop genre. It also has different opinions from fans about what they think about everything she has done and the decisions she has made throughout her music career. This article also shows some of her album covers, which I'm considering putting in my paper to show how not only her song style has changed but also her innocence. Another thing this article provides is useful facts about my topic.