This website provides information on the background of Taylor Swift's life and her country career. This is important to have in my paper to show the reader that there is an innocent soft side of Taylor, but she just hasn't showed us in a while. An interesting fact about Taylor is that she was inspired to become a country artist from Faith Hill. She may have been similar to her in the beginning, which was a good thing, but now she is nothing like her. It also says that "...boyfriends have also inspired her best songs."
Taylor has not only had multiple albums and fans, she has had a total of about 12 relationships throughout her career. Honestly, she probably just does it for paparazzi and it gives her something to write her songs about. She is doing exactly what she said she wouldn't in her "You Belong With Me" song. In this song she stated that she was the tom boy girl who wasn't all over the boys, which we all know was a lie. Especially from her new music videos from "Shake It Off" and "Look What You Made Me Do." I will use this as another source to prove her bad reputation.
I am not the only one who believes that Taylor should return to country music. This website shows that people agree with me, and for multiple reasons. It talks mostly about her country career and how she was successful. It even mentions how recently Taylor hinted about going back to country. If she chooses to go back, that will save her career in the future, her reputation, and her popularity. It even has a spot at the end of the website where you can vote if you think Taylor should go back to country.
This article contains many different opinions from music critics on Taylor Swift’s song “Look What You Made Me Do.” One woman stated, “ "Swift’s lyrics are visceral and almost sloppy, with her rhyming “time” and “time” on the Lorde-channeling pre-chorus, and melodramatically declaring that “the old Taylor” is “dead!”. ...” One man said, “...feels like the un-celebratory flip side to the previous album’s leadoff single, Shake It Off.” These are some of the many opinions that people shared on this website. I plan to use at least one of these, or different ones that are on the website on my paper.
This article focuses on Taylor Swift’s disappearance from the media. Many believe it is because she feels attacked and wants to prove a point that she doesn’t care. Also, they believe she doesn’t interact with the media because then she can’t give them as many reasons to attack her. It talks about how she didn’t even show up to accept her award at the Music Awards. Although, she did show her new music video for the song “Delicate.” The new song talks about how she likes this guy. A specific lyric she sings is, “My reputation’s never been worse, so you must like me for me.”
This article reveals all of the references that Taylor makes in her song and music video “Look What You Made Me Do.” Taylor is not fond of how people are criticizing her negatively. She demonstrates these feelings without any fear of people thinking worse of her. One said, “Swift’s music video certainly drives home that fact that she feels keenly about being critiqued as a public figure and she’s back with a vengeance to call out her detractors.” It also mentions that, “She even goes so far as to reference where she feels that her reputation began getting attacked.”
This article demonstrates how Taylor’s new album’s songs can’t even stay in the top 5 for longer than a week or two. Even Cardi B’s Bodak Yellow passed the song “Look What You Made Me Do” up to become No. 1. The song eventually went down to No. 34, which is just bellow Bruno Mars’ 42 week-old song “That’s What I Like.” This shows how Taylor Swift’s new self and reputation have affected her popularity as a whole.
Taylor Swift has fewer and fewer people going to her “Reputation” tour concerts, but she is charging way more for the tickets compared to her sold out “1989” tour. One said, “I paid $150 for my ticket with amazing seats for the 1989 tour. Now for the same seats I have to pay about $500.” I will most likely use this, “A look at Ticketmaster’s interactive seat charts confirms that Swift’s schedule of 33 dates for the North American “Reputation” tour has yet to produce a single sellout, from its May 8 launch in Phoenix to its Oct. 6 finale in Arlington, Texas,” to argue how Taylor is not as popular as a pop star. She was way more successful as a country artist, as a pop star she was only successful with one album.
In the beginning, when Taylor was producing country music she was sold out on pretty much every concert she had. Then, there was the "1989" album that was sold out within minutes for every concert. She was and appeared this popular to everyone because they still saw her as a good girl and were not aware of her true self. Later, when she produced her most recent album, "Reputation", little to none of her concerts were sold out. One articles headline stated, "Taylor Swifts 'Reputation' tour shaping up to be a disaster." All of this proves that Taylor Swift has lost respect from many and her reputation has gone down hill overtime.
This article boldly shows how Emily Heller negatively feels about Taylor Swifts song and music video "You Belong With Me". A few of the words she uses to describe her harsh feelings are: evil, feminist, wrong, possibly racist, etc. This articles format is set up like a script with two people going back and forth, which I will most likely not be doing in my paper. On the other hand, I plan to use some quotes of Emily's, because she gets the point across to the reader in the same way I would like to. Also, she even mentions how Taylor talks about what she wears in the song, which turns out to be a lie in the future. That is one of the most crucial points that I will use to show Taylor's true self to the rest of the world.