For information on the New Year's Resolution Challenge that started all this, with a video of me singing "Bitch Better Have My Money" by Rihanna in four part harmony with a ukulele, CLICK HERE. The short version: Cover the #1 song in iTunes for every month of 2015. You can hear them all on THIS PLAYLIST.
This is not a well-written song. There, I said it. I know I've gone to bat for Taylor Swift in the past, saying that she at least writes a lot of her own material and can play an instrument or two when called upon to do so, but this song? Not good. No bones. I did the best I could with it. I wish I could say that the version without the rap break was better, but listening back I think it's almost worse... There's no lyric here, no melody, nothing to grab onto.
What kind of a world is it where Justin Bieber writes a better song than Taylor Swift? I can't get my head around that. I'm having a serious identity crisis over it.
The whole "backup dancers and Kay Perry" story doesn't even redeem this thing. That's a story on a cheesy show on E!, not a song concept. I'm sorry. I just can't support it.
Look back at Ben Folds' "Bitches Ain't Shit." Listen to Jonathan Coulton's "Baby Got Back." Now apply that concept to "Bad Blood." I rest my case, and I'm not apologizing... I did the best I could.
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