Why Taylor Swift Is Ruining Our ’80s Memories
Haters are gonna hate, but Taylor Swift is just gonna shake…shake it off. And she’s gonna do it with some “hella good” hair, a cheerleading squad…and a Ribbon Dancer? Swift’s first “official” pop album, dubbed 1989 after her birth year, was inspired by “bright colors, bold choices, and rebellion,” she noted during today’s livestream on Yahoo, as well as the late ’80s. It’s too bad T. Swift wasn’t around for the majority of the glorious decade because we experienced those beauty trends the first time around and they were nothing short of magical (a magic Swift seems to have abolished in a matter of four minutes). The songstress strategically left out some iconic signatures from our adolescence (like crimps, side ponytails, and scrunchies), but we’ll give her partial credit for working in powder blue eyeshadow and a boom box. One thing, however, that should never appear in an ode to the totally awesome ’80s: twerking. We kept it clean with The Cabbage Patch dance between episodes of Alf. Here, the only aspect of this video we can get on board with: foiled lips (solely because Jem and the Holograms would probably approve).