The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards took over television last night, and the stars stepped out dressed to impress. In addition to crying over the Carter family and twerking along to Nicki Minaj there were plenty of moments to be savored behind the scenes. Luckily, the celebs didn’t leave their phones at home.
In case you were vacationing under a rock last week, Taylor Swift released a catchy new single, “Shake It Off,” and announced a forthcoming LP called 1989. We can’t wait to hear the whole album, which the singer says was inspired by all of the great pop music from the year of her birth. She has called the late 1980s “a time of limitless potential,” full of “bright colors, bold choices, [and] rebellion.” Her new video even pays homage to some trends from that era, with Swift incorporating b-boys and Toni Basil-style cheerleading into the clip.
While Swift is totally right about music’s high points in 1989, we started to have flashbacks about some of the moments that should definitely stay in the past. Whether cheesy fads or serious snubs, there are things we hope Swift doesn’t touch upon as she shows props for her birth year. Considering she was only alive for 18 days of the ’80s, we’d decided to make her a handy list of musical moments to avoid at all costs!
Did you miss Taylor Swift‘s media takeover this week? The 24-year-old hosted her own livestream special on Yahoo and made some major announcements. Sorry, haters! Taylor Swift Season is coming. Read more…
During a Yahoo livestream on Monday, Taylor Swift premiered her brand new video for “Shake It Off” and fans got to witness her many dance styles. She repeatedly shook off the haters while offering a colorful spectrum of famous moments, themes and people in pop culture. Some of the nostalgic throwbacks were pretty obviously, but others were a little more tricky. Read on for a complete breakdown of T-Swift pop culture shout-outs.
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