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Last week on VH1, pop made a comeback. Pop bands from the 2000’s still bump in your speakers, learn how Queen Beyoncé earned her crown, listen to the best Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” covers on the Internet and more.
Taylor Swift unleashed the video for “Shake It Off” during her Yahoo livestream last month and since then, everyone has taken a stab at recording their own cover on YouTube. But it’s YouTube so there are many incredible ones and many that need a little more practice. Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up the five best covers out right now that will inspire you to shake off your nerves and try to create your own.
With “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift debuting at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Ariana Grande’s sophomore album, My Everything, set to take the top spot of the album charts, it’s safe to say Max Martin is back on top. Though, it’s not like he exactly went anywhere. Easily one of the most prolific writers of the past 20 years, the Swedish music producer is responsible for some of the biggest hits by Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, and Kelly Clarkson. Most recently, he’s extended his magic touch to Grande, Swift and a host of other new artists that are hoping to add to Martin’s 18 number one hits.
With so much attention on his latest hits, we went through his entire writing and production catalog to pick out his 15 best hits. These songs range from country to pop, happy to sad and everything in between.
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If anyone knows what it’s like to attract hate, its musicians. For as much adoration as they receive, there’s a pretty high volume of people looking to tear them down. But the great thing about having music at your disposal is you can release an anti-hate track and have it bounce to number one, putting down the detractors and giving sage advice to us regular people dealing with our own beefs. Taylor Swift is the most recent to jump aboard the anti-hater train with her track “Shake It Off”, but everyone from Beyonce to 50 Cent has a song to sing for the haters.
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!