Everybody knows Taylor Swift, and if you don't I have no idea where you've been living for the past few years!!
Normally I wouldn't chose someone like this to have in my top favourites... Being her so popular, commercialised and well sort of preppy.
But I am not void of ears and I do enjoy her songs, and I'm not snooby enough to dislike her just on principle. I give credit where credit is due, even if I'm not normally a fan.
Really, how can you not like Taylor Swift? Her music is fun, quirky, country and you can dance and sing really loud to it and not care.
She's tall, (like 6ft), pretty, down to earth, can play every kind of instrument, guitar, ukelele, and a hole car load of other instruments, she sings to convey her message in lyrics, lyrics that she wrote or co-wrote, not to show of her vocal ability with tonnes of licks and fancy shit that sounds like they're trying too hard.
I'm sorry, maybe I should hate her? No one should be allowed to be that good at everything....
But alas, credit where credit is due and praise where praise is due.
She has a gift, whether others like her or not.
She's being herself, where allowing her music to sell its self and not relying on her half naked body to do so (though she did accidentally walk over a wind machine whilst wearing a flowey dress in one of her performances, embarrassing!) like all her other fellow pop stars (not naming any names *cough rhianna cough*.
So if you don't like her music, that's fine, but you have to admit, she is talented and a blessing to an industry too ready to use sex as a means to sell EVERYTHING!
Okay, so this post took a while to be written. I lost my list of artists and forgot them all!
But never fear, (arhibald is here) I have already written the rest of my list, ready to be posted.
So stayed tuned for number 7.
Linking up 'With Some Grace' for Flog Your Blog Friday