Where The Hell Was Taylor Swift?

The 3+ hour spectacle that is the American Music Awards just wrapped up without a single Taylor Swift sighting – she wasn’t even in the audience for a reaction shot when One Direction sang that song that Harry Styles wrote about her. She clearly wasn’t in the building. So where was she?

Best guess? New Zealand. And I only know this thanks to some intrepid twitter reporters.

So it seems like she was spotted in Auckland this morning. Could be she’s just taking a well-deserved vacation after wrapping up her 1989 World Tour. She might also be hanging out with one of her innumerable BFFs, Lorde.

Luckily, Hailee Steinfeld was on hand to dance in the audience all night, Taylor style.

Good job, squad. Review the AMAs with me this week on Today’s Hits!

This Might Be The Best ‘Lonely/Desperate’ Plea For A +1.

Source: Noisey

You know when you move somewhere new and you think it’s gonna be so easy to make friends and find a new love and then you get there and nary a friend or love in sight?

That’s how this guy feels…but unlike you, he has two tickets to see Taylor Swift hence his video plea for a +1.

Good luck Marius!! We hope a Swiftie takes the bait…an adult Swiftie that is.

Although someone should have told him to edit out the scene of him putting lotion on his back :/


Does It Seem Like I Write About Taylor Swift A Lot?

It kind of does, doesn’t it? But I promise, this blog post isn’t about my obsession with Taylor Swift.

It’s about Harry Styles’ obsession with Taylor Swift.

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Flashback to fall of 2012, when Tarry (or Haylor, whatever your preference) fell for each other. Their relationship only lasted through January of 2013, but that was enough time for Taylor to source some new song material. 2 years later she released 1989, which had one track, Style, that seemed like it could have been about Harry, just a guess, IDK. Style was a pretty big hit for Tay, which is why this weekend, when One Direction released their new song Perfect, it sounded strangely familiar. Click on their smirking faces below to hear it.


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Just in case you couldn’t quite tell from the song alone, check out this mashup of the two tracks that one fan created – give it at least until “You’ve got that James Dean daydream look in your eye…” vs. “But if you like causing trouble up in hotel rooms…” and tell me you don’t hear the similarities. TELL ME YOU DON’T HEAR IT.


For the record, Harry DID write Perfect, and says:

“‘Perfect’ is for sure a love song, but it’s quite a spontaneous love song. It’s not one about thinking through too much, being like, ‘Hey, I want to be with you for the rest of my life.’ It’s like well, you know, ‘This could be fun.’”

So this is kind of nice. They’re mutually acknowledging that they had fun together, and for once, Taylor isn’t the creepy ex who made things weird by writing a song about a guy, because he wrote one about her too. Awwww… Tay, you know what’s up.



Hear more from Taylor, One Direction, and the rest of the biggest songs around by checking out Slacker’s Today’s Hits station now!


Tay’s Got To Live With The Bad Blood Now

Get ready to switch your affiliations to #TeamKaty.

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Taylor Swift came clean in her recent interview with GQ and it turns out, claiming Bad Blood was about her rift with Katy Perry was just a diversionary tactic. Regarding her statement in the September 2014 Rolling Stone feature, Taylor says:

“You’re in a Rolling Stone interview, and the writer says, ’Who is that song about? That sounds like a really intense moment from your life.’ And you sit there, and you know you’re on good terms with your ex-boyfriend, and you don’t want him — or his family — to think you’re firing shots at him. So you say, ’That was about losing a friend.’ And that’s basically all you say.”

So Katy took the fall, but according to Tay, her conscience is clear.

“I never said anything that would point a finger in the specific direction of one specific person, and I can sleep at night knowing that. I knew the song would be assigned to a person, and the easiest mark was someone who I didn’t want to be labeled with this song. It was not a song about heartbreak. It was about the loss of friendship.”



Unfortunately for Taylor, the Internet is a thing, which means we can look back to see exactly what it is she told Rolling Stone last year.

“For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not. She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, ’Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?’… She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me.”

SOOOOO…. NOT as ambiguous as Tay might want us to believe. And more importantly, now we have to start figuring out who Bad Blood is REALLY about! Any guesses? Tweet @ParkerOnSlacker to share yours!

Whether you’re staying with #TeamTay or moving to #TeamKaty, you can hear all their biggest songs on Today’s Hits!


So not to be weird or anything, but it sort of seems like Taylor Swift wants to take over my job.

I say this because she posted a handwritten list of new songs she’s recommending to all her fans – including artists like Alessia Cara, M.I.A., and her BFF… or one of them anyway, Hailee Steinfeld.

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

Because we love the Slacker Nation – and we think Taylor has good taste – we’ve compiled a bunch of Tay’s picks onto one station. Check out Taylor Swift: Squad Songs to listen to these recommendations and other titles she’s a fan of! Go listen – it’ll be just like you’re in her #Squad and hanging out with her cats, Meredith and Olivia.

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Taylor Swift’s Cat Does Not Want To Be Part Of Her #Squad

Oh, you thought that SNL Sketch about the entire world joining the #SwiftieSquad was a joke? NOPE. Saturday Night Live just predicted the future.

Luckily, there’s at least one holdout. One rebel on the inside. And it’s… Taylor Swift‘s cat.

Meredith is allergic to joy.

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

Look, clearly the cat would rather be anywhere else. This proves that holding out is possible – that you don’t HAVE to give into Taylor’s charm. Even if you live in her house. EVEN if you have to depend on her for your daily servings of cat chow. You can resist the pull of indoctrination. You don’t have to have #SquadGoals!


But if you have them, go for it. I gave in AGES ago. Check out Tay’s latest tracks on Today’s Hits!

This 72yo Granny Is All Of Us At A Taylor Swift Concert

Listen, I know it’s only Tuesday, but this might be the cutest thing you see all week. Over the weekend, 3 generations of ladies went to see Taylor Swift at the Nashville stop of her 1989 World Tour.

The tickets were purchased a year in advance, not even knowing about special guests. My mom has had a lifelong dream of going to a Stones concert, but due to a serious health issue this past year she missed their tour. It was upsetting to her and a big disappointment.

She flew to Nashville 2 days in advance to rest up for the big night, we had floor tickets and so she was on her feet much of the time.

Needless to say, when Mick came out it was like he walked on stage just for her.

So we know Grandma is into both Taylor and The Stones. But does her Granddaughter even know who Mick Jagger is?

She did not and was confused why grandma was going crazy. But we’ve been sharing the Stones with her and she “likes how they dance”.

Granny did get control of herself in time to enjoy the performance in this second video where she’s clapping and singing along.

Taylor saw the videos too, and got to give herself a nice pat on the back

So now we know why Taylor has been bringing all of these older guests up on stage with her – she’s trying to lock down that key Grandma demographic. Gotta love Tay, always thinking about how to make the brand bigger.


Hear more artists the Rolling Stones have influenced, along with some of their biggest hits & inspirations, on Slacker’s Rolling Stones: DNA station!

If You Get Lost In A Taylor Swift Corn Maze, Will It Be More/Less Terrifying Than A Regular Corn Maze?

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Source: Rollingstone

The last time I was in a corn maze it was the middle of the day and I was truly at the sweaty panic stage because I was so lost. Fortunately I did find my way out after saying F it and cutting thru rows you weren’t supposed to only to be greeted by kids who thought I was a complete weirdo. So if you do happen to hit up Summers Farm in Frederick, Md, and you reach the sweaty panic lost stage either sing your favorite Taylor song loudly until someone finds you or look all “Blank Space” crazy when you crash down corn walls.


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