It's a far cry from her usual style, but we're actually kind of enjoying Taylor Swift's menswear plus top hat look on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
Tay Tay has been named the mag's 2010 Entertainer of the Year, and for good reason. Shall we recap?
She got a jump-start on the year with a hit single (one of our favorites, "Today was a Fairytale"), a big screen debut in the star-studded "Valentine's Day," followed up by four Grammy Awards. Tack on a headlining tour, countless award shows and a new record -- you've got yourself a big year, girl.
Her latest album, "Speak Now," sold over 1 million copies in its first week. Propelled by "Mine," the heartwarming radio hit that we can't stop singing, her third record has sold more copies than any other release over the past five years.
Regarding her love life and the impact it has on her music, Swift tells EW "Sometimes I would laugh because I would see it in print and it would say, 'This song, which is about her ex, so-and-so...' And they would write about it as if it were fact. The fact is, I haven't ever confirmed that any song is about any particular person."
She continues, "As far as I'm concerned, it's all still up in the air."
Fair enough. We can support that her thinly veiled lyrics have never been officially confirmed, but we're not
dumb clueless either. For as close of a watch we keep on this girl's love life, lyrics such as "I go back to December all the time. These days, I haven't been sleeping. Staying up, playing back myself leaving. When your birthday passed, and I didn't call" throw up a red flag.
Taylor Lautner's birthday is Feb. 11, by the way.
How about her song "Better than Revenge," with lyrics "I had it all, I had him right where I wanted him. She came along, got him alone, and let's hear the applause. She took him faster than you can say sabotage."
It continues, "She's not a saint and she's not what you think. She's an actress... She's better known for the things that she does on the mattress."
After breaking up with Taylor, Joe Jonas went on to date (actress) Camilla Belle. But that can't be right, because Joe wears a purity ring. So we're probably mistaken about that mattress line.
But Taylor, sweetie. When you put the name John (as in John Mayer) in the title of your song, it does lose a bit of its mystery.
"You'll add my name to your long list of traitors who don't understand, and I'll look back and regret how I ignored when they said 'run as fast as you can.'"
Right, 'cause that leaves a lot to the imagination.
Regardless of whom her songs are about, we will continue to sing every word faithfully for as long as she makes music. Because she knows just the way to sing to our little tween heart (trapped in a 20-something's body).
Taylor's EW cover hits stands Friday, Dec. 3.
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