Ailbhe Malone yearns for Taylor to drive off into the suburban sunset
Sweeter Than Fiction by Taylor Swift We understand that most Taylor Swift (right) songs have a backbone of teen movie, but this genuinely sounds like it was ripped straight from a John Hughes film. As it stands, it’s on the soundtrack for the film about
Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts. But we won’t let that get in the way of things. As the chorus swirls “there you stand/ 10 feet tall/ and I will say/ I knew it all along”, we yearn for Taylor to drive off into the suburban sunset with a floppyhaired young man. There’s a definite Go-Go’s flavour, and a middle- eight drop out, combined with Taylor’s inimitable ear for a chorus. 10/10.
Polite to the core, Britney has explained what she means by the “bitch” in Work Bitch, telling Alan Carr on Chatty Man that “I don’t call everyone . . . that word. I just use it as, it’s like in respect to the gays as a term of endearment. It’s like a street slang for everyone, you know, like you get to work, that’s what you do when you get to work and it’s like, cool.” A confusing, but charming answer.
Louis One Direction is keen to hang on to his pre-fame friends, he tells Top of the Pops magazine. “It would be easy to make a lot of new friends in the industry, but when you see your old mates and they treat you the way they always have done, it brings you straight back to earth.” He went on, “I’ve still got the same friends back home as I did before the band. That’s really important to me. They treat me the same as they always did.”
Meanwhile, Jessie J has been pointing out the obvious, telling The Sun: “I feel uncomfortable when people play my songs. I’ll go into a shop or restaurant, start eating my food, then they’ll play It’s My Party. I don’t know whether to dance, leave, sing and everyone looks at me.” We can’t really help you there, Jess.