Celeb crushin’: Taylor Swift

It’s time once again to swoon over our star hottie pick of the week, Taylor Swift, or should we say, Catastrophe.

Celeb crushin’: Taylor Swift
Celeb crushin’: Taylor Swift
25 May 2015

Celeb crushin’: Taylor Swift

I must admit, I’ve never had much of a good impression of Taylor Swift. Sure, her songs are catchy but the singer has built a rather bad rep for serial dating and shaming her exes in breakup songs, which comes off as a little childish if you ask me.

So why is she our hottie of the week? Two words: “Bad Blood”.

In case you haven’t heard (or seen for yourself), Taylor’s “Bad Blood” music video, which she premiered at the Billboard Music Awards last week, is epic.

The action-packed MV features the 25-year-old in a fictional badass world, where she ditches her all-American sweetheart image and swaps her guitar for machine guns to play her alter ego Catastrophe. Think Sin City complete with stylised fight scenes, explosions, and even Jessica Alba in tight leather. Taylor’s hot, fierce, and kicks ass… in short, you don’t want to mess with her.

After watching it countless times - I’m sure I am not the only one because the video broke Vevo’s record, garnering 20.1 million views in 24 hours - I couldn’t help but take a look back at some of Taylor’s older music videos for a throwback moment. Here are some of my favourite moments from her MVs:
 

The celeb cameos in Bad Blood
The celeb cameos in Bad Blood
25 May 2015

The celeb cameos in Bad Blood

Just the sheer number of celeb cameos - 18 to be exact (could this be a record?) - left me star-struck. Every second my eyes were locked on the screen waiting to identify the next A-lister that popped up.

While there were some predictable faces like pals Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding and Karlie Kloss, I wasn’t quite expecting the likes of Jessica Alba, Mariska Hargitay and Cindy Crawford. The icing on the cake? Like Taylor, they are all weapon-wielding femme fatales with alter egos to match. Feminism has never looked this hot!
 

When she danced like there’s no tomorrow in Shake It Off
When she danced like there’s no tomorrow in Shake It Off
25 May 2015

When she danced like there’s no tomorrow in Shake It Off

If “Bad Blood” is slick, then “Shake It Off” is totally campy. As the title of the song suggests, T. Swift’s perky pop anthem from her fifth album 1989 sees her dancing like there’s no tomorrow and pulling off some hilariously dorky moves.

She tried to break dance like Missy Elliott, explored modern dance, and even did her own version of Black Swan, complete with bunny hop and all. But the highlight has got to be when she attempted to twerk like she was some Fly Girl. Sure made me want to get up and shake my booty.
 

When she turned into a psycho girlfriend in Blank Space
When she turned into a psycho girlfriend in Blank Space
25 May 2015

When she turned into a psycho girlfriend in Blank Space

This music video is insane. No, seriously. While Taylor did hint in her song that she’s “a nightmare dressed as a daydream”, I wasn’t expecting her to go all psycho girlfriend ala Gone Girl.

There’s stabbing, blood, poison apples and even crazy eyes. And though a little morbid, the video is really entertaining to watch. Keep up the cray cray, Tay Tay!

Adorable mini-mes in Everything Has Changed
Adorable mini-mes in Everything Has Changed
25 May 2015

Adorable mini-mes in Everything Has Changed

While we see little of Taylor in this video, it makes the list for the fact that it is too darn adorable. 

Featuring a cute blonde girl and a ginger-haired boy representing the young versions of Taylor and her duet partner, Ed Sheeran, the video sees the pair bonding after a day at school. They dance in the school hall, hang out at the playground, and have sleepovers. There’s even a scene where mini Ed sits under a tree reading a book while mini Taylor lies on a picnic mat beside him. Awww…

Fairytale theme in Love Story
Fairytale theme in Love Story
25 May 2015

Fairytale theme in Love Story

While I’m embarrassed to admit it, I, like most Swifties, am drawn to this music video for its fairytale theme. Yeah, I know, no woman worth her salt should be fantasising about running away with her prince charming. But hey, a girl can dream, right?

Bonus: The goat in I Knew You Were Trouble (goat version)
Bonus: The goat in I Knew You Were Trouble (goat version)
25 May 2015

Bonus: The goat in I Knew You Were Trouble (goat version)

The shrieking, of course! Don’t get me wrong, I like the original version of the song, which was inspired by her failed relationship with One Direction’s Harry Styles, but this goat remix is hilarious. It even earned a stamp of approval from Taylor herself.

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