I want to say something. I’m going to put it out there. If you like it, you can take it. If you don’t, send it right back. The chorus of Taylor Swift’s new single, Blank Space, sounds just like Shaggy’s 2000 musical masterpiece It Wasn’t Me.
I dare you to listen to Taylor croon “so it’s gonna be forever” and not hear Shaggy singing “saw me kissin’ on the sofa.” In fact, I think the only thing that would’ve made the Blank Space video better would be Shaggy lurking in the background.
But seriously…did Taylor Swift find inspiration from Shaggy? I’ll be honest, I did not see that coming.
For your listening pleasure: