Swifties, it’s that time of year again: Taylor Swift’s 27th birthday! Keeping in true Swiftie fashion and adhering to the law of lucky 13, we’re counting down the Pop 13 reasons we love Taylor Swift!
13. Her girl squad
Because let’s be honest, we all wish we were a part of it.
Yes, this is a real phrase, and, if you think Taylor doesn’t see what you post, she has a camera roll of proof that she does. Or you can just jump on Twitter and/or Tumblr to see her interacting with fans.
11. She never goes out of style
I mean, really. The girl knows fashion. Every red carpet outfit, every concert look, every paparazzi pic -- she always looks so good!
10. Her concerts are to die for
No, like seriously. They’re grand performances. If you’ve never been to a Taylor Swift concert before, believe us when we say that it lives up to the hype.
9. She makes us fearless
She is constantly encouraging her fans. She’s every Swiftie’s cheerleader.
8. She keeps cruising and can’t stop, won’t stop ... even when she gets hate.
Listen to “Change,” “Long Live,” and “Shake it Off" for proof. Despite the media sometimes ragging on her, she always stays polite and positive!
7. Baking, baking, and more baking
She’s basically a grandma, honestly.
6. Her giving spirit
Taylor Swift has giving in her heart. She’s constantly topping Dosomething.org’s Celebs Gone Good list, donating to the likes of the Seattle Symphony and the Country Music Hall of Fame. That's not to mention her visits to fans in the hospital.
5. Her love for her fans
T-Parties. Club RED. Loft ’89. Secret Sessions. Baby shower crasher. Taylor Swift loves her fans. You’ve heard of Christmas, but have you ever heard of Swiftmas? Yep, it’s when Taylor Swift sends gifts to her fans.
4. Inspirational lyrics
“It’s like I got this music in my mind/saying it’s gonna be all right,” and that music comes in the form of Swift’s inspirational speeches.
“When I go through difficult or complicated times in my life, I turn to music and I turn to you, and that’s why I’m so happy to see you in person – to thank you for that. And maybe what you went through was falling in love with someone or something that was bad for you but you couldn’t quit, or maybe what happened to you was that you didn’t know where to go next, and you felt confused about where you were even headed. Or maybe you felt like you didn’t fit in anywhere, in any corner of the room. Maybe you lost someone you never thought you would lose, or maybe you lost yourself which is the worst thing out of all of it. I know that you’re going to go through more of it in your life and so am I, and that people are going to say things about us that aren’t true. And I just want you, in those moments, to look in the mirror and understand what you are, and what you are not. You are not somebody else’s opinion of you. You are not damaged goods just because you’ve made a few mistakes in your life. You are not going nowhere just because you haven’t arrived at your final destination yet. What you are is wiser and stronger because you made mistakes. What you are is brave for living your life in a daring way that would cause you to take the risks it takes to make mistakes. What you are is someone who’s walked through a bunch of rainstorms, but continues to put one foot in front of the other. And I think that at 25 years I’m still learning every single day, but one thing I do know is that pain actually does make you stronger, and walking through a bunch of rainstorms does not make you damaged. If you keep on going, it actually makes you clean.” – Taylor Swift, Ford Field, May 30, 2015
3. Her music
You’d be lying if you said you’ve never caught yourself singing one of her songs. They’re catchy, and they tell stories that we can all relate to.
2. She’s a total cat lady
1. Fierce dance moves
“I’m dancing on my own/I make the moves up as I go.” This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning her awesome dance moves. Watch this video to see her in action.
So from all of us at PopWrapped and Swifties around the world, happy birthday, Taylor Swift. We hope it’s as awesome as you are!