Check out Adam Rodriguez’s Music Video Review in The Paw Print, the student newspaper at Hamilton High School, to read this teen’s review of Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood music video.  What do you think?


Taylor Swift has been owning the music industry lately, and with the release of her music video for her song “Bad Blood”, she continues to stay on top of the world. With the music video featuring Kendrick Lamar, and big name female celebrities, it’s a recipe for a great video.

Taylor Swift has been a very popular artist for many years, but after her most recent album, “1989” was released, her career has been launched into superstardom. With big singles such as “Shake It Off’, “Blank Space”, and “Style” getting a lot of radio play, it is almost impossible to turn on the radio without catching one of these big hits. “Bad Blood” is soon to be added on the list of radio hits, with already some radio play after days of being released as the next single.

The music video was hyped up by Taylor on her Twitter, and Instagram by posting pictures of the main celebrities having a part in the video, and their “superhero” or “villain” nickname. The video wasn’t necessarily focused on one of the featured celebrities, but more of all of them having equal, small parts. The female cast consisted of Selena Gomez, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevinge, Mariska Hargitay, Ellen Pompeo, Martha Hunt, Jessica Alba, Serayah, Karlie Kloss, Lena Dunham, Hailee Steinfeld, Ellie Goulding, Gigi Hadid, Hayley Williams, Zendaya, Lily Aldridge, and of course Taylor Swift. Although having an almost all female cast, Taylor Swift has said it is not necessarily a “feminist video.” Joi Johnson (11) says, “I really liked the casting of the video, the female actresses show how strong women are.”

The video is filled with action from the first second till the last. The premise of the video is “Catastrophe vs. Homeslice” (Taylor Swift vs. Martha Hunt), and with the other featured actresses on either of their sides as they battle. With each actress having a [email protected]$$ ability, the video is amazing to watch again, and again. Sarah Greatorex (11) likes the video, saying, “The whole concept is great, anything Taylor Swift does is amazing and turns into gold.”

The music video was released May 17th, during the Billboard Music Awards, and is already a big hit. The video received 20.1 million views in 24 hours, which shattered the Vevo record, which was held by Nicki Minaj. After the release of the video, Taylor Swift returned to number 1 on Billboard’s Artists Top 100. Swift has also been named number 1 on Maxim’s Top 100 Hot List. Of course when any big celebrity has some success, there will be some critics. Jarrod Locke (11) isn’t a fan, saying, “I think she is overhyped, and is too overplayed on the radio.”

To watch the video click here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcIy9NiNbmo. Taylor is currently on her tour for “1989”, and will be coming to the Gila River Arena in Glendale on August 17th and 18th. Go to http://taylorswift.com/events for more details.

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