Strange bedfellows

The Internet is real mad at Taylor Swift for sampling Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy” in new song

Consider, for a moment, Right Said Fred’s reliably ludicrous 1992 club stomper “I’m Too Sexy.”

Now, pause for another moment to consider pop star Taylor Swift, even if she happens to be doing this:

While the two acts epitomize the term “strange bedfellows,” Swift has nevertheless lifted heavily from “I’m Too Sexy” for her new, curiously toothless single, “Look What You Made Me Do.”

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The main “hook” — which is, like, a kick drum and some shakers — was lifted part and parcel from “I’m Too Sexy,” and the three members of the band —  the titular Fred Fairbrass, Richard Fairbrass and Rob Manzoli – even have writing credits on the song.

Singer Chase Holfelder? provides the aural proof here:

According to NME, the official song credits claim the track features “an interpolation of a melody.”

Right Said Friend is understandably quite pleased with all of this attention, languidly tearing off their mesh tank-tops and writing on Twitter, “Thank you @taylorswift13 ?? what a marvelous reinvention!”

On the other hand, the rest of the Internet is jolly, jolly cross.

They’re furious.

They’re outraged.

They’re appalled. Disgusted, too.


Frankly, they’re pissed — you can tell because they mention “pedantry run amok,” which always means pissed.

Taylor Swift is too sexy for this song: