Big Machine RecordsTaylor Swift has already said her upcoming album is titled 1989 not only because that’s her birth year, but also because she was inspired by a lot of “late ’80s” music while making it. Now one of those “late-’80s” songs has been revealed: “She Drives Me Crazy” by Fine Young Cannibals.
Taylor’s friend, Jack Antonoff of the band fun., worked on 1989, and tells Rolling Stone he and Taylor bonded over the snare drum sound in “She Drives Me Crazy,” which hit #1 in 1989. “Taylor brought it up first, and I was like, ‘Holy s**t, you’re not going to believe this: I just sampled that snare in a track,'” Jack tells Rolling Stone. “I played her one second of it on my iPhone, and she was like, ‘Send me that track.’ That became a song called ‘I Wish You Would.'”
“I really think ‘She Drives Me Crazy’ could be on the radio now,” says Taylor of the hit by the British pop group. “It’s that timeless.”
In general, though, Taylor says she was inspired by ’80s music because, she tells Rolling Stone, “It was …read more