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Olivia Rodrigo: A Nod to Swift Songwriting Saga

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Olivia Rodrigo Lightly Touches on Taylor Swift Songwriting

In a recent concert, Olivia Rodrigo playfully addressed the songwriting credit controversy involving Taylor Swift. Rodrigo humorously remarked as she belted out tunes from her album Guts, referencing a Taylor Swift track, “Uh-oh. There’s gonna be some issues there.”

A Quick Dive into the Controversy

For those unfamiliar with the backdrop, the jest stems from the debate surrounding the songwriting credits of Rodrigo’s song “Deja Vu” from her album Sour. Many fans and critics noticed striking similarities between “Deja Vu” and Swift’s “Cruel Summer.” Consequently, when the album was released, Swift and her collaborators Jack Antonoff and St. Vincent were later credited as songwriters for Rodrigo’s track. Listen to both tracks below. What do you think?

Related: Watch Olivia Rodrigo’s VMA 2023 Performance 

The Powerhouses of Pop

With her emotional ballads and relatable lyrics, Olivia Rodrigo has quickly risen to fame, drawing comparisons to pop icon Taylor Swift. Swift, a seasoned artist with numerous awards under her belt, is known for her storytelling prowess in her songs. While distinct in their styles, the two artists have a knack for connecting deeply with their audiences.

Dream Collaborations

With such immense talent in the music industry, thinking about potential collaborations is always exciting. Imagine the magic that could be created if Olivia Rodrigo teamed up with another artist for a joint album. Who would you love to see her collaborate with?

Also, read about the Taylor Swift Effect.

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