Rating 5 2012 EDM Crossover Attempts, Best to Worst
Taylor Swift, "I Knew You Were Trouble"
There's no denying that this song is going to become a hit in spite of the fact that it's, at best, pandering and, at worst, phoned in. The idea of Taylor Swift making a track that combines her pop sensibility with the wub of EDM is an interesting one but when the breakdown hits in this song it sounds like "Baby's First Dubstep Track." I know the label is all about maximizing profit, but next go around maybe spend a little bit of extra cash and bring in a real EDM producer to get the job done.