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Do You Recognise This ‘90s British Classic Hidden In Taylor Swift’s New Song?

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Music Editor
Updated: 25 August 2017
Remember Right Said Fred?

Well, Taylor Swift certainly does because she’s credited them as writers on her comeback single ‘Look What You Made Me Do’.

For those whose memories are a bit hazy, Right Said Fred are a British band formed by brothers Fred and Richard Fairbrass.

They achieved fame in the 1990s with hits like ‘I’m Too Sexy’ and ‘Deeply Dippy’ – and even won two Ivor Novello Awards.

Tay Tay has given them a songwriting credit because she samples ‘I’m Too Sexy’ in the chorus of ‘Look What You Made Me Do’.

Can you hear it now?

The song, which sees the singer finally move on from her sweet and wholesome image, was released last night.

Right Said Fred tweeted: ‘Thank you Taylor Swift, what a marvellous reinvention!’

The brothers are credited with former bandmate Rob Manzoli as songwriters alongside Swift and Jack Antonoff.

The single, the first to be released from Swift’s upcoming album Reputation, points to a darker and edgier direction from Taylor.

The revenge track, which has attracted mixed reviews from critics, is believed by fans to be aimed at rivals Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, who she has famously feuded with in the past.

Lyrics include: ‘I don’t trust nobody and nobody trusts me/I’ll be the actress starring in your bad dreams.’

It ends with the message: ‘I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now/Why?/Oh ’cause she’s dead!’