Taylor Swift to Princeton Review: Way to Misquote Me!

by at .

Taylor Swift’s “Fifteen” lyrics were misquoted in The Princeton Review’s SAT Prep book, and the pop star reacted as awesomely as fans have come to expect.

Recently, high school students preparing for the SAT exam were quizzed with questions asking them to correct grammatical errors in song lyrics:

Swift SAT prep

Artists with songs in the SAT hot seat were Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Whitney Houston (You know how tweens these days love their Whitney. Crack isn’t the only thing that’s whack; so are these test writers).    

When asked to correct Swift’s “Fifteen,” students raised a red flag.

The original lyrics "Somebody tells you they love you, you got to believe 'em," were misprinted as, "Somebody tells you they love you, you're gonna believe them.”

Way to go, leaders of academic success. Photos of the misprinted lyrics quickly began circulating Tumblr.

Princeton Review

Swift, who is known for her Tumblr activity as much as dating famous DJs, caught wind of the misprint and responded: “You had one job, test people. One job.”

In response to the error, The Princeton Review apologized on Twitter, showing a correction on a pink post-it, and offering two free tickets to Swift’s concert.

This raises a series of key questions:

  • Should we be concerned that one of the leading test prep companies misquoted Taylor Swift? Probably.
  • Should we be thankful they are trying to make the daunting standardized test interesting? Possibly.
  • Should we be thankful that Taylor Swift never lets us down on Tumblr? You better believe it.

Show Comments

Taylor Swift Biography

Taylor Swift and Friend
Taylor Swift is the next big thing in country music. She hails from Pennsylvania and has a younger brother named Austin. Personally,... More »
Full Name
Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift Quotes

I think it's kind of fun to call out your ex-boyfriends. Like why do this if you're not gonna take the opportunity to always have the last word. It's so much fun.

Taylor Swift

I saw that documentary on Britney Spears, and I feel bad for her—she can't leave her house!

Taylor Swift