Pop fans have began creating fake album tracklists, regularly with even more revealing results than the reality


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Taylor Swift’s current revenge single Look What You Made Me Do has actually fans encouraged that upcoming album Reputation will certainly be a collection of songs pulled from the deepest recesses of Tay’s burn book. And, well, it most likely will be.

But the fan-made “leaked” (fake) tracklists are funnier than anypoint Swift can come up through. Ranging from songs called Dragging Kimye to fantasy collaborations – a cover of Spice Girls’ Headlines via Katy Perry anyone? – extremely certain parts of Taylor’s public image have actually been turned into song titles. Her pretentious statement around her feud with Kanye West turns into I Would Like To Be Excluded From This Narrative, while the fact that the album’s Jack Antonoff-developed lead single sounds favor BFF Lorde becomes a track referred to as Lordy Lordy Lorde (feat Lorde). Basically, whatever the album sounds prefer as soon as it comes out on 10 November, you’re more than likely going to be upset there’s no song called You Stole My Shark, I Stole Your Wig.

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Virtual unfact ... a fan-made tracklisting for Rihanna’s Anti.Reading any kind of “leak” is only setting yourself up for disappointment. Earlier this year, tright here was the actually-very-on-brand also insurance claim Kendrick Lamar’s recent album would feature a track referred to as Paranoia, Is Love Stronger Than Death? (it’s not, and it did not). These hoaxes array from exceptionally detailed – the Photoshopped CD instance for Jay-Z’s 4:44 that (accurately) detailed Beyoncé as The Queen – to overly hopeful. Iggy Azalea has been the subject of two “leaked” tracklists: one claiming she’d be on Rihanna’s Anti; the various other saying 2001’s best rapper, Ja Rule, was making a comeearlier on Azalea’s upcoming album. The joke being that not also a rapper whose career has actually been going downhill for 15 years would certainly appear on an Iggy Azalea album.


Now that everyone has obtained Photoshop on their phones and also something can go from fan-fiction to truth in 500k retweets, things deserve to gain out of control rapid. In 2010, David Bowie dubbed rumours – began by a Lady Gaga fansite – that he was collaborating via Gaga on her new album “a hoax”. Instead, we acquired a Gaga/R Kelly duet, which is choose waking up on Christmas morning to uncover coal in your stocking.

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But the the majority of tantalising “leak” was a fansite’s claim that the second volume of Beyoncé’s self-titled album would certainly feature a track dubbed DONK via Nicki Minaj. Just imagine what it would certainly have sounded like: inspired by the UK’s 2008 donk scene, all bouncy techno, the Blackout Crew on the remix, Minaj in the video looking puzzled on Wigan pier. Fans and your fake tracklistings, please stop; your truth is far more exciting.


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