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Is One Direction's "Perfect" About Taylor Swift? An Investigation

Is Harry Styles pulling a "Blank Space" with One Direction's latest "Made In The A.M." single? We think so! Here's all the evidence that points to a Taylor Swift nod on "Perfect."

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It literally sounds like Swift's "Style"

One Direction and Taylor Swift fans alike were quick to pick up on the connection. Just listen to the songs overlaid and mashed up above! It doesn't hurt that "Style" was pretty obviously directed at Harry Styles, too.

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Breakup Song Lyrics

Harry Styles sings, "And if you’re looking for someone to write your breakup songs about / Baby, I’m perfect.” Could he be referencing a pop superstar notorious for baking her ex-boyfriends into her albums (including her biggest record, 1989)?

Via TSwiftIsVeryMuchBae

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Paparazzi References

Another line reads, “And if you like cameras flashing every time we go out," an obvious nod to paparazzi. For a while there, it was assumed that Harry and Tay's relationship was something created for press: He was the biggest name in teen pop, she was a country starlet looking to crossover. We like to think it was genuine, but it definitely had some lucrative advantages.

Via OneLastPayne

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...And Travel...

The boys address another line in "Perfect" to a mystery woman: “And if you like going places we can’t even pronounce…” That reads a lot like Taylor's "Flew me to places I'd never been..." line in "I Knew You Were Trouble."

Via TeenDotCom

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...And (Danger) Rendezvous

Another line, "If you like having secret little rendezvous..." To us, it's a suspiciously similar reference to a Taylor Swift lyric in "Out of the Woods." She croons, "Remember when you hit the brakes too soon? / Twenty stitches in the hospital room / And you started crying, baby I did too," referring to a secret snowmobile trip the pair reportedly took when they were dating. 

Via DearDibbles

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