You’ve probably heard that pop country songstress Taylor Swift broke the news to absolutely no one that singer-songwriter John Mayer is hard to date in her song ”Dear John.” And you may have heard that John Mayer–who has pinballed from shocked to hurt to sorry since the song broke–is back to handling women really well by telling Rolling Stone that Swift’s song is a cheap shot. Thanks to Tayer-gate, all week the interwebz has been celebrating everyone’s favorite songs allegedly (or confirmed to be) about other famous people. But John Mayer’s complaint and Taylor Swift’s wink-nudge response, call the question: what are other possible explanations for all the great pop songs about all the bad behavior of the rich and bang-able?
I have a friend who insists that Simon and Thicke used to date. I can find no evidence of that. Mick Jagger? Yes. James Taylor? They were married. But Alan Thicke? I don't know if it's true but he is a songwriter (Diff'rent Strokes anyone?) and he does seem quite full of himself. Who insists on singing the theme song to his own sitcom? Assholes. That's who. All together now, "Show me that smile again..."