In an unlikely series of events last month, Taylor Swift revealed that emo megastars Fall Out Boy are one of her biggest influences. The pop star credited the band as one of her biggest inspirations and quoted lyrics from “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” as well.
“I love Fall Out Boy so much,” Swift told Rolling Stone. “Their songwriting really influenced me, lyrically, maybe more than anyone else. They take a phrase, and they twist it. ‘Loaded God complex/Cock it and pull it’? When I heard that, I was like, ‘I’m dreaming.’”
Thanks to her recent revelation regarding her scene-kid roots, we thought it’d be fun to test your knowledge of Fall Out Boy lyrics. Take our quiz to see if you can tell FOB songs apart from those of Taylor Swift or if you’ll be stumped by Swift’s influence from the band.
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Back in 2013, Fall Out Boy and Taylor Swift opened the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The band performed “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark”—featuring Taylor Swift—and “The Phoenix.”
The event was held in New York, and later aired in December. The show featured six segments, “British Invasion,” “Birds of Paradise,” “Parisian Nights,” “Shipwrecked,” “Snow Angels” and “PINK Network,” and, as indicated by their activity on social media, Fall Out Boy were included in the first.
T-Swift is, of course, no stranger to “My Songs Know…” Back in July 2013, FOB frontman Patrick Stump joined Taylor as the surprise guest for her appearance in New Jersey, where the duo performed the group’s hit. Check out a video of that collaboration below.
Aside from talking about Fall Out Boy recently, Swift also collaborated with a member of the scene when she dropped “ME!” featuring Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie from her latest album, Lover.
“ME!” collected more than 65 views on Vevo in the first day it was out and currently sits at about 266 million views. It ended up beating Ariana Grande’s video for “thank u, next” for the most views on a video in 24 hours. In case you haven’t seen it, check out the video for “ME!” here.