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Quincy Jones thinks Taylor Swift isn't a good songwriter and who are we to argue

Veteran music producer Quincy Jones and Taylor Swift are from different eras of music and entertainment, but it didn't stop Mr. Jones from pointing out in a recent interview that good music is good music, no matter the era.
Quincy Jones and Taylor Swift
But it sure looks like he is asking for some bad blood with the talented singer Taylor Swift. And we all know how Taylor loves a good feud. She's had quite a few dramatic ones recently.
When he was asked about Swift's songwriting capabilities he was clearly not impressed by her reputation as one of the best songwriters working in the world today. You have to remember that the famed producer has worked with some of the greatest artistes in music history. And I'm not kidding about that. He is the man who has worked with legendary singers such as Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin.
Singer songwriter Taylor Swift
 That's some heavy stuff!  So it would be tough to argue when such an authority has some choice things to say about pop superstar Taylor Swift in his recent GQ interview.

During the session, When he asked about Swift by interviewer Chris Heath, Jones reportedly made a face, which was looked like it was “somewhere between disapproval and disdain,” and then in typical outspoken fashion,  he stated.

“We need more songs, man.(expletive) songs, not hooks.”

But when Heath informed Jones that “some people consider her the greatest songwriter of our age,” The producer had himself a good laugh right there, and commented cryptically:  “Whatever crumbles your cookie.”

Ever the sly interviewer, Heath dug in even deeper and asked Jones what he would do if he was producing a record for Swift, with Jones replying, “I’ll figure something out. Man."
He then went on to explain some technical aspects of songwriting and singers, revealing how a song's quality and a singer's abilities are interchangeable as the main factor  that can make or break a hit. 

" A great song can make the worst singer in the world a star. A bad song can’t be saved by the three best singers in the world. I learned that 50 years ago.”

And we better listen to him. After almost six decades in the business, and working with so many great stars, it's not hard to believe what he says when it has to do with music.

Jones, who is notorious for being blunt and opinionated, admitted earlier in the interview that he “always gets in trouble” for talking too much. His own beloved daughter even nicknamed him LL QJ (Loose Lips Quincy Jones). Cute! 
Best songwriters Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is not going to be happy with what Quincy said about her songwriting abilities. But hey!  As long as there are a throng of fans going crazy over her sound, who cares about one industry insider's  opinion right?  Even if he's an authority in the field of creating music. Taylor might take it quite lightly and keep on doing her thing the way she's been doing it,  or she may grow secretly bothered and up her game, and live up to that incredible potential we all know she has 

Jones may just have stirred the hornet's nest. 
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