Harry Potter lyrics somehow make Taylor Swift tunes even better

'Welcome to Hogwarts, it's been waiting for you!'

 

Rae Votta

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Published Aug 5, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 5:28 am CDT

The only thing that could make Taylor Swift’s 1989 better is the infusion of Harry Potter. Luckily, YouTuber Kate Parkin has us covered.

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The actress and musician shared a Taylor Swift and Harry Potter mashup that has her playing Ron, Harry, Hermione, Luna, and Draco as they work their way through Swift’s biggest hits. 

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“Bad Blood” becomes “Mudblood,” while “Welcome to New York” transforms into “Welcome to Hogwarts.” This isn’t Parkin’s first Potter parody by far. She’s also done a Frozen cover called “Do You Wanna Build a Horcrux,” as well as tackled other pop stars like Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga.

No word yet if either Swift or J.K. Rowling has seen the tribute, but it’s only a matter of time.

Correction 5:49pm CT: An earlier version of this article mistakenly identified an earlier work by Parkin. The track in question was “Payphone” by Katy Perry. 

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*First Published: Aug 5, 2015, 5:30 pm CDT