Jimmy Eat World on Taylor Swift: 'She is 100 Percent That Awesome'

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Taylor Swift speaks onstage during the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 2, 2016 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Taylor Swift hearts Jimmy Eat World, and Jimmy hearts Taylor back. 

The Mesa, Arizona rockers are returning some good vibes after scoring a ringing endorsement from Swift when she dialed up the "The Middle" for her new Apple Music ad. 

"Oh my god I love this song, I used to listen to this in middle school!" she enthuses in the commercial as she plays the band's 2001 track (she proves her love of it too, with a memorable sequence of lip syncing and dancing). 

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It’s not the first time the two acts have crossed paths. And, yes, she's a totally awesome person, explains the band’s frontman Jim Adkins in an Instagram post.

Adkins reminisces of a time when Swift invited him to "sit in" to play “The Middle” when her tour stopped in his home state.

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“I made a joke at soundcheck about how rising from the middle of the arena in smoke and lights wouldn't help any more people know who this dude with a guitar was,” he writes. “She chose the bridge of the song to stop and get the crowd to make me blush. Yes, she is 100% that awesome of a person you suspect she is.” The proof is there in the video. Check out his post below. 


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