Taylor Swift Names Her Top 3 Influences — and Yes, Her Two Cats Make the List [VIDEO]

Taylor Swift earned a place on this year’s TIME 100 list of the year’s most influential people and performed at the annual gala in New York City on Tuesday night, and shared who and what inspires her.

In the No. 3 spot: Tumblr.

#2 on the list: Paul McCartney

“I look at Paul McCartney and I see how he’s had just this amazing career,” she continues. “He’s created just unparalleled art and probably been faced with more pressure than most people. And he’s always been known to be kind to people, respectful, and also really selfless as a performer. I really like it when you go and see a show and you want to see those songs that you loved like you want to hear all that old, iconic classic stuff, and I like it when a performer knows that and will give that to their fans.”

But #1: cats
“I’m obsessed with them. They’re just a real joy to live with.”