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Taylor Swift: “1989” Album

Popstar re-releases her album, “1989,” as “Taylor’s Version.”
Taylor Swift at the 2023 MTV Music Awards.
PC: Wikimedia Commons
Taylor Swift at the 2023 MTV Music Awards. PC: Wikimedia Commons

Taylor Swift, a multi-award winning American singer and songwriter, has re-recorded her best selling pop album “1989” to bring back the classics as her own. 

Swift is known as one of the biggest pop stars today, and is on a mission to reclaim the rights to six of her albums that were written while working with Big Machine Records. “1989,” her first official pop album, released back in 2014, currently has more than 7 billion streams, and has now been recorded once again. “Taylor’s Version” was released on Oct. 27, the same day the original was released nine years ago. It includes five new songs from “The Vault” that weren’t allowed to be released due to her previous label’s ownership. 

Big Machine Records, an American record label, is where Swift started her music career. A 13-year record deal sealed away the rights to her songs and performances she created. Swift recorded six albums with this company and is now singing her way through once again to regain ownership of all of her albums. 

The label “Taylor’s Version,” ensures that Swift rightfully owns that specific album. Albums that have been converted to one of her own include “Fearless,” “Red,” “Speak Now,” and “1989.” 

On Aug. 9, in Los Angeles, towards the end of the last show of “The Eras Tour,” Swift announced news about the re-release of “1989.” 

“Surprise! 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is on its way to you [soon],” Swift captioned a picture of the “1989 Taylor’s Version” album cover. 

“The 1989 album changed my life in countless ways, and it fills me with such excitement to announce that my version of it will be out October 27th,” Swift said.

When Swift announced the release of “1989 (Taylor’s Version),” she added extra information about it. She expresses her love and excitement for this album as it was her first one that was fully pop. 

“To be perfectly honest, this is my most favorite re-record I’ve ever done because the 5 From The Vault tracks are so insane,” Swift said. “I can’t believe they were ever left behind.”

Before “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” came out, Swift had the internet on a scavenger hunt to figure out the unreleased song names through puzzles and riddles scattered across the internet for fans to find. 

On Instagram, there have been countless clues in her captions. For example, “You can tell me when the *search* is over,” Swift posted on Instagram, referring to an original song from “1989.” 

Eventually, fans figured out the game that Swift had created on Google. She teamed up with Google to have a puzzle pop up once Swift’s name is searched. Once 33 million puzzles were solved, Swift would reveal the five new songs that were added to “1989 (Taylor’s Version).”

“1989” is Swift’s fourth album rereleased as “Taylor’s Version.”  The album’s original streams have doubled since the release of “1989 Taylor’s Version.” Fans are ready to stream Swift’s take on “1989,” as it is this singer’s most popular album with some of the best hits. 

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