Taylor Swift’s Upcoming ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ has Eagle High students Grooving to Fan-Favorite Pop Anthems

Musician Taylor Swift’s re-recording of her fifth studio album, 1989, is set to release Oct. 27 this year. The re-released album will include five new songs “From the Vault” that fans have never before heard.
Musician Taylor Swift’s re-recording of her fifth studio album, 1989, is set to release Oct. 27 this year. The re-released album will include five new songs “From the Vault” that fans have never before heard.
Annie Ward

In the beachy-summer heat of 2019, fan-favorite songwriter and musician Taylor Swift revealed that she would be re-recording all six of her previously released albums up to that point, all in an attempt to rightfully own her music and song lyrics. Four years have passed since that announcement, and Swift is halfway through her goal of re-recording all six, with one of her most popular and highly anticipated albums being re-released to fans soon.

Swift’s amazingly catchy and popular “1989” album released in 2014 has been the latest album that she has decided to re-record after disputes with her old record label over ownership rights. Since Swift writes all of her music herself, she has the legal right under U.S. copyright law to remake her past hits.

“I think I first fell in love with Taylor’s music due to 1989; her ultimate pop album really appealed to me and my tastes,” said senior Belle Hall. “I’m so excited to listen to the version that belongs to her, especially since it’s her art.”

The upcoming “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” was announced on Aug. 9 during the last leg of the first U.S. version of her extremely popular “The Eras Tour” following all 10 of her album’s songs and aesthetics.

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“My friend and I were watching a low-quality live stream and I remember when Taylor first popped up with the blue outfit and we knew that she was announcing ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version),’” said sophomore Mae Merriman. “It was such a highly anticipated album because of how many easter eggs Taylor put out.”

1989 (Taylor’s Version) is set to release on Oct. 28, including new, never before seen “Vault Tracks” that were written for the original album, but were ultimately scrapped in favor of other songs. Many students adore these tracks solely by their names, despite them not being released yet.

In a poll out of 20 Eagle High Students, 14 students picked “Sl**” (Taylor’s Version) as the song they’re most excited for. Two students voted for Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version) and two students also voted for Now That We Don’t Talk (Taylor’s Version). One student voted for Say Don’t Go (Taylor’s Version) and one student voted for Suburban Legends (Taylor’s Version).

The following songs will be on the album:

  1. Welcome To New York (Taylor’s Version)
  2. Blank Space (Taylor’s Version)
  3. Style (Taylor’s Version)
  4. Out Of The Woods (Taylor’s Version
  5. All You Had To Do Was Stay (Taylor’s Version)
  6. Shake It Off (Taylor’s Version)
  7. I Wish You Would (Taylor’s Version)
  8. Bad Blood (Taylor’s Version)
  9. Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)
  10. How You Get The Girl (Taylor’s Version)
  11. This Love (Taylor’s Version)
  12. I Know Places (Taylor’s Version)
  13. Clean (Taylor’s Version)
  14. Wonderland (Taylor’s Version)
  15. You Are In Love (Taylor’s Version)
  16. New Romantics (Taylor’s Version)
  17. “Sl**” (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)
  18. Say Don’t Go (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)
  19. Now That We Don’t Talk (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)
  20. Suburban Legends (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)
  21. Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)

“Taylor gave us all the hints and it was so clever how she foreshadowed the album,” Hall said. “I’m pretty sure she knew that this one was anticipated because she made it feel so special.”

The album is releasing after Swift’s previously released concert film “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” that debuted in movie theaters on Oct. 13. The movie is a filmed concert experience of her three hour The Eras Tour show, specifically the recording of her Inglewood, California show at the SoFi Stadium.

“I’m super happy that I get to relive the Eras Tour again. It was no joke the best night of my life,” Merriman said.

“I think that filming a concert-film is such a good business move and I just know it’s going to be phenomenal,” Hall said. “There’s such a low chance for me getting to see Taylor perform or even go to The Eras Tour, so this movie will ease my F.O.M.O.”

Many Students at Eagle High are ecstatic for the release of one of Swift’s most highly anticipated albums. The grammy-award winning album will finally stand amongst her other re-recorded works such as Fearless (Taylor’s Version), Red (Taylor’s Version) and Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) with more to come after. Students can listen to this highly awaited album on Oct. 28.


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