Taylor Swift‘s long-awaited album 1989 has been released and fans have been counting down the hours all day on Twitter. Some fans may have already heard some of the songs as they were leaked online temporarily the other day. The first track to hit the internet was “Blank Space,” but it was yanked by Big Machine Records. Swift is just one of many big artists who has to deal with leaked music, but it shouldn’t affect her album sales as Swifties are extremely loyal. Read on for all the info on the album below, some videos, the track list, and details on giveaways by Swift.
1. Polaroids Have Been the Theme of the Album
In celebration of the album and the Polaroid photo theme, fans are posting their own Polaroid pics all over Twitter. The #TS1989 physical CD comes with 13 Polaroids, and there are five different sets for fans, which makes 65 different Polaroids total. The standard album is 13 songs long and the deluxe edition has three extra songs and three voice memos, making 19 tracks. This edition is available at Target stores.
2. It’s Named ‘1989’ After Swift’s Birth Year
In an interview with radio station KISS FM, Swift revealed that she chose the name of the album after her birth year and the album is inspired by music from that year. Swift explained:
I have a few artists in the late eighties who I think made the most incredible, bold, risky decisions as far as pop music goes. They were really ahead of their time, like Annie Lennox and what Madonna was doing in the late eighties. “Like a Prayer” is legitimately one of the greatest pop songs of all time.
3. Swift Has Tons of Giveaways to Celebrate the Album
If you’re looking to win some amazing Swift prizes, check out some of these tweets to see what you can get.
4. She’s Appearing on ‘The Voice’ and ‘Good Morning America’ to Promote the Album
Swift has been going crazy promoting this album. After the first single “Shake It Off” was such a success, she carried on a countdown for the big album release, debuting the song “Out of the Woods” and then the song ‘Welcome to New York.” In addition to some of her early track releases, Swift is making some big appearances to celebrate “1989.” Swift will be appearing on Good Morning America tomorrow to chat, as well as this Thursday, October 30, 2014 for an awesome concert series performance. She will also be seen on The Voice this week as an adviser.
5. Here’s the Track List …
Last month, Swift told Rolling Stone that one of her songs was literally a page taken out of her journal. Co-writer Jack Antonoff added:
Part of it reads like a diary, and parts of it read like something 100,000 people should be screaming all together. It’s got these very big lines that everybody can relate to, which are given weight by her being really honest about personal things.
Check out the track list of the songs below to try to figure out what song Swift was talking about …
1. “Welcome to New York”
2. “Blank Space”
4. “Out of the Woods”
5. “All You Had to Do Was Stay”
6. “Shake It Off”
7. “I Wish You Would”
8. “Bad Blood”
9. “Wildest Dreams”
10. “How You Get the Girl”
11. “This Love”
12. “I Know Places”
… And the deluxe edition includes:
15. “You Are In Love”
16. “New Romantics”
17. “I Know Places” (Voice memo) 3:36
18. “I Wish You Would” (Voice memo) 1:47
19. “Blank Space” (Voice memo) 2:11