It’s happening! On November 19th we are officially getting Red (Taylor’s Version). Yes, we cried upon seeing this announcement, and yes, we are fully prepared for sad-girl-fall to start. Taylor Swift’s album Red is the quintessential fall album. The record makes you want to play in leaves and drink maple lattes (if you know you know).
As a way to hype up this announcement and get ourselves amped up, we’re going to rank our top 5 tracks off of Red. And yes, it was like picking between our favorite children, but we powered through and made it happen.
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This song makes us feel like we’re floating. ‘Starlight’ is the brightest, happiest track of all time, and we do truly believe that. The song is a look into what Taylor Swift can imagine the early relationship of Bobby and Ethel Kennedy looked like. It’s a true sign of the curiosity, and imagination Taylor Swift has. We consider this track the younger sister to ‘The Last Great American Dynasty.’
‘The Lucky One’
You don’t hear this track talked about enough, it’s truly a masterpiece. It’s rare to see an artist give you an inside look into the pitfalls of the industry but Taylor Swift knocked it out of the park in ‘The Lucky One.’ We still get goosebumps every time we hear the line, “they tell you that you’re lucky but you’re so confused, you don’t feel lucky you just feel used.” It’s such an honest way of saying just because some have this life that from the outside looks picture-perfect, it doesn’t mean it is.
‘Everything Has Changed’ With Ed Sheeran
Personally, this is one of the tracks we’re most excited to hear on Red (Taylor’s Version). The friendship between Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran formed while writing this track and is still going strong. Their harmonies are pure ear candy. They both have such soft voices that together make magic, we hope we get one or two more tracks from the vault of these two.
‘The Moment I Knew’
We’re just going to say it, besides ‘tolerate it,’ this is the saddest song in Taylor Swift’s discography. We full-on weep every time we hear how her voice breaks and how devastated she sounds. The line “And they’re all standing around me singing “Happy birthday to you,” just breaks our hearts. It’s that moment when the realization sets in that this person doesn’t show up for you, and that’s the moment you know. It’s the moment when everything changes and you know it’s over. We’re nowhere near ready for the re-recorded version of this track.
‘All Too Well’
You guys didn’t think we were going to talk about Red without bringing up this masterpiece, did you?
‘All Too Well’ is the blueprint track five, and one of the best-written tracks in Taylor Swift’s entire discography. This obviously is saying a lot considering she’s the greatest living songwriter. It’s not debatable. ‘All Too Well’ has the line “you called me up again just to break me like a promise, so casually cruel in the name of being honest,” which makes it a superior track. We are still in disbelief that we’re getting the 10-minute version on Red (Taylor’s Version). We have tissues standing by.
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