|“||The inspiration behind this record, I was listening to a lot of late 80s pop ... I really loved the chances they were taking, how bold it was. It was apparently a time of limitless potential, the idea you could do what you want be what you want ... the idea of endless possibility was kind of a theme in the last two years of my life.||”|
1989 is the fifth studio album by American country pop recording artist Taylor Swift. It was released on October 27, 2014, and features 13 songs. The deluxe edition includes 3 bonus tracks and features an additional 3 voice memos of the beginning stages of the tracks I Know Places, I Wish You Would, and Blank Space.
The lead single from the album, Shake It Off, was released on August 18, 2014. The second single from the album, Blank Space, was released on November 10, 2014. The third single off the album, Style (and its accompanying music video), was released on February 13, 2015. Three more singles have since spawned from the album, Bad Blood, Wildest Dreams, and Out of the Woods, respectively. Swift named the album 1989 because, in addition to being the year in which she was born, the late '80s also influenced the music on her album.
This album won 3 Grammy Awards including Album of the Year at the 58th Grammy Awards on February 15, 2016.
“Welcome to New York”: We begin our story in New York.
“Blank Space”: There once was a girl known by everyone and no one.
“Style”: Her heart belonged to someone who couldn’t stay.
“Out of the Woods”: They loved each other recklessly.
“All You Had to Do Was Stay”: They paid the price.
“Shake It Off”: She danced to forget him.
“I Wish You Would”: He drove past her street each night.
“Bad Blood”: She made friends and enemies.
“Wildest Dreams”: He only saw her in his dreams.
“How You Get the Girl”: Then one day he came back.
“This Love”: Timing is a funny thing.
“I Know Places”: And everyone was watching.
“Clean”: She lost him but she found herself and somehow that was everything.