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post Nov 14 2017, 11:51 PM
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So what songs would you choose as future singles for this era and if you were Taylor, how would you plan the rest of this era?!
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post Nov 15 2017, 12:01 AM
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This is so hard tbh, but this is probs what I'd go for!

Single 3: End Game (ASAP) - released onto spotify/iTunes this week, X factor performance + video before end of year. Obvious choice for the next single and should be a massive smash!

Single 4: Dont Blame Me (late February '18) - started to be pushed with a brits performance, I really think if she performs this at the Brits it could be a massive moment for Taylor. I actually think this could become one of her longest running hits if she plays her cards right, I'm just not too sure if late February is feasible as EG could still be smashing then!

Single 5: Delicate (late May/early June '18) - pushed as single in late May as DBM dies down and video released in early/mid June. I can see this being a Style like hit with top 10 in America and this doing how Style would've done in the UK had it had streaming.

Single 6: I Did Something Bad (August '18) - premiered at VMA's with killer performance + an event video. Another big smash probably, can see this doing similarly to Bad Blood! If delicate underperforma, then this to be released with a remix.

Single 7: Getaway Car (November '18) - Promoted heavily at the end of year shows (e.g. X factor, AMA's etc) and can see this being a winter top 10 smash and doing similar to wildest dreams in America

Single 8: Call It What You Want (February '19) - obligation tour video that barely gets promoted kink.gif

I can see most of the songs working as singles tbh! Gorgeous could also be the obligational tour video track (though def not a proper single, if GC rly smashes CIWYW could be a proper single & then gorgeous ends era on tour video)
So It Goes is s definite no single wise for me, New Year's Day screams album track or ending the era track, Dress could be a risk that pays off but I personally wouldn't take it.
The only other song I'd have a single is this is why we can't have Nice Things but I feel the only place in this campaign that it'd work would be the May slot (or IDSB in May with TIWWCHNT in August) but I feel releasing those two songs back to back won't do Taylor much good! (Only other suggestion really is IDSB in Feb, DBM in May, TIWWCHNT in August but I prefer my other idea and think it'd be more successful!)
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post Nov 15 2017, 02:30 AM
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Ready For It is already set to pull an Unconditionally in US pop radio (though less so because of high competition and more because of songs falling like rocks *cough LOGIC cough*) and End Game is already taking off on its own. Mess. Thus I think it might end up going like this:

Single 3: End Game (December 2017/January 2018???) - they let Ready For It run its course in the US to help prep for year-end countdowns (Look had horrible longevity but she's already secured a place at the upper echelons with IDWLF), then End Game gets sent to radio around the first/second week of January. Aside: weird how it's going to be one year since Shape Of You was released. That becomes her first single of the era with longevity and sets her up for the next couple singles. Somehow sets up a iHeartRadio Music Awards performance just as it is about to exit its peak.

Singles 4-6 (???) will probably be decided through cherry picking once it gets released on Spotify. We know End Game will obviously be #1 but then I think it may be...

Single 4: I Did Something Bad (early May 2018) - has somehow already claimed some notoriety, gets released with a high budget video in the vein of RFI but somehow accomplishes that much better. Video release during BBMA time. Also acquires better longevity than her first two singles. Somehow releases a remix with Khalid.

Single 5: This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things (around August 2018) - a couple of Taylor's videos are nominated for VMA's so it's looking like a repeat of the Wildest Dreams release. Ends up being the TGIT Fall 2018 staple theme.

Single 6: Gorgeous/Getaway Car (around late October/early November, depends on when single #5 peaks) - one of them could be of perfect use for winter promo and setting up for the international leg of the tour + Grammy time? After that she'll probably take another break, tag herself on another feature, and then prep for whatever fresh hell she'll unleash in 2019.

No matter what songs get chosen as singles (hell, Dress could somehow pop up there), Team Swift cannot afford to make any mistakes here. This is already looking like it's going the way of Prism.
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post Nov 15 2017, 08:50 AM
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QUOTE(UltraReputation @ Nov 15 2017, 12:01 AM) *
This is so hard tbh, but this is probs what I'd go for!

Some great ideas, I'd agree with most of them! Although I think Delicate would work more towards the end of 2018 as it sounds perfect for the fall/winter.
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post Dec 27 2017, 02:42 AM
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I've been listening to this album quite a lot recently and have really struggled to try and figure out what will be singles as this album is so good with so many strong tracks, and plus she's released a bunch of singles from this already, 2 official singles, 1 forthcoming and another 2 promos + 'New Year's Day' for country radio.

I have thought about this very carefully and have finally narrowed it down to 7 (including the official ones released already), she may go with more or maybe less, '1989' had 7 singles and her other albums she's had at least 5 singles, so it's safe to say that there will be at least that amount from this project.



#1. Look What You Made Me Do

I know I know this has already been released, but I'm going with the full list to see what the collection will look like and plus I like to give my opinions on each song. This is probably her most diverse song yet with some pretty strong opinions, and it's a shame to see this end up on many worst end of the year lists.. I mean really there were a ton more worse than this, and while this may not be one of her all-time classics, I personally love it, the song became an instant firm favourite of mine and looking at the rest of the album, I don't think anything else would have worked as the lead single. This did what it set out to do, make a statement and a pretty strong one at that and I liked the fact that she took a risk with this instead of playing it safe and releasing something generic and boring and hell it did top the charts in the UK and USA, so it couldn't have been that bad. Plus it did cause quite a lot of hype and interest for the album that people are still talking about, unlike her rival Katy Perry whose had a terrible 2017 with her critically panned album, which everybody's forgotten about and it's terrible singles.

#2. Ready For It

An interesting follow up that continues Taylor's venture into her new darker side and given the fact that it charted really strongly upon it's promo status, it was no surprise that this would be an official single. However despite many considering this better than 'LWYMMD' and opening high it did kinda free fall down the charts and despite a totally kick ass music video, it sadly didn't make much difference. To be honest I weren't that keen on this, but after a few more listens it really started to grow on me and plus that Bloodpop remix really gave this that extra kick. This is yet another interesting sound for her as she further embraces her darker sound and style by incorporating some hard synths and electropop and hints of Hip hop that shows how strong her depth as an artist.

#3. End Game (Ft Future & Ed Sheeran)

This has already been announced as the next single and yeah given the featured artists involved, this was probably the most obvious choice from the album. This should become another smash hit for her when the music video and proper promo kicks in. This is a big song about big reputations with 3 big artists who I find really mesh well together, especially Future who has some really good verses on this and really stands out on this effective R&B slow jam that's sure to kick off the new year in style.

#4. Delicate

After the 'EG' has run it's course this has to be the next choice with it's light Caribbean percussion that gives this that cool tropical sound, this would sure become a sure fire hit that could really boost album sales in the early part of 2018. I would definitely consider this as one of the best tracks on the album and Taylor has some fantastic vocals on this.

#5. Getaway Car

Another standout moment for me on this, that definitely has that 'OOTW' vibe to it, not that I'm saying this copies it, but in a good way in it's sense of style and rhythm and an effective chorus that's both amazing and memorable. This would be a good song for the summer, especially with it's love on the run theme and could have yet another awesome music video that could give her another classic in her already extensive back catalogue.

#6. Gorgeous

I know this was already one of the promo singles, but it did chart in the top 20 in several countries, and so it's already a decent sized hit for her and bringing back to the forefront can renew interest in it and give it a new lease of life. Plus it is one of the strongest tracks on the album as it's one of the more poppier radio friendly moments on there, or maybe she could re-record it to give it a fresher sound that could help it climb back up the charts and like I already said about the others, give it an kick ass music video and maybe some big live performances on TV shows or some awards events for the latter half of next year.

#7. Dancing With Our Hands Tied

Mmmm I think maybe I should have swapped this around with 'Gorgeous', but anyway as it stands I find that this track hasn't got the recognition it deserves, it's a really solid track with some real emotional urgency to it that really urges more on repeated listens, this is definitely something that grows on you and stands as one of Taylors most masterful creations yet with it's pressing rhythm, so I urge everything to give this one another chance. I think maybe I should have put this for single #6, but either one would end this era on a bang, but maybe this one could give it a more interesting send off.


So these are my opinions, please tell me what you guys think of them.
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post Dec 27 2017, 03:29 AM
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Yeah I think itís also worth noting that her team is returning to simultaneous single releases after 1989 had a strictly pop-focused schedule. However, the only song that could pull off being simultaneously released is New Yearís Day to country and thatís already happening.
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post Dec 27 2017, 04:46 AM
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3. End Game (Winter 2018) - I’d be shocked if this wasn’t a hit worldwide! In the UKIP the general situation with radio and Georgous is a mess but I’d expect them to jam this when it’s sent.

4. This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things / Georgous (April - May depending on how long End Game takes to fade) - Two Of The more upbeat songs on the album would be best as we approach summer tbh. Nice Things is VERY polarizing and I can see it doing well on radio regardless but in terms of charts either horrendously flopping or completely smashing, the video will affect this a lot. Georgous isn’t a favourite but I can see it doing okay with Nice Things smashing or overshadowing it and doing well if the public don’t take to Nice Things, a sort of get out clause if Nice Things flops. It already has AirPlay across Europe but I don’t see that stopping it being taken on again, it’s done relatively well for a promo track so it’s clearly liked.

6. I Did Something Bad (Summer 2018) - VMAs, ‘controversial’ video probably getting people talking, I can see this smashing!

7. Getaway Car (Fall 2018) - Radio are gonna make everyone sick of this if it’s released I swear laugh.gif It’ll get massive radio airplay, huge TV performances (UK ones included!) and definite smash. Deserved. ❤️

8. Delicate / Don’t Blame Me (Winter 2019) - Delicate is very radio friendly especially at this time of year *.* With this being the eighth single I doubt it’ll be a priority success wise like OOTW and New Romantics but the timing should help some sales of the album and I think people here especially would lap it up. If we have a bit of taste left anyway!! ❤️ Don’t Blame Me probably wouldn’t do nearly as well but it would highlight the more darker side of the album and get people a bit snobby about pop etc maybe interested and gaining her credibility tbh.

10. Call It What You Want (Spring 2019) - I wouldn’t give this a huge push, I think a tour video kink.gif it does take quite a lot of time to hit you (as addictive as I find it now), for most people at least but I think it really highlights the more chilled out side of the album and would provide a good lead in to Taylor 7 *.*

So I may have gotten a little carried away with this kink.gif Of The five unlucky songs NYD maybe would work at that time of year and on country radio but no otherwise, So It Goes and Dancing just wouldn’t work imo and KOMH and Dress could be risks but on an album with so many guaranteed smashes not worth taking!


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post Jan 25 2018, 08:40 AM
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Just Promote something in the UK it feels Luke she not even bothering at least with the Ed overkill he was everywhere promoting
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post Jan 25 2018, 10:06 AM
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post Jan 25 2018, 04:06 PM
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I feel like this is already over - they'll be more videos but I can't imagine the singles are going to get much traction unless she does a Bad Blood kind of remix.
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post Jan 25 2018, 04:10 PM
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Agreed. The only thing left now that could potentially save the era a little bit more is 'This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things' with a video as controversial as 'Bad Blood'/'Look What You Made Me Do'
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post Jan 25 2018, 04:16 PM
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Iím not entirely sure the public is here for another song about Taylor whining about the hate she gets and her reputation. I can see IDSB after the Womenís March and the Me Too stuff but I think weíre ready for a calmer Taylor now. Getaway Car & DWOHT seem like the songs that are most like her 1989 days.
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post Jan 25 2018, 04:22 PM
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I really feel like her next album is really going to struggle off the back of the singles' success of this era.
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post Jan 25 2018, 04:32 PM
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QUOTE(Joe. @ Jan 25 2018, 04:22 PM) *
I really feel like her next album is really going to struggle off the back of the singles' success of this era.


I think so too.

I imagine though she'll go for a back to basics kind of narrative and keep those album sales up. In the US at least.
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post Jan 28 2018, 02:48 AM
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I have decided to change my opinion due to the recent outlook. I'm including what's already been released in order to view the selection as a whole.

#01." Look What You Made Me Do"
#02. "Ready For It"
#03. "Gorgeous"
#04. "End Game" [Ft Future & Ed Sheeran]
#05. "Delicate"
#06. "Getaway Car"
#07. "I Did Something Bad"/"King Of My Heart" or maybe "Call It What You Want"



I will add more on this later..


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