“Out of the Woods” had a rather Swift trajectory to the top of the iTunes chart.
Taylor Swift’s new single, co-written by fun.’s Jack Antonoff, hit the top of the iTunes chart within hours of its release on midnight on Monday. Swift announced last month that her upcoming album “1989” would be her first pop album, and “Out of the Woods,” the second single off the album, is heavy with synthesizers and very clearly in the genre.
Swift now claims the top two spots on the iTunes chart, with “Shake It Off” at No. 2. “Shake It Off” was the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks.
Swift had hyped the release for days, actively teasing it on Twitter and Instagram and making a stop on “Good Morning America,” and acknowledged the accomplishment on her Instagram account on Tuesday,” writing “HOW. AM I. SUPPOSED. TO HANDLE THIS.”
The song follows the ups and downs of a relationship, and Swift told Rolling Stone that one lyric, “Remember when you hit the brakes too soon/Twenty stitches in a hospital room,” was inspired by a snowmobile wreck she was in with an ex.
“1989” is set to debut Oct. 27.