Taylor Swift Releases Full Version of New Song ‘Ready for It’

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Taylor Swift continued her disruption of Labor Day weekend by dropping the full version of her new song “Ready for It,” which she’d teased with a minute-long snippet during the lead-in to ESPN’s Florida State vs. Alabama college football game late Saturday. The song is the second to be released from the singer’s sixth studio album, “Reputation,” which is due Nov. 10.

More direct and pop-oriented than “Look What You Made Me Do,” the dark and bitter track she released late in August, this one is based around a throbbing bassline with plenty of Swift’s deft and interlocking melodies. However, it’s no “Shake It Off” and continues what seems to be a swerve in musical direction for the singer.

Lyrically it’s a love song with a sly references both to Swift’s string of paramours and Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor’s long romance (with its two marriages), although it appears she’s casting Taylor as the dominant character in that relationship.

“Knew I was a robber/ First time that he saw me/ Stealing hearts and running off and never saying ‘sorry’/ But if I’m a thief then/ He can join the heist and/ We’ll move to an island/ and, and, he can be my jailer/ Burton to his Taylor/ Every love I’ve known in comparison is a failure/ I forget their names now/ I’m so very tame now/ never be the same now…”

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An iTunes link to the song from Swift’s Tweet reveals that the song will be the lead-off track on “Reputation.” “Look What You Made Me Do” is track 6.

The video for “Look What You Made Me Do” video shattered streaming records after its world premiere on Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards. The clip had the biggest debut of any video in YouTube history, clocking 43.2 million views in 24 hours, easily topping the previous record-holder, Psy’s “Gentleman,” which racked up 36 million views in its first 24 hours. Swift’s latest clip averaged over 30,000 views per minute in those first 24 hours, with hourly views reaching over 3 million views.

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    1. Anu Sierra says:

      Horrible song. Sounds like a big TS gas attack.

    2. Lynn Burke says:

      The girl is brilliant!! So many jealous people…..

    3. Joseph Bluz says:

      Keep it going baby girl U are really rocking our world.Love

    4. spaceman says:

      Its about Harry if you are a Ghost I can be the Phantom.I know Im going to be with you someday.

    5. Mp3 addict says:

      The success of Look What You Made Me Do and now Ready For It shows that Taylor really doesn’t need to promote this album for it to be a success but I hope she does, by now she’s usually done a ton of interviews in America getting everyone hyped for her latest album but she hasn’t done a single one yet.

    6. Theteuthseeker says:

      Wow there are a lot of fake commenters in here on Taylors payroll do you like people being manipulated people .. the song is not good but Taylor will continue to buy YouTube views she will buy Spotify streams and she will use Spotify as pay-for-play so that the major label artists like Taylor that are on big machine and Universal which she is under both can pay money to put themselves on the biggest stream lists that Spotify and the other companies have so she’s not being played because people want to listen to her she’s being played because she’s buying her way the fact that her and Scott borchetta are in business with all the radio companies and everyone else so she will keep shoving herself in your face manipulating numbers so that you think she’s more popular than she is when the majority of people don’t like any of these new songs which is what she’s always done you people can attack me but the truth is going to keep coming people need to realize what a fraud Taylor Swift is and she hasn’t won any awards or broken a real records because when you have to buy your way and you manipulate people by cheating you haven’t won anything the music business is so corrupt and it’s time enough is enough..

      • stupendousfemale says:

        Oh man, I’m stupefied after reading your rant. Well, I guess we’re all different not only in the things we believe to be worthy of spending our time doing, but also in our music choices. But nice effort dude. This isn’t the first conspiracy theory about her fame, but I gotta say at least yours sounds more rational compared to the Illuminati stuff. Never been to any of her concerts (sadly), but I hear it always sells out! Do you think every time she goes on tour she also buys the tickets with her own money, gives them to 60K people in every arena in every country and forces the manipulated “fans” to see her? Hmm…pondering…yea? no. Highly unlikely. Seems like you have yet to seek the truth, teuthseeker! Ehehe

    7. spaceman says:

      She now sounds like the rest. She has lost the touch what made her different. To bad for Machine Records with the sales to be going down with this list of songs that just don’t have it.

      • neo says:

        I never heard of Machine Records, they must be doing really bad for you to notice the declining sales?
        If only they had Taylor Swift on their label!😂 

        Big Machine Records and Taylor Swift on the other hand are having a blast right now,
        sales are insane even after the release of 1 single (1 week ago) and 1 promo single (today)! 😜 

    8. Emma says:

      I love Taylor sooooo so much!💕💕😁 and she is so amazing and great at singing!

    9. neo says:

      Lol the haters and media have no clue what to do, yes they keep nagging about Taylor and that my friends makes her the biggest star in the world…
      Instead of ignoring things they don’t like, they have to make sure everyone knows how they feel :)

      They’re so confused… all the whining is so funny!

      Taylor is slaying the charts, YouTube, iTunes, Spotify,…
      And WE her swifties love it, all of it, the reputation era is lit!

      So if you don’t like the reputation era or Taylor or her songs, guys you don’t have to!
      Move on, enjoy your life…

      • Theteuthseeker says:

        Neo ..when she has to use gimmicks buy YouTube views which means all the view she has aren’t real by streams use Spotify pay for play program where they let major label artists like Taylor Under pay to put themselves on the biggest streaming list and also by streams out right so it looks like she has more than she actually does she hasn’t broken any records because her whole career has been corrupt her whole career has been buying her way lying and manipulating radio numbers not to mention the fact that her and Scott were shut her and business with all the major radio companies which is why I heart plays are non-stop before anybody even has heard of the song it’s all fake it’s all corrupt and people need to know

        • neo says:

          So you are saying that Big Machine Records and Taylor have become so powerful that they can manipulate the music industry?
          That’s amazing, so they buy the streams, the youtube views and pay all the radiostations to play her songs?

          They are so clever, and the fans who go to her concerts, buy her physical and digital albums are also not real?
          The people need to know! Please you are doing a great job here, spread the word about the corruption!

          I’m from Flanders, Belgium… I’ll make sure ‘the people’ here know this too, they’ve been trying to figure out how to get 1 hit in the US for years!

          Come on, are you for real?
          Why do you spent your time on someone you don’t like?
          You could explore the world, learn new skills, watch a movie, read a book,…

    10. Tennessee says:

      Stale.

    11. Michael Anthony says:

      And the world wonders what it did wrong to deserve such u tearmabke music yo be played a billion times a day. Frankly, this is the worst stuff she’s ever put out. I get it, she’s yrying to do a message album, like Beyonces “Lemonade,” bit Taylor doesn’t have the crew to back it up. If she stuck to what she does best, like singing about the broken love, her fans would live it more. This work won’t be winning any Grammy. The best we can hope for, is that the public loses interest quickly. “LOOK WHAT YOU MADE” Is more irritating than Desoacito at this point.

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