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Taylor Swift Previews Her Second Song, It’s Better Than ‘Look What You Made Me Do’

Taylor Swift’s new album, Reputation, comes out November 10. She’s released “Look What You Made Me Do” which registered a big fat ‘meh’ from me. The chorus could’ve been better, the beat was above average. She needs to do away with being so self-referential about her tabloid life. I’m pressing snooze on that.

But! “Ready for It” is her second song. She previewed a minute of it during ESPN’s Alabama versus Florida State game. She also played some of it during a commercial for ABC’s upcoming fall season. Both ESPN and ABC are owned by the same company, is Swift owned by that company also?

You can’t get much from a minute (just ask your girlfriend, heyyy!!), but it sounds like that big pop sound Swift’s known for. That is to say, catchy, more of a chorus you can sing along to.

Some of the lyrics:

Are you ready for it?
Baby, let the games begin
The games begin
The games begin”

And:

In the middle of the night,
In my dreams,
You should see the things we do, baby.

Would you say, in your, “wild dreams,” Taylor? Hehe.

As a song, it’s better than “Look What You Made Me Do.” On the other hand, compared to Taylor’s previous songs and albums, I have a feeling this album might not measure up. Look at 1989. Right out of the gate, she had “Shake It Off.” Then “Blank Space,” “Style” and “Bad Blood.” That is a murderer’s row right there. Classics.

“Look What You Made Me Do” can’t hold “Shake It Off”‘s jock. My guess is there’s nothing that will blow anyone away.

In fact, people will probably enjoy the Easter egg hunt with this album more than the actual songs. Here’s an interesting one:

…this may hint at some truth to the astute fan theory that each version of Swift at the end of the “LWYMMD” video represents a different song on the album. It would make sense, since there are 15 tracks and 15 Taylors. It’s also worth noting that “You Belong With Me” Taylor is amongst that crew, so that could potentially be representative of “Ready For It.”

I’ll give it up to Taylor, these little clues and fan theories, if true, are some smart marketing ploys by the Taylor Swift Corporation. At the same time, it’ll do nothing to dispel the idea that everything Swift does is calculated. Her team probably A/B tested every single song and gimmick for this new album. Also, she’s the Aryan Princess. Sooo, there’s that.

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gem2477
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Nah. The song is so immature and outright stupid that Kanye is probably somewhere laughing his ass off.

earlharbeson
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Funny, She sold out 5 nights at the Staple Center for 1989 which seated a total of 86,000 people, She has sold 120,000 tickets in the Rose Bowl so far for the “Reputation”. I doubt he is laughing to loud, he made $31,745,967 on his Saint Pablo Tour, she sold $180,000,000 worth of tickets the first week.

Thao Truong
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dont be jealous…that song basically says it all. its genius…how else is it breaking record…if it sucked then everyone would say so….revenge comes in everyway and she got hers by being top of the list…lets see all her haters get there like taylor did. NOTTTT

BigJimSlade
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It’s genius? It’s not even music.
This generic crap wouldn’t have managed to be a B-side on a Madonna single 20 years ago.

gem2477
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She could have released a track of her farting and it’d be #1. With her, that’s not a good demonstration of if it being a good song.

AussieDan
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Remember when Taylor wrote poppy country songs…?

Shawn Cicero
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wow people are nutty stalkers

Mithrull
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Pretend to like her fans? Bwhahahahahahaha you are fucking pathetic.

Moise
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who the hell are you guys? no names, just jealous of her fame and success. But who can blame you? You do this for green.

Sinead McGowan
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ooooh Taylor’s army

Atomic Rat
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oh my fucking god !!!!!!

she’s so existential… she’s so multidimensional… she’s so fucking awesomely…. banal and pedantic.

So you really don’t have to have anything one the ball other than a good PR firm and a fair agent to be a success as a pop star.

I didn’t believe them. It’s still hard to believe.

Larry
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That girl is too high maintenance and a loon.

Atomic Rat
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Sailor Twit – the rally face of the nazi generation.

Nice one. The one trick pony and the goosesteppers.

Sieg Heil, frau Taylor. I see you’re on to your next crossover genre.

jay
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“Except, anyone can join. Even if they are not, wait for it, fans of Taylor.” How would a phone app know whether or not someone is a fan of Taylor Swift? What’s it going to do, read all your archived text messages to see if you talk about Miss Swift with your friends and determine if you said positive or negative things about her?

Perry de Havilland
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“Taylor has been criticized by just about everyone for not speaking for or against Trump”

Yeah Taylor is missing a beat here, I mean we all just *love* to be lectured by sage-like showbiz celebrities about politics, right?

me
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1/3rd of the country supports being mean and fueling drama, while the other 2/3rds has had enough. So Taylor’s drama filled, passive aggressive, mean girl behavior is no longer tolerated by most. Most of us had enough of Taylor & people like her.

Thai Wu
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No doubt she will sell out if her rich father and rich close business connections buy them up to save her REPUTATION.

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