Taylor Swift Continues Re-Recording Her Albums


Lily Sanders

We have all heard of Taylor Swift, the famous singer-songwriter who started her career at only fourteen. After releasing evermore, Taylor Swift decided to re-record her first six albums so her fans can still enjoy her music, but she can receive the profits.

On April 9, 2021, Taylor Swift re-released Fearless, shocking fans all over the world. The album included the original songs from Fearless, but with a noticeable twist. The entire album playing time being one hour and fourty-seven minutes of 26 rich, deep country songs. Currently, 77,000 copies of the album have been sold, making this one of her best albums yet.

Fearless (Taylor’s Version) is a great album and it has some of my favorite songs from her on it,” said Bridgette Bloem, 7. 

On September 17, 2021, Taylor Swift re-released Wildest Dreams, one of the most iconic songs from 1989, which was her album entry from country to pop. Taylor Swift claimed that she re-recorded the song because of a big trend on TikTok. Swift commented on Twitter, “Saw you guys got Wildest Dreams trending on TikTok, thought you should have my version.” 

Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version) was a hit immediately, and the song appeared on the Billboard Hot 100. 

On November 12, 2021, Taylor Swift re-released Red, adding in new songs that she claims that were supposed to be on Red. Tracks from the album include her original hits from Red, like 22, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, and State Of Grace, and songs that she wrote for other artists, including Better Man, originally sung by Little Big Town, and Babe, originally sung by Sugarland. The album even includes a 10-minute song and a message from Taylor herself! Red (Taylor’s Version) was an instant hit, topping charts the week of its release. 

“I personally love Red,” said a SCIS student. “The songs are so catchy, and I love to sing along to I Knew You Were Trouble.”

Taylor Swift has always kept us Swifties all on our toes, so who knows what she’s up to next?

 Reputation should be re-recorded next,” said Kavya Palani, 7. “The mood of the songs dropped in Reputation have a nice style and different genre of music than Swift sings now.” 

Taylor Swift has taken a big risk in her career by re-recording, but it seems to have worked out for her so far. 

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