Taylor Swift reveals Speak Now (Taylor's Version) tracklist: Including collabs with Hayley Williams & Fall Out Boy
Taylor Swift has unveiled the full tracklisting for her latest re-recorded album, Speak Now (Taylor's Version), including some very special features that will probably (definitely) make you re-enter your emo phase.
Listen, we've all been there.
Announced in May, Speak Now (Taylor's Version) will drop July 7 and include new versions of all 14 tracks from the original album (originally released in 2010) plus new versions of deluxe edition bonus tracks Ours and Superman.
As now become Taylor lore, in addition it will also include six tracks taken 'from the vault' of the Speak Now era, including Electric Touch, which features emo legends Fall Out Boy, and Castles Crumbling, which features Paramore's Hayley Williams.
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Sharing her motivation for teaming up with these artists in particular, Taylor wrote on Instagram: "Since Speak Now was all about my songwriting, I decided to go to the artists who I feel influenced me most powerfully as a lyricist at that time and ask them to sing on the album. They’re so cool and generous for agreeing to support my version of Speak Now. I recorded this album when I was 32 (and still growing up, now) and can’t wait to unveil it all to you on July 7."
Released in 2010, Speak Now peaked at Number 6 on the Official Albums Chart and spawned the hit single Mine, which made Number 30. It also included the fan favourite track The Story of Us, which pointed to the new, pop-leaning direction that Taylor would pursue on her subsequent albums Red and 1989.
Since the original Speak Now era, Taylor has reeled off nine consecutive Number 1 albums in the UK, breaking a record previously held by Madonna. Among this string of chart-toppers are her previous re-recorded albums Fearless (Taylor's Version) and Red (Taylor's Version).
More impressive still, Shake It Off - the song that kicked off Taylor's transition into pop music full time - just last year became the latest (and potentially one of the last ever) tracks to cross the 1 million pure sales mark in the UK.
She is now midway through her campaign to re-record and re-release each of her first albums. For Taylor, it's a way of taking ownership of her music since the original masters weren't sold to her when she left her old record label, Nashville-based Big Machine, in 2018.
The three LPs still left to cover are her self-titled debut, 2014's bombastic pop opus 1989 and 2017's controversial reputation.
Taylor Swift's Speak Now (Taylor's Version) album tracklist in full
- Mine (Taylor’s Version)
- Sparks Fly (Taylor’s Version)
- Back to December (Taylor’s Version)
- Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)
- Dear John (Taylor’s Version)
- Mean (Taylor’s Version)
- The Story of Us (Taylor’s Version)
- Never Grow Up (Taylor’s Version)
- Enchanted (Taylor’s Version)
- Better Than Revenge (Taylor’s Version)
- Innocent (Taylor’s Version)
- Haunted (Taylor’s Version)
- Last Kiss (Taylor’s Version)
- Long Live (Taylor’s Version)
- Ours (Taylor’s Version)
- Superman (Taylor’s Version)
- Electric Touch (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault) [feat. Fall Out Boy]
- When Emma Falls in Love (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault)
- I Can See You (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault)
- Castles Crumbling (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault) [feat. Hayley Williams]
- Foolish One (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault)
- Timeless (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault)
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