Post by neoswiftie on Sept 2, 2017 20:20:03 GMT -5
Taylor Swift’s “Ready For It” Will Receive Radio Airplay This Sunday iHeartRadio will start playing the song at 8AM ET. Taylor Swift - Reputation Cover | Big Machine/Republic
A montage for Saturday night’s Alabama vs. Florida State college football game featured a Taylor Swift song. The song was not her new single “Look What Made Me Do.”
It was instead “Ready For It,” another track set to appear on Swift’s forthcoming album “Reputation.” In addition to scoring the college football montage, “Ready For It” appears in a commercial for ABC’s fall schedule.
“Ready For It” will continue to receive attention Sunday. According to the official iHeart website, mainstream iHeartMedia stations will begin playing the song at 8AM ET Sunday morning.
“‘Ready For It'” isn’t an follow-up official second single to “Look” but the track is set to invade radio airwaves as iHeartRadio stations will start playing the song on Sunday morning starting at 8 AM ET,” clarifies iHeart.
“Look” has been receiving mammoth airplay since its launch last week. It is expected to claim a Top 10 position on this week’s Mediabase pop chart.
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Post by neoswiftie on Sept 4, 2017 19:54:18 GMT -5
Pop Is a Battlefield: Taylor Swift's '...Ready for It?' Sees Her Becoming Top 40's Universal Soldier
The beat drops. Taylor Swift clears her throat. The best response to controversy is more music. It's only fitting that "…Ready for It?," the second single from Swift’s upcoming album Reputation, premiered last night via a trailer for ABC's fall season. This is the perfect song for soapy, don't-call-it-a-guilty-pleasure television, all too appropriate for a woman who named her cat for Meredith of Grey's Anatomy.
If 1989 was Swift's attempt to rewrite pop music in her own image, "…Ready for It?" finds her doing Top 40 pop on everyone else's terms. The ingredients are familiar - a beat borrowed from Sleigh Bells' "Kids," her voice channelling Ellie Goulding, Sia, Rihanna. Swift has never sung more expressively, nor sounded more in tune with the way modern pop production uses the voice as an instrument. Some will call it a concession to pop radio - where all roads lead back to Rihanna.
But the lyrics, which tick off a dark list of fantasies, are unmistakably Swift. "Me, I was a robber first time that he saw me/ Stealing hearts and running off and never saying sorry." Is she confessing that she's a maneater? Or is she mocking her public image? Unlike "Blank Space", which was a clear wink at the camera, she might be doing both at once.
Instead of accelerating into an anthemic chorus, her voice floats up into the heavens. "In the middle of the night, in my dreams/ You should see the things we do, baby". It's not just a major-key, traditionally Swiftian chorus -- it's one of the prettiest melodies of her career. Deep down, she's still the same wide-eyed romantic Taylor Swift. Or is she? "I know I'm gonna be with you / So I take my time." The beat drops; she pulls the rug out from under us: "Are you ready for it?" Is this a dream, or a nightmare?
And how long has Taylor Swift been holding onto that "He can be my jailer/ Burton to this Taylor" line -- a reference to Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor that could only be pulled off by a mind-bogglingly famous woman with the same name? Liz Taylor was an acclaimed performer whose fame often overshadowed her art; sounds familiar. Alongside Richard Burton, her most (in)famous husband, she co-starred in 11 films. Were their tabloid controversies a distraction from Liz's art, or did her whole life -- her characters, romances, public image -- become one grand performance?
Taylor Swift, like Madonna before her, refuses to let the media control her perception. But Swift's not asking us to buy into her personal drama here -- in fact, she's never taken herself less seriously. "Look What You Made Me Do" opened with a line widely interpreted as a Kim/Kanye diss -- "I don't like your little games." On "…Ready for It?", she responds emphatically: "Let the games begin!" Swift's playing the villain, and she knows it.
The accepted wisdom is that Taylor Swift uses her singles to strike back at her exes, or fuel feuds with celebrities. But pop songs are about identification. They're not literal press releases about public figures -- or why would we, the listener, find any emotion in them? While the internet speculates over her politics, argues about how likeable she is, Taylor Swift reinvents herself. That's what pop stars do. It doesn't matter whether or not you like these singles. If you acknowledge that this is a new Taylor Swift, she's already won.
Ultimately, "Look What You Made Me Do" and "…Ready for It?" aren't about Kanye, Katy, or Calvin. They're about Swift herself, and her lesson to us: you don't have to give a damn about your bad reputation.
Post by neoswiftie on Sept 5, 2017 11:54:09 GMT -5
Swift scores her fifth Hot 100 No. 1 and breaks the weekly streaming record for a song by a woman. “Look” also stops the record-tying 16-week reign of “Despacito.”
Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” blasts from No. 77 (where it debuted) to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Sept. 16), following its first full week of data tracking. After its Aug. 25 release, the song soars to the top with the highest weekly streaming and sales sums for a track in 2017 and breaks the record for the most weekly streams ever for a song by a woman.
“Look” – released on Big Machine/Republic Records and the first single from Swift’s album Reputation (her first since 1989 in 2014), due Nov. 10 – is her fifth Hot 100 No. 1. It also dethrones Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, which a week ago tied the record for the most weeks spent at No. 1 (16) in the Hot 100’s 59-year history.
Let’s run down the numerous achievements for “Look” as it crowns the Hot 100, which blends all-genre streaming, airplay and sales data. Highlights of the rest of the top 10 will post on Billboard.com later today (Sept. 5), and all charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Sept. 6). Record-breaking streams: Following its first week of streaming, “Look” blasts onto the Streaming Songs chart at No. 1 with 84.4 million U.S. streams in the week ending Aug. 31, according to Nielsen Music. The total is not only the highest for any song this year, passing the 69.6 million with which “Despacito” peaked on the June 17-dated chart, but the highest ever in a week for a song by a female artist, surpassing the debut week of Adele’s “Hello” (61.6 million, Nov. 14, 2015).
Only one song has posted a greater weekly total than “Look” on Streaming Songs (which began on March 2, 2013): Baauer’s “Harlem Shake,” which peaked with 103 million, powered heavily by user-generated clips featuring the song’s audio (the week that the survey debuted). Swift adds her third Streaming Songs No. 1, following “Shake It Off” and “Blank Space.” She ties Miley Cyrus for the most by a woman; among all acts, only Bieber has earned more No. 1s (four).
Best weekly sales of 2017: “Look” also launches with the top weekly download sales this year: 353,000 in the week ending Aug. 31, as it starts at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart. That tops the 240,000-download start for Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” (Jan. 28). “Look” sports the highest weekly sales since Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” bowed with 379,000 on May 28, 2016 (and the best total for a woman since Adele’s “Hello” sold 480,000 in its third week, reflected on the Nov. 28, 2015-dated Digital Song Sales chart).
Swift scores her 12th Digital Song Sales No. 1, passing Katy Perry (11) for the second-most; Rihanna leads with 14 toppers on the tally.
Swift ascent: With its 77-1 vault on the Hot 100, “Look” makes the fifth-greatest leap to No. 1 of all-time. Kelly Clarkson’s “My Life Would Suck Without You” leads with its 97-1 surge (Feb. 7, 2009). Swift replaces herself for the fifth-biggest jump to the summit: her first leader, 2012’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” rocketed 72-1. (Both “Look” and “Never” debuted from initial airplay before bounding to No. 1 following their first full weeks of streaming and sales tracking. Streaming and sales follow a Friday-Thursday measurement week, while airplay is tracked Monday-Sunday for the Hot 100’s tabulation.)
High(est) five: Swift first led the Hot 100 with “Never” for three weeks in 2012. She added her second, third and fourth No. 1s from 1989: “Shake It Off” (four weeks, 2014), “Blank Space” (seven, 2014-15) and “Bad Blood,” featuring Kendrick Lamar(one, 2015). With “Look” leading in its second week on the Hot 100, all five of Swift’s No. 1s have reigned in four or fewer chart weeks.
Swift is the 13th woman (her favorite number!) with at least five Hot 100 No. 1s. Mariah Carey leads all women (and soloists) with 18 No. 1s, second among all artists only to the Beatles’ 20.
First singles ranking first: Swift has now topped the Hot 100 with the first single from each of her last three albums. “Look” introduces Reputation; “Shake,” which debuted atop the Hot 100, ushered in 1989, and “Never” was released as the first single from Red.
‘Look’ and listen: As it leads Streaming Songs and Digital Song Sales, “Look” charges 23-14 on the Radio Songs chart with 64 million all-format audience impressions following its first full week of airplay tracking. (It debuted a week ago with 46 million in its first three days.) Most notably, “Look” roars 21-9 on the Pop Songs chart (which is based on total weekly plays on a 164-station panel of mainstream top 40 stations), marking Swift’s 14th top 10. It makes the fastest flight to the chart’s top 10 since Timberlake’s “Feeling” flew 24-10 on May 28, 2016.
Leading lady: More than nine months into 2017, Swift is the first woman to top the Hot 100 this year. She’s the first since Halsey reigned, as featured on the Chainsmokers’ “Closer,” which wrapped its 12-week rule on Nov. 19, 2016. Until “Look,” no woman had topped the Hot 100 in a lead role in more than a year: since Sia’s “Cheap Thrills,” featuring Sean Paul, led for four weeks from Aug. 6 through Aug. 27, 2016.
Further, “Look” is the first song by a woman unaccompanied by a male artist to rule the Hot 100 since Adele’s “Hello” led for 10 weeks (Nov. 14, 2015-Jan. 16, 2016). The only other such No. 1s since the start of 2014: Swift’s “Shake” and “Space” and Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass.”
Atop the Hot 100, “Look” supplants “Despacito,” which on the Sept. 9-dated chart logged its 16th week at No. 1, matching Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” (16 weeks, 1995-96) for the longest command in the chart’s archives. On the new Sept. 16 list, “Despacito” dips to No. 2.
Again, highlights of the rest of the Sept. 16-dated Hot 100’s top 10 will post on Billboard.com later today (Sept. 5), and all charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Sept. 6).
Post by neoswiftie on Sept 5, 2017 19:20:05 GMT -5
No One Was Ready For Taylor Swift’s New Song “…Ready For It?” September 3, 2017 Jencita Vargas
Taylor Alison Swift just dropped a new song off her album Reputation and it’s safe to say we weren’t “…Ready For It?” Swift first posted a hint about the song, (that no one realized was a hint at the time) when she posted about “Look What You Made Me Do” being out! I MEAN IT WAS JUST SITTING RIGHT THERE, AS PLAIN AS THE NOSE ON MY FACE!
davepastern: The Ready for it... video was good (but I loved Ghost in the Shell so that was gonna always be a given lol), not really a fan of End Game (the song or video). Sorry, but it's my least favourite song on Reputation, and joins the ranks of a few other songs
Jan 14, 2018 8:42:01 GMT -5
davepastern: that I dislike (should've said no, better than revenge, holy ground, and style).
Jan 14, 2018 8:42:32 GMT -5
neoswiftie: no need to be sorry, wasn't my favorite song on reputation either, but I do love the video, especially the London sequence
Jan 14, 2018 8:45:13 GMT -5
neoswiftie: lol gonna need to brighten that gif, 20 frames in photoshop, will do that tomorrow
Jan 14, 2018 8:46:35 GMT -5
13swiftie13ds: Under a winter storm warning here Looking at a good 4-6 inches lol!
Jan 15, 2018 0:00:28 GMT -5
neoswiftie: Aly swifte
Jan 15, 2018 14:04:03 GMT -5
neoswiftie: Hi StarlightDreamer, I'm not a member there... but I'm pretty sure some of our members are there too, I guess they prefer to be on both fora. Why do you ask?
Jan 16, 2018 7:22:53 GMT -5
neoswiftie: I don't mind that you promote your forum and everyone can join here and stay a member there too, I really don't mind, there is also taycon.proboards.com/ they were first
Jan 16, 2018 7:26:25 GMT -5
swiftvote: I've been here from the start... no drama like on TC or the new 'The Swift Life' app, I don't need another forum
Jan 16, 2018 7:37:49 GMT -5
swiftvote: I guess most swifties are now on tumblr and The Swift Life, but they are also chatting in 'private chatrooms', problem with those chatrooms is that 1 person has to approve who is allowed in, and who is allowed to stay, heard that there was drama there too.
Jan 16, 2018 7:41:24 GMT -5
neoswiftie: When there are a lot of members, doesn't matter where, you are gonna get drama... that's why certain topics are better avoided
Jan 16, 2018 7:43:25 GMT -5
neoswiftie: Here we have a safe place for everyone that loves Taylor for who she is, what she does without having to whine about the 3 things other 'huge' fora forbid... Po Ra Re, there are enough other places for those topics
Jan 16, 2018 7:46:23 GMT -5
swiftvote: Agreed, those topics are what causes the most misery on TSL
Jan 16, 2018 7:48:31 GMT -5
twothirtyam: I like TSL but you can't really connect to anyone, short conversations are possible on someone's post... but once you go somewhere else it's not possible to find it back
Jan 16, 2018 8:30:58 GMT -5
neoswiftie: Lol now they have a problem with Joseph Kahn, you know... the one friend who defended Taylor through thick and thin, you know... one of her REAL friends
Jan 16, 2018 11:09:20 GMT -5
neoswiftie: Because he said that pitbulls are dangerous, and I know he is exaggerating but what sane parent would leave his/her baby/todler alone with a pitbull? Just imagine a child who doesn't know how to behave around an animal, poking in it's eye... or worse!
Jan 16, 2018 11:14:50 GMT -5
neoswiftie: Some breeds have a bite and jaw that can kill, Joseph is not saying every pitbull would do that, just saying you never know what might happen, and if something happens what then?
Jan 16, 2018 11:17:40 GMT -5
neoswiftie: Is anyone on the TSL app? If so, did you get free packs and picks today or yesterday?
Jan 16, 2018 13:32:36 GMT -5