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Taylor Swift New Album 2012 Red Songs List

Red is the fourth studio album by American singer and songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released on October 22, 2012, and features 16 songs. Of those tracks, there are collaborations with Ed Sheeran and another with Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol.

Taylor Swift New Album 2012 Red Songs List

The lead single of the album is "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together". Its music video premiered on CMT, MTV, and TeenNick. A single from the album was released each Tuesday leading up to the release, starting Tuesday, September 25, 2012.

"Begin Again" was released on iTunes on September 25, 2012, as part of a countdown to the album release. Later on, it was later announced that the track, though initially a promotional single, would be serviced to country radio on October 1, 2012, as the second single from the album.

"Ronan" was released digitally on iTunes following a performance of the song on Stand Up for Cancer, with all the proceeds going to Cancer-related charities, as stated by Swift herself via Twitter. President and CEO of Big Machine Records Scott Borchetta have confirmed via Twitter that the song is not on Red, but that they "may have to rethink" about adding it to the album. They never added it to the album, but it is available on iTunes. "Better Man" and "Babe" were written for the album but they were scrapped and then given to Little Big Town and Sugarland. "Nothing New" was also a Red cut, since in the Lover Deluxe Journals, it revealed that it was written in 2012.

Red appeared on many publications' lists of the best albums of the 2010s decade.[1] It featured on Atwood Magazine's unranked list[2] and was included on The Independent[3] and Pitchfork.[4] It was ranked within the top 10 by Uproxx (three),[5] Billboard (four),[6] Rolling Stone (four),[7] the Tampa Bay Times (nine),[8] and Stereogum (10).[9] Taste of Country ranked Red as one of the best country albums of the decade.[10] In 2020, Rolling Stone ranked Red at number 99 on their revised list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[11]

Red (Taylor's Version) is the second re-recorded album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Released via Republic Records on November 12, 2021, as a part of Swift's countermeasure against the purchase of the masters of her back catalog, the album is the re-recording of Swift's fourth studio album, Red (2012), and follows the first re-recording, Fearless (Taylor's Version) (2021).

The 30-track Red (Taylor's Version) includes re-recorded versions of 20 songs from the deluxe edition of Red; the 2012 charity single "Ronan"; the 10-minute-long, unabridged version of "All Too Well"; Swift's own recordings of "Better Man" (2016) and "Babe" (2018); and six previously unreleased "From the Vault" tracks. Swift and Christopher Rowe produced the album with a majority of the original producers, with new inputs from Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff amongst others. Gary Lightbody and Ed Sheeran returned to provide guest vocals, with Phoebe Bridgers and Chris Stapleton as new additions.

Taylor Swift's fourth studio album, Red, was released on October 22, 2012, by American independent record label Big Machine Records. It witnessed Swift expand beyond her country roots and explore mainstream pop, incorporating a variety of genres.[4][5] The effort was met with generally positive reviews and widespread commercial success. It garnered Swift's first number-one song on the US Billboard Hot 100, the album's lead single "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together", and other successful singles in 2012 and 2013, such as "I Knew You Were Trouble", "22" and "Everything Has Changed".[6] Red became Swift's first number-one album in the UK, and her album with the most UK top-10 singles so far.[7] Over the years, the album collected critical praise for showcasing Swift's artistry and versatility.[8] It became one of the most acclaimed albums of the 2010s decade, appearing on many decade-end best-music lists.[9] Rolling Stone placed it at number 99 on its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[10] As of June 2021, Red has moved over 7.5 million album-equivalent units in the US alone.[6]

On June 18, 2021, Swift revealed that Red (Taylor's Version), the re-recorded issue of Red, would be released on November 19, 2021, and would contain all 30 songs that were meant to be on the 2012 version.[6] She also teased the original, 10-minute-long version of the fan-favorite track "All Too Well", which had been highly requested by fans, as part of the track listing,[35][36] which was "probably a 20-minute song" according to American songwriter Liz Rose,[note 5] who had co-written some tracks on Swift's first two studio albums, Taylor Swift (2006) and Fearless (2008).[40] Alongside the announcement, pre-orders for the digital album were made available.[41]

Kate Solomon of I wrote that Swift's voice is "leagues better now" and "the vocal furniture that she adds to the songs are like her revelling in that knowledge, flexing newly limber muscles."[75] Under the Radar reviewer Andy Von Pip commended Red (Taylor's Version) for having a sharper production and "richer" vocal performances than Red without losing the seriousness and emotional heft of its subject matter.[76] Variety's Chris Willman called its vault tracks "a collection of songs that doesn't have a real dud".[77] Reviewing for The Line of Best Fit, Paul Bridgewater opined that Red (Taylor's Version) "balances fan service alongside an insightful documentation of one of modern pop's best songwriters at a key juncture in her career", and added that Swift has carefully curated the expanded tracklist without devolving from the album's original appeal.[70] Slant Magazine critic Jonathan Keefe said that Red (Taylor's Version) is a testament to the growth of Swift's musicality and praised the album's instrumental quality for giving its songs "a stronger emotional resonance".[78]

Melissa Reguieri, in her USA Today review, appreciated the versatile musicality, strong vocals, meticulous replication, and enhanced production quality of Red (Taylor's Version), as well as regarding the album an "intriguing study" of Swift's lyrical proficiency.[26] Sputnikmusic called the album "an absolute triumph" for the insight of its musical and lyrical approach, and criticized their own "immature" review of the album in 2012, confirming "Swift's observations about love and life at age twenty-two were simply amazing".[82] The Guardian writer Laura Snapes stated that Swift's voice is richer and more mature in the re-recorded album, but its lack of twang "slightly blunts the rabid, deliciously vindictive edge that fueled the original's tumultuous depiction of heartbreak".[29]

Upon completion of its full tracking week, Red (Taylor's Version) debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with 605,000 units, marking the third largest week of 2021, behind 30 by Adele (839,000) and Drake's Certified Lover Boy (613,000). The first-week sum consists of 303.23 million on-demand streams, the largest streaming week of 2021 for an album by a woman, the second-largest ever after Ariana Grande's 2019 album Thank U, Next (307.1 million streams), and the biggest for a country album, surpassing Morgan Wallen's 2021 album Dangerous: The Double Album (240.18 million). The album opened with 369,000 pure album sales, of which 114,000 were vinyl LP sales, and marked the largest sales week for a country album since Luke Bryan's Crash My Party sold 528,000 copies in 2014. It marked Swift's tenth Billboard 200 chart-topper, making her the second woman to score that many number-one albums after Barbra Streisand, who has 11. Swift also became the fastest soloist to earn four number-ones on the Billboard 200 (less than 16 months), breaking Elton John's 46-year-old record.[107] The album further topped the Top Country Albums as Swift's seventh number-one and spent 7 weeks at the top,[108] helping Swift surpass Shania Twain as the longest reigning female artist of the chart with 98 weeks atop it.[109] Red (Taylor's Version) ranked second on the best-selling albums list of 2021, alongside Fearless (Taylor's Version), Evermore and Folklore in the top 10.[110]

Various brands and companies[note 10] used their social media accounts to endorse the album; some of them added "(Taylor's Version)" to their Twitter usernames during the release week.[120] Fitness equipment manufacturer Peloton announced that the album's songs will be used in their on-demand classes, such as of cycling, running, and yoga, upon popular demand.[121] Paper wrote that Swift's impact was "felt across social media", with the brands "capitalizing on her momentum".[120] Inc. said the companies leveraged the album's cultural relevance.[122] Beauty company Cosmetify reported that Google searches for "red lipstick" increased 669 percent following the release of Red (Taylor's Version).[123]

Publications have said the release of Red (Taylor's Version), "All Too Well (10 Minute Version)", the accompanying short film, and Swift's re-recording venture collectively is one of the biggest newsmakers and pop culture moments of 2021.[128][129][130] Vogue called it a "multimedia, news-cycle-dominating release" and stated "nobody releases (or rereleases!) an album like Swift."[131] The Recording Academy called Red (Taylor's Version) a pop phenomenon that defined 2021.[132] Ms. and Slate journalists stated Red (Taylor's Version) is a testament to Red's legacy, highlighting how some critics in 2012 called Red a sub-par album citing its "hyper-emotionality and obsessive romanticism" but eventually saw it as a "masterclass in pop songwriting and poetry ahead of its time". Ms. wrote the period's sexist scrutiny downplayed her artistry; Slate stated the media had no sympathy for Swift, painting her as a "boy-crazy, vengeful ex" and failing to assess Red without prejudice.[80][73] Billboard named Swift the "Greatest Pop Star of 2021" for her "unequivocal" success that year.[133] Swift was the highest-paid musician of 2021 globally, earning an estimated $65.8 million in take-home pay.[134] 041b061a72


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