Taylor Swift’s Re-Recorded Love Story Tops Country Charts

Offical Lyric Video: Via Taylor Swift on YouTube

On February 12, 2021, Taylor Swift released the re-recorded version of her 2008 smash hit “Love Story”. The track, titled “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” debuted at number one on the Hot Country Songs chart, her first number one debut ever and her first time atop the country charts since the debut of her critically acclaimed Red album with “We Are Never Getting Back Together”. 

 

The release of “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” is a monumental moment for Swift in her custody battle over her discography. At the age of 16, Swift moved to Nashville to sign with Big Machine Records, who would produce her first six albums. Following her departure from Big Machine Records at the close of her 12 year contract, Big Machine, owned by Scott Botchetta, sold Swift’s masters to music titan, Scooter Braun.

 

Braun and Swift have a colourful  history, full of mutual disgrundmentl,  dating back to the infamous controversy over Kanye West’s song “Famous”. This song featured the lyric “I feel like me and taylor might still have sex, why I made that b*tch famous”. The West clan claimed that Swift had approved this lyric and directed a slew of hatred at Swift in late 2016 for claiming otherwise, however due to the leak of a phone call in May 2020, we know that to be false. Braun was Kanye’s manager at the time, and Swift considers him partially responsible for the whole affair, but especially guilty for greenlighting the accompanying “ revenge porn music video” which features a naked wax figure of Swift in bed with Kanye.

 

Shortly after the first acquisition, Swift’s discography was sold once again without her knowledge, and since then she has been a loud voice fighting for artist’s rights to own their catalogue. 

 

Taylor revealed that she would be re-releasing her Grammy sweeping album, “Fearless” on April ninth in a message hidden within the text of her “Love Story” announcement. This version will feature re-recorded versions of all the original and bonus tracks in addition to six unreleased songs written by 19 year old swift that got cut from the original “Fearless” album by the higher-ups. 

 

Rerording six studio albums is certainly a costly and time consuming endeavor, but who better than Taylor Swift to take on such an ambitious project? Taylor has grown up with her fans and her mature voice on this beloved track encapsulates the feeling of reflection on the past with the lens of maturity. 

 

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