Style (Taylor Swift song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
"Style"
The cover features Swift in a white tee shirt and short black skirt touching her hair. Her image is reflected in a mirror behind her. In the upper left corner is written "T.S.", while in the upper right corner is the title "Style". The footer is the lyric "We never go out of style"; all texts are written with black marker ink
Single by Taylor Swift
from the album 1989
ReleasedFebruary 9, 2015 (2015-02-09)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2014
Studio
Genre
Length3:51
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Max Martin
  • Shellback
  • Ali Payami
Taylor Swift singles chronology
"Blank Space"
(2014)
"Style"
(2015)
"Bad Blood"
(2015)
Music video
"Style" on YouTube

"Style" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift for her fifth studio album 1989 (2014). It was written by Swift and its producers Max Martin, Shellback, and Ali Payami. Republic Records in partnership with Swift's label Big Machine released the song to US radio stations as the album's third single on February 9, 2015. Musically, "Style" incorporates disco, funk, and pop rock. The lyrics are ambiguous; contemporary publications interpreted the song as being about beauty standards and reflections on past romantic relationships.

The song garnered generally positive reviews from critics, many of whom deemed it the album's highlight. A few commentators found the lyrics clichéd and shallow. It earned an APRA Music Award nomination for International Work of the Year and appeared on year-end lists of Pitchfork and The Village Voice. In the US, "Style" peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming 1989's third consecutive Hot 100 top-ten single. It received triple platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which denotes track-equivalent sales of over three million units. "Style" also entered the top ten on charts and received multi-platinum certifications in Australia and Canada.

Filmmaker Kyle Newman directed the song's music video featuring actor Dominic Sherwood as Swift's love interest. Premiering on February 13, 2015, the video featured a darker and more abstract atmosphere compared to those for previous 1989 singles "Shake It Off" and "Blank Space". Swift included "Style" on regular set lists for two of her world tours: The 1989 World Tour (2015) and the Reputation Stadium Tour (2018).

Production and release[edit]

Inspired by pop music of the 1980s and its experimentation with synthesizers, drum pads, and overlapped vocals, Taylor Swift decided to move away from the signature country styles of her previous releases and incorporate a straightforward pop production for her fifth studio album, 1989.[1][2][3] The recording process began in mid-2013 concurrently with the start of Swift's headlining world tour in support of her fourth studio album Red.[4] Swift announced in February 2014 that she was working again with Max Martin and Shellback, with whom she had collaborated on three songs for Red.[5] The two produced seven of the thirteen tracks for the album's standard edition; Martin also served as executive producer with Swift.[6]

"Style" was originally written by producer Ali Payami and guitarist Niklas Ljungfelt for themselves. The two finished the instrumental—a guitar-driven track inspired by what Ljungfelt called "funky electronic music" artists such as Daft Punk. Payami played the instrumental for Martin at the latter's studio; Swift became fond of the track after overhearing it and decided to record it for her album.[2] Swift, Payami, Martin, and Shellback are credited as the song's writers. Production was handled by all the songwriters except Swift. Michael Illbert and Sam Holland recorded the track at MXM Studios in Stockholm and Conway Recording Studios in Los Angeles, with assistance from Cory Bice. The song was mixed by Serban Ghenea and John Hanes at MixStar Studios in Virginia Beach and mastered by Tom Coyne at Sterling Sound in New York City.[6] "Style" was one of the last songs finished by the production team for 1989.[7]

The song debuted as a snippet in a Target commercial for the album on October 22, 2014.[8] On December 28, 2014, Scott Borchetta, CEO of Swift's record label Big Machine held an impromptu Q&A via Twitter. When asked by a fan about 1989's upcoming single following "Shake It Off" and "Blank Space", Borchetta responded that he was in favor of "Style".[9] On February 9, 2015, Republic Records, in partnership with Big Machine, serviced the track to US hot adult contemporary radio as the third single.[10] The following day, Republic serviced "Style" to US contemporary hit and rhythmic contemporary radio.[11][12] The song was released to Italy's contemporary hit radio on April 3, 2015.[13]

Music and lyrics[edit]

"Style" is written in the key of D major and set in common time, with a moderately slow tempo of 95 beats per minute. Swift's vocal range is between B3 to D5. The song has a generic structure, consisting of an introduction, two verses, two pre-choruses, a refrain repeated three times and a bridge preceding the concluding refrain.[14] It opens with Ljungfelt's guitar riff with a chord progression of BmGmaj7.[6][14] The refrain's first half is built on D and G major chords that create a relatively radiant atmosphere. The second half incorporates a B minor chord that evokes a glimpse of sorrow.[14][15]

Jason Lipshutz of Billboard characterized "Style" as a pop rock song,[9] while the Los Angeles Times's Mikael Wood and The Observer's Kitty Empire described the track's style as "funk-pop".[16][17] Time's Sam Lansky categorized "Style" as 1970s-styled disco.[18] Like the rest of 1989, the track uses heavy synthesizers, vocal reverberation and features an upbeat dance groove, a dramatic change from Swift's trademark country styles.[19][20][21] The refrain is accompanied by "undulating waves" of keyboards underneath.[22] Alexis Petridis of The Guardian compared the song's electronic-oriented styles to those on the soundtrack of the 2011 film Drive and Daft Punk's 2013 album Random Access Memories.[23]

The song's lyrics are ambiguous.[24] Several critics initially thought the song talked about romance and beauty standards in a flirtatious manner.[17][18] Wood pointed out the opening lines "Midnight / You come and pick me up, no headlights" as an allusion to having sex, a subject about which Swift had not previously written.[16] The lyrics, "You've got that James Dean daydream look in your eye / And I've got that red lip classic thing that you like" in the refrain refer to the 1950s actor James Dean and, in the words of The Atlantic's Spencer Kornhaber, reflect conventional beauty standards employed by iconic American figures like Marilyn Monroe and Cindy Crawford.[25] Kornhaber and Consequence of Sound's Sasha Geffen remarked that the "classic" beauty in the lyrics mostly applies to white people.[25][26]

Slate's Forrest Wickman noticed that the song seems to be about "timeless fashions" but actually portrays an unhealthy relationship.[27] On an iHeartRadio live concert on October 27, 2014, Swift elaborated on her thinking of "fashion staples that [...] we never throw out of our closet" while writing the song.[28] Four days later, during a radio interview with host Ryan Seacrest, she revealed that "Style" was inspired by one of her romantic affairs that was "always a bit off". She then connected "timeless visuals" with a feeling that "never goes out of style" and explained that the song represented her evolved viewpoints on past relationships by admitting wrongdoings of both sides instead of her "I was right, you were wrong" mindset in previous songs.[7] Several publications noted this change and felt the song's narrative was Swift's reflections on her heavily publicized relationship with English singer Harry Styles, which had ended in January 2013.[21][29][30][31] The lines that suggest Swift's self-asserted maturity are in the second pre-chorus, where she confesses to her unfaithful lover that she too has cheated.[6][15][29]

I say, "I heard that you've been out and about with some other girl"
He says, "What you've heard is true, but I,
Can't stop thinking about you and I"
I said, "I've been there too a few times"

Critical reception[edit]

Swift performing "Style" during The 1989 World Tour.

"Style" received generally positive reviews from music critics. Kitty Empire from The Observer called it a "percolating" song that "satisfies on every level".[17] PopMatters's Corey Beasley was impressed by Swift's departure from country to new styles that "fit her like a cashmere-lined leather glove" and deemed the song "immaculate".[32] Now's Benjamin Boles selected "Style" as the album's highlight.[33] Houston Chronicle writer Joey Guerra praised the song as "compelling".[34] Mikael Wood of the Los Angeles Times also named the track the album's standout for its "sensual" atmosphere.[16] Robert Leedham of Drowned in Sound praised the track's theme of celebrating past relationships and embracing positivity instead of Swift's traditional "[playing] the victim".[35]

The New York Times critic Jon Caramanica labelled "Style" the "high mark" of 1989 that embodies Swift's "savage, wry, and pointed" maturity from her previous albums.[19] Billboard's Richard S. He praised "Style" for showcasing "Swift's songwriting at its purest" by evoking "worlds of emotion" despite utilizing a generic song structure.[36] The Independent's Andy Gill described the song's theme as a "piquancy", and its music direction as "desperately inclusive electropop grooves and corporate rebel clichés".[37] Allie Volpe of The Philadelphia Inquirer viewed the song's lyrics as "shallow" but complimented its sound as her "favorite on the album".[38] Consequence of Sound's Sasha Geffen lauded the song's musical styles, but criticized its theme of conventional beauty standards of "white people" as a cliché that blemishes Swift's "girl-next-door likability" on the album.[26]

Pitchfork ranked "Style" at number 50 on their list of 2014's best songs.[22] On behalf of the publication, Jordan Sargent remarked that while the lyrics embraced Swift's "familiar tropes of Western romance" on previous releases, the instrumentation as well as Swift's "tense and restrained" vocals signaled her transformation in music and image.[22] The song placed at number 24 on the 2015 Pazz & Jop poll, an annual mass critics' poll conducted by The Village Voice.[39] At the 2016 BMI Awards, the track was one of the Award-Winning Songs that earned Swift the honor of Songwriter of the Year.[40] "Style" also received a nomination for International Work of the Year at the APRA Music Awards of 2016.[41]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Style" debuted at number 60 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart of November 15, 2014, on the release of its parent album 1989.[42] Following Swift's performance of "Style" at the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, the song re-entered the chart at number 75 on the issue date December 27, 2014.[43] After Big Machine CEO Borchetta announced that he was in favor of "Style" being released as a single in December 2014, the track debuted on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 at number 39 on January 12, 2015.[44] The single reached number ten on the Hot 100 chart on February 28, 2015, becoming 1989's third consecutive Hot 100 top ten following the number-one singles "Shake It Off" and "Blank Space".[45] It peaked at number six on the March 21, 2015, chart.[46] The single also achieved success on Billboard component charts, peaking atop the Mainstream Top 40,[47] Adult Top 40,[48] and the Adult Contemporary charts.[49] It has received triple platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which denotes track-equivalent sales of three million units based on sales and streams.[50] As of November 2017, "Style" has sold 2.2 million digital copies in the US.[51]

In Canada, the single peaked at number six on the Canadian Hot 100 and has received triple platinum certification by Music Canada (MC).[52][53] "Style" achieved moderate success in Europe, charting in the top twenty on the national charts in Scotland (nine),[54] the Czech Republic (11),[55] Poland (13),[56] Slovakia (14),[57] and Hungary (18).[58] The single reached number 21 on the UK Singles Chart and has received gold certification from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), which denotes track-equivalent sales of 400,000 units.[59][60] It was more commercially successful in Oceania, peaking at number eight and 11 on the Australian and New Zealand charts, respectively.[61][62] The track has been certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA),[63] and gold by the Recorded Music NZ (RMNZ).[64] It also peaked atop the South African music chart.[65]

Music video[edit]

Portrait of English actor Dominic Sherwood, notably his eyes with different colors: his left eye is brownish blue, while his right eye is clear blue
Actor Dominic Sherwood plays Swift's love interest in the music video.

American filmmaker Kyle Newman directed the music video for "Style", which was shot in Los Angeles and completed within four days in summer 2014.[66][67] Before its release, Swift posted several teaser images and short clips from the video on her social media accounts.[68] She planned to premiere the video on Good Morning America on the morning of February 13, 2015, but Canadian music channel Much released it at midnight.[69][70] Swift uploaded the video to her Vevo account on the same day.[71] In the video, English actor Dominic Sherwood plays Swift's love interest.[72] Swift contacted him by text message roughly a month before the shooting; the two had known of each other through mutual friends. By the time they worked on the video, Sherwood had finished the film Take Down, which was later renamed Billionaire Ransom (released in 2016).[67][73]

The video does not have a clear narrative but features disparate flashbacks of Swift and her love interest by the seashore, in the woods, and on car rides.[15] At some points, the broken mirror pieces, through which Swift and her lover see each other, symbolize memories of a past relationship that linger on.[74] Media publications noted and praised the video's darker, more abstract and sensual atmosphere compared to the videos for "Shake It Off" and "Blank Space".[15][71][75] Vox's Kelsey McKinney opined that Swift embraced her sexuality using "sensual imagery" of her touching herself, which showcased her maturity as an artist.[15] Emilee Lindner of MTV called the video "mature, tasteful, and [...] sexy".[74] Spence Kornhaber from The Atlantic, meanwhile, remarked that Swift expressed her sexuality in a more conservative manner compared to her contemporaries that distinguished her from "the pop obsession with women's bodies".[25] InStyle writer Hayley Spencer deemed it "Swift's most cinematic video to date".[76]

Several images in the video featuring silhouettes of Swift's head overlaid by other scenes of her lover, the forests, smoking clouds, or thunder storms, were compared to the opening credits of the crime drama series True Detective.[15][77][78] The Wall Street Journal's Michael Driscoll, meanwhile, compared the video's atmosphere to that of 1980s pop videos, specifically Chris Isaak's 1989 single "Wicked Game".[79] Mikael Wood of the Los Angeles Times labelled the visual "a creepy homage" to David Lynch's mystery film Mulholland Drive (2001).[80]

Live performances and other usage[edit]

Swift first performed "Style" live as part of the "1989 Secret Session", which took place on the rooftop of the Empire State Building and was broadcast live by Yahoo! and iHeartRadio on October 27, 2014.[81] On December 2, she performed the song as well as "Blank Space" at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014 in London.[82] "Style" was included on the set list for Swift's headlining 2015 world tour in support of 1989.[83] Swift also included the song on the set list for her 2018 Reputation Stadium Tour, where it was part of medley that also included "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me".[84] On April 23, 2019, Swift performed an acoustic version of the song at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts during the Time 100 Gala, where she was honored as one of the "100 most influential people" of the year.[85] On September 9, Swift performed the song at the City of Lover one-off concert in Paris, France.[86]

Rock singer Ryan Adams covered "Style" on his 2015 track-by-track cover album of Swift's 1989.[87] Adams changed the original James Dean-referenced lyric to "You've got that 'Daydream Nation' look in your eye", a tribute to 1980s rock band Sonic Youth.[88] He also incorporated rock-oriented styles, which were compared to works by Irish rock band U2 and its lead singer Bono.[89][90][91] Annie Zaleski of The A.V. Club deemed it a standout on Adams's 1989, praising the cover as a "yearning, '80s college rock fever dream with snarling punk stabs".[92] Slant Magazine's Jeremy Winograd, by contrast, called the version "a bad U2 song".[89]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits are adapted from liner notes of 1989.[6]

Recording locations
  • Recorded in 2014 at MXM Studios in Stockholm, Sweden and Conway Studios in Los Angeles, California
  • Mixed at MixStar Studios in Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Mastered at Sterling Sound in New York City
Personnel

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[63] 2× Platinum 140,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[53] 3× Platinum 240,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[64] Gold 7,500*
United Kingdom (BPI)[60] Gold 400,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[50] 3× Platinum 2,200,000[51]

*sales figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States February 9, 2015 Hot adult contemporary
[10]
February 10, 2015 Contemporary hit radio [11]
Rhythmic contemporary [12]
Italy April 3, 2015 Contemporary hit radio
[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eells, Josh (September 16, 2014). "Taylor Swift Reveals Five Things to Expect on '1989'". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on November 16, 2018. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Zollo, Paul (February 13, 2016). "The Oral History of Taylor Swift's '1989'". Medium. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  3. ^ Light, Alan (December 5, 2014). "Billboard Woman of the Year Taylor Swift on Writing Her Own Rules, Not Becoming a Cliche and the Hurdle of Going Pop". Billboard. Archived from the original on December 26, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ Talbott, Chris (October 13, 2013). "Taylor Swift talks next album, CMAs and Ed Sheeran". Associated Press. Archived from the original on October 26, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  5. ^ "Taylor Swift on new album, dating and keeping her clothes on". CNN. February 5, 2014. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d e 1989 (CD liner notes). Taylor Swift. Big Machine Records. 2014. BMRBD0500A.CS1 maint: others (link)
  7. ^ a b Swift, Taylor (October 31, 2014). Taylor Swift Breaks Down 'Style' (radio interview). On Air with Ryan Seacrest. iHeartRadio – via YouTube.
  8. ^ Strecker, Erin (October 22, 2014). "Hear New Taylor Swift Song in Target Commercial". Billboard. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  9. ^ a b Lipshutz, Jason (December 29, 2014). "Taylor Swift's Next Single Should Be 'Style,' Says Head of Her Record Label". Billboard. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  10. ^ a b "Taylor Swift 'Style': Officially Impacts HAC 2/9". Republic Records. Archived from the original on January 17, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  11. ^ a b "Taylor Swift 'Style' – Republic Playbook". Republic Records. Archived from the original on January 14, 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  12. ^ a b "Republic Playbook: Taylor Swift 'Style'". Republic Records. Archived from the original on February 1, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  13. ^ a b "Taylor Swift – Style" (in Italian). Radio Airplay SRL. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  14. ^ a b c "Taylor Swift 'Style'". Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Retrieved February 12, 2018 – via Musicnotes.com.
  15. ^ a b c d e f McKinney, Kelsey (February 19, 2015). The anatomy of Taylor Swift's new 'Style' (analysis video). Edit & animation: Joe Posner. Vox – via YouTube.
  16. ^ a b c Wood, Mikael (October 27, 2014). "Review: Taylor Swift smooths out the wrinkles on sleek '1989'". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  17. ^ a b c Empire, Kitty (October 26, 2014). "Taylor Swift: 1989 review – a bold, gossipy confection". The Observer. Archived from the original on October 26, 2014. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  18. ^ a b Lansky, Sam (October 23, 2014). "Review: 1989 Marks a Paradigm Swift". Time. Archived from the original on November 1, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  19. ^ a b Caramanica, Jon (October 23, 2014). "A Farewell to Twang". The New York Times. Archived from the original on November 11, 2014. Retrieved March 3, 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  20. ^ Kimberlin, Shane (November 3, 2014). "Taylor Swift – 1989". musicOMH. Archived from the original on November 5, 2014. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  21. ^ a b McCormick, Neil (October 23, 2014). "Taylor Swift, 1989, review: 'full of American fizz'". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on November 17, 2018. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  22. ^ a b c Sargent, Jordan (December 15, 2014). "The 100 Best Tracks of 2014". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on March 23, 2018. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  23. ^ Petridis, Alexis (October 24, 2014). "Taylor Swift: 1989 review – leagues ahead of the teen-pop competition". The Guardian. Archived from the original on November 1, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  24. ^ Petridis, Alexis (April 26, 2019). "Taylor Swift's singles – ranked". The Guardian. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  25. ^ a b c Kornhaber, Spencer (February 13, 2015). "Reading Taylor Swift's Lips". The Atlantic. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  26. ^ a b Geffen, Sasha (October 30, 2014). "Taylor Swift – 1989". Consequence of Sound. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  27. ^ Wickman, Forrest (October 24, 2014). "Taylor Swift's 1989: A Track-by-Track Breakdown". Slate. Archived from the original on February 14, 2019. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  28. ^ Swift, Taylor (October 27, 2014). The 1989 Secret Session (live concert). New York City: iHeartRadio / Yahoo!.
  29. ^ a b Strecker, Erin (October 27, 2014). "Taylor Swift's '1989' Liner Note Messages & Reference Guide". Billboard. Archived from the original on November 11, 2014. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  30. ^ "Taylor Swift's Boyfriend Timeline: 10 Relationships & Their Songs". Billboard. December 31, 2014. Archived from the original on August 26, 2016. Retrieved August 26, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  31. ^ Eells, Josh (September 8, 2014). "Cover Story: The Reinvention of Taylor Swift". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on August 16, 2018. Retrieved August 16, 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  32. ^ Beasley, Corey (October 31, 2014). "Taylor Swift: 1989". PopMatters. Archived from the original on November 11, 2017. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  33. ^ Boles, Benjamin (November 5, 2014). "Taylor Swift". Now. Archived from the original on December 9, 2018. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  34. ^ Guerra, Joey (December 17, 2014). "Some albums demand to be listened to". Houston Chronicle. Archived from the original on February 9, 2019. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  35. ^ Leedham, Robert (October 30, 2014). "Album Review: Taylor Swift – 1989". Drowned in Sound. Archived from the original on November 25, 2018. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  36. ^ He, Richard S. (November 9, 2017). "Why Taylor Swift's '1989' Is Her Best Album: Critic's Take". Billboard. Archived from the original on November 9, 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  37. ^ Gill, Andy (October 24, 2014). "Taylor Swift, 1989 – album review: Pop star shows 'promising signs of maturity'". The Independent. Archived from the original on October 31, 2014. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
  38. ^ Volpe, Allie (October 31, 2014). "Taylor Swift, '1989': A Track-by-Track Review". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on February 14, 2019. Retrieved February 14, 2019 – via The Seattle Times.
  39. ^ Christgau, Robert (January 12, 2016). "Pazz & Jop Top 2015 Singles". The Village Voice.
  40. ^ "BMI Honors Taylor Swift and Legendary Songwriting Duo Mann & Weil at the 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards". Broadcast Music, Inc. May 11, 2016. Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  41. ^ "Full List of Nominees". Australasian Performing Right Association. Archived from the original on March 24, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  42. ^ Trust, Gary (November 5, 2014). "Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' Returns to No. 1 on Hot 100". Billboard. Archived from the original on November 7, 2014. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  43. ^ Trust, Gary (December 18, 2014). "Taylor Swift Leads Billboard Hot 100, Ed Sheeran Soars to Top 10". Billboard. Archived from the original on February 11, 2019. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  44. ^ Trust, Gary (January 12, 2015). "Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift's Likely-Next-Single 'Style' Debuts on Pop Songs". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 1, 2017. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  45. ^ Trust, Gary (February 18, 2015). "Bruno Mars Scores Longest Hot 100 Reign, Taylor Swift Hits Top 10". Billboard. Archived from the original on December 14, 2018. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  46. ^ a b "Taylor Swift Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
  47. ^ a b "Taylor Swift Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  48. ^ a b "Taylor Swift Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  49. ^ a b "Taylor Swift Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  50. ^ a b "American single certifications – Taylor Swift – Style". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 18, 2016. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  51. ^ a b Trust, Gary (November 26, 2017). "Ask Billboard: Taylor Swift's Career Album & Song Sales". Billboard. Archived from the original on November 25, 2018. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  52. ^ a b "Taylor Swift Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  53. ^ a b "Canadian single certifications – Taylor Swift – Style". Music Canada. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
  54. ^ a b "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  55. ^ a b "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – RADIO – TOP 100 and insert 201515 into search. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  56. ^ a b "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved May 18, 2015.
  57. ^ a b "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201520 into search. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  58. ^ a b "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
  59. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
  60. ^ a b "British single certifications – Taylor Swift – Style". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved December 7, 2017. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Style in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  61. ^ a b "Australian-charts.com – Taylor Swift – Style". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  62. ^ a b "Charts.nz – Taylor Swift – Style". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  63. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2015 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  64. ^ a b "New Zealand single certifications – Taylor Swift – Style". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  65. ^ a b "EMA Top 10 Airplay: Week Ending 2015-04-28". Entertainment Monitoring Africa. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  66. ^ "Taylor Swift's 'Style' Music Video Is Finally Here!". Elle Canada. February 14, 2015. Archived from the original on February 14, 2019.
  67. ^ a b Jacobs, Matthew (March 2, 2015). "What It's Really Like To Star in a Music Video With Taylor Swift". HuffPost. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  68. ^ Lynch, Joe (February 10, 2015). "Taylor Swift Reveals 'Style' Music Video Is Dropping Friday the 13th". Billboard. Archived from the original on May 14, 2016. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  69. ^ Goodman, Jessica (February 13, 2015). "Taylor Swift's 'Style' Music Video Is Here". HuffPost. Archived from the original on December 4, 2017. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  70. ^ Johnson, Zach (February 13, 2015). "Taylor Swift's 'Style' Music Video Debuts Early and Features a Nod to Ex-Boyfriend Harry Styles—Watch Now!". E!. Archived from the original on April 26, 2018. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  71. ^ a b Kreps, Daniel (February 13, 2015). "Taylor Swift Shows Her Sensual Side in Moody 'Style' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  72. ^ "Taylor Swift premieres music video". Elle UK. February 13, 2015. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  73. ^ "Billionaire Ransom (Take Down)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  74. ^ a b Lindner, Emilee (February 13, 2015). "Taylor Swift's 'Style' Video Brings Out Sexy Taylor And We Love It". MTV. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  75. ^ Derschowitz, Jessica (February 13, 2015). "Taylor Swift debuts 'Style' music video". CBS News. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  76. ^ Spencer, Hayley (February 13, 2015). "Here's Taylor Swift's New Steamy, Surreal Music Video for 'Style'". InStyle. Archived from the original on October 11, 2015. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  77. ^ Lawler, Kelly (February 13, 2015). "All the times Taylor Swift's new video was basically the 'True Detective' opening credits". USA Today. Archived from the original on September 19, 2015. Retrieved September 19, 2015.
  78. ^ B. Kile, Meredith (February 13, 2015). "Taylor Swift's 'Style' is Basically the 'True Detective' Opening". Entertainment Tonight Canada. Archived from the original on February 4, 2017. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  79. ^ Driscoll, Michael (February 13, 2015). "Taylor Swift's 'Style' Video Sticks to the '1989′ Script". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on February 13, 2015. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  80. ^ Wood, Mikael (February 13, 2015). "Taylor Swift has that red-lip thing that you like in 'Style' video". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  81. ^ Stutz, Colin (October 27, 2014). "Taylor Swift Live-Broadcasts Manhattan Rooftop Secret Session". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on October 31, 2014. Retrieved October 31, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  82. ^ Harvey, Lydia (December 3, 2014). "Taylor Swift prances around in lingerie during Victoria's Secret Fashion Show". Tampa Bay Times. Archived from the original on February 6, 2019. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  83. ^ Yahr, Emily (May 5, 2015). "Taylor Swift '1989' World Tour: Set list, costumes, the stage, the spectacle". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on May 10, 2015. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
  84. ^ Sheffield, Rob (May 9, 2018). "Why Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Tour Is Her Finest Yet". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on May 10, 2018. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  85. ^ Brandle, Lars (April 24, 2019). "Taylor Swift Took Some of the World's Biggest Stars Down Memory Lane With This Performance". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 24, 2019. Retrieved April 24, 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  86. ^ Mylrea, Hannah (September 10, 2019). "Taylor Swift's The City of Lover concert: a triumphant yet intimate celebration of her fans and career". NME. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  87. ^ Gracey, Oscar (September 21, 2015). "Ryan Adams' '1989': Track By Track". Yahoo!. Archived from the original on January 26, 2016. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  88. ^ Wood, Mikael (September 21, 2015). "Ryan Adams turns to Taylor Swift for help on his version of '1989'". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on October 19, 2017. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  89. ^ a b Winograd, Jeremy (October 21, 2015). "Review: Ryan Adams, 1989". Slant Magazine. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  90. ^ Richardson, Mark (September 25, 2015). "Ryan Adams: 1989 Album Review". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on September 25, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  91. ^ Greenblatt, Leah (September 21, 2015). "1989 by Ryan Adams". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on February 12, 2018. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  92. ^ Zaleski, Annie (September 21, 2015). "Ryan Adams transforms Taylor Swift's 1989 into a melancholy masterpiece". The A.V. Club. Archived from the original on February 12, 2018. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  93. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Taylor Swift – Style" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  94. ^ "Ultratop.be – Taylor Swift – Style" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  95. ^ "Ultratop.be – Taylor Swift – Style" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  96. ^ "Hot 100 Billboard Brasil – weekly". Billboard Brasil (in Portuguese). June 1, 2015. Archived from the original on June 1, 2015. Retrieved June 1, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  97. ^ "Taylor Swift Chart History (Canada AC)". Billboard. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  98. ^ "Taylor Swift Chart History (Canada CHR/Top 40)". Billboard. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  99. ^ "Taylor Swift Chart History (Canada Hot AC)". Billboard. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  100. ^ "Lescharts.com – Taylor Swift – Style" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  101. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Taylor Swift – Style". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 3, 2015.
  102. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved April 23, 2015.
  103. ^ "Chart Track: Week 11, 2015". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  104. ^ "Taylor Swift Chart History (Japan Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  105. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Taylor Swift" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  106. ^ "SloTop50 – Slovenian official singles chart". slotop50.si. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  107. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Taylor Swift – Style" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved May 24, 2015.
  108. ^ "Taylor Swift Chart History (Dance Mix/Show Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  109. ^ "Taylor Swift Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  110. ^ "Taylor Swift Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  111. ^ "ARIA Charts – End of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles 2015". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  112. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 Year End 2015". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  113. ^ "Hot 100: Year End 2015". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  114. ^ "Adult Contemporary Songs Year End 2015". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  115. ^ "Adult Pop Songs Year End 2015". Billboard. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  116. ^ "Dance/Mix Show Songs Year End 2015". Billboard. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  117. ^ "Pop Songs Year End 2015". Billboard. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  118. ^ "Adult Contemporary Songs: Year End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2016.

External links[edit]