Taylor Swift is Making Waves with the Re-Recordings of Her Old Songs

Taylor Swift at the American Music Award in 2018
Taylor Swift at the American Music Award in 2018. Photo by John Salangsang/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9919915hb)

After failing to secure the rights for the masters of her old albums, Taylor Swift decided to take a drastic step—re-recording her old material in an attempt to take control of her life’s work. After months of teasing this project, Swift’s re-recordings are on the way and they’re making us gain a new appreciation for her old catalog.

New Version of “Love Story”

The Grammy-winning singer started this creative journey by releasing a new version of her hit single “Love Story”. This rendition was praised for its maturity, and immediately debuted at no. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, but that wasn’t its only triumph.

Major Records

Unlike many of Swift’s recent singles, “Love Story” was categorized as a country song, and it debuted atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, making it her first single to do so. It was also her eighth no. 1 single on this chart in total and she became the first artist to lead it in the 2000s, 2010s, and 2020s.

“Fearless” Is Coming

The new version of “Love Story” isn’t a stand-alone single, and Swift used it to tease the re-mastered version of her sophomore album Fearless. The new version of the album will feature a total of 26 songs, including several we’ve never heard before, and it’s set to be released on April 9th.