Blank space Taylor Swift
Song Title: Blank space
Artist: Taylor Swift
Date of release: November 10, 2014
Description: ” Blank space ” by Taylor Swift, the american singer-songwriter. The song was written by Taylor, Max Martin and Shellback, the Swedish songwriters and record producers.
The song was released by Republic Records in 2014 and taken as Taylor’s second single from her fifth Album ” 1989 “.
” Blank space ” is written with a electropop feel and mixed with Taylor’s tongue-in-cheek,self-deprecating humour after the exposure of her private love life.
The song is really about Taylor sending up her public image as a man-eater who uses her dates as her songwriting material.
Such lines as ” Cause darling I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream ” showed her ability to turn the tables and write a song that is not only catchy but cuts down those that mocked her publicly.
Music critics not only loved the overall song but also the self mocking lyrics, PopMatters wrote ” likely the best of Swift’s career and easily a candidate for the best pop song of 2014 “.
Another writer from Drowned in Sound wrote ” It’s the work of someone who finds success in misadventure, instead of wallowing in it “.
The music video for ” Blank space ” was directed by Joseph Kahn, who has worked with such big names as Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga and George michael.
The video was filmed in two locations over a period of three days. One of the locations was the beautiful Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York.
The castle is the home to Otto Hermann Kahn and his family, with 127 rooms the castle is the second largest private home in the United States.
The other location used in the video was shot at the Woolworth Mansion, built in the Italian Renaissance style, this is said to be haunted by a ghostly woman heard crying and wandering the gardens.
The mansion was also used for a music video to accompany R.Kelly’s ” Cookie “.
” Blank space ” was to be a huge commercial success for Taylor, the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the United states at number 18.
On the song’s third week on the chart it climbed to number one, making it her third number one and Taylor the first female artist to replace herself at the top.
The song stayed at number one for 7 weeks which made it her longest stay there beating her other number one’s in terms of time spent at the top.
In the United kingdom, ” Blank space ” first entered the UK chart at 99 in November 2014, then re-entered at number 11 and climbed to reach number 4. The song stayed in the top ten for 10 weeks and a total of 32 weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 1
UK Highest Chart Position: 4
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 1, Austria (Austria Top 40) 6, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 13, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 26, Brazil (Billboard Hot 100) 59, Bulgaria (IFPI) 3, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 1, Croatia (ARC 100) 3, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 4, Europe (Euro Digital Songs) 1, Finland (Suomen virallinen latauslista) 1, France (SNEP) 27, Germany (Official German Charts) 9, Greece Digital Songs (Billboard) 2, Hungary (Single Top 40) 7, Ireland (IRMA) 4, Israel (Media Forest) 4, Italy (FIMI) 27, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 45, Mexico Airplay (Billboard) 2, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 17, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 2, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 2, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 2, South Africa (EMA) 1, South Korea International Chart (GAON) 54, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 3, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 12
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Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/TaylorSwift