” Style ” is by Taylor Swift, American singer-songwriter.The song was written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Shellback and Ali Payami.
Production for the song was done by Ali Payami, Max Martin and Shellback; the latter is Swede Karl Johan Schuster the 2x Grammy Award-winning songwriter.
The song was released for radio play by Republic Records ( a division of Universal Music Group ) and for general release by Big Machine Records, which is an independent American record label specialising in country music artists.
The single was released on the 9th of February 2015 and taken as the third single from the US 5x Platinum album, 1989, after the hit single ” Blank Space “.
The lyrics suggest the song is about a relationship Taylor had with Harry Styles from the boy band, One Direction. She sings ” You got that long hair, slicked back, white t-shirt “, which to many suggests it is a reference to Harry Styles because of the look he had at the time.
Music critics gave the song positive reviews with many stating that ” Style was the best song on Taylor’s album, 1989 “.
The British newspaper, The Observer, called ” Style ” a ” percolating funk-pop number that satisfies on every level. ”
A review in New Musical Express (NME) magazine praised the song as ” so 80s-indebted with its thick piano-house and uplifting ‘ Take me home ‘ coda, echoes the retro-modern atmosphere conjured by the slinky cool of Electric Youth and Blood Orange. ”
” Style ” was named by Pitchfork Media as the best song of 2014 and Village Voice ranked it at number twenty-four on a 2015 year-end poll by critics.
Along with positive reviews, the song was a commercial success for Taylor. In the United States, ” Style ” entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number sixty, however, following the release of the album, the song left the chart a week later.
The song made another appearance on the chart after Taylor sung it live at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2014. This time it entered the chart at number seventy-five and reached a peak of number six, spending a total of nine consecutive weeks inside the Top Ten.
Outside of the United States, the song charted at Number One in Israel and South Africa. The single reached the Top Forty in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland and Slovakia.
In the United Kingdom, ” Style ” entered the UK Singles Chart on the 21st of February 2015 and reached a peak of twenty-one, it remained for nine weeks in the Top Forty and a total of nineteen weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 6
UK Highest Chart Position: 21
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 8, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 28, Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 4, Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) 6, Brazil (Billboard Hot 100) 98, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 6, Croatia (ARC 100) 12, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 11, France (SNEP) 85, Germany (Official German Charts) 76, Hungary (Rádiós Top 40) 31, Hungary (Single Top 40) 18, Ireland (IRMA) 38, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 53, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 22, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 11, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 13, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 9, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 18, South Africa (EMA) 1, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 47, Taiwan (Taiwan Top 10) 2
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