Style Taylor Swift
Song Title: Style
Artist: Taylor Swift
Date of release: February 9, 2015
Description: ” 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 actually Swede Karl Johan Schuster the two-time 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 specializing in country music artists.
The single was released on the 9th of February 2015 and taken as the third single from the US five times Platinum Album ” 1989 ” after the hit single ” Blank space “.
The lyrics suggest the song is about a relationship Taylor had with Harry Styles ( see title of song ) 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 “.
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 80’s-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 the song at number 24 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 Chart at number 60 following the release of the Album, however the song left the chart a week later.
The song made another appearance on the chart after Taylor sung the song live at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2014, this time the song entered the chart at number 75 and reached a peak of number 6, the song spent a total of nine consecutive weeks inside the chart’s top ten.
Outside of the United States the song charted at number one in Israel and South Africa. The song also reached the top 40 in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland and Slovakia.
In the United Kingdom ” Style ” entered the UK chart on the 21st of February 2015 and reached a peak of 21, it spent 9 weeks in the top 40 and a total of 19 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
Official Website: Taylorswift.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/TaylorSwift
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/TaylorSwift