Wildest dreams Taylor Swift
Song Title: Wildest dreams
Artist: Taylor Swift
Date of release: August the 31st 2015
Description: ” Wildest dreams ” is by Taylor Swift ( Taylor Alison Swift ), the American singer-songwriter. The song was written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin and Shellback.
Production for the single was by Max Martin and Shellback. Max Martin ( Martin Karl Sandberg ) is a Swedish songwriter and record producer. Since the late 90’s he has written or co-written 22 Billboard Number One’s.
Co-writer and producer Shellback ( Karl Johan Schuster ) is a twice winning Grammy Award-winning songwriter, record producer and musician. Along with Max Martin he has co-written hit songs for artists including Britney Spears, Usher, Adam Lambert and Adele.
” Wildest dreams ” was released on the 31st of August 2015 by record labels Big Machine and Republic. The song was taken from Taylor’s fifth single from her multi Million selling fifth Album ” 1989 “.
The song is about a tragic love story, lyrically it is about a plea for her lover to remember her after their relationship is doomed to end. In an interview with NPR ( National Public Radio, a US media organization ) Taylor said that the song reflects her own views on relationships, Taylor explained ” That’s actually a really good example of the way I go into relationships now. If I meet someone who I feel I have a connection with, the first thought I have is: ‘When this ends, I hope it ends well. I hope you remember me well.’ Which is not anything close to the way I used to think about relationships. It’s that realization that it’s the anomaly if something works out; it’s not a given “.
The accompanying video was directed by Joseph Kahn, the American film and music video director. He picked up his first Grammy in 2002 for Eminem’s “Without Me” video.The video also won Best Video of the Year at MTV VMA.
Along with Taylor in the video is actor and model Scott Eastwood, Scott is the youngest son of award-winning actor and director Clint Eastwood.
The video for ” Wildest dreams ” is set in 1950’s Africa with Taylor playing the part of a fictional actress called Majorie Finn, the name is a reference to Taylor’s grandmother Majorie Finlay. Scott Eastwood plays the part of a fictional character called Robert Kingsley. This is seen as a reference to Taylor’s grandfather who was called Robert and her father whose middle name is Kingsley.
The video was shot in both California and Africa and features shots of African wildlife and natural scenery. For the video two different biplanes were used. A Tiger Moth for flight scenes and a 80% scale model was used for green screen and ground scenes.
Controversy surrounds the video for its lack of actual Africans, some have accused the makers and Taylor of a whitewash and pandering to every stereotype about the continent. In fact Africans can be seen in the background of the video.
Taylor’s publicist released a statement after an article was featured on qz.com talking about the lack of African actors in the video. ” There is no political agenda in the video. Our only goal was to tell a tragic love story in classic Hollywood iconography. Furthermore, this video has been singled out, yet there have been many music videos depicting Africa “.
All of Taylor’s proceeds from the video are being donated to wild animal conservation efforts through the African Parks Foundation of America.
” Wildest dreams ” was a commercial success for Taylor. In the United States the song reached a peak of number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent 2 weeks on the chart.
In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK chart on the 10th of September 2015 and reached number 40. It spent 2 weeks in the top forty and a total of 12 weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 5
UK Highest Chart Position: 40
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 3, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 21, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 33, Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) 24, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 4,Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 67, France (SNEP) 122, Hungary (Single Top 40) 35, Ireland (IRMA) 39, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 8, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 3, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 9, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 23, South Africa (EMA) 5
Official Website: Taylorswift.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/TaylorSwift
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/TaylorSwift