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Taylor Swift releases song, claims No. 1 spot on iTunes, proclaims shock

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An image of Taylor Swift’s “1989” album.
An image of Taylor Swift’s “1989” album.

Taylor Swift dropped the second song from her upcoming “1989” album at midnight Tuesday. Hours later, “Out of the Woods” reached No. 1 on iTunes, bumping down “Shake It Off,” the single she released a few weeks ago, to the No. 2 spot.

Even Taylor seemed shocked by the news.


HOW. AM I. SUPPOSED. TO HANDLE THIS. #heavybreathing #outofthewoods

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Cowritten by Jack Antonoff, lead guitarist of Fun, the song mixes a bit of synth rock with what Taylor is known for: writing about relationships.

“Looking at it now/Last December, we were built to fall apart/Then fall back together/Your necklace hanging from my neck/The night we couldn’t quite forget/When we decided/To move the furniture so we could dance.”

You can listen here.

The album comes out Oct. 27.

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