Someone’s been rooting for the anti-hero, placing all of Midnights at top 10


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MIDNIGHTS. Taylor Swift is back to breaking records with her new release Midnights.

Over the past 64 years, the billboard hot 100 chart has been filled with various different artists and songs. This year, for the first time in history, Taylor Swift has claimed the top 10 songs as her own, passing Drake who held 9 of his songs at top 10 for a week. 

Taylor Swift returns with her notorious pop songs by releasing her 10th studio album, Midnights. Midnights is an album about 13 of Taylor Swift’s sleepless nights, and brings out the overly specific and detailed feelings T-swift puts in her songs. 

“As a woman I find it absolutely fantastic,” senior Colby Sebastian said. “Knowing she’s the first woman to have the entire top ten (thirteen) tracks is nothing short of exceptional.”

Within the first week of release, Midnights broke the record for the biggest pop album of all time on Apple Music by first day streams, most streamed album in a single day on Spotify, and Is now the number one best selling album of the year in the US after one day of release.

I’d say the new album is one of the easier ones to listen to because it follows one vibe,” senior Peyton Sewell said. “I think all the songs kind of flow together in one way or the other. I even like the songs that aren’t the best on that album. Usually there are one or two songs on an album that you would skip but on this one there are literally none. I think they are all pretty good, which that’s what makes it such a good Taylor Swift album.”

Each song on this new album is a puzzle that you’ll have to decode and you can interpret them in so many different ways.

“Obviously You’re On Your Own Kid is my favorite because it just changed my life,” senior Saoirse Gallagher said. “It came out on Thursday, and I had it completely memorized by Saturday morning. My favorite upbeat/dancing song is Question but I also like Midnight Rain, or Lavender Haze. They’re all Phenomenal though. Question just has me tapping my little toes.”

Taylor Swift has never failed to impress us with her music. Even from the very beginning there has always been something special about this artist. With all the new achievements she has we can only expect more great things to come from her. 

“I have been a fan of Taylor Swift since I was a little kid,” Sebastian said. “Watching her only gain fame throughout the years while I was growing up has made her recent success all the more important to me.”