Blank Space

Taylor Swift

About Blank Space

"Blank Space" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift for her fifth studio album 1989 (2014). It was written by Swift, Max Martin and Shellback. The song was released to the radio by Republic Records on November 10, 2014 as the album's second single, after "Shake It Off" and is the second track on the album. It is an electropop song with lyrics that satirize the media's perception of Swift and her relationships. Within three weeks, "Blank Space" reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 following "Shake It Off". Swift became the first woman in the Hot 100's 56-year history to succeed herself at the top spot. It has received universal acclaim from critics. It has also been included in numerous year-end critics' lists. The song has also topped charts in Canada, South Africa, Australia and Scotland. It also charted in the top 10 in numerous countries, such as Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom. It is one of the best-selling singles of all time. 


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2014
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Nice to meet you, where you been?
I could show you incredible things
Magic, madness, heaven sin
Saw you there and I thought
Oh my God, look at that face
You look like my next mistake
Love’s a game, want to play?
New money, suit and tie
I can read you like a magazine
Ain't it funny, rumors, lie
And I know you heard about me
So hey, let's be friends
I'm dying to see how this one ends
Grab your passport and my hand
I can make the bad guys good for a weekend

So it's gonna be forever
Or it's gonna go down in flames
You can tell me when it's over
If the high was worth the pain
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They'll tell you I'm insane
'Cause you know I love the players
And you love the game

'Cause we're young and we're reckless
We'll take this way too far
It'll leave you breathless
Or with a nasty scar
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They'll tell you I'm insane
But I've got a blank space baby
And I'll write your name

Cherry lips, crystal skies
I could show you incredible things
Stolen kisses, pretty lies
You're the king baby I'm your Queen
Find out what you want
Be that girl for a month
Wait the worst is yet to come, oh no
Screaming, crying, perfect storm
I can make all the tables turn
Rose gardens filled with thorns
Keep you second guessing like
"Oh my God, who is she?"
I get drunk on jealousy
But you'll come back each time you leave
'Cause darling I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream

So it's gonna be forever
Or it's gonna go down in flames
You can tell me when it's over
If the high was worth the pain
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They'll tell you I'm insane
'Cause you know I love the players
And you love the game

'Cause we're young and we're reckless
We'll take this way too far
It'll leave you breathless
Or with a nasty scar
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They'll tell you I'm insane (Insane)
But I've got a blank space baby
And I'll write your name

Boys only want love if it's torture
Don't say I didn't say I didn't warn ya
Boys only want love if it's torture
Don't say I didn't say I didn't warn ya

So it's gonna be forever
Or it's gonna go down in flames
You can tell me when it's over
If the high was worth the pain
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They'll tell you I'm insane
'Cause you know I love the players
And you love the game

'Cause we're young and we're reckless
We'll take this way too far
It'll leave you breathless
Or with a nasty scar
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They'll tell you I'm insane
But I've got a blank space baby
And I'll write your name

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. more »

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Written by: Max Martin, Johan Karl Schuster, Taylor Alison Swift

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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13 facts about this song

Release Information
"Blank Space" is a hit song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, taken from her fifth studio album, "1989." The song was released in 2014.
Chart Success
Upon its release, "Blank Space" peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, making Taylor Swift the first woman in Billboard's history to replace herself at the top spot.
Song Duration
The song has a running time of 3 minutes and 51 seconds.
Song Writing
The song was written by Taylor Swift along with Max Martin and Shellback who also produced the track.
Music Video
The music video of "Blank Space" was directed by Joseph Kahn and was filmed in Long Island’s Oheka Castle. As of 2021, the music video has more than 2.7 billion views on YouTube.
Awards
The music video for "Blank Space" won two awards at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, including Best Pop Video and Best Female Video. It was also nominated for the Grammy for Record of the Year at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.
Parody
After the song's release, it was parodied by comedian Bart Baker, and the parody reached over 70 million views on YouTube.
Song's theme
The song cleverly mocks Taylor Swift's alleged reputation for romancing then breaking up with numerous celebrities.
Commercial Success
It was an international success, becoming Swift's second song to reach number one in Canada and Australia.
Notable Performances
Swift included live performances of the song on various tours, including The 1989 World Tour and the Reputation Stadium Tour. The song was also performed at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2014.
Single Sales
As of July 2019, "Blank Space" has sold 5.6 million copies in the United States.
Critical Reception
The song has received widespread acclaim from music critics, both for its catchy sound and Swift's self-aware, humorous approach to her public persona.
Guinness World Record
The music video was the fastest to reach 1 billion views on Vevo, achieving this feat in 7 months and 28 days, a record which was later beaten by Adele's "Hello".

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