You Need to Calm Down

Taylor Swift

About You Need to Calm Down

"You Need to Calm Down" is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released on June 14, 2019, as the second single from her seventh studio album, Lover (2019). Swift wrote and produced the song with Joel Little, who also co-wrote and co-produced her previous single "Me!". Swift addresses homophobia and her detractors in the song while simultaneously voicing her support for the LGBTQ+ community. A lyric video was released on June 14, 2019, while the music video was released on June 17. Music critics were divided with "You Need to Calm Down"; while some critics praised the song for its pro-LGBT message, others criticized its message as confusing and cynical. The song debuted at number one in the charts in Scotland, while reaching the top five in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. The video was nominated in nine categories at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, winning two awards, including Video of the Year, which is Swift's second award in the category, following "Bad Blood" (2015). The song received a nomination at the 62nd Grammy Awards for Best Pop Solo Performance. 


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You are somebody that I don't know
But you're takin' shots at me like it's Patrón
And I'm just like, damn, it's 7 AM
Say it in the street, that's a knock-out
But you say it in a Tweet, that's a cop-out
And I'm just like, "Hey, are you okay?"

And I ain't tryna mess with your self-expression
But I've learned a lesson that stressin' and obsessin' 'bout somebody else is no fun
And snakes and stones never broke my bones

So oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
You need to calm down, you're being too loud
And I'm just like oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh (oh)
You need to just stop
Like can you just not step on my gown?
You need to calm down

You are somebody that we don't know
But you're comin' at my friends like a missile
Why are you mad?
When you could be GLAAD? (You could be GLAAD)
Sunshine on the street at the parade
But you would rather be in the dark age
Just makin' that sign must've taken all night

You just need to take several seats and then try to restore the peace
And control your urges to scream about all the people you hate
'Cause shade never made anybody less gay

So oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
You need to calm down, you're being too loud
And I'm just like oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh (oh)
You need to just stop
Like can you just not step on his gown?
You need to calm down

And we see you over there on the internet
Comparing all the girls who are killing it
But we figured you out
We all know now we all got crowns
You need to calm down

Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
You need to calm down (you need to calm down)
You're being too loud (you're being too loud)
And I'm just like oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh (oh)
You need to just stop (can you stop?)
Like can you just not step on our gowns?
You need to calm down

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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: Joel Little, Taylor Swift

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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6 facts about this song

Origin Facts
"You Need to Calm Down" is a song by American pop singer-songwriter Taylor Swift from her seventh studio album, "Lover" (2019). - It was released on June 14, 2019 as the second single from the album.
Song Facts
The song was written by Swift and Joel Little, who also produced the track. - The song runs for a length of 2 minutes and 51 seconds. - It's a synth-pop and bubblegum pop song that has a slow melody with a relaxing tune.
Lyrics Facts
The song lyrically addresses social media trolls and homophobia. - It includes a shout-out to the LGBTQ+ rights organization, GLAAD.
Musical Recognition Facts
Upon its release, "You Need to Calm Down" received generally positive reviews from music critics. - The song debuted and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. - "You Need to Calm Down" garnered 3 nominations at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, including "Best Pop Solo Performance".
Music Video Facts
The music video, which was released on June 17, 2019, brings together a number of celebrities and LGBTQ+ icons. - The video won the "Video of the Year" at the 2019 MTV Music Video Awards. - Swift and Todrick Hall are the executive producers of the music video.
Pop Culture Impact Facts
Swift's allusion to GLAAD in the song reportedly led to an increase in donations to the organization. - The song was used in the promotional trailer for the final season of the Netflix series, "Orange Is the New Black".

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