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I don't mind if she "dances" on a few songs.  It's not like it's hardcore dances moves - it's just a few moves.  I don't see anything wrong with that.  I know she's not going to be doing that in her 40's. 


Speaking of singer-songwriter mode, she did a Live Lounge for the BBC Radio.  I really love the Can't Stop Loving You cover, and the re-imagined Holy Ground (maybe that's a preview of what's to come when she re-records her old albums, they'll be new versions?).   Songs in spoiler tags.....also Billboard numbers are in there (stupid editing):











Numbers for Lover's first week came in and as predicted it didn't hit 1 million.  That's pretty amazing for the streaming era, but I still would've loved to see what the numbers would be without her streaming the album for at least a week.   Oh well, it's a new era now. 


Of the set’s 867,000 equivalent album units earned, 679,000 were in album sales. Album marks superstar’s sixth No. 1.



All 18 songs charted the Hot 100:

No. 4, "You Need to Calm Down" (up from No. 14; peaked at No. 2, June 29)
No. 10, "Lover" (up from No. 19, new peak)
No. 11, "ME!," feat. Brendon Urie (up from No. 58; peaked at No. 2, May 11)
No. 23, "The Man"
No. 28, "I Forgot That You Existed"
No. 29, "Cruel Summer"
No. 38, "The Archer" (re-entry; new peak)
No. 45, "Paper Rings"
No. 49, "Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince"
No. 51, "I Think He Knows"
No. 57, "Cornelia Street"
No. 62, "London Boy"
No. 63, "Soon You'll Get Better," feat. Dixie Chicks
No. 67, "Death by a Thousand Cuts"
No. 75, "Afterglow"
No. 77, "False God"
No. 89, "Daylight"
No. 92, "It's Nice to Have a Friend"





Taylor Swift & Dixie Chicks Debut in Hot Country Songs Top 10 With 'Soon You'll Get Better': The song is Swift's first top 10 as a lead artist since 2013 and Dixie Chicks' first at all since 2002.



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On 8/22/2019 at 9:58 PM, YRBB said:

Super cute!





Cool theory about the video: https://www.buzzfeed.com/eleanorbate/taylor-swift-lover-music-video-theory


Also when they're dancing in the "red room," Taylor's in a gold/yellow dress and the guy is wearing gold/yellow pants which represents: "I once believed love would be burning red but its golden” (from Daylight).  LOVED that throwback reference!

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