Taylor Swift 1989 (Taylor's Version): Release date, track list, vault songs, features and theories

25 October 2023, 14:43

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Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

1989 (Taylor's Version) will be released on October 27th 2023. Here's everything we know so far including the tracklist and all the theories about who is on the vault tracks.

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Please welcome to the stage: Taylor Swift's next re-recorded album... 1989 (Taylor's Version)!

Taylor has been steadily dropping hints – and new merch – for 1989 for some time now. As far back as 2021, in fact. For a while, fans weren't sure if she would release Speak Now or 1989 first, but as more easter eggs emerged for the former, it became clear that 1989 (TV) was on the way.

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The release date announcement has been made by Taylor (October 27th!), Taylor's website has now changed to blue with seagulls flying across the page and our new 1989 era is upon us!

Here's everything we know about it so far, including the release date, all the latest easter eggs and which artists might be featured on the vault tracks.

When does 1989 (Taylor's Version) come out?

Taylor Swift 1989 (Taylor's Version): Release date, track list and everything we know so far
Taylor Swift 1989 (Taylor's Version): Release date, track list and everything we know so far. Picture: Republic Records, Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management

When will Taylor Swift's 1989 (Taylor's Version) be released?

1989 (Taylor's Version) will be released on October 27th 2023 - 9 years after the original version was released.

Technically, the 1989 (Taylor's Version) era has already kinda started, because Taylor released the first re-recorded single, 'Wildest Dreams (Taylor's Version)', back in September 2021. The song featured in the trailer for the animated movie Spirit Untamed, and later went viral on TikTok.

In May 2022, Taylor also released 'This Love (Taylor's Version)'.

1989 (Taylor's Version) track list: How many vault songs will there be?

Taylor has now confirmed that 1989 (Taylor's Version) will include 5 songs From The Vault. The exclusive 'Tangerine' version of the vinyl also includes 'Sweeter Than Fiction (Taylor's Version)' as a bonus track.

1989 (Taylor's Version) will consist of 21 songs, with the main album including the same 16 songs that featured on the original deluxe version of the album. Only the tangerine vinyl will consist of 22 songs.

Here's the track list for 1989 (Taylor's Version):

  1. 'Welcome To New York (Taylor's Version)'
  2. 'Blank Space (Taylor's Version)'
  3. 'Style (Taylor's Version)'
  4. 'Out Of The Woods (Taylor's Version)'
  5. 'All You Had To Do Was Stay (Taylor's Version)'
  6. 'Shake It Off (Taylor's Version)'
  7. 'I Wish You Would (Taylor's Version)'
  8. 'Bad Blood (Taylor's Version)'
  9. 'Wildest Dreams (Taylor's Version)'
  10. 'How You Get The Girl (Taylor's Version)'
  11. 'This Love (Taylor's Version)'
  12. 'I Know Places (Taylor's Version)'
  13. 'Clean (Taylor's Version)'
  14. 'Wonderland (Taylor's Version)'
  15. 'You Are In Love (Taylor's Version)'
  16. 'New Romantics (Taylor's Version)'
  17. '"SLUT!" (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)'
  18. 'Say Don’t Go (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)'
  19. 'Now That We Don’t Talk (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)'
  20. 'Suburban Legends (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)'
  21. 'Is It Over Now? (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)'
  22. 'Sweeter Than Fiction (Taylor's Version)' [Tangerine Vinyl Exclusive Only]

1989 Vault tracks: What unreleased songs will be on 1989 (Taylor's Version)?

Seeing as 1989 is full of pop bangers, coming-of-age anthems, New York City moments and wistful bops, the From The Vault tracks will likely be no different.

In her announcement Instagram post, Taylor teased: "To be perfectly honest, this is my most FAVORITE re-record I’ve ever done because the 5 From The Vault tracks are so insane. I can’t believe they were ever left behind."

Taylor revealed the official vault track titles in September:

  1. 'Is It Over Now? (Taylor's Version)'
  2. 'Now That We Don’t Talk (Taylor's Version)'
  3. 'Say Don’t Go (Taylor's Version)'
  4. 'Suburban Legends (Taylor's Version)'
  5. '"Slut!' (Taylor's Version)'

Speaking to Billboard on the red carpet at the Grammys in 2014, legendary songwriter Diane Warren teased that she had been writing with Taylor on a "great song". The song never made it on to the original 1989, but Diane briefly mentioned it again in another interview with Billboard in 2016.

"I know [Swift] likes it, so hopefully it will see the light of day. I know she really likes the song. She didn’t want me to give it away, so hopefully that means she wants it," she said. Could it finally make a reappearance as one of these vault track?

1989 collaborators: Which other artists will feature on 1989 (Taylor's Version)?

Well, here's where it all gets a bit exciting. There's actually ZERO collaborations or features on 1989 (TV), which makes this album the first re-record to feature only Taylor on all the tracks.

No Nicki Minaj, no Jonas Brothers, no Harry Styles, no Selena Gomez, no Lorde... No one!

However, fans have a theory that Taylor might release a double album that features a whole bunch of collaborations. Are we all about to walk Clownelia Street again or could there be some truth to the wild theory?

Taylor Swift performs songs from 1989 on The Eras Tour
Taylor Swift performs songs from 1989 on The Eras Tour. Picture: Getty

1989 easter eggs: What hints has Taylor dropped about 1989 (Taylor's Version) so far?

There's been so many, where do we even start? Fans originally thought that 1989 (Taylor's Version) would drop before Red (Taylor's Version) after she began dropping hints that heavily played into the 1989 era. That was way back in April 2021.

When Taylor appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss Fearless (Taylor's Version), she showed off a huge collage board full of 1989 easter eggs.

Flash forward to November 2021, Taylor appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote Red (Taylor's Version), where she dropped yet another 1989 easter egg referencing 'Wonderland'.

Taylor's All Too Well (The Short Film) also featured a handful of 1989 easter eggs, and the music video for 'I Bet You Think About Me' appeared to feature countless references to 'Wonderland' as well.

Taylor Swift’s famous Easter Eggs have gone out of control

In June 2022, Taylor ignited the 1989 TV rumours again when she popped up in an acceptance speech at the Las Culturistas Culture Awards. In a self-taped video, the 1989 Secret Session Nashville chalkboard can be seen hanging on the wall behind her. She was also wearing a vest that low-key resembles the light blue dress from 'Out of the Woods' music video.

Fans also clocked the references to baking in the acceptance speech. Taylor famously baked cookies for fans during the 1989 Secret Sessions. Since then, there's been an endless amount of nods to 1989 in her recent music videos, in her nail art and even in the colours of her Eras Tour international dates list.

Fans also managed to figure out the 1989 (Taylor's Version) announcement date days before Taylor unleashed the new era.

Swifties worked out that on August 9th, it will have been exactly 8 years, 9 months and 13 days (!!) since Taylor released 1989. That also equates to 3208 days since 1989 was released, which adds up to 13.

Fans who attended the Eras Tour on August 8th also reported that the light-up bracelets flashed blue 5 times when the concert ended. Sounds like Mastermind behaviour to us.

Taylor performs 1989 songs on The Eras Tour
Taylor performs 1989 songs on The Eras Tour. Picture: Getty

Is there a new album cover for 1989 (Taylor's Version) yet?

Yes! And Swifties have already spotted an 'emotional' detail behind the new image of a smiling Taylor.

Taylor Swift unveils 1989 (Taylor's Version) cover
Taylor Swift unveils 1989 (Taylor's Version) cover. Picture: Republic Records

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