New Delhi: Taylor Swift’s 10th studio album, Midnights has broken all records in just two weeks upon its release. The album consisting of 13 songs has now secured the top 10 list of the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. Taylor Swift unveiled her latest album titled ‘Midnights’, on October 21.
This development is historic as it marks a milestone in the 64-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. With this, Taylor Swift becomes the first artist to claim the survey’s entire top 10 in a single frame.
The American singer-songwriter, surpassed Drake and The Beatles each of whom infused the top five for a week each in 2021 and 1964, respectively in the Hot 100.
Meanwhile, Taylor first announced her album Midnights during her awards speech at the Video Music Awards 2022. She also explained the context of her album as she took to her Instagram handle to share the cover art of Midnights.
Sharing the cover art she wrote, “Midnights, the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life, will be out October 21. Meet me at midnight.”
What clues surround Midnights?
In the song titled, ‘Snow on the Beach’ Taylor made a reference to Janet Jackson. The lyrics goes: “But your eyes are flying saucers from another planet / Now I’m all for you like Janet / Can this be a real thing? Can it?” For the unreversed, All For You is a 2001 pop song by Jackson that’s all about being swept up in a relationship. Jackson has also reacted to Taylor by name-dropping her as she wrote, ” I luv it.”
In another song Lavender Haze, she slightly mentions her private romantic relationship with Joe Alwyn. In Snow on the Beach as well, Taylor seems to mention her relationship with Joe.
Fans have also found references to her past romance with John Mayer. Vigilante S**t is Taylor’s eighth track off her latest album Midnights. In the song, Taylor sings about taking on revenge on men, which fans theorise is a Scooter Braun reference.
A part of Vigilante S**t as per fans makes a reference to Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s divorce. Fans believe Taylor sings about the duo when she says, “Now she gets the house, gets the kids, gets the pride / Picture me, thick as thieves with your ex-wife. And she looks so pretty / Driving in your Benz.”