Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Day 3 of My Week with Taylor Swift - 22

Day 3 of my week with Taylor Swift and today its '22'.

'22' was released in 2013 and was the fourth single from her 2012 album 'Red'.

'22' is all about being 22 strangely enough. For Taylor, being 22 was clearly all about being young and having fun. Also about learning about life.

The lyrics "we're happy free confused and lonely at the same time" then "its miserable and magical". Yup, pretty much sums up my 20's anyway!! I didn't look so great though - Taylor is clearly one of the cool kids.

Although this is a clear pop song, you can still catch more than a nod to her country style with her vocals and the guitar backing. Its catchy though. Especially the "uh huh" and "yeahs" throughout.

The video features only the beautiful people. Well, would you be friends with Taylor Swift if you weren't? Exactly. Apparently the co-stars are all her true life friends. They dance, go to the beach, go to a party and celebrate being "twenty two - oooh ooh". Yes, you will find yourself singing that bit, 22 or not.

In the UK, '22' reached number 9 in the singles chart. Not surprising that this was yet another top 10 hit for Taylor as she moved further from her country roots and more towards mega pop princess. Such a catchy song, but still lyrically slick even though its such a laid back summer filled song.

So there we have it, Day 3 - '22'. You can check out Day 1 - Love Story and Day 2 - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (like ever) or you can find loads more over at My Music page here. Happy listening :)

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