Cracking the Code
Taylor Swift later shared the full track list and confirmed the re-record wouldn’t include any features
Unsurprisingly, 33 million puzzles were no match for the Swifties. Within 24 hours of Taylor Swift launching a challenge to reveal the titles of the vault track from 1989 (Taylor’s Version), fans have cracked the code.
The titles were shared by Google, with whom Swift had apparently partnered for the very on-brand easter egg hunt. In a short video shared on Twitter, a voice that kinda sorta sounds like Swift, but might be some AI/deepfake-esque rendering (weird), congratulated fans for unlocking the 1989 (Taylor’s Version) vault and presented the grand prize: Four song titles.
They are: “Is It Over Now,” “Now That We Don’t Talk,” “Say Don’t Go,” and “Suburban Legends.”
Swift filled in the final details not long after, sharing some fresh album art as well as the full track list — with the final vault song, “Slut!” — on Instagram. Via the full reveal, it was also confirmed that there actually would not be any features on 1989 (Taylor’s Version). Prior to that, fans had been speculating that Nicki Minaj or Sabrina Carpenter might be poised to appear on the LP.
Swift announced 1989 (Taylor’s Version) back in August, and it’s set to arrive Oct. 27. On Twitter, Swift called the new version of 1989 her “Favorite re-record I’ve ever done because the 5 From the Vault tracks are so insane.”
Prior to releasing 1989 (Taylor’s Version), Swift will drop her highly-anticipated Eras Tour concert film on Oct. 13. The movie has already broken pre-sale ticket records and caused a couple of movies — Exorcist: Believer and Meg Ryan’s What Happens Later — to push back their own release dates. She’ll also resume her Eras Tour with a South American leg in November, with dates scheduled in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the U.K., and North America scheduled throughout 2024.
This story was updated 9/20/23 @ 3:44 p.m. ET with the final track list details for 1989 (Taylor’s Version).