2021 unmarried by Taylor Swift featuring Chris Stapleton

I Bet You Think About Me “ [ a ] is a song by american singer-songwriter Taylor Swift featuring american english singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton. Swift wrote the song with Lori McKenna and produced it with Aaron Dessner. The song is a area ballad accompanied by a harmonica, with bantering lyrics describing the “ high tone ” life style of a former fan. Critics praised Swift ‘s songwriting, Stapleton ‘s vocal music harmonies, and the country production. democracy Records in partnership with MCA Nashville released “ I Bet You Think About Me ” to US country radio on November 15, 2021, as the second single from Swift ‘s second gear re-recorded album, Red (Taylor’s Version) ( 2021 ). In the United States, the single ailing at issue 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the Hot Country Songs chart. It charted on official singles charts of Australia ( peaking at total 43 ) and Canada ( number 17 ).

An accompanying music video for the birdcall premiered on YouTube on the lapp day as the single release. Starring Swift against Miles Teller, the video was written by Swift and American actress Blake Lively, directed by full of life in her directorial debut, and co-produced by Austin Swift. It is nominated for Video of the year at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards, marking Lively ‘s first nomination for a music industry award .

background [edit ]

american singer-songwriter Taylor Swift wrote “ I Bet You Think About Me ” at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, during her Speak now World Tour ( 2011-12 ), for her future studio apartment album. She then contacted american english musician Lori McKenna, through their common ally Liz Rose, to ask Mckenna to join the song a co-writer—to help Swift edit the song. [ 2 ] Swift released her fourth studio album, Red, on October 22, 2012, through adult machine Records. [ 3 ] [ 4 ] “ I Bet You Think About Me ” was not part of the track-list. The album, however, was a critical success, ranking at issue 99 on Rolling Stone ‘s 2020 rewrite of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. [ 5 ] By June 2021, it had sold over four million saturated copies in the United States. [ 6 ] In 2019, Swift signed with Republic Records after her narrow with Big machine expired in 2018 ; her contract with the label granted her rights to the chief recordings of her music. [ 7 ] Big machine, american samoa well as the master recordings of Swift ‘s foremost six studio apartment albums, were acquired by businessman Scooter Braun through his holding company Ithaca Holdings. [ 8 ] Swift began re-recording her big machine albums in November 2020, as a mean to own her headmaster recordings ; [ 9 ] [ 10 ] at the same time, Ithaca sold rights to Taylor Swift ‘s big machine recordings to Shamrock Holdings for $ 300 million. [ 11 ] The first re-recorded album, Fearless (Taylor’s Version), the re-recording of Swift ‘s 2008 album, was released on April 9, 2021. [ 12 ] She released her second re-recorded album, Red (Taylor’s Version), the re-recording of Red, on November 12, 2021. [ 13 ] In addition to the original Red tracks, Red (Taylor’s Version) features nine unreleased “ from the Vault ” tracks that were meant for the 2012 album but did not make the hack ; “ I Bet You Think About Me ” was revealed to be one of these tracks. [ 14 ]

Lyrics and production [edit ]

“I Bet You Think About Me” (




A 28-second sample of “ I Bet You Think About Me ”, where Swift and Stapleton sing at the end of the verse .

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While she was on the Foxborough, Massachusetts, stop of her Speak now World Tour, Swift wrote “ I Bet You Think About Me ” at Lori McKenna ‘s family in June 2011. [ 15 ] Swift stated, “ We wanted this birdcall to be like a comedic, facetiously, curious, not caring what anyone thinks about you classify of dissolution song, ” and explained that she and McKenna wanted to write a drink song. [ 15 ] The 2021 interpretation of “ I Bet You Think About Me ” was recorded throughout studios in Belfast and New York, and the orchestra by London Contemporary Orchestra was recorded at the EBC Studio in London. Chris Stapleton ‘s vocals were recorded at Sputnik Sound Studio in Nashville. The track was produced by Swift and Aaron Dessner. It was shuffle and engineered by Dessner and Jonathan Low, with aid from Josh Kaufman, at Dessner ‘s Long Pond Studios in New York. [ 16 ] “ I Bet You Think About Me ” is a nation ballad [ 17 ] that incorporates extra pop elements, typical of Swift ‘s discography in the original Red album. Described as folk-pop by Taste of Country, [ 18 ] the song is a harmonica -driven track [ 19 ] with twangy vocals [ 20 ] and background vocal music harmonies from feature of speech artist Chris Stapleton. [ 21 ] In the lyrics, Swift makes multiple “ brash stab ” towards her ex-lover and his life style. [ 22 ] The ex-lover in doubt has “ made [ Swift ] feel inferior ” towards him ; she fails to fit in with his “ upper-crust circles ”, and he has once told her that he and Swift are “ excessively different. ” [ 23 ] Recounting the differences between the two erstwhile partners ‘ childhoods, [ 24 ] she labels herself as a daughter “ raised on a farm ” and the ex-lover as person from a “ flatware smooch “ and “ gated community “. [ 25 ] At the goal of the song, Swift additionally calls out her ex-lover ‘s “ organic shoes ” and “ million-dollar couch. ” [ 25 ]

critical reception [edit ]

“ I Bet You Think About Me ” received positivist reviews in the press, with critics appreciating Stapleton ‘s guest feature. [ 26 ] Writing for Variety, Chris Willman gave “ I Bet You Think About Me ” a five-out-of-five evaluation. Although Willman considered Stapleton ‘s guest appearance excessively light, he praised the racetrack for its raucous area production compared to what “ Swift was pulling off at the meter ” and the sharp lyrics. [ 27 ] Jessica Nicholson from Billboard complimented Stapleton ‘s “ burnished, bluesy vocal ” which together with Swift ‘s delivery brought away a “ well-crafted ” song. [ 28 ] In USA Today, Melissa Ruggieri wrote that although Stapleton ‘s “ whiskey-hued vocals are the beautiful emery paper to Swift ‘s streamlined spokesperson – the tune should be remembered for some of Swift ‘s snarkiest lyrics. ” [ 29 ]

commercial operation [edit ]

After Red (Taylor’s Version) was released, “ I Bet You Think About Me ” debuted at number 22 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart dated November 27, 2021. [ 30 ] According to MusicRow, it was the most add sung on country radio during its first workweek of exhaust. [ 31 ] The single top out at number 23 on the Country Airplay chart [ 32 ] and count three on the Hot Country Songs chart. [ 33 ] In Canada, “ I Bet You Think About Me ” reached number 17 on the Canadian Hot 100 [ 34 ] and numeral 34 on the Canada Country chart. [ 35 ] The song peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Global 200, [ 36 ] number 43 on the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia, [ 37 ] and total 75 on the UK Streaming Chart in the United Kingdom. [ 38 ]

music television [edit ]

pictured left) in her directorial debut, the video stars (right). Directed by Blake Lively left ) in her directorial debut, the television stars Miles Teller A music video for “ I Bet You Think About Me ” premiered on video sharing platform YouTube on November 15, 2021. swift and American actress Blake Lively wrote the treatment for the video, and the latter directed it in her directorial debut. [ 39 ] The video recording documents a marry, with the wedding pair played by actor Miles Teller and his wife Keleigh Sperry Teller. [ 40 ] Swift plays an ex-girlfriend who intrudes the marriage. [ 41 ] Co-producer Aaron Dessner has a cameo as a penis of the marry isthmus, while Swift ‘s brother, actor Austin Swift, is credited as a producer for the music video. [ 42 ] The six-minute television begins with Teller, at his wedding party, having flashbacks to his and Swift ‘s fail relationship. At the wedding ceremony, Swift knocks over the groom figurine on top of the cake, chugs wine after giving a goner, and goofs off with children guests. [ 43 ] The video contains references to other Swift music video recording and All Too Well: The Short Film, american samoa well as multiple references to the Lewis Carroll stories of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Swift had been asked about Easter eggs anterior to the release, quoting Carroll in reaction. [ 44 ] [ 45 ] The music television has been nominated for Video of the year at 57th Academy of Country Music Awards. [ 46 ]

Personnel [edit ]

Credits adapted from Red (Taylor’s Version) album liner notes [ 16 ] Production

  • Taylor Swift – lead vocals, songwriter, producer
  • Lori McKenna – songwriter
  • Chris Stapleton – background vocals
  • Aaron Dessner – producer, recording engineer
  • Michael Fahey – assistant vocal recording
  • Josh Kaufman – additional recording engineer
  • Jonathan Low – recording engineer, mixer
  • Jeremy Murphy – strings recording
  • Vance Powell – vocal recording
  • Christopher Rowe – vocal recording


Charts [edit ]

Release history [edit ]

Release dates and formats for “I Bet You Think About Me”
Region Date Format Label(s) Ref.
United States November 15, 2021 Country radio
  • Republic
  • MCA Nashville

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