Dear Taylor Swift fans, Welcome to the world of Ryan Adams
(It’s been waiting for you.)
It’s here! It’s finally here! Squee!
Yesterday, to the fanfare of the interwebs, Ryan Adams released his much teased cover version of Taylor Swift’s collassal pop album, 1989. And she likes it. And I like it. And I hope y’all do, too.
So if you’re now thinking, “hmm, whoever this new kid is, I quite like him…” do I have news for you. You are in luck, TSwift fan. Ryan Adams is one of the most prolific (and I would argue affecting) songwriters of our time, and there is plenty more in his back catalog for you to explore. In fact there is so much, it can seem daunting. Where should one begin? That is why I’ve assembled this handy song-by-song breakdown of Ryan’s version of 1989. Find your favorites from his version of 1989, and then check out the related album or tracks. Oh, and I know you won’t know these lyrics, but give um a good listen. There’s a reason Taylor said, “Ryan’s music helped shape my songwriting. This is surreal and dreamlike.”
If you like Welcome to New York:
If you like Blank Space:
If you like Style:
If you like Out of the Woods:
If you like All You Had to Do Was Stay:
If you like Shake it Off:
If you like I Wish You Would:
If you like Bad Blood:
If you like Wildest Dreams:
If you like How You Get the Girl:
If you like This Love:
If you like I Know Places:
If you like Clean:
If you like it all, but that’s way too much clicking, I’ve thrown all those tracks into a playlist here. (You’re welcome.)
If you like Harry Styles, check out this babe.
Ryan Adams fans,
Have something to add? (I’m sure you do. …cheetos…cheetos…) That’s what the comments are for. Hit me!