Blank Space is arguably the most popular single off of Taylor Swift’s most recent album, 1989. So how does it compare to TSwift’s latest musical release, the remix to Bad Blood ft. rapper Kendrick Lamar? Who wins in the battle of Swift singles?
The two songs have a latent hip-hop beat that drives the melody forward. But that’s where the similarities end. Let’s get a sample of what the Swifties (Taylor Swift’s loyal gang of fans) and critics have to say.
In “Bad Blood’s” Corner
“Bad Blood (The Remix)” has a bit of an advantage here. It’s newer, first of all. It also debuted with a flashy, star-studded music video during the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. Selena Gomez, Kendrick Lamar, Jessica Alba, Lena Dunham, Ellie Goulding, and Hayley Williams all make an appearance in a music video that at times looks like outtakes from an action film.
— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) May 18, 2015
the bad blood music video killed me then resurrected me only to kill me again — ELIAS (@wtfelias) May 18, 2015
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) May 18, 2015
In “Blank Space’s” Corner
Some Swifties just feel that “Blank Space” is the better single, despite the star power that Taylor unleashed in the Bad Blood music video.
bad blood is subpar as a single compared to blank space i’m sorry — bea (@hellanation) May 18, 2015
It’s no Blank Space — Kate Leth (@kateleth) May 18, 2015
aye yall can’t front that Taylor swift blank space is a slapper.
— The Peoples Champ. (@DamierGenesis) May 12, 2015
What’s driving the love for “Blank Space?” Maybe the fact that it’s the quintessential break up to revenge to make-up song for the millennial crowd. (Boys only want love if it’s poison, right?) Or maybe because “Blank Space” references a topic that pertains directly to Swift’s personal life.
“She knows that there’s this meme that if you date Taylor Swift, you’re going to end up getting a song written about you. She wanted to address that, ” video director Joseph Kahn told Rolling Stone.
It’s a “deconstructivist version of Taylor Swift.”
Which song do you like more? “Blank Space” or “Bad Blood?” Speak your mind in the comments section.