After this week’s rerelease of ‘1989,’ all Taylor Swift needs to claim is her name and her reputation

Taylor Swift performs during “The Eras Tour” on Friday, May 5, 2023, at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn.
Taylor Swift performs during “The Eras Tour” on Friday, May 5, 2023, at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. | George Walker IV, Associated Press
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The highly anticipated rerelease of Taylor Swift’s album “1989” on Friday is already sparking speculation for which of her final two albums will rereleased to the public next.

The last two albums are her very first release, known as her debut album “Taylor Swift,” which was released in 2006, and her infamous “Reputation” album that was released in 2017.

As for which of the two will be released following “1989 (Taylor’s Version),” the Swifties already have some ideas about which rerecordings they will receive next.


Which album will Taylor Swift rerecord after 1989?

“We think ‘debut (Taylor’s version)’, and then ‘Reputation (Taylor’s Version)’ is going to come out in that order,” Brandy Kaminsky, a 25-year-old Swiftie, said, according to USA Today. “In a lot of her new music videos, she’ll have curlier hair like when she was in her earlier eras.”

The Deseret News reported that Swift frequently puts Easter eggs in her current work to foreshadow what will be upcoming for her fans.

A TikTok that Kaminsky posted supports the theory that Swift’s debut album could be next, as she and her friend use some Easter eggs found in one of Swift’s music videos to prove their idea for the order of album releases.

The social media post showed Kaminsky and her friend pointing to the color of buttons on a “fan made artwork” of an elevator that was featured in the “Bejeweled” music video that was released on Oct. 24, 2022.

USA Today reported that in the music video Swift enters an elevator with 13 buttons, “each color coded and properly sequenced to represent an album she made,” with the 13th level button being “purple foreshadowing the release of ‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)’ before officially announcing it.”

The fan made art featured in Kaminsky’s TikTok includes 17 buttons that represent the rerecordings that hadn’t yet been announced at that time, including “1989”, “Taylor Swift” and “Reputation.”

Kaminsky reportedly said following the Aug. 9 announcement of the rerelease of “1989,” “the fan art theory is accurate in predicting the next few albums.”

PopSugar reported that some Swifties disagree, saying, “Fans believe the album will come sometime after ‘Reputation (Taylor’s Version),’ which they expect in 2024.”

In May, “eagle-eyed fans” pointed out that the singer/songwriter wore black nail polish in the “Karma (Remix)” music video while “pointing at the number two on a clock” which led some to “speculate it was teasing a release date for ‘Reputation (Taylor’s Version),’” according to J-14.

Another reported hint that the rerelease of “Reputation” may come first is during the “I Can See You” music video that was released in July 2023, in which “fans noticed there were parallels to ‘Reputation,’” including Swift’s “red lipstick close-up and the vault she was locked in” closely resembling a “Reputation” song’s music video.


What fan predictions are there for “1989” rerelease?

Swift’s fan base is very much clued into little hints the singer/songwriter includes in her work and some have already predicted a few things for the rerelease of “1989.”

Swift gave her fans a bit of a head start in their predictions when she released the names of some of her surprise tracks from the “Vault” in September:

  • “Is It Over Now?”

  • “Say Don’t Go.”

  • “Now That We Don’t Talk.”

  • “Suburban Legends.”

The Cornell Sun reported that there are many theories around who Swift will feature with her on her latest rerecording, including names such as her friend Selena Gomez, her ex Harry Styles, Halsey, Gracie Abrams and Lorde.

As her fans have already predicted the release date of “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” correctly, it may not come as a shock on Friday if some of these famous artists really do appear somewhere within the album.