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Taylor Swift Breaks Google

Frankie Colao-Pineyro




Due to the upcoming release of “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” Taylor Swift has partnered with Google to reveal the 1989 vault tracks, which are unreleased songs that she is putting on the re-record of her stolen album. On Tuesday, Google announced that after searching Taylor Swift in the Google search bar 89 puzzles would appear in which fans would have to unscramble words and then type the word into the Google search engine to continue. 33 million puzzles had to be solved worldwide to reveal the names of the vault tracks.  

Google’s announcement was adorably riddled with “1989” references such as, “Love’s a game – and so is our latest easter egg in Search,” as well as, “Cause darling we’re a Swiftie dressed like a search engine.” Both reference one of Swift’s most popular songs from “1989”, “Blank Space”, which is a satirical piece about how society views Taylor’s dating life. 

The search, however, was stopped in its tracks when a glitch appeared as fans would type the answers into the search bar and would not be able to progress to the next puzzle, leaving Swifties with some bad blood regarding the “1989” riddles.  

One fan on “X”, formerly known as Twitter, stated they feel like Swift forgets how big of an artist she is, “33 million is a lot when you take into account the vault not working. Google has to process who is playing the game and who is genuinely trying to search for sunglasses which I think is what screws this all up” Another joked that Swifties would not be able to crack the puzzle before the album came out.  

Google addressed the errors late Tuesday afternoon, their statement reads as such: 

“Swifties, the vault is jammed! But don’t worry, there are no blank spaces inside. We’re in our fix-it era and will be out of the woods soon.” Making references to the 1989 tracks, “Blank Space” and “Out of The Woods.”  

In the end, Swifties were able to solve the puzzles, and the vault tracks were revealed on Taylor Swift’s Instagram yesterday afternoon. The vault tracks are listed as follows: 

“Slut!” “Say Don’t Go” “Now That We Don’t Talk” “Suburban Legends”, and ‘Is It Over Now?” These songs are currently unreleased and will come out with the album’s arrival.

Fans are now patiently awaiting the release of “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” which will be released on October 27th. See you when we’re out of the woods Swifties!