“Wildest Dreams” by Taylor Swift
“Wildest Dreams” is mainly based on Taylor Swift’s wish that her partner will remember the moments they shared and keep her in his memory even after their relationship ends. Here, she is torn between anticipating the success of her relationship versus its abrupt end in the near future.
The song begins with Taylor thinking of her partner and how he requests that they escape the high profile lifestyle and spend time together. She goes on to express her admiration for this man by describing his stature and character. In the chorus however, she switches to a more pessimistic outlook where she believes that the relationship is about to end. Her request is that her partner will hold on to a memory of her looking beautiful.
The singer, though hopeful when she thinks about the good moments of their affair, still holds on to her pessimistic view out of fear of being hurt. She gives what seems to be a prior warning to her partner in the bridge when she assures him that if he does leave her, he will remain haunted with good memories of the times they shared together. She tones down a bit in the final parts of the song where she now beckons him to remember her or even pretend to do so even if it is in his wildest dreams.
“Wildest Dreams” Facts
Taylor Swift penned this song along with two prolific songwriters: Max Martin and Shellback. Both songwriters (who are also certified music producers) worked on the song’s production.
In August of 2015, Swift and her team officially released “Wildest Dreams” from her hit album titled “1989”.
Taylor’s “Wildest Dreams” belongs to at least 4 different music genres, including the following:
- Dream Pop
- Soft Rock
In Britain, it was a top-40 hit. In America, on the other hand, it performed even more brilliantly by making it into the top 10 of the famed Hot 100 charts. It proceeded to peak at number 5 on this chart.
Awards and Honors
- Recipient of 2 BMI Awards in 2016
- Recipient of an ASCAP Award in 2017
Notable Covers of “Wildest Dreams”
- Ryan Adams provided a cover of this song in 2015.
- DJ R3hab also remixed the track in 2015.
Did Taylor Swift release “Wildest Dreams” as a single?
Yes. The song is one of the hit singles from Taylor’s “1989” project. It was actually released as the fifth single from the album. Other popular singles produced by “1989” include:
- “Shake It Off”
- “Out of the Woods”
- “Bad Blood”
- “Blank Space“