You All Over Me

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"You All Over Me"
Taylor Swift - You All Over Me.png
Single by Taylor Swift featuring Maren Morris
from the album Fearless (Taylor's Version)
Written2008
ReleasedMarch 26, 2021 (2021-03-26)
Genre
Length3:40
LabelRepublic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Taylor Swift singles chronology
"Gasoline"
(2021)
"You All Over Me"
(2021)
"Mr. Perfectly Fine"
(2021)
Maren Morris singles chronology
"Chasing After You"
(2021)
"You All Over Me"
(2021)
Lyric video
"You All Over Me" on YouTube

"You All Over Me"[a] is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, featuring background vocals from American singer Maren Morris. It was released through Republic Records on March 26, 2021, as a single from Swift's first re-recorded album, Fearless (Taylor's Version). The song was originally written by Swift and Scooter Carusoe in 2008, and was produced by Swift and Aaron Dessner in 2021.

The song is a sentimental country pop ballad with fiddles and acoustic guitars. It discusses the narrator's inability to move on from a romantic relationship due to her surroundings that remind her of the past. "You All Over Me" received acclaim from critics, who dubbed it as a tune that evokes nostalgia for Swift's country music, and praised the authentic lyricism. The song debuted atop Billboard Country Digital Songs and Country Streaming Songs, reached number 6 on the combined Hot Country Songs, and number 51 on the Hot 100. It marked her milestone 130th entry on the Hot 100, extending her record as the female artist with the most entries on the chart.

Background and release[edit]

After the sale of the masters of Taylor Swift's first six studio albums to talent manager Scooter Braun in 2019, Swift announced that she had the intention to re-record the albums.[5] The first of these re-recordings, her second studio album, Fearless, was released on April 9, 2021. Initially released in 2008, the re-recording, dubbed Fearless (Taylor's Version), was announced on February 11, 2021, by Swift on Good Morning America. The day after, February 12, the re-recorded version of her 2008 hit "Love Story", dubbed "Love Story (Taylor's Version)", was released as the lead single.[6] Fearless (Taylor's Version) includes all the songs on the platinum edition of Fearless, along with her 2010 single "Today Was a Fairytale". In addition, Swift included six songs that were scrapped from the original album, all dubbed "from the Vault".[7]

On March 24, 2021, Swift announced that one of the scrapped songs, titled "You All Over Me" featuring vocals from American singer Maren Morris, would be released on March 26 as the second single from Fearless (Taylor's Version).[5][2][8] On the next day, March 25, a snippet of the song was played on Good Morning America.[2]

A demo recording of "You All Over Me" had previously been leaked online in 2017.[9]

Composition and lyrics[edit]

"You All Over Me" was written by Swift and Scooter Carusoe in 2008, and was intended for the original version of Fearless, before being scrapped.[2] The song was produced by Aaron Dessner,[1] who previously collaborated with Swift on her 2020 albums Folklore and Evermore.[10] Musically, it is an acoustic country pop song[11][12] with "soaring" fiddles and "lilting" guitars.[12] The song is set in the key of D major with a tempo of 72 beats per minute (BPM). Swift and Morris' vocals in the song span from A3 to B4.[13] Lyrically, the track details not being able to get over an ex. The song also sees Swift sing about acceptance and making peace.[9]

Critical response[edit]

"You All Over Me" received acclaim, with critics praising its authenticity and Swift's return to her country roots. Ellie Bate, writing for BuzzFeed News, called the song a "cozy, nostalgic trip down memory lane", highlighted the similarities between the opening line and the opening line of the title track of Fearless, and noted the fact that both lines reference rain on a sidewalk.[14] Writing for NME, Hannah Mylrea gave the song a rating of 4 out of 5 stars and described it as "a time capsule of the Fearless era" and "musical déjà vu", comparing the song to other Fearless tracks "Come In with the Rain" and "Forever & Always". Mylrea mentioned that Dessner's production of the song "runs the Fearless soundscape through a delicate Folklore-era filter", going on to compare the opening line of the song to Swift's "The Last Great American Dynasty", while also saying the song would "feel at home on one of Swift's lockdown records".[12] Tanvi Dhote of Republic World described the song as "a tale as old as time, but from a modern perspective", and added that the song is an homage to her "country roots". Dhote described Morris' feature on the song as "add[ing] maturity through the fall", and went on to highlight the "sweet reminiscence" in the song by Swift "revisiting [the song] a decade later".[15]

Commercial performance[edit]

"You All Over Me" entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs at number six, scoring Swift her 25th top 10 entry on the chart and Morris's seventh; it is also the second consecutive single from Fearless (Taylor's Version) to land inside top-10, after "Love Story (Taylor's Version)" debuted at number one. "You All Over Me" collected 9.2 million streams and sold 12,000 digital downloads in its first week, debuting atop both Country Digital Song Sales and Country Streaming Songs charts. It is Swift's record-extending 16th chart-topper on the former and Morris's fourth. The song further arrived at number 51 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking the 130th Hot 100 entry of Swift's career, extending her record for the most entries among women.[16]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[4]

  • Taylor Swift – vocals, songwriting, production
  • Maren Morris – featured artist, backing vocals
  • Aaron Dessner – production, record engineering, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, drum programming, electric guitar, engineering, keyboards, percussion, piano, synthesizer
  • Scooter Carusoe – songwriting
  • Eric Slick – drums
  • Josh Kaufman – electric guitar, harmonica
  • Bella Blasko – engineering, record engineering
  • Jonathan Low – engineering, mixing
  • Randy Merrill – mastering
  • Christopher Rowe – vocal engineering
  • Greg Kurstin – vocal engineering
  • Julian Burg – vocal engineering

Charts[edit]

Chart performance for "You All Over Me"
Chart (2021) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[17] 34
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[18] 29
Global 200 (Billboard)[19] 35
Ireland (IRMA)[20] 35
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[21] 3
UK Singles (OCC)[22] 52
US Billboard Hot 100[23] 51
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[24] 6
US Rolling Stone Top 100[25] 26

Release history[edit]

List of release dates and formats for "You All Over Me"
Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various March 26, 2021 Republic [3][4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Alternate versions of the title include "You All Over Me (from the Vault)"[1][2] and "You All Over Me (Taylor's Version, from the Vault)".[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kaufman, Gil (March 24, 2021). "Taylor Swift Announces New Song 'You All Over Me (From The Vault)': Here's When It's Dropping". Billboard. Archived from the original on March 24, 2021. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d Bernabe, Angeline Jane (March 25, 2021). "'GMA' gets exclusive sneak peek at Taylor Swift's 'You All Over Me (From the Vault)'". Good Morning America. Archived from the original on March 26, 2021. Retrieved March 25, 2021. Ahead of the release of her single 'You All Over Me (From The Vault),' 'Good Morning America' got an exclusive sneak peek at Taylor Swift's song featuring Maren Morris. The song, which drops Friday, features Morris singing background vocals. 'You All Over Me' is one of six new songs that Swift wrote in 2008 -- but never recorded. They'll be included in the rerecorded version of her album 'Fearless (Taylor's Version).'
  3. ^ a b "You All Over Me (feat. Maren Morris) (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) digital single". Taylor Swift Official Store. Archived from the original on March 26, 2021. Retrieved March 29, 2021.
  4. ^ a b c "Credits / You All Over Me (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) / Taylor Swift & Maren Morris". Tidal. Archived from the original on March 27, 2021. Retrieved March 26, 2021.
  5. ^ a b Michallon, Clémence (March 24, 2021). "Taylor Swift to release unheard re-recorded song tomorrow". The Independent. Archived from the original on March 24, 2021. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  6. ^ Carras, Christi (February 11, 2021). "The day has come: Taylor Swift will release first taste of rerecorded music tonight". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on February 22, 2021. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  7. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (February 11, 2021). "Taylor Swift Announces Re-Recorded 'Fearless' Album: Updated 'Love Story' Out Tonight". Billboard. Archived from the original on March 14, 2021. Retrieved February 11, 2021.
  8. ^ Haylock, Zoe (March 24, 2021). "Taylor Swift Recruits Maren Morris for a New Unreleased Song From Fearless". Vulture. Archived from the original on March 24, 2021. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  9. ^ a b Burgos, Jenzia (March 25, 2021). "Taylor Swift's 'You All Over Me' Gives The Best Advice For Dealing With Exes". StyleCaster. Archived from the original on March 27, 2021. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  10. ^ Shaffer, Claire (December 18, 2020). "Aaron Dessner on How His Collaborative Chemistry With Taylor Swift Led to 'Evermore'". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on February 22, 2021. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  11. ^ Mamo, Heran (March 26, 2021). "Taylor Swift Releases 'You All Over Me (From the Vault)': Stream It Now". Billboard. Archived from the original on March 27, 2021. Retrieved March 26, 2021.
  12. ^ a b c Mylrea, Hannah (March 26, 2021). "Taylor Swift – 'You All Over Me (From The Vault)' review: a time capsule". NME. Archived from the original on March 27, 2021. Retrieved March 26, 2021.
  13. ^ Swift, Taylor; Carusoe, Scooter (March 26, 2021). "You All Over Me". Musicnotes.com. Archived from the original on April 14, 2021. Retrieved April 14, 2021.
  14. ^ Bate, Ellie (March 26, 2021). "Taylor Swift Dropped The First Previously Unreleased Track From "Fearless" And It's A Cozy Trip Down Memory Lane". BuzzFeed News. Archived from the original on March 26, 2021. Retrieved March 28, 2021.
  15. ^ Dhote, Tanvi (March 26, 2021). "Taylor Swift's 'You All Over Me' review: Heartbreak meets nostalgia in the Fearless vault". Republic World. Archived from the original on March 28, 2021. Retrieved March 28, 2021.
  16. ^ "Taylor Swift Scores 25th Hot Country Songs Top 10 With 'You All Over Me'". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 16, 2021. Retrieved April 7, 2021.
  17. ^ "Glass Animals make it six weeks at #1 on ARIA Singles Chart with Heat Waves". Australian Recording Industry Association. April 2, 2021. Archived from the original on April 4, 2021. Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  18. ^ "Taylor Swift Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 6, 2021.
  19. ^ "Taylor Swift Chart History (Global 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 6, 2021.
  20. ^ "Official Irish Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  21. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. April 5, 2021. Archived from the original on April 11, 2021. Retrieved April 3, 2021.
  22. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 2, 2021.
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  24. ^ "Taylor Swift Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 6, 2021.
  25. ^ Leight, Elias (April 5, 2021). "RS Charts: Lil Nas X Rides 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name)' to Number One". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on April 5, 2021. Retrieved April 5, 2021.