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It was released on June 14,as the second single from her seventh studio album, Lover Still Needing You - Various - Jazz Boutique 3 wrote and produced the song with Joel Littlewho also co-wrote and co-produced her previous single " Me!
Music critics were divided with "You Need to Calm Down"; while some critics praised the song for its pro-LGBT message, others criticized its message as confusing and cynical. The video was nominated in nine categories at the MTV Video Music Awardswinning two awards, including Video of the Yearwhich is Swift's second award in the category, following " Bad Blood " On April 26,the title of the song was teased in the intro for the music video for " Me! A lyric video for the song was released together with the song on YouTube.
Music critics were divided with "You Need to Calm Down". Dan Stubbs from NME called the song "withering in its measured response", concluding it was "an infectious, bite-size pop package".
Club wrote that the song "clearly and refreshingly combats homophobia and anti-gay bias". Mikael Wood of the Los Angeles Times also concurred that the song was "a big creative improvement" over "Me!
With six songs reaching number two on the chart, Swift tied Madonna as the artist with the most number two hits, having previously reaching the spot with the album's lead single " Me! It debuted atop the Digital Songs charts, becoming Swift's record-extending seventeenth number-one hit on that chart. The song dropped to number thirteen in its second week on the Hoteventually rising back up to number four following the release of the parent album. The track started at number 33 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart, based on three days of airplay, and has since reached number 9.
In Canada, the song entered the Hot AC chart at number 40 based on three days of radio tracking. In Australia, the song debuted at number 3 in the ARIA ChartsLegacy (Official Masters Of Hardcore 2015 Anthem) - Various - Masters Of Hardcore - 20 Years Of Rebe the second top three hit from the album in the Frozen Love - Buckingham Nicks - Buckingham Nicks. The video was shot on a set in Santa Clarita, California.
The video is set in a colorful trailer park. Swift awakens in her trailer, with an embroidery containing the Cher quote "Mom, I am a Rich Man" hanging on a wall.
She nonchalantly walks to a pool, ignoring her burning trailer. The camera then switches to other residents in the trailer park and their activities, including Mayfield dancing, Hart weightlifting a boombox and Cox watering her yard of plastic flamingoes and greeting Lockhart, who promptly faints. The scene cuts to Swift walking and dancing down a street with Hall, interspersed with scenes of Kiyoko shooting an arrow into a target with the number "5" a clue to Swift's next promotional Still Needing You - Various - Jazz Boutique 3 " The Archer ", the fifth track on the albumprotestors holding placards with anti-gay slogans a reference to a real-life religious group that picketed Swift's concerts Ciara officiating a wedding between Ferguson and Mikita, and Rippon serving snow cones to customers from a stall.
Swift also holds a tea party with the Fab Five and Hall. In another trailer, Lambert tattoos the words "Cruel Summer" later revealed to be a Still Needing You - Various - Jazz Boutique 3 on the album onto DeGeneres' right arm. In the next scene, Swift and other residents sun tan while ignoring the heckling protestors, followed by Porter walking down the middle of the two crowds wearing a dress.
The scene shifts to a "pop queen pageant" with the contestants dressed as numerous female singers. RuPaul walks down the lineup with a crown decorated with emeralds and fleur-de-lis motifs,  but instead of crowning a winner, he throws it in the air. A food fight begins, with Swift appearing in a french fries costume and Perry in a hamburger suit. The two see and walk towards each other. At the end of the video, a message appears urging viewers to sign Swift's Change.
The music video received mixed reviews. In an opinion piece Still Needing You - Various - Jazz Boutique 3 NBC NewsMichael Arceneaux agreed that Swift "meant well", but criticized the depiction of the anti-gay protestors as "poorer bumpkins", and that the scene between Swift and Katy Perry detracts from the overall pro-gay message.
Emma Grey Ellis from Wired wrote "the song has spawned more opinions than it has words", and continued "people claimed to despise Swift's lack of politics, and now she is overtly political and they still hate it. The song was nominated for nine awards at the MTV Video Music Awardsincluding the category Video of the Yearbecoming the most nominated video of the night.
Swift performed the song live for the first time at the Amazon Prime Day Concert Streaming . A remix of the song featuring and produced by British electronic music band Clean Bandit was released on August 20, Credits adapted from Tidal. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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