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In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, Taylor Swift released her version of 1989, aptly titled “Taylor’s Version.” And while the internet loves anything Taylor Swift-related, fans are especially excited due to how incredible the tracks sound now that she has total freedom over her recordings.
And if you’re like most people, you’ve probably been listening to the album on repeat, which is why we decided to create a list of the best snacks to eat while having your listening party—all based on songs from 1989 (Taylor’s Version), of course.
1. “Blank Space” – Cake
This was an easy pick since a cake features in the “Blank Space” music video. The flavor is less important, so choose your favorite. Bonus points if you stab it with a kitchen knife instead of cutting it.
2. “Out of the Woods” – Trail Mix
The ultimate woodsy snack has to be trail mix, which fits perfectly with the lyrics to “Out of the Woods.” Whether you make your own or buy a bag from the store, you can at least say you ate something healthy during the listening party, right?
3. “All You Had to Do Was Stay” – Dark Chocolate
“All You Had to Do Was Stay” is such a bittersweet track, which is why dark chocolate is the snack of choice for this track. The sweetness of wanting to believe someone when they say they’ve changed paired with the feelings of sadness knowing you’ll never be with them…classic Taylor.
4. “Shake It Off” – Funfetti Cake
An absolute radio pop banger. It’s confetti in a song, which is why you should grab a funfetti cake when this song comes on. Grab a slice and get ready to have a dance party.
5. “Bad Blood” – Cinnamon Candy
“Bad Blood” definitely has some literal fire behind it, so you need something spicy to pair with this song. We’re going to keep with the sweets theme of this listening party, which is why we chose cinnamon candies!
6. “You Are In Love” – Toast & Coffee
The lyrics “Coffee at midnight” and “Burnt toast, Sunday” made this snack an easy choice. While you don’t have to burn the toast, we do recommend having a classic breakfast combo for this song while you reminisce on true love and everything it has to offer.
7. “Slut!” – Tea & Cookies
The lyrics to “Slut!” are so personal and haunting, giving us a small glimpse into the feelings Taylor experienced while dating in the public eye. And for everyone who’s felt crappy after their date treated them like they were less than, there’s nothing more comforting than a hot cup of tea with some cookies to calm your nerves.
8. “Now That We Don’t Talk” – Alcohol
Since the song has completely taken over social media lately thanks to people calling out their toxic exes, it’s no surprise that “Now That We Don’t Talk” is resonating so hard with…well, everyone. And for the over-21 crowd, grabbing a drink with friends to lament about crappy exes while scream-singing this song is the perfect way to cope.
9. “Suburban Legends” – Ice Cream
Hasn’t everyone who lives in the suburbs been on an ice cream date at some point in their life? “Suburban Legends” is full of nostalgia for simpler times, hoping for the best and dreaming about the future. And honestly, isn’t an ice cream cone one of the most simple pleasures?
10. “Is It Over Now?” – Hot Chocolate
There’s something about this song that just feels like it should be played during the colder months. The melancholy of a past relationship where both parties made mistakes paired with the stripped-down style of the song is the perfect “cold dreary day at home” song, which is why you should warm yourself up with a hot chocolate.
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