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Taylor Swift's 'Mean' -- LISTEN NOW!

Taylor Swift's 'Mean' -- LISTEN NOW!

Check out Taylor Swift‘s newest song, “Mean,” off of her forthcoming album, Speak Now, which hits shelves next Tuesday (October 26)!

“When we were making these songs, it was ‘What does this song need?’ as opposed to ‘How far can we push the line on one genre or the other?’” producer Nathan Chapman said. “['Mean' is] “the most country-sounding thing she’s ever done.”

Listen below! What do you think of Tay‘s country song?

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  • http://twitter.com/sandrabieber21 Sandra

    I think it’s cool.
    but it looks like her other songs =(

  • Studying!

    This song expresses how I feel about a certain mean person in my life right now. Thank you Taylor for writing this. I can’t wait for your new album.

  • Annie

    She’s quite a talented songwriter – but her vocals are mediocre bordering on poor. Autotune is her friend.

  • styling

    @Sandra: How in the world does this song sound like her other songs?? Get your ears checked. This song is about people being mean and it is super country. There really is no pop sound in this song and it is different from her love songs.

  • Ashley

    It sounds like a 5 year old wrote it.

  • POP

    does the lyrics go like this, “you’re so mean, you’re such meanie”

  • Thai

    It sucks, just like her other “works”. If she writes and/or compose music/lyrics, then I am Mr. Spock.

  • megan

    @POP:

    no those are not the lyrics she does not one time say “meanie”
    I love it! so country! love tay swift! <3

  • Christina Aguilera

    Sounds boring
    her new album will struggle to sell 2 million copies over the county

  • http://lr.9q9.us Prognozi zalozi

    Wow, sexy but borring.

  • stel

    That’s a great song, catchy tune!

  • ~m~

    I wonder if this is about Perez…
    I don’t read his site so i don’t know if she’s one of the ones he regularly criticizes but it wouldn’t suprise me…

  • cam

    @Christina Aguilera:

    Taylor’s album will sell & will sell very well because she is real & her songs are real & relatable to others. Taylor Swift is one of the greatest songwriters/artists of our time & those of us who love her know it. Can’t wait for the album.

  • Alicia

    wow Taylor going back to her old country roots! I never thought Tay would make an actual country sounding song again, i like Country-Tay more than Pop-Tay

  • Ali

    LOVE IT – so empowering. It’s about standing up for yourself and realizing that mean people have a problem, it’s not YOU. :-)

  • Marcus

    Taylor……schoolbus.

  • muff

    @~m~:
    yessss its about perez!!!!

  • onelove

    All i have to say is, if you do not like Taylor Swift, why are you even on this page? You don’t like her music? Get over it. This song may be for the young girls that are bullied everyday… Why would you sit here and talk about how much you don’t like this song? Get a life. This may help a young girl get through school. We all know how mean kids are these days.. just look at some of the comments on here. Arguing with a young girl on whether or not this is a good song is BULLYING.

  • Christina Aguilera

    lol @ ur guy this is about perez
    perez’s always been nice to her cause Taylor Swift always give her a*s back to him on twitter
    only trashy celebrities like Perez Hilton e.g. miley cyrus,lady gaga,katy perry,taylor swift..etc those girls haven’t got real voices They & Perez are using each other to promote

  • onelove

    @Christina Aguilera: Perez puts the song on his page to promote HIS website. I’m pretty sure Taylor had nothing to do with this. Especially since they don’t want this on anywhere other than itunes right now. No, it’s not about Perez.

  • Seriously!!

    I think it is pretty funny that you use Christina Aguilera as your name for here. Didn’t her album flop recently?? If you don’t like Taylor, go and find another message board with you precious Christina and talk about how much you love her.

  • nio

    boring as hell

  • sarah

    oh who’s she attacking now?

  • cindy

    crappy song. boring as hell!

  • Brooke

    Yeah… definitely not her best song. It pretty much sucks! Seriously, Taylor, you couldn’t think of any better lyrics than “all you’re ever gonna be is mean”??? You’re freaking 21 years old! She seems a bit immature for her age. And notice how her last two albums she had co-writers who wrote songs with her and this album she wrote them all solo and it SUCKS!!! There’s something fishy about that! Shows what a talented songwriter she is, mmm? *rolls eyes*

  • emma.

    jeez, this song is about haters like you guys. you’re pathetic.

    this is amazing….TAYLOR I <3 YOU. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • http://@13fearlesskid13 Brooke

    okay people who are criticizing her shut it Taylor is a very talented song writer who is getting better an better as she moves on. maybe this isn’t her best song but not all of them can be absolute perfect i LOVE this song its very country ish and very different then all her others. This is going to be Taylor best album yet so if you are dont like her then why are you listening to her music. get a life.

  • http://@13fearlesskid13 Brooke

    @Brooke: this is an amazing song so get a life

  • sarah

    @Brooke: its called an opinion. Everyone can have one, i hate people who think that if you think something bad of a celeb they’re ”haters” or ”jealous” or ”have no life”. No, just no.

  • In your face.

    I love how the lyrics are basically talking about all those people who are here trashing her. I think this song is for you.

    You don’t like it. Fine. You can have an opinion, but you don’t need to be mean or rude about it. Why all the negativity?

    “Why you gotta be so mean?”

  • Christina Milian

    Taylor Swift is AMAZING. She wouldn’t have won all these awards on famous shows if she wasn’t….

  • Danielle

    I’m confused…where does autotune come into play in this song or any of her other songs? You’re confusing her with T-pain and Lil Wayne…and if you honestly think she’s going to have ANY problem selling millions of records then you obviously have no idea just how big she is…really, before the haters speak please know what the hell you’re talking about before you do.

  • yes

    i love this song! this song has come out at a good time with all the media focusing on bullying! if this song helps ONE person get through a day of bullying it is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!

  • Samm

    nice country song! super excited for the album and fyi to anyone who said it won’t sell…I am willing to bet my entire savings against that

  • Jokergurl

    I can imagine this being an early Dolly Parton song, actually Dolly would sound really good singing it. Taylor needs to write a song about kicking someone’s ass instead of playing the victim all the time. Just a thought.

  • http://facevillebookster.webs.com Fan

    OMFG!!! like WTF
    This is cool!!!

  • http://justjared.buuzznet.com GRT

    Some people are just really MEAN! =P

  • Ruby Backbiter

    Sounds pretty great.The song is not so impressive but the lyrics are.

  • Norwood45

    Ok so all of you who think this is country its not really, im a southern gal who lives in the country and we all no shes is nothing compared to Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, and Lady A or The Band Perry. She really needs to work on her music. She is disgraceing country music she needs to write a song like cowboy casanova. . .none of her songs are even about cowboys. . .just break up songs

  • elizabeth

    @Christina Aguilera:

    are you serious? her 4 singles have been on number 1s the past weeks

  • jenn

    I love her voice on this once! =)

  • Taylor

    @Christina Aguilera:
    LMFAO. did you REALLY just say lady gaga doesn’t havea real voice? are you serious? have you ever heard her live? like LEGIT live, with NO autotune and wha not. i’m not a huge fan of lady gaga, or katy perry, but they are really good live. miley cyrus is rocky, but no one likes her caue apparetly she’s a slut, when there are about 500000 more girls out there that act the same way. and taylor swift, well im one of her biggest fans, she has an amazing voice. i went to her concert and she did amazing, BUT she can have some rought performances.

  • Taylor

    @Christina Aguilera:
    LMFAO. did you REALLY just say lady gaga doesn’t havea real voice? are you serious? have you ever heard her live? like LEGIT live, with NO autotune and wha not. i’m not a huge fan of lady gaga, or katy perry, but they are really good live. miley cyrus is rocky, but no one likes her caue apparetly she’s a slut, when there are about 500000 more girls out there that act the same way. and taylor swift, well im one of her biggest fans, she has an amazing voice. i went to her concert and she did amazing, BUT she can have some rought performances.

  • Marissa

    AWESOME :) <3

  • Marissa

    I LOVE THIS :) SO COUNTRY I LOVE IT SOOOO MUCH :)

  • Marissa

    BAHAHAHAHAH someone just said that lady gaga and katy perry have GOOD VOICES!!!!! aahahahahaha omgggg hahahah i think thats the most hilarious thing ever sry i love their music but in real life……….bahahaha just listen to them!!!!!! they dont compare to Taylor Swift <3 I LOVE U SO MUCH TAYLOR U R MY LIFFEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  • Marissa

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH someones defending lady gagas and katy perrys voices!!!!!!!!!!!!!! omgggg hahahahaahaha thats hilarious i mean i love their music and all but they DO NOT have real voices very very sorrry!!!!! i really wish they did!!!!1 :) but they do not compare to Taylor Swift!!!!!! LOVE YA TAYLOR U R MY LIFEEEEE :) <33333

  • sammylovestaylor

    Lol i haven’t read many of the comments but i just want to say this to whoever reads this anyway.
    it’s easy for us to judge taylor’s music and her songs and say we don’t like it. but in my opinion, music is art. and like taylor, when i write music it comes from somewhere deep inside me. taylor says her songs are confessions, so how can you say that it is crap when her music is her say of saying how she feels? her music is part of who she is, just like mine is and yes it may be boring or too country but it comes from her heart and it’s her way of expressing herself.
    so yes, people are entitled to their own opinion, but i don’t see how we can easily judge her for expressing her feelings through music.
    music is beautiful, you can’t judge that.

  • elizabeth

    @Brooke: shows how totally ignorant you are…and you’re exactly the kind of person that taylor is singing about on this song….all you’re ever gonna be is mean.

  • cheryl

    quite different from her other songs but i luv it. awesome singer and songwriter. : D