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Taylor Swift’s “New Romantics” Set As New Radio Single; Swift Confirms News (Updated)

Taylor Swift at the Grammys [Cliff Lipson/CBS]

Update 2: Taylor Swift has supplemented Headline Planet’s confirmation with confirmation of her own. “New Romantics” is indeed the seventh single from “1989.”

“I’m very happy to say the next single from 1989 will be ‘New Romantics,'” Tweeted the Grammy-winning artist Friday night.

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Update: The rumor is true: “New Romantics” will be the seventh radio single from Taylor Swift’s “1989.”

Per sources, the song will impact the pop radio format this coming Tuesday. Certain pop stations — including New York’s 92.3 AMP and San Francisco’s 99-7 NOW — have already begun spinning the track.

“New Romantics” is the follow-up to Taylor Swift’s “Out Of The Woods.” That song appears to have peaked at #13 on Mediabase’s pop radio airplay chart, thus becoming the only “1989” single to miss #1.
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When “Out Of The Woods” was formally announced as the sixth single from Taylor Swift’s “1989,” many assumed it would represent the final radio release from the album.

A Cleveland pop radio DJ says otherwise.

Java Joel Murphy, a DJ for 96.5 KISS in Cleveland, Tweeted late Thursday that “New Romantics” is being issued as a seventh single from Swift’s Grammy-winning album.

The scoop was immediately questioned by fans, but Murphy maintained its validity in an additional Twitter post.

“All you corny doubters owe me an apology when you start hearing #NewRomantics everywhere,” wrote the DJ. “Remember where you heard it 1st!”

While not yet confirmed by Swift or Republic, “New Romantics” would represent a chance to end “1989” with a pop radio chart-topper — or at least a pop radio Top 10. The aforementioned “Out Of The Woods” appears to have settled for a #13 peak.

The previous five “1989” singles all reached #1.

Later released on iTunes, “New Romantics” initially appeared on the Target deluxe edition of Swift’s “1989.” Fellow deluxe track “Wonderland” actually charted better when released for digital purchase (#51 on the Hot 100 versus #71), but “New Romantics” has seemingly generated more overall buzz and fanfare.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

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