Taylor Swift‘s single “Blank Space” still sits atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making the pop superstar two-for-two with 1989 singles after “Shake It Off” reached the summit earlier this year. So what’s going to be the next 1989 smash? The third single from the album has yet to be announced, but Scott Borchetta, the head of Swift’s longtime home Big Machine Records, has weighed in on the crucial pop decision.
During an impromptu Twitter Q&A on Sunday (Dec. 28), Borchetta — President/CEO of the Big Machine Label Group — was asked by a fan, “What’s Taylor’s next single??” Borchetta promptly responded, “I’M LEANING TOWARDS STYLE… YOU?”
@myonlylovetay I’M LEANING TOWARDS STYLE… YOU?
— Scott Borchetta (@scottborchetta) December 28, 2014
“Style,” of course, is the ultra-cool, James Dean-evoking pop-rock gumdrop placed one spot behind “Blank Space” on the 1989 track list. Along with “All You Had To Do Was Stay,” “Bad Blood” and “New Romantics,” “Style” is an obvious single choice from the full-length, and it’s not hard imagining hearing that wah-wah guitar lick all over Top 40 radio.
By logging its sixth week at No. 1 last week, “Blank Space” continues to extend Swift’s longest stay atop the Hot 100 chart. Her other two chart-toppers, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “Shake It Off,” crowned the Hot 100 for three weeks and four weeks, respectively.
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