We already knew Fearless was a classic project — after all, Taylor Swift won album of the year at the Grammys for her sophomore set — but what we didn’t know until this week was how many great songs were left on the cutting-room floor back when it was released in 2008.
Along with her new re-recording of the album, dubbed Fearless (Taylor’s Version), Swifties also got six never-before-released “From the Vault” songs. “You All Over Me,” featuring Maren Morris, and the rumor-mill-igniting “Mr. Perfectly Fine” came out first, and then the other four came out with the re-recording on Friday: “We Were Happy” (which includes Keith Urban background vocals); “That’s When,” featuring Urban; “Don’t You”; and “Bye Bye Baby.”
On the latest Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we take a close listen to the six-pack of “new” songs — and you can listen along with us here:
Also on the show, we’ve got chart news on how “Leave the Door Open,” the debut song from Silk Sonic — the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak — jumps to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Plus, how Justin Bieber’s Justice becomes his first multi-week No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 since 2010 and how Demi Lovato notches her highest-charting album since 2015 on the Billboard 200 with the debut of her latest release, Dancing With the Devil … The Art of Starting Over.
The Billboard Pop Shop Podcast is your one-stop shop for all things pop on Billboard’s weekly charts. You can always count on a lively discussion about the latest pop news, fun chart stats and stories, new music, and guest interviews with music stars and folks from the world of pop. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard’s deputy editor, digital, Katie Atkinson and senior director of Billboard charts Keith Caulfield every week on the podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast provider. (Click here to listen to the previous edition of the show on Billboard.com.)