::Bad Blood (Taylor Swift song)


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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use mdy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} "Bad Blood" is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, from her fifth studio album 1989 (2014). The album and remixed version of the song, with the latter featuring American rapper Kendrick Lamar, was released on May 17, 2015, by Republic Records as 1989‍ '​s fourth single. The album version was written by Swift, Max Martin, and Shellback, with Lamar writing his verses on the remixed version. The lyrics of "Bad Blood" describe the betrayal of a close friend.

The remixed version received generally positive reviews from music critics, who praised its production and Lamar's guest verses. The song reached number-one in Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, Scotland, and the United States, becoming the third song from 1989 to do so. The accompanying music video was directed by Joseph Kahn and features an ensemble cast. The video previously held the 24-Hour Vevo Record with 20.1 million views, before being surpassed by Adele's "Hello". It won Video of the Year and Best Collaboration at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

A cover version of "Bad Blood" was released as the first promotional single from singer-songwriter Ryan Adams' interpretation of Swift's 1989 album, released in September 2015.

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