Look What You Made Me Do – Taylor Swift
String Quartet Arrangement
Instrument : Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola/Violin 3, Cello
Duration : 3’20”
Key : A Minor ( original Key)
Difficulty : Medium
Look What You Made Me Do is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift from her upcoming sixth studio album, Reputation (2017). The song was released on August 24, 2017, and earned over eight million streams within twenty-four hours of its Spotify release, breaking the record for the highest first-day streaming for a single track. The music video was directed by Joseph Kahn, and became the most-watched music video within 24 hours. It gained more than 19 million views during its first 24 hours on YouTube, surpassing Something Just like This by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay as the most viewed lyric video within that time period.
Music critics have described Look What You Made Me Do as a hybrid of electroclash and pop, as well as a dance-pop and an electropop song. It emphasizes the blame that is placed on an enemy, in special in the line, “I’ve got a list of names, and yours is in red, underlined”. The middle eight of the song features Swift saying, “I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now / Why? / Oh, ’cause she’s dead!”
“Look What You Made Me Do” is performed in the key of A minor with a tempo of 128 beats per minute. Swift’s vocals span from G♯3 to C5.
In the United States, Look What You Made Me Do debuted at number seventy-seven on the Billboard Hot 100, powered by its first three days of airplay. It also sold slightly under 200,000 digital copies within its first day of sales in the country, where it became the fastest selling download since Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You”.
In the United Kingdom, “Look What You Made Me Do” sold 20,000 copies and was streamed 2.4 million times in less than a week. On September 1, 2017, the track became her first number-one single in the nation, outcharting the number 2 peaks of Love Story, I Knew You Were Trouble and Shake It Off, when it entered atop its charts with opening sales of 30,000 copies and 5.3 million streams within the week.