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Overview

The goal of {taylor} is to provide easy access to a curated data set of Taylor Swift songs, including lyrics and audio characteristics. Data comes Genius and the Spotify API.

Installation

You can install the released version of {taylor} from CRAN with:

To install the development version from GitHub use:

# install.packages("remotes")
remotes::install_github("wjakethompson/taylor")

Example

There are three main data sets. The first is taylor_album_songs, which includes lyrics and audio features from the Spotify API for all songs on Taylor’s official studio albums. Notably this excludes singles released separately from an album (e.g., Only the Young, Christmas Tree Farm, etc.), and non-Taylor-owned albums that have a Taylor-owned alternative (e.g., Fearless is excluded in favor of Fearless (Taylor’s Version)). We stan artists owning their own songs.

taylor_album_songs
#> # A tibble: 171 × 29
#>    album_name   ep    album_release track_number track_name    artist  featuring
#>    <chr>        <lgl> <date>               <int> <chr>         <chr>   <chr>    
#>  1 Taylor Swift FALSE 2006-10-24               1 Tim McGraw    Taylor… <NA>     
#>  2 Taylor Swift FALSE 2006-10-24               2 Picture To B… Taylor… <NA>     
#>  3 Taylor Swift FALSE 2006-10-24               3 Teardrops On… Taylor… <NA>     
#>  4 Taylor Swift FALSE 2006-10-24               4 A Place In T… Taylor… <NA>     
#>  5 Taylor Swift FALSE 2006-10-24               5 Cold As You   Taylor… <NA>     
#>  6 Taylor Swift FALSE 2006-10-24               6 The Outside   Taylor… <NA>     
#>  7 Taylor Swift FALSE 2006-10-24               7 Tied Togethe… Taylor… <NA>     
#>  8 Taylor Swift FALSE 2006-10-24               8 Stay Beautif… Taylor… <NA>     
#>  9 Taylor Swift FALSE 2006-10-24               9 Should've Sa… Taylor… <NA>     
#> 10 Taylor Swift FALSE 2006-10-24              10 Mary's Song … Taylor… <NA>     
#> # … with 161 more rows, and 22 more variables: bonus_track <lgl>,
#> #   promotional_release <date>, single_release <date>, track_release <date>,
#> #   danceability <dbl>, energy <dbl>, key <int>, loudness <dbl>, mode <int>,
#> #   speechiness <dbl>, acousticness <dbl>, instrumentalness <dbl>,
#> #   liveness <dbl>, valence <dbl>, tempo <dbl>, time_signature <int>,
#> #   duration_ms <int>, explicit <lgl>, key_name <chr>, mode_name <chr>,
#> #   key_mode <chr>, lyrics <list>

You can access Taylor’s entire discography with taylor_all_songs. This includes all of the songs in taylor_album_songs plus EPs, individual singles, and the original versions of albums that have been re-released as Taylor’s Version.

taylor_all_songs
#> # A tibble: 245 × 29
#>    album_name   ep    album_release track_number track_name    artist  featuring
#>    <chr>        <lgl> <date>               <int> <chr>         <chr>   <chr>    
#>  1 Taylor Swift FALSE 2006-10-24               1 Tim McGraw    Taylor… <NA>     
#>  2 Taylor Swift FALSE 2006-10-24               2 Picture To B… Taylor… <NA>     
#>  3 Taylor Swift FALSE 2006-10-24               3 Teardrops On… Taylor… <NA>     
#>  4 Taylor Swift FALSE 2006-10-24               4 A Place In T… Taylor… <NA>     
#>  5 Taylor Swift FALSE 2006-10-24               5 Cold As You   Taylor… <NA>     
#>  6 Taylor Swift FALSE 2006-10-24               6 The Outside   Taylor… <NA>     
#>  7 Taylor Swift FALSE 2006-10-24               7 Tied Togethe… Taylor… <NA>     
#>  8 Taylor Swift FALSE 2006-10-24               8 Stay Beautif… Taylor… <NA>     
#>  9 Taylor Swift FALSE 2006-10-24               9 Should've Sa… Taylor… <NA>     
#> 10 Taylor Swift FALSE 2006-10-24              10 Mary's Song … Taylor… <NA>     
#> # … with 235 more rows, and 22 more variables: bonus_track <lgl>,
#> #   promotional_release <date>, single_release <date>, track_release <date>,
#> #   danceability <dbl>, energy <dbl>, key <int>, loudness <dbl>, mode <int>,
#> #   speechiness <dbl>, acousticness <dbl>, instrumentalness <dbl>,
#> #   liveness <dbl>, valence <dbl>, tempo <dbl>, time_signature <int>,
#> #   duration_ms <int>, explicit <lgl>, key_name <chr>, mode_name <chr>,
#> #   key_mode <chr>, lyrics <list>

Finally, there is a small data set, taylor_albums, summarizing Taylor’s album release history.

taylor_albums
#> # A tibble: 13 × 4
#>    album_name                          ep    album_release metacritic_score
#>    <chr>                               <lgl> <date>                   <int>
#>  1 Taylor Swift                        FALSE 2006-10-24                  NA
#>  2 The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection TRUE  2007-10-14                  NA
#>  3 Beautiful Eyes                      TRUE  2008-07-15                  NA
#>  4 Fearless                            FALSE 2008-11-11                  73
#>  5 Speak Now                           FALSE 2010-10-25                  77
#>  6 Red                                 FALSE 2012-10-22                  77
#>  7 1989                                FALSE 2014-10-27                  76
#>  8 reputation                          FALSE 2017-11-10                  71
#>  9 Lover                               FALSE 2019-08-23                  79
#> 10 folklore                            FALSE 2020-07-24                  88
#> 11 evermore                            FALSE 2020-12-11                  85
#> 12 Fearless (Taylor's Version)         FALSE 2021-04-09                  82
#> 13 Red (Taylor's Version)              FALSE 2021-11-12                  96

Code of Conduct

Please note that the {taylor} project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By contributing to this project, you agree to abide by its terms.