On Friday (October 21), Taylor Swift finally released her Midnight album. To celebrate, Sportsnet anchor Faizal Khamisa set a goal for himself to mention every one of the album’s 13 songs as he ran through his sports broadcast.
At one point, he says, “Alex Bregman was once baseball’s ‘Anti-Hero’ but now he’s just plain hero for Houston,” before calling some aggressive hockey players “Vigilante S—.” He seamlessly incorporated every song into the broadcast, crossing them off one by one.
Swift promised a “special very chaotic surprise” in the early hours after the album’s release and she didn’t disappoint, releasing a trove of seven additional Midnight tracks. The broadcast featured the 13 tracks that were released at midnight.
I referenced every track on Taylor Swift's 'Midnight' during our morning Sports broadcast pic.twitter.com/Zp4Idc73Xm
— Faizal Khamisa (@SNFaizalKhamisa) October 21, 2022
She posted on social media, “Surprise!” “I consider Midnights to be a fully developed concept album with its 13 songs painting a complete picture of the intensity of that baffling, insane hour. However! We also composed other songs while searching for the magical 13.
Midnights (3 am Edition) contains the previously unreleased songs “The Great War,” “Bigger Than the Whole Sky,” “Paris,” “High Infidelity,” “Glitch” and “Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve” in addition to the 20-track version of Midnights that has more songs.
Swift fans can tune into NBC on Monday to catch Swift’s previously confirmed appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon after spending the weekend soaking up those 20 new songs.
A second, unnamed Midnight music video will then be released on Tuesday, October 25. Swift will also appear on The Graham Norton Show on the BBC on Friday, October 28.