Pop music megastar Taylor Swift released her latest studio album, titled “Midnights,” on Friday.
The 13-track album is Swift’s 10th. According to Spotifythe album broke the platform’s record for most album streams in a single day, and Swift broke the record for most streamed artist in a single day.
The album cover features a close-up of Swift looking closely at a lighter. It is surrounded by a white border with the track titles listed on the left side. Consider Swift’s face the face that started a whole bunch of sports memes.
Minuits, the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life, will be released on October 21. Meet me at midnight.
Pre-order now: https://t.co/jjqUNkphuG pic.twitter.com/Fh96zK8vro
—Taylorswift (@taylorswift13) August 29, 2022
Sports teams were quick to replicate the coverage on social media. Here are some of the memes:
The Duke Blue Devils showed off their accomplishments in hoops. The Virginia Cavaliers featured basketball player Samantha Brunelle and counted titles for all school programs.
The new season is coming tonight 😈 pic.twitter.com/3XKWuplXFt
— Duke Athletics (@DukeATHLETICS) October 21, 2022
💿 The new album has just been released!
— Virginia Cavaliers (@VirginiaSports) October 21, 2022
Two Pittsburgh football teams used the meme to promote games this weekend.
— Pitt Panthers (@Pitt_ATHLETICS) October 21, 2022
In F1, Mercedes and Ferrari have replaced Swift with their top drivers including Lewis Hamilton, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.
We also love Midnights.
Every 44 minutes. pic.twitter.com/8jfQvrNgOT
— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) October 21, 2022
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) October 21, 2022
The Ole Miss Rebels and Texas Longhorns also reinvented Swift’s cover. They should get extra credit for their track listings.
— Ole Miss Athletics (@OleMissSports) October 21, 2022
Longhorns is a wild ride of an album 🤘 pic.twitter.com/wgAwWZ7t1H
—Texas Longhorns (@TexasLonghorns) October 21, 2022
“You’re On Your Own, Bevo” sounds like an absolute banger.