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Taylor Swift surprises her fans with a dance track of her latest single Willow on her 31st birthday

Taylor Swift began her 31st birthday with bang, as she surprised her 141 million fans with a brand-new remix of the lead single from her second surprise album of 2020. 

As the ten-time Grammy winner rang in another year of life, she generously dropped a ‘dancing witch’ version of her track, Willow, produced by Elvira Anderfjärd. 

‘Not to be all ‘iTs mY BiRtHdAY & I jUsT wAnNa DaNcE’ but… it is and I do,’ the Exile hitmaker tweeted, in addition to a link to the song off her new album, Evermore.

More surprises: Taylor Swift began her 31st birthday with bang, as she surprised her 141 million fans with a brand-new remix of the lead single from her second surprise album of 2020

She continued: ‘So here’s the willow dancing witch version, remixed by Elvira, a bad a** female producer I really respect.’ 

Her announcement was met with a flood of support from her followers and celebrity pals, who sent loving birthday wishes to the pop star on their social media accounts. 

Gigi Hadid, who has been close friends with the singer since 2014, shared a sweet never-before-seen snap of herself and Swift cuddled up on the couch. 

Birthday wishes: Gigi Hadid, who has been close friends with the singer since 2014, shared a sweet never-before-seen snap of herself and Swift cuddled up on the couch

Birthday wishes: Gigi Hadid, who has been close friends with the singer since 2014, shared a sweet never-before-seen snap of herself and Swift cuddled up on the couch

Way back when: Blake Lively, whose three children's names are all featured on the superstar's album Folklore, posted an old photo with her pal

Way back when: Blake Lively, whose three children’s names are all featured on the superstar’s album Folklore, posted an old photo with her pal

‘Happiest 31st year, my T! Wish we could be together to celebrate. Love you so much,’ the 25-year-old supermodel captioned the laid-back shot of herself in a pink Taylor Swift x Stella McCartney t-shirt. 

Meanwhile, Swift was rocking her trademark red lipstick, a striped blouse and her luxurious blonde tresses in a low ponytail. 

Blake Lively, whose three children’s names are all featured on the superstar’s album Folklore, posted an old photo with her pal.  

Cool cat: Lively's husband Ryan Reynolds also made sure to pay tribute to the Grammy Award-winning artist via his Instagram Story

Cool cat: Lively’s husband Ryan Reynolds also made sure to pay tribute to the Grammy Award-winning artist via his Instagram Story

Throwback! The duo's other model bestie, Martha Hunt, also posted on her Instagram Story to pen a sweet message for the birthday girl

Throwback! The duo’s other model bestie, Martha Hunt, also posted on her Instagram Story to pen a sweet message for the birthday girl

There was happiness because of you ♥️ Happy happy birthday. Thank you for #Evermore Absolutely nothing better than getting presents on other people’s birthdays,’ she gushed. ‘Love you.’ 

In the image, Swift wears a red jacket and looks over her shoulder as the Gossip Girl alum stands behind her.

Lively’s husband Ryan Reynolds also made sure to pay tribute to the Grammy Award-winning artist via his Instagram Story.

‘Happy birthday @taylorswift’ captioned the actor, 44, who included a photo of himself cradling Swift’s cat Benjamin Button in his arms. 

'You know I love you endlessly,' she captioned a snap of Swift performing her hit, Dress, on the Reputation Stadium Tour in 2018

‘You know I love you endlessly,’ she captioned a snap of Swift performing her hit, Dress, on the Reputation Stadium Tour in 2018

Swift’s model bestie, Martha Hunt, also posted on her Instagram Story to pen a sweet message for the birthday girl. 

‘Happy Birthday!’ she captioned a silly shot with Swift and the Haim sisters, Este, Danielle and Alana, who were all sticking out their tongues. 

She added: ‘You know I love you endlessly.’ 

Additionally she shared a snap of Swift performing her hit, Dress, on the Reputation Stadium Tour in 2018. 

Funny: Maren Morris posted a photo of them hugging, after performing The Middle together on the second-to-last show of the US leg of her Reputation Stadium Tour in Texas

Funny: Maren Morris posted a photo of them hugging, after performing The Middle together on the second-to-last show of the US leg of her Reputation Stadium Tour in Texas

‘Missing you,’ Hunt, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Jason McDonald, gushed. 

Meanwhile, Caitlin Evanson, who played violin and sang background vocals for Swift for years, share a fun behind-the-scenes snap from the Red Tour back in 2013. 

‘Bday girl, @taylorswift13 , thanks for forcing me to start a Twitter account on your bus that night, when I ‘didn’t think it would really do much’. This one was a favorite birthday gift from you,’ she wrote of a framed photograph of them ‘I hope you feel as loved and celebrated today as this one made me feel.’

Heartfelt: Caitlin Evanson, who played violin and sang background vocals for Swift for years, share a fun behind-the-scenes snap from the Red Tour back in 2013

Heartfelt: Caitlin Evanson, who played violin and sang background vocals for Swift for years, share a fun behind-the-scenes snap from the Red Tour back in 2013

On her Instagram, she shared a lengthier caption about their ‘euphoric and unforgettable’ tour memories.  

‘We started angst-drumming on aluminum garbage cans, opening for @rascalflatts. Then, the drums got bigger. And so did your stage, our adventures, your…world…❤️’ she captioned a slideshow. 

She added: ‘Thanks for back bending your way through this particular decade, and for the beautiful framed picture of our beach shenanigans in New Zealand. Why these precious framed moments in time were all collecting dust in my trunk, I’ll never know.’ 

Party time: Ryan Seacrest also shared a throwback with the singer-songwriter with the caption: 'Wishing you a day so special, it becomes folklore and remembered evermore'

Party time: Ryan Seacrest also shared a throwback with the singer-songwriter with the caption: ‘Wishing you a day so special, it becomes folklore and remembered evermore’

Ryan Seacrest also shared a throwback with the singer-songwriter with the caption: ‘Wishing you a day so special, it becomes folklore and remembered evermore.’ 

Maren Morris posted a photo of them hugging, after performing The Middle together on the second-to-last show of the US leg of her Reputation Stadium Tour in Texas.

‘Happy 31st, @taylorswift13 . I am assuming you’ll be putting out 13 albums this next year? Crossed fingers,’ she playfully teased. 

Long caption: Her dancer, Jeslyn Gorman, uploaded multiple snaps from over the years, with a heartfelt caption

Long caption: Her dancer, Jeslyn Gorman, uploaded multiple snaps from over the years, with a heartfelt caption

'Your golden year, backwards! And beautifully GOLDEN you are, my friend,' she began 'T ~ there many many words that describe you, but the ones that come to mind are thoughtful, courageous, imaginative, wise, hopeful, and perseverant. What a force you are'

‘Your golden year, backwards! And beautifully GOLDEN you are, my friend,’ she began ‘T ~ there many many words that describe you, but the ones that come to mind are thoughtful, courageous, imaginative, wise, hopeful, and perseverant. What a force you are’

Her dancer, Jeslyn Gorman, uploaded multiple snaps from over the years, with a heartfelt caption. 

‘Your golden year, backwards! And beautifully GOLDEN you are, my friend,’ she began. ‘T ~ there many many words that describe you, but the ones that come to mind are thoughtful, courageous, imaginative, wise, hopeful, and perseverant. What a force you are!’

She continued: ‘In your career, as a friend, and just as a human being. You are the host of hosts, the queen at making people feel special, and often think of others before yourself.. a reflection of how big your heart is.’ 

Dancing buddy: She continued: 'In your career, as a friend, and just as a human being. You are the host of hosts, the queen at making people feel special, and often think of others before yourself.. a reflection of how big your heart is'

Dancing buddy: She continued: ‘In your career, as a friend, and just as a human being. You are the host of hosts, the queen at making people feel special, and often think of others before yourself.. a reflection of how big your heart is’

Sweet: Beyond applauding her wittiness and talent on her big day, he thanked her for using her 'precious time to listen' to him 'share about' his hot mess express saga of men'

Sweet: Beyond applauding her wittiness and talent on her big day, he thanked her for using her ‘precious time to listen’ to him ‘share about’ his hot mess express saga of men’

Close pals: Swift's longtime best friend, Todrick Hall, praised the performer for her 'honesty, loyalty,' cooking, 'cat loving' and generosity

Close pals: Swift’s longtime best friend, Todrick Hall, praised the performer for her ‘honesty, loyalty,’ cooking, ‘cat loving’ and generosity

‘Wish we could toast “to you” like we normally do… but cheers from afar, my friend!’ she joked, before incorporating more of Swift’s lyrics into her caption. ‘Praying for no champagne problems, just a gold rush (bc that’s my JAM!) and lots of beautiful moments of pure connection and joy this next year of your life.’ 

Swift’s longtime best friend, Todrick Hall, praised the performer for her ‘honesty, loyalty,’ cooking, ‘cat loving’ and generosity.

Beyond applauding her wittiness and talent, he thanked her for using her ‘precious time to listen’ to him ‘share about’ his hot mess express saga of men.’ 

'You deserve the world, streaming "Evermore" AND "Folklore" today to celebrate you. 2020 worked hard, but you worked harder. LOVE YOUUUUUU MWAH,' he concluded

‘You deserve the world, streaming “Evermore” AND “Folklore” today to celebrate you. 2020 worked hard, but you worked harder. LOVE YOUUUUUU MWAH,’ he concluded

Memories: Kennedy Rayé Black shared two throwbacks, including one of Swift wearing Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool costume for Halloween in 2016

Memories: Kennedy Rayé Black shared two throwbacks, including one of Swift wearing Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool costume for Halloween in 2016 

‘You deserve the world, streaming “Evermore” AND “Folklore” today to celebrate you. 2020 worked hard, but you worked harder. LOVE YOUUUUUU MWAH,’ he concluded. 

Kennedy Rayé Black shared two throwbacks, including one of Swift wearing Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool costume for Halloween in 2016 and another, from the same year at Drake’s birthday party. 

Ashley Avignone shared a photo of them both giggling on her Instagram Story with the caption: ‘Can’t wait to laugh together again.’ 

She added: ‘PS thank you @claire_winter for making this moment happen. IYKYN.’ 

'Polaroids will forever remind me of you! Lol,' Kennedy Rayé Black captioned a memory of her and Swift attending Drake's birthday party in 2016

‘Polaroids will forever remind me of you! Lol,’ Kennedy Rayé Black captioned a memory of her and Swift attending Drake’s birthday party in 2016


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