How You Get the Girl is the tenth track of Taylor's fifth album 1989. It was released on October 27, 2014.
Meaning and Background
The song How You Get the Girl is a song that I wrote about how you get the girl back if you ruined the relationship somehow and she won’t talk to you anymore. Like, if you broke up with her and then you kind of left her on her own for six months and then you’d realize you miss her; all the steps you’d have to do to work your way back in her life because she’s probably pretty mad at you. So it’s kind of a tutorial; if you follow the directions in the song, changes are that it will work out. Or you may get a restraining order.- Taylor about How You Get the Girl
It's written for a guy who has broken up with his girlfriend, then wants her back after six months, but it's not going to be as simple as sending a text like, 'Sup? Miss you.' That won't work, you need to do all the things I say."- Taylor about How You Get the Girl
- A snippet of the song was featured in a Diet Coke advertisement before it was officially released.
- Taylor Swift on "How You Get the Girl" - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFT1tdGmuqA
- US Weekly - Taylor Swift interview