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Taylor Swift’s 21 Best Songs About Falling In Love

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“New Year’s Day”

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Would it be controversial to say that “New Year’s Day” is the best Taylor Swift song of all time? “All Too Well” stans will undoubtedly disagree, but if you’re more drawn to stories of hope than stories of heartbreak, “New Year’s Day” is the chef-d’oeuvre of a lyrical genius proving that even in her most vulnerable, experimental moments, she never lost her touch. Scientific studies have reported that certain musical structures can intuitively cause a physical response in its listeners, and I’m eternally convinced that the harmonic progression in “New Year’s Day” is one of those sonically destined compositions. Add Taylor’s devastating live performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where the song just so happened to echo a specific three-squeeze handshake between Jimmy and his recently deceased mother, and only monsters could be able to listen to this album closer without shedding a tear.

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