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EDITORS’ NOTES

To understand the colossal talents of Taylor Swift, flash back to where it all began, “Tim McGraw,” the then-16-year-old's ode to her high school sweetheart. Plaintive, melodic, dense with rich imagery—the song, like the countless others she's released since, is a four-minute view right into Swift's soul. That is her gift: From the jaunty, melodic country of “Love Story” to the towering, hip-hop-infused pop of “Bad Blood,” Swift yanks you into her world with both hands, capturing the pain of a soured relationship or the triumph of moving to the big city with unbridled enthusiasm.

EDITORS’ NOTES

To understand the colossal talents of Taylor Swift, flash back to where it all began, “Tim McGraw,” the then-16-year-old's ode to her high school sweetheart. Plaintive, melodic, dense with rich imagery—the song, like the countless others she's released since, is a four-minute view right into Swift's soul. That is her gift: From the jaunty, melodic country of “Love Story” to the towering, hip-hop-infused pop of “Bad Blood,” Swift yanks you into her world with both hands, capturing the pain of a soured relationship or the triumph of moving to the big city with unbridled enthusiasm.

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