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Why is Taylor Swift so popular? What makes her different from other female singers in her age group?

I didn’t used to listen to TS until pandemic when I asked the same thing. Why is she so popular, I must be missing something. I heard her songs on the radio, but to me this didn’t equate to the success, popularity, and overall critical acclaim that she was receiving. I set out to figure out what the hype was and if I could figure it out. I am by no means her age, old enough to be her mother, but I feel after my pandemic journey down this rabbit hole that I have some insight into why she is so popular.

I didn’t used to listen to TS until pandemic when I asked the same thing. Why is she so popular, I must be missing something. I heard her songs on the radio, but to me this didn’t equate to the success, popularity, and overall critical acclaim that she was receiving. I set out to figure out what the hype was and if I could figure it out. I am by no means her age, old enough to be her mother, but I feel after my pandemic journey down this rabbit hole that I have some insight into why she is so popular.

Her best songs are not on the radio. As I mentioned, I had heard her hit songs, they were catchy, but to me they all were not iconic stand out songs and I could not see how these songs were equalling her popularity and critical acclaim. What I found out is that her best songs are usually not on the radio. Fans and critics know this, but I didn’t because I had never listened to an album of hers before. I don’t understand it, but obviously it has worked for her, but her best songs are not the songs that everyone knows from the radio. If anyone is basing their judgment on radio hits, then they are way off base, as I was.
She is the best songwriter today. This is a bold statement. I didn’t think this because of point #1 above. But, as I went down the rabbit hole to figure this out, I realized what talent she has. I had always heard this, and the critics seemed to all be in agreement on this point, but I had just not heard much

consistency with lyricism to think of her that highly. But, now I get it. She is amazing. She is highly intelligent, interweaves literary references from Bronte, Hemingway, FScott Fitzgerald, Wordsworth, Du Maurier, Browning, etc. If you don’t know, then you don’t know. Sometimes they are just catchy lines, but if you don’t know, you will miss a literary reference. She speaks in metaphors, everything is a metaphor for something else. If you think it is a shallow song, I bet there is a much deeper meaning to it. Take her song Welcome To New York. Of course this has a dual meaning, right? She’s using it as ametaphor. She is a story teller with excellent diction and if someone listens to her storytelling songs they can picture the scene, smell the smells, feel the breeze and imagine what its like being in that room experiencing what she is referring to. And, she always leaves some of the details out until the end, like a punchline or a conclusion, or a twist at the end. If you haven’t listened, then you don’t know. Neither did I.
She plays several instruments and writes her own material. She is a musician that usually writes on piano or guitar. Any one of her songs, even the heavy pop hits, she can break that down and play it acoustically at a concert. She doesn’t have a team of writers. She writes. The credits the producers but she is the songwriter. She writes differently depending upon the song. During pandemic, she toplined background tracks written by Aaron Dessner from the National. The first of those was Cardigan. He sent her some background music and went for a run. When he got back she had written the melody and lyrics. She is a prolific writer. People and critics didn’t believe it, so for her third album she wrote exclusively by herself to prove everyone wrong. The critics never said another word.

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