4. “New Year’s Day”
Moving onto #4 on my list, I knew that one of Taylor’s more romantic songs was going to end up closer to the bottom while the other was in the top two. As much as I enjoy “New Year’s Day,” this one doesn’t fit with the general themes or vibe of Reputation. That’s not to say that I think it’s a bad song.
If anything, I think it’s an amazing song but it didn’t seem to fit into the entire persona Taylor was going for with Reputation. I feel like this would have been a great single if it was on Lover yet on Reputation, it feels slightly out-of-place. Regardless, I do enjoy this song and it does in a way feel like a prequel to “Lover.” It also has such a glittery and sparkly sound that I honestly can’t get enough of from Taylor Swift.
I completely forgot this one was a single from Reputation so I can see why it might be a lower-end pick for others, too.
3. “Look What You Made Me Do”
Heading into this next round of singles was even harder. I had to do a full relisten to all of these before I made my picks. Even so, “Look What You Made Me Do” ended up coming in at #3 and I feel like some fellow Taylor Swift fans might be angry at me for that yet once again, this is just my opinion.
“Look What You Made Me Do” was the lead single off of Reputation and essentially kicked off a new Taylor Swift. I’m sure we all remember the iconic music video coupled with the iconic line “The old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, ’cause she’s dead!” I mean there is something undeniably great about that line.
When I first did my rankings, this one wasn’t nearly as low yet it ended up falling that way because of just how incredible the other singles on the album were.