This took a bit to decide but after listening again and again, I ended up putting “Willow” in the second spot. While it was the lead single from the album, the next single just edged it out, and rightfully so. Either way, “Willow” is such a lovely and ethereal song that I can see why Swift chose this one to be a single.
While some of the lyrics are questionable “I come back stronger than a ‘90s trend” comes to mind, the song on the whole is beautiful. Normally, I’d categorize some of Taylor Swift’s songs as love songs but this one feels like a romantic song. You’d see this playing in a scene in The Summer I Turned Pretty when there’s a surprisingly romantic moment.
1. “No Body, No Crime” (Featuring HAIM)
Everyone has different feelings about where to rank lead singles, but with only three songs to choose from, it does feel like I couldn’t go wrong with putting “Willow” right in the middle due to it being romantic but also having some weird lyrics so let’s move onto my #1 pick.
As you might have gleaned from the previous two, my #1 pick was “No Body, No Crime” featuring HAIM. Is anyone else as shocked as I am? While I do enjoy a lot of the songs from Evermore, I decided to do a relisten in preparation, and “No Body, No Crime” ended up coming in at the top.
“No Body, No Crime” is a rare collaboration effort for Taylor Swift that I love and it reminds me so much of classic Taylor. There are those country elements we all love and appreciate. The lyrics are incredible and it’s a team effort with her and HAIM which works well. In a way, it feels like an homage to “Goodbye Earl,” which is what I love so much about Swift. She pays homage to others while doing her own thing. Let’s just hope we eventually see her collaborate with The Chicks again.
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