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“Paper Rings” by Taylor Swift


Abrial Rand

Freshman Eva Jadick is listening to “Paper Rings” by Taylor Swift. This romantic tune peaked at No. 45 on the Billboard Top 100.

Bella Gorman, Staff Writer

Freshman Eva Jadick is listening to “Paper Rings” by Taylor Swift. 

“Paper Rings” is part of the album “Lover” released on August 23, 2019. Swift’s seventh studio album was a bright bounce back from “Reputation,” which was known for its edgy style in contrast to her past albums.

“I like this song, because it is fun and catchy,” Jadick said. “It reminds me of my sister.”

“Paper Rings” is a story of Swift’s relationship with her current boyfriend Joe Alwyn with a sweet message. Their connection strengthened from their first interaction, transitioning from what was described in the song as “Cat and mouse from a month or two or three” to some mention of marriage: “I like shiny things, but I’d marry you with paper rings.”

All 18 songs on “Lover” charted on the Billboard Top 100, with “Paper Rings” peaking at No. 45. 

Jadick also likes “Stay Stay Stay” and “The Very First Night” by Swift. Swift’s highest-charting songs are “Shake it Off,” “You Belong With Me,” and “Blank Space,” though numerous others have made it to Billboard Top 100.

Swift started writing her own music at age 11 and playing guitar at 12. She was born on December 13, 1989, and began writing and singing country music at a young age. Her first single, “Tim McGraw,” topped country charts. Since then, her music has incorporated various genres, including rock, indie-pop, and dubstep.

When you are in a mood for a romantic hit, stream “Paper Rings” by Taylor Swift.