Bare store shelves, things disappearing from the Internet, cryptic messages in public places, massive crowds in Times Square hypnotized by a beatific creature. What could be causing all this mayhem? No, it’s not a zombie apocalypse. It’s the Taylor Takeover! In the last week-ish we’ve seen CDs fly off shelves, digital copies hastily removed from Spotify, a concert on Good Morning America and lyric love notes left on Instagram. Taylor Swift’s latest can’t-get-the-songs-out-of your head offering, 1989, sold nearly 1.3 million copies in its first week (her third consecutive album to do so). In celebration of all things Taylor, lyricfancy takes a look back at our very first lyric experiment.
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