Song of the Day #5,263: ‘Labyrinth’ – Taylor Swift

Continuing my ranking of the songs on Taylor Swift’s new album, Midnights

#4. ‘Mastermind

I love the momentum of this track in both the music and the melody. I also love the bridge, which dives into the insecurities Swift explores in several songs on this album. Lyrically, this is a novel approach to a love song, pushing fate and luck aside and centering Swift as the author of her own romantic destiny. An excellent closing track.

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Song of the Day #4,164: ‘Memories’ – Maroon 5

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! Hope you are all able to enjoy this day with family and friends.

Today’s song lines up nicely with the holiday, as the #9 Billboard hit this week is Maroon 5’s ‘Memories,’ a gentle tune about holding on to the memories of the people we’ve loved. It’s in keeping with the band’s shift into more mellow territory on recent releases. Its chorus even nods to Pachelbel’s classical staple ‘Canon in D.’

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