Taylor Swift, "Today Was a Fairytale"
On the heels of winning an album of the year Grammy for "Fearless," Taylor Swift has scored another hit in "Today Was a Fairytale," a new song written for the film "Valentine's Day." The lyrics are driven more by sweeping emotion than by the kind of specific, youth-focused imagery found in Swift's recent singles "Fifteen" and "You Belong With Me." "Can you feel this magic in the air? It must've been the way you kissed me," Swift sings dreamily on the chorus. "Fell in love when I saw you standing there, it must've been the way/Today was a fairytale." Likewise, her vocals display a growing maturity that could entice her few remaining doubters. As Swift keeps growing as a songwriter and artist, songs like "Fairytale" will help her reach an even broader audience.-Melanie Bertoldi