You're right; "Mine" is my favourite single from Taylor and second overall fave from her. I have quite vivid memories of it actually. It was right after the Fearless
era - the era that made me a big fan of Taylor's - and I was so excited about the new track, but doubted that it would be as good as some of my Fearless
faves like "You Belong with Me" and "The Way I Loved You". When it finally dropped and I heard that chorus, I was floored! The song still holds the record for the most consecutive days at #1 on my chart, and is the second longest-running #1 in my daily chart's eight-plus-year history. You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter
is still my favourite hook from her, and the way she pronounces water
is kinda adorable, too.
"Teardrops on My Guitar" was the first song I heard from Taylor Swift, and it was a quaint first introduction. I thought she was an Internet star I'd never heard of again. Little did I know how ridiculous wrong I would be!
"Shake It Off" got a bit stale for me, but I do love its message!
Aw at your story behind loving "Begin Again"! I definitely don't have the same connection to the song as you do, but I can certainly respect how a song that so closely parallels your real-life experience can have a monumental impact on you, so I'm happy that it helped you to realise that love never begins and ends with one person, even if it feels that way sometimes. The number of bad break-ups that lead into the most wonderful relationships are too many to count, so love on!