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Taylor Swift's Tim McGraw anniversary: 9 essential moments

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Taylor Swift released her first single, “Tim McGraw,” nine years ago, and since then has won seven Grammys and become the biggest pop star on the planet. She’s also released dozens of music videos, featuring stars like Kendrick Lamar. But back when she released “McGraw,” Swift was still a teen with a dream.

The first time Taylor Swift ever sung in a music video

Beaches were made for vintage radios

Swifties meet Taylor’s first music video boyfriend

Taylor asserts her feminism by giving him a piggy back

Teens stargaze, sigh

“When you think Tim McGraw, I hope you think of me.” WE DO.

Ah, the pre-“Bad Blood” days

Taylor’s first music video kiss

Deuces, Johnny. We’re going platinum, baby

Watch it all unfold.

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