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    13 Ways The World Has Changed Since "1989" Was Released

    A lot of people finally became clean.

    A year ago today, on this blessed day of October 27, the world was forever changed. Taylor Swift released her most iconic album yet, 1989.

    1989 came out 1 year ago today. It's been the best year of my life. I love you guys. #HappyBirthday1989

    Today we celebrate the songs that infiltrated their way into our lives the way music never has before. Here are a just a few ways our lives were forever changed after the 1989 era.

    1. Polaroids became a way of life.

    2. Most of the chill in the world was lost.

    When @taylorswift13 looks in your direction and you have no chill!

    365 days and counting of zero chill.

    3. Crop tops and red lipstick became a daily staple.

    *Runs to Sephora to buy NARS lip pencil in "Dragon Girl"*

    4. A lot of people finally became clean.

    5. Squad goals became the only goals that mattered.

    6. The cat lady life became the best life.

    7. New York gained a hella cool welcome ambassador.

    #taylorswift official ambassador invites you to #NY http://t.co/NB87kSREUI Β© GONYC #NYCTT

    Even though she wasn't there to physically welcome you into the Empire State when you landed at JFK, "Welcome to New York" was a good enough greeting.

    8. Packages from FedEx had a whole new meaning.

    And so did this emoji πŸŽ…, and this emoji πŸ’Œ.

    9. Taylor Swift became the most Insta-famous person on the planet.

    10. A whole lotta new friendships were formed thanks to Secret Sessions, Loft 89, and countless days of Taylurking.

    1989, @taylorswift13's album of self-confidence came out ONE YEAR AGO. Cheers to the new friendships πŸŽ‰ πŸ‘‘#1YearOf1989

    11. The 1989 era became Taylor's most-viewed era on Vevo.

    The 1989 era is the most viewed era ever on VEVO! The videos have 3.5 Billion views in total. #1YearOf1989

    12. Taylor slayed the album charts like they've never been slayed before.

    1989 HAS SPENT 52 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS IN THE TOP 10 ALBUM CHART, EVEN SELLING 19,548 COPIES THIS WEEK. #1YearOf1989

    In fact, she's still slaying them, because the album STILL HASN'T LEFT THE TOP 10.

    13. And millions of fans made magical memories at The 1989 World Tour.

    5 Shows / 4 States / 4,116 Miles / Millions of Memories / The 1989 World Tour

    πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‚ 🎈HAPPY BIRTH-TAY, 1989. πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‚ 🎈

    Thank you for changing our lives.

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