Taylor Swift Sheet Music: "New Year's Day"

Explore piano solo arrangements by Jennifer Eklund of Taylor Swift's "New Year's Day" a song from the album "Reputation".

Taylor Swift Sheet Music: "New Year's Day"

About “New Year’s Day”:

“New Year’s Day” is a ballad by Taylor Swift from her sixth studio album, Reputation (2017). Co-written and produced by Swift and Jack Antonoff, the song stands out with its acoustic arrangement compared to the album’s electronic production. It narrates the morning after a New Year’s Eve party, where the protagonist and her lover clean up their house and care for each other. Released as a single on November 27, 2017, it received positive reviews for its intimate production and mature lyrics, with critics praising Swift’s songwriting. Despite being released to country radio, the song’s mixed reception reflected Swift’s shift to pop. It was performed on Swift’s Reputation Stadium Tour and later on the Eras Tour in 2023. Olivia Rodrigo later interpolated the song in her track “1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back.” Commercially, “New Year’s Day” charted on various Billboard charts and gained positive retrospective reviews for its authenticity and maturity.


🎹 1. “New Year’s Day” Intermediate: Full Version

Key features of the intermediate full version:

  • Includes all verses, choruses, bridge, and full ending
  • Nice thick textures skew this more towards the “late” intermediate player
  • Includes full lyrics
  • 9 total pages
  • Run time is approximately 4:20

🧐 Sheet music sneak peek:


2. “New Year’s Day” Intermediate: Abridged Version

Key features of the intermediate abridged version:

  • Includes the first verse, chorus, second verse, and truncated ending chorus.
  • Includes lyrics
  • The textures are a bit thinner making this appropriate for intermediates
  • 6 total pages
  • Run time is approximately 3:20 (but there is an optional repeat that can be omitted cutting this down to around 2:30)

🧐 Sheet music sneak peek:


3. “New Year’s Day” Easy Piano Solo

Key features of the easy version:

  • Appropriate for late beginners and early intermediates
  • Abridged version includes: the first verse, chorus, second verse, and truncated ending chorus.
  • Includes lyrics
  • 5 total pages
  • Run time is approximately 3:20 (but there is an optional repeat that can be omitted cutting this down to around 2:30)

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Jennifer Eklund
Written by Jennifer Eklund
Jennifer Eklund holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in music from California State University, Long Beach. She is an avid arranger, composer, and author of the Piano Pronto® method books series as well as a wide variety of supplemental songbooks. She is also a Signature Artist with Musicnotes.com with a large catalog of popular music titles for musicians of all levels.

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