I am going to admit it — I really like a few of my kids greater than the others.

I’ve been an enormous Taylor Swift fan for nearly so long as I can keep in mind.

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Right here I’m on the Fearless tour in 2010. (I do know, I used to be a really engaging teenager!) I have been to each album’s tour except Taylor Swift (which Taylor did not have her personal tour for, although she did open for different artists).

Now, I’ve had a number of time in quarantine, and so I have been making a number of lists. This week, I made a decision to undertake a monumental mission: rating each single Taylor Swift music.


HERE ARE THE RULES FOR INCLUSION: I’m together with all of Taylor’s albums, together with bonus tracks, and anytime she was featured on a movie’s soundtrack (even when it was a duet). I’m not together with any instances she featured on different artists’ nonsoundtrack songs or albums (e.g., “Freeway Do not Care,” “Two Is Higher Than One”). I’m additionally not together with songs that have been covers (so I am not together with the Christmas album or covers like “Umbrella”) UNLESS they have been on considered one of her main albums (so, “Untouchable.”)

Only a fast observe earlier than we begin: That is simply my opinion. Please do not come for me. All of us love Taylor right here! Now, let’s get began.



Republic Data

I am so sorry. I hate it. I nonetheless love you, Taylor and Brendon.

Finest lyric: “Livin’ in winter, I’m your summer season”


“Lovely Ghosts”

I really like musicals, however I do not love Taylor’s voice doing a type of musical-style music. Additionally…Cats.

Finest lyric: “Perilous evening, their voices calling, a flicker of sunshine earlier than the dawning”


“…Prepared for It?”

Massive Machine Data

I’ve to be sincere, I simply don’t love this music. I really like that it is darkish and attractive, nevertheless it simply does not land lyrically or musically for me.

Finest lyric: “In the midst of the evening, in my desires, you need to see the issues we do, child”


“Lovely Eyes”

This music is simply less than par with Taylor’s different songs! There is a cause this entire EP is not on Spotify. There, I stated it.

Finest lyric: “I get up, I am alive, in solely a short while, I am going to cry ‘trigger you are my lullaby”


“Christmas Tree Farm”

Republic Data

Cute, however I favor Taylor’s renditions of “Santa Child” and “Final Christmas” for Christmastime.

Finest lyric: “And once I’m feeling alone, you remind me of dwelling”


“So It Goes…”

There are like three songs on Popularity that I can by no means keep in mind, and that is considered one of them. It simply does not really feel like her.

Finest lyric: “You make everybody disappear and lower me into items, gold cage, hostage to my emotions”


“Right this moment Was a Fairytale”

It simply seems like a “Love Story” rip-off to me, and never in a great way! Additionally…Valentine’s Day.

Finest lyric: “Time slows down everytime you’re round”


“A Completely Good Coronary heart”

There simply is not a lot to this music lyrically, tbh! It is cute however does not make a big effect.

Finest lyric: “Perhaps I ought to’ve seen the indicators, ought to’ve learn the writing on the wall and realized by the space in your eyes that I might be the one to fall”


“Finish Recreation”

Massive Machine Data

It is type of enjoyable to listen to Taylor rap, however I a lot favor Future’s and Ed Sheeran’s verses. With out them, there’s simply no music. Additionally, I believe Riverdale ruined the time period “endgame” for me.

Finest lyric: “Each sprung, I bought points and chips on each of my shoulders, fame precedes me, in rumors I am knee deep”


“You Are in Love”

Versus “A Completely Good Coronary heart,” it seems like there is not a lot to this music musically, particularly within the verses. I do love the lyrics, that are nearly this sense of fixed, unwavering love. The “You might be my greatest buddy” half is particularly candy.

Finest lyric: “You retain his shirt, he retains his phrase”


“Come Again…Be Right here”

That is one other one that actually is not memorable to me! But it surely’s candy and fairly.

Finest lyric: “The fragile starting rush, the sensation you’ll be able to know a lot with out figuring out something in any respect”


“Solely the Younger”


This is not my favourite music on this planet or something, however I simply LOVE Taylor taking a stand and singing about politics.

Finest lyric: “So daily now you brace for the sound you’ve got solely heard on TV, you go to class scared, questioning the place one of the best hiding spot can be”


“Welcome to New York”

It was an excellent music to open 1989, and an excellent introduction to her new sound. However truthfully…I simply do not find it irresistible by itself. I assume I am extra of an LA lady.

Finest lyric: “Kaleidoscope of loud heartbeats below coats, all people right here wished somethin’ extra, searchin’ for a sound we hadn’t heard earlier than”


“Merciless Summer season”

This actually appears like a Jonas Brothers music, and I…type of want it have been. Sorry. 🙁

Finest lyric: “And I screamed, ‘For no matter it is price, I really like you, ain’t that the worst factor you ever heard?'”


“The Lakes”

This music is admittedly fairly, however to me it lacks that super-relatable, genuine really feel of lots of Taylor’s songs. Not that each one of her songs have this, however I can consider higher, extra haunting songs of hers that learn like poems with an identical melody.

Finest lyric: “What ought to be over burrowed below my pores and skin in heart-stopping waves of harm; I’ve come too far to look at some name-dropping sleaze inform me what are my phrases price”



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Bear in mind when Taylor was casually within the Hannah Montana film? It was tremendous random, however this music is definitely fairly good. Nonetheless, nothing groundbreaking.

Finest lyric: “I watched from a distance as you made life your personal; each sky was your personal type of blue, and I wished to know the way that might really feel”


“I Assume He Is aware of”

I really like how assured and enjoyable this music is. However I additionally really feel prefer it’s just like different songs on Lover!

Finest lyric: “He is so obsessive about me, and boy I perceive”


“Unhappy Lovely Tragic”

Each music on Pink is gorgeous, however a number of them really feel actually comparable, they usually can mix collectively a bit. I believe that is probably the most forgettable of them, although I nonetheless assume it is lovely!

Finest lyric: “Time is taking its candy time erasing you, and you have got your demons, and darlin’ all of them appear like me”


“This Love”

This music is fairly, nevertheless it feels prefer it by no means completely hits its stride, and it’s kind of forgettable.

Finest lyric: “In silent screams and wildest desires, I by no means dreamed of this”


“Look What You Made Me Do”

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I do know that is type of the purpose, nevertheless it’s an excessive amount of like “I am Too Horny” for me. Nonetheless, it was our intro again to Taylor after SO lengthy, so it has a particular spot in my coronary heart.

Finest lyric: “Honey, I rose up from the grave, I do it on a regular basis”



I imply, this music is about dishonest, proper? Which I do not love. It additionally feels a little bit…unhappy, and never in a heartbreakingly relatable or poignant method. It is fairly, however not my fave.

Finest lyric: “Again once we have been nonetheless altering for the higher, wanting was sufficient for me, it was sufficient to stay for the hope of all of it”


“Final Kiss”

This music is admittedly heartbreaking and delightful, nevertheless it’s additionally simply. So. Gradual. I nonetheless prefer it, however I am hardly ever within the temper to take heed to it.

Finest lyric: “So I am going to watch your life in footage like I used to look at you sleep, and I really feel you overlook me like I used to really feel you breathe”



I do know I’ll get hate for this, however right here we’re. This music is good, nevertheless it simply feels type of easy to me, and I do not love Bon Iver’s and Taylor’s voices collectively. There are such a lot of higher duets!

Finest lyric: “Second, third, and hundredth possibilities, balancin’ on breaking branches, these eyes add insult to harm”


“Out of the Woods”

Massive Machine Data

I like this music, nevertheless it’s a little bit too repetitive to me, tbh.

Finest lyric: “The remainder of the world was black and white, however we have been in screaming shade”



I KNOW. I’M SORRY. However whereas I LOVE the lyrics of this music and the story of it, I simply actually do not love the tune!

Finest lyric: “And I have been which means to let you know, I believe your home is haunted; your dad is all the time mad and that have to be why”


“Woman at Dwelling”

This can be a cute music that does not get sufficient love. It feels very early Taylor. That being stated, it does not really feel as polished as her different songs.

Finest lyric: “Name a cab, lose my quantity, you are about to lose your lady”


“Start Once more”

Massive Machine Data

I really like the story of this music — studying what you deserve when beginning a brand new relationship after a foul one. However the tune is simply type of eh to me.

Finest lyric: “I have been spending the final eight months pondering all love ever does is break and burn and finish”


“Are available With the Rain”

I actually love the beginning of it (it type of jogs my memory of “Candle within the Wind,” however particularly the Parks and Rec model, lol). It feels prefer it’s at an incredible intersection of nation and lyrical music, however Taylor has higher examples of this.

Finest lyric: “I might return to each snicker, however I do not wanna go there anymore”



I actually love the lyrics and the way particular they’re. It is an exquisite music, nevertheless it does really feel prefer it’s virtually spoken relatively than sung.

Finest lyric: “Perhaps you ran with the wolves and refused to cool down, perhaps I’ve stormed out of each single room on this city”



I really feel the identical method about this one as “Daylight.” Lovely lyrics, virtually spoken melody. This one positively feels extra sung, nevertheless it additionally does not actually have a refrain. I find it irresistible as a part of the album, however I hardly ever take heed to it by itself.

Finest lyric: “All these individuals assume love’s for present, however I might die for you in secret”


“All You Needed to Do Was Keep”

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I actually just like the verses of this music, however I am simply not offered on the refrain. It additionally feels a bit like a couple of different songs on 1989.

Finest lyric: “Individuals such as you all the time need again the love they pushed apart, however individuals like me are gone ceaselessly whenever you say goodbye”


“Dancing With Our Fingers Tied”

That is one other music the place I really like the lyrics however am not obsessive about the tune.

Finest lyric: “I might kiss you because the lights went out, swaying because the room burned down; I might maintain you because the water rushes in if I might dance with you once more”


“London Boy”

This music is admittedly cute and enjoyable, and I really like the Idris Elba opening. Not probably the most memorable, however nonetheless good!

Finest lyric: “Babe, do not threaten me with an excellent time”


“Teardrops on My Guitar”

Massive Machine Data

It is a basic and it is good, nevertheless it belongs previously.

Finest lyric: “He is the music within the automotive I hold singing; do not know why I do”


“I Want You Would”

This one jogs my memory of “All You Needed to Do Was Keep,” however the urgency in it makes me prefer it a bit extra.

Finest lyric: “I want we might return and keep in mind what we have been preventing for; want you knew that I miss you an excessive amount of to be mad anymore”



Horny, however not as attractive as “Do not Blame Me” or “I Do not Wanna Stay Eternally,” so I am marking it decrease.

Finest lyric: “And if I get burned, no less than we have been electrified”


“Tim McGraw”

Massive Machine Data

What a basic. However to me, this one simply does not carry the identical nostalgic enchantment as “Our Tune,” and it is not as candy as one thing like “Mary’s Tune,” so I am placing it a bit low on this checklist.

Finest lyric: “You stated the way in which my blue eyes shined put these Georgia stars to disgrace that evening; I stated, ‘That is a lie'”


“Hey Stephen”

The nostalgia issue is robust with this one, so it is exhausting for me to actually determine how good it’s, which is why it is ranked a bit decrease. Nonetheless, it makes me pleased every time I hear it.

Finest lyric: “All these different women, nicely, they’re lovely, however would they write a music for you?”



I actually felt this music as a center schooler. It feels just like “Teardrops on My Guitar,” however I really assume it is extra relatable.

Finest lyric: “Like shadows in a light mild, oh we’re invisible”


“If This Was a Film”

That is an underrated music. I really like the urgency of the verses, however the title is a little bit cliché (Hannah Montana has a music with principally the identical title).

Finest lyric: “Locked up in your arms and our buddies are laughing, ‘trigger nothing like this ever occurred to them”


“King of My Coronary heart”

The lyrics on this one really feel a little bit tacky, and I am unsure I really like the king imagery, nevertheless it’s nonetheless a cute music, and I just like the melody.

Finest lyric: “Now you attempt on callin’ me, child, like tryin’ on garments”


“Shake It Off”

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One other instance the place I really like the message and it is catchy, however musically it is not my favourite. It type of makes enjoyable of what individuals say about Taylor, like “Clean House,” and in addition tells haters to again off, like in “You Have to Calm Down,” nevertheless it’s not fairly as tongue-in-cheek, which is one of the best a part of these songs.

Finest lyric: “I’m going on too many dates, however I am unable to make ’em keep, no less than that is what individuals say, mmm mmm, that is what individuals say, mmm mmm”



This music actually captures what it feels prefer to totally idolize a man in highschool, whether or not that is Harry Kinds or the lovable man in your chem class. However once more, the nostalgia issue right here is making it exhausting for me to inform if this music is sweet or not.

Finest lyric: “That is flawed, however I am unable to assist however really feel like there ain’t nothing extra on the market”



Perhaps it is simply that I really like Halsey’s “Colours” (which has comparable lyrics) a lot, however I’ve simply by no means appreciated this music as a lot as I wished to. It is nonetheless an incredible title music for the album!

Finest lyric: “Loving him is like attempting to vary your thoughts when you’re already flying by the free fall, like the colours in autumn, so vibrant simply earlier than they lose all of it”


“How You Get the Woman”

This can be a cute music, however I do not really feel any of the lyrics are significantly impressed, and it jogs my memory of different songs on 1989.

Finest lyric: “Inform her how you need to’ve misplaced your thoughts whenever you left her on their own and by no means informed her why; and that is the way it works, that is the way you misplaced the lady”


“I Forgot That You Existed”

I really like the references and slang on this music, and it is a enjoyable “Screw you” anthem that is an incredible opener to Lover, however I believe there are higher songs which might be comparable (like “That is Why We Cannot Have Good Issues”).

Finest lyric: “In my emotions greater than Drake, so yeah”


“Again to December”

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This music is sweet (I really like every time Taylor sings about making errors). However the “Again to December”–”Apologize”–”You are Not Sorry” mashup is INSPIRED. That model can be within the prime 20, tbh.

Finest lyric: “I might return in time and alter it however I am unable to, so if the chain is in your door, I perceive”



This feels just like the extra mature sequel to “Celebrity,” about really relationship the individual of your desires and nonetheless seeing them as this star or hero. It is a number of enjoyable!

Finest lyric: “One thing in his deep brown eyes has me singin’ he is not as dangerous like this fame”


“Chilly as You”

I really like this music as a result of some persons are simply straight-up chilly, and there is not any actual clarification aside from that. This music seems like calling somebody out whereas additionally having a realization and determining what you deserve. The bridge can also be nice!

Finest lyric: “You place up the partitions and paint all of them a shade of grey, and I stood there loving you and wished all of them away, and also you come away with an incredible little story of a multitude of a dreamer with the nerve to adore you”


“The Story of Us”

This music is enjoyable, nevertheless it feels type of like a filler music on an album the place principally each music is stellar. (Are you able to inform Communicate Now is my favourite album?)

Finest lyric: “However you held your delight like you need to have held me”


“You Have to Calm Down”

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That is such a enjoyable music, and I needed to put it within the prime 100 although I do not assume it is probably the most well-crafted music of all time. I am keen on its message and music video, and it is enjoyable to belt.

Finest lyric: “You simply must take a number of seats after which attempt to restore the peace and management your urges to scream about all of the individuals you hate, ‘trigger shade by no means made anyone much less homosexual”


“The Final Time”

Bon Iver, take notes from Gary Lightbody. That is the way you do a Taylor Swift duet. (Please do not hate me.) I really like the lead-up to the choruses.

Finest lyric: “That is the final time I am asking you why you break my coronary heart within the blink of a watch”



Yesss, Taylor taking notes from Colbie Caillat! This does really feel like a Colbie Caillat music, nevertheless it additionally seems like Taylor. Once more, Bon Iver, take notes.

Finest lyric: “Individuals are individuals, and generally we modify our minds”


“The Second I Knew”

This could have been greater than a bonus music. I really like the refrain — It seems like I am belting the music in the course of an empty stage. This music jogs my memory of each offended dialog I’ve rehearsed within the bathe.

Finest lyric: “What do you say when tears are streaming down your face in entrance of everybody you already know? And what do you do when the one who means probably the most to you is the one who did not present?”


“Unhealthy Blood”

Massive Machine Data

With out Kendrick Lamar, this music is simply eh. WITH Kendrick Lamar and the music video, it is nice. I wasn’t certain which to think about, so I ranked it type of between the place the 2 variations can be.

Finest lyric: “If you happen to stay like that, you reside with ghosts; for those who love like that, blood runs chilly”


“The 1”

Bonus factors for Taylor beginning off her latest album by swearing, however aside from that, this music is not something tremendous particular!

Finest lyric: “You already know the best loves of all time are over now”


“Name It What You Need”

I really like how quietly pleased this music is, and it seems like an replace on Taylor’s life after years of silence, however I simply can not recover from “belief him like a brother.” It simply makes me so uncomfortable. Your lover ought to by no means be in comparison with your brother.

Finest lyric: “All my flowers grew again as thorns, home windows boarded up after the storm, he constructed a hearth simply to maintain me heat”



Republic Data

Look, I virtually by no means like Taylor’s first singles from albums. I like “Cardigan,” nevertheless it’s removed from the strongest on the album. It has actually fairly lyrics, however the entire cardigan analogy falls a little bit flat for me.

Finest lyric: “‘Trigger I knew all the things once I was younger, I knew I might curse you for the longest time, chasing shadows within the grocery line”


“Cornelia Avenue”

That is only a good, nice music. I am pleased when it comes on shuffle, however I do not normally search it out.

Finest lyric: “Years in the past, we have been simply inside, barefoot within the kitchen, sacred new beginnings that grew to become my faith”


“I Virtually Do”

This music has an incredible bridge, and the lyrics are tremendous relatable. It is not SUPER memorable, however each time I take heed to it, I keep in mind how a lot I prefer it.

Finest lyric: “I wager it by no means, ever occurred to you that I am unable to say ‘Howdy’ to you and threat one other goodbye”


“We Are By no means Ever Getting Again Collectively”

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Enjoyable truth: That is my dad’s favourite Taylor Swift music. It is simply a number of enjoyable, and it makes me need to go dancing with my buddies.

Finest lyric: “I am actually gonna miss you selecting fights, and me falling for it screaming that I am proper, and you’d conceal away and discover your peace of thoughts with some indie report that is a lot cooler than mine”



This music captures the desperation of attempting to hold on to like so nicely — it is such a tragic music, nevertheless it’s additionally actually fairly.

Finest lyric: “You aren’t just like the regulars, the masquerade revelers, drunk as they watch my shattered edges glisten”


“The Different Aspect of the Door”

This music ought to NOT have simply been a bonus monitor. The bridge is so good, and the ending is stellar.

Finest lyric: “I stated, ‘Depart,’ however all I really need is you to face outdoors my window throwing pebbles screaming, ‘I am in love with you'”


“The Man”

Republic Data

That is one other music the place I really like the message and music video, however I am not obsessive about the music itself. Nonetheless good, although!

Finest lyric: “I might be identical to Leo, in Saint-Tropez”


“Keep Keep Keep”

This music is admittedly cute and enjoyable…virtually TOO cute and enjoyable. Nonetheless, it all the time places a smile on my face.

Finest lyric: “You got here in sporting a soccer helmet and stated, ‘Okay, let’s speak'”


“Invisible String”

I really like the entire idea sung about on this music, and it is also only a very nice melody. However not my fave from the album or something!

Finest lyric: “Chilly was the metal of my ax to grind for the boys who broke my coronary heart; now I ship their infants presents”



Massive Machine Data

This music feels prefer it belongs extra on Fearless than on Communicate Now, however that makes it an ideal music to open Communicate Now and bridge the hole between the 2. It is nostalgic and feels virtually like a goodbye to Fearless.

Finest lyric: “Braced myself for the goodbye, ‘trigger that is all I’ve ever recognized; then you definately took me without warning, you stated, ‘I am going to by no means depart you alone'”


“New Romantics”

I am so glad this ended up being a single and never only a bonus music — I really like the lyrics, and the tune is far more enjoyable than a number of the opposite upbeat songs on 1989. Finest lyric: “I might construct a fortress out of all of the bricks they threw at me”


“The Outdoors”

I actually like this music, nevertheless it usually will get forgotten on Taylor’s first report, and I do assume there are higher songs with an identical message. STILL, an incredible music!

Finest lyric: “You would have helped for those who had wished to, however nobody notices till it is too late to do something”



Massive Machine Data

This music will ceaselessly remind me (and everybody else) of being 22, so it’s going to all the time have a particular spot in my coronary heart.

Finest lyric: “We’re pleased, free, confused, and lonely in the easiest way; it is depressing and magical”


“It’s Good to Have a Good friend”

This music is simply so distinctive, and but it nonetheless seems like Taylor. I do know I’ve gotten on songs earlier than that do not actually really feel like they’ve a refrain or that really feel type of spoken, however this one simply works.

Finest lyric: “Church bells ring, carry me dwelling, rice on the bottom appears to be like like snow”


“Keep Lovely”

This music is admittedly candy and really nation. It has an enormous nostalgia issue for me, however I nonetheless assume it holds up. I really like that it does not should be a couple of romantic love however simply actually believing in somebody.

Finest lyric: “I am taking footage in my thoughts so I can save them for a wet day”


“Mary’s Tune (Oh My My My)”

This music makes me cry. The love story is so lovely! It feels virtually just like the pleased model of “Tim McGraw” to me for some cause — it is VERY nation.

Finest lyric: “And I will be 87, you will be 89, I am going to nonetheless take a look at you want the celebs that shine within the sky”


“I Don’t Wanna Stay Eternally”

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This music is simply SO SEXY. I really feel like I am unable to rank it larger, because it’s half Zayn Malik, however man. This can be a good one.

Finest lyric: “Questioning if I dodged a bullet or simply misplaced the love of my life”



I am a sucker for any and all Alice in Wonderland references, so this one was a winner from the beginning.

Finest lyric: “It is all enjoyable and video games until someone loses their thoughts”


“The Final Nice American Dynasty”

This music seems like Folklore doing Pink in the easiest way. It feels very classic and Previous Hollywood, which is imagery Taylor made a number of use of in Pink. I really like when Taylor will get into storytelling, and that is considered one of my favourite examples of that.

Finest lyric: “She had a fabulous time ruining all the things”



Aaaand that is precisely the type of music “The Final Nice American Dynasty” was copying. I like this one barely higher, simply because it is a little bit bit extra enjoyable to belt out, and it feels a little bit extra magical.

Finest lyric: “He stated, ‘Take a look at you, worrying a lot about issues you’ll be able to’t change; you will spend your entire life singing the blues for those who hold pondering that method'”


“I Knew You Had been Hassle”

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That is my favourite of the upbeat radio singles from Pink. I really like how intense the refrain is, and the way nicely Taylor nails it. (Have you ever ever tried singing it? It is exhausting.) The bridge can also be superb.

Finest lyric: “And the saddest worry comes creepin’ in, that you simply by no means cherished me or her, or anybody, or something”



This was my anthem again once I had the most important crush on this boy in my class. It feels foolish and giddy in the easiest way.

Finest lyric: “Guess I am going to simply hit upon dwelling to my cats, alone, except you wanna come alongside”



I’ve to be sincere: The Pink songs can mix collectively. I LOVE this music, however I want it have been on a unique album, as a result of its placement on Pink makes me overlook about it! I really like the way in which this music builds.

Finest lyric: “I am unable to determine if it is a selection, getting swept away”


“Holy Floor”

This is without doubt one of the greatest songs on Pink. I really like the quick drumbeat, and the lyrics really feel distinctive whereas nonetheless relatable.

Finest lyric: “And I assume we fell aside within the typical method, and the story’s bought mud on each web page, however generally I ponder how you consider it now, and I see your face in each crowd”


“I Did One thing Unhealthy”

I really like how unapologetic this music is. I type of want it had began the album! It is darkish and virtually villainous, but in addition tongue-in-cheek.

Finest lyric: “But when he drops my title, then I owe him nothin’, and if he spends my change, then he had it comin'”



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This music is simply pleased and candy. It seems like Communicate Now’s model of “Lover” — it feels prefer it’s about contentment.

Finest lyric: “So do not you are worried your fairly little thoughts, individuals throw rocks at issues that shine”


“I Coronary heart ?”

This music was technically launched on the Lovely Eyes EP, so I am counting it! It seems like a mixture between “Our Tune” and “Image to Burn,” whereas nonetheless being its personal factor. It feels a little bit younger, nevertheless it’s additionally a basic for all my old-school Swifties on the market.

Finest lyric: “Want I had concentrated, they stated love was sophisticated, nevertheless it’s one thing I simply fell into”


“Communicate Now”

This can be a actually quintessential Taylor Swift music and feels type of like her poking enjoyable at herself and the way individuals image her pre–”Clean House,” however for the titular music on the album, I wished it to go a little bit more durable! Nonetheless, nice bridge!

Finest lyric: “She floats down the aisle like a pageant queen, however I do know you would like it was me, you would like it was me, do not you?”


“Paper Rings”

Ah, the music that spawned about 1,000,000 engagement Instagram captions. For good cause, although. It is enjoyable and candy and giddy!

Finest lyric: “The wine is chilly just like the shoulder that I gave you on the street, cat and mouse for a month or two or three”


“State of Grace”


That is such an excellent music that I do not take heed to sufficient. I really feel prefer it’s so distinctive, particularly lyrically, and every line simply hits dwelling for me.

Finest lyric: “So that you have been by no means a saint, and I cherished in shades of flawed; we be taught to stay with the ache, mosaic damaged hearts”


“Illicit Affairs”

Okay, I do know I stated I do not like songs about dishonest/affairs. However the music of this music is simply. SO. GOOD (considered one of her greatest). It could be larger if it have been about one thing else — I do not love romanticizing affairs.

Finest lyric: “Take the phrases for what they’re, a dwindling, mercurial excessive, a drug that solely labored the primary few hundred instances”


“The Approach I Cherished You”

For the longest time, I did not hear the “I miss” and thought this was only a enjoyable love music about dramatic younger love. However I prefer it higher the true method — it does not really feel as mature as a number of Taylor’s later love songs, nevertheless it positively captures a sure sort of craving you’re feeling whenever you’re younger.

Finest lyric: “He cannot see the smile I am fakin’, and my coronary heart’s not breakin’, ‘trigger I am not feelin’ something in any respect”



One among Taylor’s greatest songs lyrically for certain. It is a little bit gradual and quiet, however nonetheless actually good!

Finest lyric: “You are still throughout me like a wine-stained gown I am unable to put on anymore”


“All the things Has Modified”

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I imply, it is Ed Sheeran, and there is not any rapping, which alone virtually places it within the prime 50. There are a number of collabs/duets on Pink, and this one is unquestionably my favourite. It is simply so fairly!

Finest lyric: “‘Trigger all I do know is we stated, ‘Howdy,’ and your eyes appear like comin’ dwelling”


“Higher Than Revenge”

I do know individuals really feel actually strongly about this music, and I agree that the message is not nice. But it surely’s simply so rattling catchy — it is my responsible pleasure for certain.

Finest lyric: “No quantity of classic clothes provides you dignity”



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This music simply feels so Taylor — however on the time, it was a really new model of her model. It is attractive but nonetheless enjoyable, and really consultant of the album.

Finest lyric: “He says, ‘What you’ve got heard is true, however I am unable to cease fascinated with you,’ and I stated, ‘I have been there too a couple of instances'”


“Mad Lady”

This music, to me, is a greater model of “The Man.” It is so darkish and offended, however put right into a lilting melody that seems like the proper illustration of girls having to return throughout calm and picked up and dial down their feelings to be extra nice.

Finest lyric: “I am takin’ my time, takin’ my time, ‘trigger you took all the things from me”




THIS SONG IS SO BEAUTIFUL. I do know it is SO unhappy, nevertheless it’s such an exquisite tribute. “I really like you to the moon and again” was one thing my dad and mom (and a number of others, I am certain) stated whereas I used to be rising up, so this music all the time will get me.

Finest lyric: “I keep in mind the drive dwelling, when the blind hope turned to crying and screaming why; flowers pile up within the worst method, nobody is aware of what to say”



Once more, I really like every time Taylor takes accountability and talks about remorse in her songs (it is relatable, lol). I additionally love how open-ended this music is: We do not know if this plea really works.

Finest lyric: “Preventing with a real love is boxing with no gloves, chemistry until it blows up, until there is not any us”



This felt like probably the most sincere music on Popularity, and I cherished that. It actually signaled an enormous shift in Taylor’s worldview and was a part of her shift towards realism in speaking about love. The music’s melody feels delicate, and the lyrics, spoken in a barely uncertain voice, really feel so susceptible and genuine.

Finest lyric: “Typically I ponder whenever you sleep, are you ever dreaming of me? Typically once I look into your eyes, I fake you are mine, all of the rattling time”


“Wildest Goals”

Massive Machine Data

I really like how breathy this music is. It is very romantic and dreamy, and I really feel like I am floating by the clouds. Positively considered one of my favorites from 1989.

Finest lyric: “He is so dangerous, however he does it so nicely”


“This Is Why We Can’t Have Good Issues”

I LOVE how tongue-in-cheek and enjoyable this music is. It is my go-to offended music to blast alongside all my offended rock. The entire Gatsby imagery is a number of enjoyable too, and the bridge is nice.

Finest lyric: “And so I took an ax to a mended fence”



This music seems like mendacity down below a weighted comforter at the hours of darkness on a wet day, in a great way. After I’m feeling type of melancholy, however not essentially in a foul method, it is good.

Finest lyric: “In the midst of the evening once I’m on this dream, it is like 1,000,000 little stars spelling out your title”


“Inform Me Why”

I really feel like this music hits dwelling for anybody who’s ever been in a poisonous relationship and even friendship. One of many worst elements is simply not understanding how somebody who loves you might deal with you want this, and this music captures that so nicely.

Finest lyric: “Why do it’s a must to make me really feel small so you’ll be able to really feel entire inside? Why do it’s a must to put down my desires so that you’re the one factor on my thoughts?”


“White Horse”

Massive Machine Data

This music performs with Taylor’s fairy-tale imagery in an fascinating method, the place she really rejects it in favor of actuality. Perhaps this was signaling a later shift, however I actually appreciated it. It mirrored the disillusionment felt after being betrayed and the questioning of whether or not it’s your fault. I simply love the advanced emotions it described so nicely.

Finest lyric: “My mistake, I did not know to be in love, you needed to struggle to have the higher hand”



That is an anthem, truthfully. I really like calling somebody “imply” as a result of it is not even actually an insult. It is not bringing anybody down or stooping to their stage. However on the identical time, it is so dismissive. Like, I actually do not care what you assume, you are simply imply. This can be a higher anti-hater anthem than “Shake It Off,” tbh.

Finest lyric: “However sometime I will be dwelling in an enormous outdated metropolis, and all you are ever gonna be is imply”


“You’re Not Sorry”

This music feels very 2000s in the easiest way. I simply love the second it captures of deciding you are completed with somebody’s lies.

Finest lyric: “You had me crawling for you, honey, and it by no means would’ve gone away, no, you used to shine so vibrant, however I watched all of it fade”



I actually assume that is Taylor’s strongest music lyrically. I do know it is fairly gradual and easy musically, however the eerie darkness that feels hidden below the monitor simply cements this music’s place within the prime 50 for me.

Finest lyric: “Stood on the cliffside screaming, ‘Give me a cause.’ Your faithless love’s the one hoax I imagine in”


“Clean House”

Massive Machine Data

This music was a full-on cultural reset. Taylor actually stated, “I do know what y’all have been saying about me, and I’ll present you precisely what it appears to be like like.” That is one of the best comeback of all time.

Finest lyric: “‘Trigger darling, I am a nightmare dressed like a daydream”


“The Finest Day”

I am already crying listening to this one. This may ceaselessly remind me of my household, and particularly my mother. That verse about her mother taking her window-shopping after she was preventing along with her buddies all the time will get me — mothers actually can simply make all the things higher, even only for a day, even when all the things is a multitude. Listening to this music simply seems like a reminder of that.

Finest lyric: “I do not know who I am gonna speak to now in school, however I do know I am laughing on the automotive journey dwelling with you. Do not know the way lengthy it is gonna take to really feel okay, however I do know I had one of the best day with you right this moment”


“This Is Me Making an attempt”

That is a type of songs the place I cried once I first listened to it. It simply actually hits dwelling for me, so perhaps I am biased — however the lyrics are additionally superb!

Finest lyric: “They informed me all of my cages have been psychological, so I bought wasted like all my potential”



Massive Machine Data

I really like all of Taylor’s early songs that are not about relationships, as a result of I might relate far more (lol). That is the hopeful anthem I take heed to once I’m feeling discouraged.

Finest lyric: “We’re getting stronger now, discover issues they by no means discovered. They may be greater, however we’re quicker and by no means scared”


“Ought to’ve Stated No”

The Jonas Brothers singing this with Taylor…iconic. However actually, that is such an incredible early music. How did Taylor discover her sound so early? I am unable to assist however sing alongside to this one.

Finest lyric: “I am unable to resist; earlier than you go, inform me this: Was it price it? Was she price this? No, no, no, no”


“False God”

THAT SAXOPHONE, THOUGH! This music is so attractive and distinctive and private and intimate. All the things about this music is simply good.

Finest lyric: “And I am unable to speak to you whenever you’re like this, staring out the window like I am not your favourite city. I am New York Metropolis, I nonetheless do it for you, babe”




I do not care what anybody says, this can be a queer anthem. It is also simply so enjoyable and younger in a method that seems like poking enjoyable at being a teen in probably the most loving method.

Finest lyric: “I am solely 17, I do not know something however I do know I miss you”


“By no means Develop Up”

This music is admittedly unhappy but in addition actually nice. It completely captures the lack of innocence on this actually fantastically unhappy method.

Finest lyric: “Bear in mind the footsteps, keep in mind the phrases stated, and all of your little brother’s favourite songs. I simply realized all the things I’ve is sometime gonna be gone”


“The Fortunate One”

That is my favourite of the classic/Previous Hollywood Taylor songs. It is very “Fortunate” by Britney Spears (one other nice music), however extra particular and extra nostalgic. It carries all the enjoyment of watching an outdated film however nonetheless feels related to right this moment. It additionally has this trace of darkness, which I all the time love in Taylor’s songs.

Finest lyric: “One other title goes up in lights, you marvel for those who’ll make it out alive”


“Love Story”

Massive Machine Data

A number of Taylor’s early work was about fairy tales and provided a number of want success; this was my favourite of these. It is romantic, with lovely imagery and a nostalgia issue that I do not assume will ever go away.

Finest lyric: “We hold quiet, ‘trigger we’re lifeless in the event that they knew, so shut your eyes, escape this city for a short while”


“Lengthy Stay”

Somebody did a Tumblr edit of this music and the Marauders from Harry Potter, and I’ve related them ever since. I do know that is about her band, however to me it jogs my memory of commencement or promenade — like a final evening of perfection along with your highschool buddies at the start adjustments. So emotional!

Finest lyric: “And the cynics have been outraged, screaming, ‘That is absurd,’ ‘trigger for a second a band of thieves in ripped-up denims bought to rule the world”


“Expensive John”

??CALL??HIM??OUT!! ?? I’ve personally all the time cherished when Taylor known as males out: At considered one of her early live shows, they performed this interview the place Taylor principally stated that if males did not need her to name them out, then they should not do dangerous issues, and that is one of the best instance of that. It is not even only a enjoyable revenge anthem, although — it is so heartbreaking and bitterly regretful. It seems like Taylor is offering a voice for individuals who have been taken benefit of in relationships.

Finest lyric: “However I took your matches earlier than hearth might catch me, so do not look now, I am shining like fireworks over your unhappy, empty city”



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I really like the storytelling nature of this music. It is so heartbreaking — I really like every time Taylor sings concerning the lack of innocence. It simply captures highschool and beginning to date in a method that different artists have not been capable of replicate.

Finest lyric: “Again then I swore I used to be gonna marry him sometime, however I noticed some greater desires of mine”


“New 12 months’s Day”

A few of my favourite Taylor songs aren’t essentially about romantic love. I really like that that is about sticking with anybody you like throughout the exhausting or boring or monotonous instances, as a result of that is actual love. It is also bought a stunning melody.

Finest lyric: “Please do not ever turn out to be a stranger whose snicker I might acknowledge wherever”


“A Place in This World”

This was my favourite once I was rising up. I simply felt prefer it GOT me. I did not precisely relate to romance songs in center/highschool, so I cherished every time Taylor would sing about identification and never belonging. It simply captures so nicely what it feels prefer to be younger.

Finest lyric: “I do not know what I would like, so do not ask me, ‘trigger I am nonetheless attempting to determine it out”


“The Archer”

This music has a few of my favourite Taylor Swift lyrics. It is so poetic and seems like such an incredible bridge of her sound over the previous few years. It actually seems like maturing whereas additionally lamenting the previous with out bitterness. It feels so symbolic and complicated.

Finest lyric: “I wake within the evening, I tempo like a ghost, the room is on hearth, invisible smoke, and all of my heroes die on their own”


“Eyes Open”

Y’all are sleeping on The Starvation Video games soundtrack!! “Eyes Open” is SUCH an excellent music. Though it is about The Starvation Video games, it nonetheless feels prefer it’s about Taylor, and the way everybody’s ready to tear her down. I additionally love every time Taylor talks about taking part in make-believe and craving for that point once more

Finest lyric: “Each lesson types a brand new scar; they by no means thought you’d make it this far”


“Image to Burn”

Massive Machine Data

That is my favourite of Taylor’s offended “Screw you” songs directed at her exes. It has so many iconic traces, and the imagery is a lot enjoyable (the music video is an actual throwback too). The melody completely matches the lyrics, and all of it simply comes collectively.

Finest lyric: “And for those who come round saying sorry to me, my daddy’s gonna present you the way sorry you will be”


“Eternally & All the time”

This music feels virtually like a rant or diary entry in the easiest way. It is type of like this quick stream of consciousness that I, after all, realized by coronary heart at 14. This music feels actually younger in a great way: It is not immature; it is simply genuine.

Finest lyric: “So here is to all the things coming all the way down to nothing; here is to silence that cuts me to the core”


“I might Lie”

It seems like dishonest to incorporate this, because it was by no means on an official album, however I do not care. It is simply truthfully SO CATCHY, and it captures craving to me higher than “Teardrops on My Guitar” and even, in some methods, “You Belong With Me.”

Finest lyric: “First thought once I get up is ‘My god, he is lovely,’ so I placed on my make-up and pray for a miracle”


“Getaway Automobile”

This seems like one of many first large examples of Taylor telling another person’s story in a music (though there are some examples in Pink), as she did a lot in Folklore. I really like when she invokes classic imagery and movies, and he or she nails that on this music.

Finest lyric: “However with three of us, honey, it is a sideshow, and a circus ain’t a love story, and now we’re each sorry”


“You Belong With Me”

Massive Machine Data

Ah, the basic. All of us actually felt this music in center faculty. It is truthfully iconic, and it speaks to this music’s energy that we nonetheless consider it in spite of everything this time. It simply has actually each staple of a Taylor Swift music.

Finest lyric: “Oh, I keep in mind you drivin’ to my home in the course of the evening; I am the one who makes you snicker when you already know you are ’bout to cry”



I really like every time Taylor sings about forgiveness. Barring the context behind this music, I all the time thought it carried such an exquisite lesson about rising up and making errors, and actually believing in individuals even after they mess up.

Finest lyric: “Did some issues you’ll be able to’t converse of, however at evening you will stay all of it once more. You would not be shattered on the ground now if solely you had seen what you already know now then”


“Tied Collectively With a Smile”

This music was once my alarm (miserable, I do know). It made me really feel so seen and understood; I believe that is considered one of Taylor’s superpowers as an artist. This music specifically feels as if a detailed buddy is speaking to you — not promising that issues might be okay, however simply seeing you and being there.

Finest lyric: “I assume it is true that love was all you wished ‘trigger you are givin’ it away prefer it’s additional change, hoping it is going to find yourself in his pocket…however he leaves you out like a penny within the rain”



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I really feel like I ought to be waltzing to this music; I believe it is considered one of her best possible melodies. I additionally love the lyrics and the truth that she’s not singing a couple of fairy-tale love, however one thing simply as lovely and way more lasting. It seems like contentment, or cuddling with your beloved on the finish of the day, or cooking dinner along with your associate.

Finest lyric: “And you will save all of your dirtiest jokes for me, and at each desk, I am going to prevent a seat, lover”



The private connection that Taylor has to this music simply makes it that rather more poignant and delightful. That is a type of songs I really really feel in my very soul once I hear.

Finest lyric: “One thing med faculty didn’t cowl: somebody’s daughter, somebody’s mom, holds your hand by plastic now. Doc, I believe she’s crashin’ out. And a few belongings you simply cannot discuss”


“Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince”

One more underrated music (shock, shock). The imagery! The tune! The lyrics! We have been ROBBED of a music video.

Finest lyric: “American glory light earlier than me, now I am feeling hopeless, ripped up my promenade gown. Operating by rose thorns, I noticed the scoreboard and ran for my life”


“Don’t Blame Me”


Hellooooo, darkish and attractive Taylor. If you are going to have intercourse to a Taylor Swift music in addition to “I Do not Wanna Stay Eternally,” it is this one.

Finest lyric: “And child, for you, I might fall from grace simply to the touch your face”


“Soar Then Fall”

This music is simply SO. MUCH. FUN. I actually can not take heed to the second verse with out singing it, and that is ~influence~. This music simply feels so carefree and breezy and pure enjoyable — it is like sugar.

Finest lyric: “Effectively, I like the way in which your hair falls in your face, you bought the keys to me, I really like every freckle in your face”


“Sparks Fly”

That is one other music that feels as if Taylor is simply smiling all through it. It is so pleased and enjoyable and captures that giddy feeling of early love.

Finest lyric: “You are the type of reckless that ought to ship me working, however I kinda know that I will not get far”



That is a type of songs that actually encapsulate an entire album (on this case, Communicate Now). It is so magical and captures that feeling of spinning round giddy in your room over your crush.

Finest lyric: “That is me praying that this was the very first web page, not the place the storyline ends. My ideas will echo your title till I see you once more”


“I’m Solely Me After I’m With You”

Massive Machine Data

That is the music I scream-sing with my buddies. I do know it is not the preferred, nevertheless it actually jogs my memory of each pleased friend-based reminiscence I’ve ever had, and no different music has ever completed that.

Finest lyric: “Only a small-town boy and lady, dwelling within the loopy world, attempting to determine what’s and is not true”


“Demise by a Thousand Cuts”

If Taylor has ever written a music about my life, it’s this. It is bought a enjoyable melody however such heartbreaking lyrics, which is my jam, and the sensation it describes is simply SO relatable.

Finest lyric: “Tryna discover part of me that you simply did not contact, gave up on me like I used to be a foul drug, now I am looking for indicators in a haunted membership”


“Quickly You may Get Higher”

This one breaks my coronary heart. It is like “Ronan,” “By no means Develop Up,” and “The Finest Day” had a child in the absolute best method. It is positively Taylor’s most private music, and it is so lovely.

Finest lyric: “This may not return to regular, if it ever was. It has been years of hoping, and I hold saying it as a result of…’trigger I’ve to”


“Our Tune”

Massive Machine Data

I imply, that is actually only a basic. It is also the primary Taylor Swift music I ever heard, so I may be biased. It seems like her twangiest, most nation music, and the nostalgia is actual, nevertheless it’s additionally a tremendous music! A lot enjoyable.

Finest lyric: “He is bought a one-hand really feel on the steering wheel, the opposite on my coronary heart”


“Secure & Sound”

If you do not know this music, you are lacking out. It is principally a super-haunting lullaby that I actually take into consideration ALL the time. Her voice is SO GORGEOUS (plus it options the Civil Wars), and this music is simply so lovely and distinctive.

Finest lyric: “Do not you dare look out your window, darling, all the things’s on hearth”


“My Tears Ricochet”

THE BEST SONG OFF FOLKLORE BY FAR. So symbolic and delightful and haunting. It is truthfully only a murals.

Finest lyric: “You was your worst fears, and also you’re tossing out blame, drunk on this ache, crossing out the nice years”


“All Too Effectively”


The bridge on this music is one of the best of any music ever. I solely want it bought there faster! But it surely builds fantastically. I truthfully assume that is one of the best Taylor Swift music, nevertheless it’s No. Four as a result of I simply love my prime Three a lot on a private stage.

Finest lyric: “Perhaps we bought misplaced in translation, perhaps I requested for an excessive amount of, however perhaps this factor was a masterpiece until you tore all of it up”


“You name me up once more simply to interrupt me like a promise, so casually merciless within the title of being sincere”


“I Know Locations”

That is one of the best music on 1989. I LOVE when Taylor goes a little bit bit darkish and moody, and this music is so darkish and attractive and pressing and PERFECT in each method. The lyrics and particularly the road “Simply seize my hand and do not ever drop it” remind me of considered one of my favourite songs, “I Assume We’re Alone Now,” which is a bonus.

Finest lyric: “Love’s a fragile little flame, it might burn out”



This music does NOT get sufficient love, in my e book. It is in contrast to any of her different songs, and the sensation it describes is so poignant and particular. The beat and emotion make me need to head-bang. SO GOOD.

Finest lyric: “It is getting darkish and it is all too quiet, and I am unable to belief something now, and it is comin’ over you prefer it’s all an enormous mistake”



Massive Machine Data

That is THE iconic Taylor Swift music to me. The imagery, the lyrics, the sound…it simply brings me proper again to screaming this music with my buddies in highschool. Significantly, sing this music at my funeral.

Finest lyric: “And I do not know why, however with you I might dance in a storm in my greatest gown, fearless”

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  1. Each single rating on this checklist was flawed and I hate you.

  2. I solely agree with a couple of of those — the remainder of this checklist is trash.

  3. I agree with a number of these however really feel strongly about a couple of that you simply bought flawed!

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