Hi guys, so you may have seen an article floating about on the internet by Buzzfeed and more specifically their writer Hannah Marder ranking every Taylor Swift track and I’ve got my issues with it so what better way to air those than to spend hours myself rejigging the list.
Check out the original article here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/hannahmarder/taylor-swift-songs-ranked
HERE ARE THE RULES FOR INCLUSION: I am including all of Taylor’s albums, including bonus tracks, and anytime she was featured on a film’s soundtrack (even if it was a duet). I am not including any times she featured on other artists’ nonsoundtrack songs or albums (e.g., “Highway Don’t Care,” “Two Is Better Than One”). I am also not including songs that were covers (so I’m not including the Christmas album or covers like “Umbrella”) UNLESS they were on one of her major albums (so, “Untouchable.”) I’ve also chosen to exclude any song not available on UK Spotify
Let’s get into it, make sure to let me know what you think go my ranking because I’m sure there’s going to be some disagreements xxx
140: ‘Shake It Off’
Kicking it off nice and easy, I can appreciate the sentiment but it’s just a bit cringe really innit, and I mean ‘This sick beat’ what the fuck was that about Taylor?
Fave lyric ‘ I go on too many dates, But I can’t make ’em stay
I’ll let this one go, it was for the Hannah Montana movie and it did it’s job but no more than that.
Fave Lyric ‘Baby, you showed me what living is for I don’t wanna hide anymore’
138: ‘Beautiful Ghosts’
I can’t take anything from Cats seriously, even this.
Fave lyric ‘All that I wanted was to be wanted’
137: ‘Jump Then Fall’
Just never vibed with its as an album opener so do tend to skip.
Fave lyric ‘I like the way your hair falls in your face You got the keys to me, I love each freckle on your face’
136: ‘Look what you made me do’
It was a culture reset with a very cool video, fuck Kanye
Fave lyric ‘I don’t trust nobody and nobody trusts me‘
There’s a lot of competition on ‘Fearless’ and while pretty, this isn’t a strong point.
Fave lyric ‘I’m no one special, just another wide-eyed girl Who’s desperately in love with you’
Not 22 so can’t relate.
Fave lyrics ‘ I’m feeling 22’
133: ‘Eyes open’
Feel like this could have worked a lot better on an album rather than a film soundtrack, I always forget it exists but it’s decent.
Fave lyric: It’s a showdown and nobody comes to save you now
132: ‘Pictures to burn’
Sue me, the country vibes are just a little too strong for me personally.
Fave lyric: ‘There’s nothing stopping me from going out with all of your best friends’
131 ‘You need to calm down’
It’s such a fun track but I felt like she maybe was trying a little too hard however, can appreciate the message behind it + the video is a dream!
130: ‘Christmas Tree Farm’
Very festive but do you ever just feel tired after listening to a song, like not bored tired but just exhausted, it’s an energetic one.
Fave Lyric : Merry Christmas
129: ‘Better than revenge’
Not particularly feminist of you Taylor.
Fave lyric: Tbh I don’t like any of them.
Controversial I know and it works so well to close the album but I just didn’t connect with it like I did the rest of the album and I think some of her other piano lead tracks are much stronger.
Fave lyric ‘You knew it still hurts underneath my scars from when they pulled me apart’
127: ‘Last Kiss’
I love the warmth on this, feels very intimate and understated but it’s just a little lengthy for me.
Fave lyric ‘How you kissed me when I was in the middle of saying something There’s not a day I don’t miss those rude interruptions’
Just think it’s a bit outrageous I haven’t heard this live because I bet it SLAPS!
Fave lyric ‘Touching him was like realizing all you ever wanted was right there in front of you’
125: Bad Blood
Kendrick verse saved it but can we please talk about the video, how iconic.
Fave lyric ‘Salt in the wound like you’re laughing right at me’
124:Today was a fairytale’
It’s got such good energy but lyrically just not the strongest but she sounds happy and if Taylor’s happy, I’m happy.
Fave lyric ‘You told me I was pretty when I looked like a mess’
This just gives me flashbacks to the period in time ‘Darlin’ I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream’ was the go to caption on every teen girls Instagram pics.
Fave lyric ‘I can make the bad guys good for a weekend’
122: ‘Sad Beautiful Tragic’
This could have had such a bigger payoff, give me more Taylor.
Fave lyrics ‘Is taking its sweet time erasing you and you’ve got your demons
and darlin’ they all look like me’
121: I don’t wanna live forever
Featuring on the Fifty shades freed soundtrack, this does make up for Rita Ora’s dreadful attempt at acting however, Zayn vocals really ain’t it, Taylor should have gone at this one alone.
Fave lyrics ‘I’ve been looking sad in the nicest places’
Yes, I know you were wondering where this would end up and trust me I held it out as long as I possibly could but lowkey this is a bit of the bop and if you pretented it’s not then you’re lying. Sorry I don’t make the rules.
Fave lyric ‘Livin’ in winter, I am your summer’
119: King of my heart
The beat is just a little all over the place for me but features some of my favourite Reputation lyrics.
Fave lyric ‘Say you fancy me not fancy stuff’
118: ‘All you had to do was stay’
All you had to do was StAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaY.
Fave lyric: ‘But people like me are gone forever when you say goodbye’
117: ‘Tim McGraw’
I mean it’s iconic, opening track on debut but lets be honest it’s got a lot of competition sharing a tracklist with ‘Teardrops on my guitar’ and ‘Our song’
Fave lyric: ‘I hope you think my favorite song the one we danced to all night long’
I feel like ‘1989’ played such a big part in so many girls teenage years and ‘Style’ was the track that I most associate with that era of Taylor to the point it’s just been so overplayed but I still give it the occasional listen. Also bold of her to just straight out name a track after her ex, we stan.
Fave lyric ‘You got that James Dean daydream look in your eye dnd I got that red lip, classic thing that you like’
115: ‘I did something bad’
I just don’t really like the ‘du du du du du du’ bits.
Fave lyric ‘I never trust a narcissist but they love me’
114: ‘I knew you were trouble’
I loved this song, I loved the video and then that bloody video with the goat went viral and I can’t unhear it so thank you internet for runing my favourite tracks.
Fave lyric And the saddest fear comes creepin’ in that you never loved me, or her, or anything
113: ‘Welcome to new york’
This literally makes me feel like I’m in an American Rom-com, her best opening track by a mile but I’m not always in the mood for it you know? Would kill to hear this live.
Fave lyric ‘Took our broken hearts, put them in a draw’
112: I’m only me when I’m with you’
Am I the only one who thinks this doesn’t even sound like Taylor singing it, but it’s a vibe.
Fave lyric ‘Through it all nobody gets me like you do’
111: ‘End Game’
It’s an odd collaboration I’ll give it that but it works. I would love to hear Taylor work with rappers more often because I think Future sat so well on the track, I’ve always said Ed and Taylor complement each other really well.
Fave lyric ‘Reputation precedes me, in rumors I’m knee deep‘
110: ‘The other side of the door’
This is one of the track I think you can hear that Taylor was transitioning to her more pop vocal style and staring to lose that country twang, lyrically it’s not something I find getting stuck in my head but its’ a very big hearty track.
Fave lyric ‘Me and my stupid pride sittin’ here alone’
It’s a beautiful song but where it sits on the album has me often skipping it.
Fave lyric ‘It’s so excruciating to see you low just wanna lift you up and not let you go’
108:’We are never ever getting back together’
‘I called him up and he’s like I still love you’, the cultural impact of that like alone is what lands it this spot on my list, without it it might be a little lower.
Fave lyric ‘So he called me up and he’s like I still love you’ duh
107: ‘Beautiful eyes’
To be honest I barely every listen to this because the album version isn’t on Spotify and I’m not a great fan of live recordings but it’s such a wholesome track.
Fave lyric ‘Your eyes are looking into mine do baby, make me fly’
A stunning track, a proper slow burner, you could argue a little uneventful, it’s very chill, much like the rest of ‘Folklore’ but I love the warmth to it.
Fave lyric ‘Only 20 minutes to sleep but you dream of some epiphany’
105: ‘Dancing with our hands tied’
It just sounds a little rushed and I feel like Taylor doesn’t sound particularly comfortable but it’s catchy as fuck.
Fave lyric ‘I could’ve spent forever with your hands in my pockets picture of your face in an invisible locket’
104: ‘Girl at home’
Don’t be touching anyone else’s man.
Fave lyric ‘I feel a responsibility to do what’s upstanding and right’
103: ‘Come in with the rain’
This woman knows how to write a bridge doesn’t she? This had for real fairytale vibes to it. I don”t know if the lyrics are her asking for a guy to climb through her window at night but each to their own I guess.
Fave lyric ‘I could stand up and sing you a song but I don’t wanna have to go that far’
102: ‘Out Of The Woods’
The video really makes the track, I love the confidence.
Fave lyrics ‘The monsters turned out to be just trees’
It sits perfectly between ‘Mirrorball’ and ‘August’ I always get exited when I know this is coming up. A real mature tone definitly a strongpoint of the record.
Fave lyric ‘And though I can’t recall your face I still got love for you‘
100: ‘Safe and sound’
To be honest I’m surprised a song from a soundtrack is featuring this high and to be honest I totally forgot it was even a thing, it’s an understated number but Taylors vocals are so effortlessly stunning I cannot express it.
Fave lyric‘ Don’t you dare look out your window, darling everything’s on fire’
99: ‘I think he knows’
It’s such a vibrant fun track fits the vibe of ‘Lover’ absolutely perfectly.
Fave lyric ‘It’s like I’m seventeen, nobody understands’
98: ‘Never grow up’
Yeah don’t do it
Fave lyric ‘Don’t you ever grow up it could stay this simple’
97: ‘Marys Song’
It’s a characterful number that does take a while to build up but there’s been times I’ve just played this on loop and not got bored of it
Fave lyric ‘I dared you to kiss me and ran when you tried’
96: ‘Come back…be here’
I love the layering on this, I’d kill to hear the last chorus live.
Fave lyric ‘This is when the feeling sinks in I don’t wanna miss you like this’
95: ‘Speak now’
Taylor hun you can’t be stealing someones man at the alter, that ain’t it.
Fave lyric ‘I am not the kind of girl who should be rudely barging in on a white veil occasion’
94: ‘The Lakes’
So glad she put this on Spotify, love her for that.
Fave lyric ‘take me to the lakes where all the poets went to die’
93: ‘Forever and always’
Pack an umbrella there’s rain forecast.
Fave lyric ‘‘Cause one second it was perfect, now you’re halfway out the door’
92: ‘Stay Beautiful’
Just a easy listening and good vibe exuding track really.
Fave lyric ‘When you find everything you’ve looked for I hope your love leads you back to my door’
91: ‘Soon you’ll get better’
Very sad, the Dixi chicks little feature on this is a lovely touch.
Fave lyric ‘I’ll paint the kitchen neon, I’ll brighten up the sky’
90: ‘Tell me why’
Feel like the vocals got a little lost on this but I remember having the album as a kid and this was my fave track it’s so here’ for the nostalgia really.
Fave lyric ‘You could write a book on how to ruin someone’s perfect day’
89: ‘Illicit affairs’
Don’t have affairs
Fave lyric A dwindling, mercurial high a drug that only worked the first few hundred times
I’m not going to pretending this track is revolutionary or a particularly strongpoint in her discography but It’s pretty.
Fave lyric ‘Cause it’s tragedy and it’ll only bring you down, now I don’t know what to be without you around’
87: ‘Wildest Dreams’
Obsessed with the narrative of this and the video made that even sicker.
Fave lyric ‘He’s so tall and handsome as hell, he’s so bad but he does it so well
86: ‘The Outside’
Feel like this stands out as one of the most mature points on the debut, a bit ahead of it’s time
Fave lyric ‘How can I ever try to be better? nobody ever let’s me in’
I wish she let loose on the vocals a little more here.
Fave lyric ‘It was the best night, never would forget how we moved‘
A real sense of contentment and tranquility on this.
Fave lyric ”Give you the silence that only comes when two people understand each other
A bit of a coming of age track, great to listen to at 15 but doesn’t just hit the same when you’re older.
Fave lyric ‘I didn’t know who I was supposed to be at fifteen’
82: ‘The moment I knew’
This is ‘Red’s’ BIG anthem. The power
Fave lyric ‘Standing there in my party dress in red lipstick With no one to impress
81: ‘I wish you would’
I’m listening to this as I’m writing and it’s such a tune. I should probably move it up the list in all fairness.
Fave lyric ‘We’re a crooked love in a straight line down’
80: ‘Everything has changed’
Taylor and Ed are a really great pairing and ‘Everything has changed’ is just a really sweet inoffensive track that it’s impossible to not warm to.
Fave lyric ‘Come back and tell me why i’m feelin’ like I’ve missed you all this time’
Fave lyric ‘There’s a fire inside of you that can’t help but shine through’
78: ‘It’s nice to have a friend’
I love it but I want more, make it long Taylor.
Fave lyric ‘Twenty questions, we tell the truth you’ve been stressed out lately? Yeah, me too’
77: ‘How you get the girl’
It’s up there with her catchiest tracks. ‘1989’ is one of my favourite pop albums of all time and you know who, because it’s full of pop bangers.
Fave lyric ‘I want you for worse or for better I would wait for ever and ever’
Not gonna lie I’m finding it hard to talk about each Folklore track on it’s own because In my head it’s all one long journey.
Fave lyric ‘And I can see us twisted in bedsheets August sipped away like a bottle of wine
A very sad sound that In all honesty I had no idea existed until a few months ago and wow it’s a bit of a heavy one.
Fave lyric ‘It’s about to be Halloween you could be anything you wanted if you were still here I remember the last day when I kissed your face’
The drums on this are great
Fave lyric ‘These walls that they put up to hold us back fell down‘
I adore this song but when I was 8/9 I played it into the fucking ground and it’s very rare that I’ll listen to it. I know this is a somewhat controversial position and to a degree I agree I’m probably being too hard on it. #Justice4lovestory
Fave lyric ‘I love you and that’s all I really know‘
72: ‘A perfectly good heart’
Why would you want to do it, very silly thing to do really.
Fave lyric ‘realised by the distance in your eyes that I would be the one to fall’
71: ‘The archer’
Another one I probably should have ranked higher.
Fave lyric ‘All of my enemy’s started out friends’
She sounds so young on this, if the rumours are true that she is going to re-record all of her early albums then this is one of the tracks I’m most excited to hear.
Fave lyric ‘Untouchable like a distant diamond sky’
69: ‘I know places’
A darker moodier cut from ‘1989’ very much a fan.
Fave lyric Just grab my hand and don’t ever drop it, my love they are the hunters, we are the foxes, and we run
68: ‘The best day’
A very sweet track
Fave lyric ‘I hug your legs and fall asleep on the way home‘
67: ‘Cornelia Street’
This was my favourite track from ‘Lover’ when it first came out and unfortunatly I plateyed it to death.
Fave lyric ‘I hope I never lose you, hope it never ends’
66: ‘Cold as you’
Fave lyric ‘What a rainy ending given to a perfect day’
65:’This is me trying’
Mate she’s trying her hardest. Some of my favourite ‘Folklore’ lyrics come from this track.
Fave lyric ‘They told me all of my cages were mental so I got wasted like all my potential’
64: ‘The Lucky One’
It’s not got the most going for it in terms of energy or real WOW factor but I think it sits really well on ‘Red’
Fave lyric‘your secrets end up splashed on the news front page’
63: ‘Sparks fly’
It’s a true anthem, gotta be played very very loud
Fave lyric Meet me in the pouring rain kiss me on the sidewalk take away the pain’
62: ‘Back to December’
It’s got December in the title = a Christmas song.
Fave lyric ‘It turns out freedom ain’t nothing but missing you’
61: ‘Stay Stay stay’
This is ‘Red’s ‘Lover’ and honestly it’s such a bop.
Fave lyric ‘ you carry my groceries and now I’m always laughing’
60 ‘So It goes’
It’s sultry, it’s smooth and fits the ‘Reputation’ vibe perfectly.
Fave lyric ‘You know I’m not a bad girl but I do bad things with you’
59: ‘I almost do’
Don’t call him, you don’t need him.
Fave lyric‘ I just wanna tell you It takes everything in me not to call you’
58: ‘This Love’
Real magical vibes radiating from this
Fave lyric ‘This love left a permanent mark this love is glowing in the dark’
I love the energy, Taylor really went OFF
Fave lyric ‘Haven’t you heard what becomes of curious minds?’
56: ”My tears ricochet’
A slow burner that transitions really well out into ‘Mirrorball’. Not my favourite from ‘Folklore’ but it does, much like the whole album, feel like a warm hug.
Fave lyric ‘If I’m on fire, you’ll be made of ashes too’
55: ‘The Way loved you’
Such an underrated bop.
Fave lyric ‘But I miss screaming and fighting and kissing in the rain‘
54: ‘You are in love’
Should have been on the album and not just a bonus track, definitely could have been the closing track.
Fave lyric ‘ You two are dancing in a snow globe, go round and round
And he keeps the picture of you in his office downtown’
Omg this really hits hard at 3.35 you’re welcome
Fave lyric ‘You two are dancing in a snow globe, go round and round and he keeps the picture of you in his office downtown’
It’s just so happy, I love it. Even with my very cold heart I couldn’t resist falling in love with this.
Fave lyric ‘My heart’s been borrowed and yours has been blue all’s well that ends well to end up with you’
I know this is going to be a contrversial placing as my Tik-Tok FYP has been filled with love for ‘Haunted’ but this I say list and I don’t think it’s that great.
Fave lyric ‘Something keeps me holding on to nothing’
50: ‘A place in this world’
Another one I really want to hear re-recorded. A banger of a track but with Taylors more mature vocals it would be even better.
Fave lyric ‘Don’t know what’s down this road I’m just walking’
I do skip the first minute occasionally to get to the real meat of the track.
Fave lyric ‘Counter all your quick remarks, like passing notes in secrecy’
48: ‘Ready for it’
Taylor, we almost certainly were not ready for the rollercoaster that is ‘Reputation’
Fave lyric ‘I’ll spend forever wondering if you knew I was enchanted to meet you’
47: ‘You’re not sorry’
There are so many layers and elements to this, such a textured track, another grossly underrated number.
Fave lyric ‘Could’ve loved you all my life If you hadn’t left me waiting in the cold’
Taylor let her vocals lead the way on this one going with an understated dainty instrumental that does in spots remind me of The 1975’s ‘Medicine’.
Fave lyric ‘The masquerade revelers drunk as they watch my shattered edges glisten’
45: ‘Tied together with a smile’
I’ll admit this one has probably ranked so high simply because of nostalgia value.
Fave lyric ‘Seems the only one who doesn’t see your beauty Is the face in the mirror looking back at you’
Another happy one that makes me very happy
Fave lyric ‘You made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter’
Works SO well to wrap up ‘Lover’. It sounds fresh much like how ‘Clean’ sat on ‘1981’.
Fave lyric ‘I wounded the good and I trusted the wicked’
Still the song that sums up ‘Folklore’ for me, I don’t know if maybe it’s because we got the video for it, which was STUNNING but it just helped form the beautiful imagery of the record.
Fave lyric ‘When you are young, they assume you know nothin”
Anthemic to the very end.
Fave lyric ‘Out of focus, eye to eye ‘Til the gravity’s too much
and I’ll do anything you say’
40: ‘Dear John’
She really outed John Mayer, bye mate.
Fave lyric ‘Well maybe it’s me and my blind optimism to blame’
39: ‘White horse’
It’s too late, even for you on your white horse.
Fave lyric ‘This aint a fairytale, Im gonna find someone someday,
Who might actually treat me well‘
38: ‘Don’t blame me’
The studio footage of her recording the bridge of this is mental, I feel like as a vocalist Taylor isn’t given the praise she deserves but she
Fave lyric ‘Don’t blame me, love made me crazy if it doesn’t, you ain’t doin’ it right’
I literally do not know how to describe it but you head feels so much clearer once you’ve listened to this, maybe I’m just insane. Someone please tell me they get the same vibe.
Fave lyric ‘When I was drowning, that’s when I could finally breathe’
36: ‘Long live’
Power vocals, love that.
Fave lyric ‘We are the kings and the queens you traded your baseball cap for a crown’
Am I the only one who didn’t know Bon Iver are a whole ass band and not some guy called Bon because I am mindblown.
Fave lyric ‘You’re not my homeland anymore so what am I defendin’ now?’
34: ‘Hey stephen’
This sums up what it’s like to have a crush when you’re 10. It’s great.
Fave lyric ‘All those other girls, well, they’re beautiful
But would they write a song for you?’
It does what it says on the tin, it’s all about the fragility of her relationship and it feels weirdly intimate, when I listened to reputation for the first time this was one of the first tracks that really hooked me and I’m so glad it got a video.
Fave lyric ‘My reputation’s never been worse so you must like me for me’
32: ‘Mad woman’
Love love love the keys and chimes on this they add a dainty dynamic that I cannot get enough of.
Fave lyric ‘What a shame she went mad‘
31: ‘State of grace’
It’s most definitely a slow burner but it’s worth it, I don’t know how to describe it but I feel like it sums up the general mood and vibe of ‘Red’
Fave lyric ‘So you were never a saint and I’ve loved in shades of wrong’
It’s playful and sit’s perfectly on the albums lighter side, there’s a real polarising energy and attitude on the album and this is a great marker of that. I love hearing her character and happiness comes through on tracks and this is a great example of that.
Fave lyric ‘You should take it as a compliment that I got drunk and made fun of the way you talk
29: ‘Cruel Summer’
I think there’s going to be a lot of people outraged that this is at 29, it’s a bit of a fan favourite. whoops
Fave lyric Devils roll the dice, angels roll their eyes
28: ‘London boy’
I love everything about this however, I refuse to believe anyone thinks London is that great but I guess Taylor swift doesn’t worry about a pint costing 7 quid and having to run for the last night bus.
Fave lyric ‘You can find me in the pub, we are watching rugby with his school friends’
27: ‘Should’ve said no’
I get angry on her behalf listening to this.
Fave lyric ‘It’s strange to think the songs we used to sing The smiles, the flowers, everything: is gone’
26:’Miss Americans and the heartbreak prince’
This fucking SLAPS and I’ll fight anyone who says different
Fave lyric ‘Voted most likely to run away with you’
25: ‘This is why we can’t have nice things’
I love the pettiness, it’s everything I need in my life, very much same energy as ‘We are never every getting back together’. however, this hasn’t been overplayed to death, cheers Taylor for not releasing it as a single
Fave lyric ‘Cause forgiveness is a nice thing to do hahaha, I can’t even say it with a straight face!’
I hope the people who bullied Taylor and said she wasn’t talented are feeling very silly. She’s living in a big old city and you’re still mean
Fave lyric ‘You have pointed out my flaws again, as if I don’t already see them’
23: ‘New Romantics’
I was pretty late to this actually, I only had the standard CD and this was a bonus track on the deluxe version. It’s a bop, there’s no other way to describe it, if you’ve not already heard it then get at it ASAP
Fave lyric ‘Cause baby, I could build a castle out of all the bricks they threw at me‘
22: ‘New year’s day’
This track makes me feel so warm and happy, more piano pls Taylor.
Fave lyric ‘I’ll be cleaning up bottles with you on New Years Day’
An anthem, I’m actually thinking I should have put this a lot higher but I simply cannot be bothered to shift the list around
Fave lyric ‘Tonight I’m gonna dance for all that we’ve been through but I don’t wanna dance If I’m not dancing with you’
20: ‘The story of us’
Another straight up classic, screaming every word of this gives me all the serotonin I need.
Fave lyric ‘I’ve never heard silence quite this loud’
19: ‘I forgot that you existed’
Fave lyric ‘I forgot that you existed and I thought that it would kill me but it didn’t’
18: ‘False god’
This lands my number 3 spot on my top 100 tracks of 2019 list and I still stand by that, I love it however, there are a few from ‘Lover’ that have grown on me and that I play a lot more so thought it was only fair to rank them highter.
Fave lyric ‘Make confessions and we’re begging for forgiveness got the wine for you’
The dainty harmonica makes this track and also there’s something about Taylor saying ‘Fuck’ that feels fun and fresh.
Fave lyric‘But if I just showed up at your party, would you have me? would you want me? would you tell me to go fuck myself’
16:’The Last Time’
I knew the first time I head this track that it was going to be one of my favourites for a long time. It features the one and only Gary Lightbody obviously from Snow Patrol and their voices work so well together, the light strings on this working with the very Snow Patrol-esque warmth makes this one of the best songs she’s ever released. Adore it.
Fave lyric: You find yourself at my door just like all those times before
you wear your best apology
Get that dick Taylor, also, the pause when she says ‘Say my name and everything just stops…I don’t want you like a best friend’ is amazing.
Fave lyric‘ Carve your name into my bedpost ’cause I don’t want you like a best friend only bought this dress so you could take it off
It’s impossible to listen to this without becoming 100% invested and hooked in. Just scream it, you know you want to.
Fave lyric ‘You take my hand and drag me head first, fearless
13: ‘Invisible String’
Very sweet. You can tell she’s grown so much and is genuinely happy right now. Love that for he. Think the lyric below is my fave from the whole album tbh.
Fave lyric ‘Cold was the steel of my axe to grind for the boys who broke my heart now I send their babies presents’
12: ‘Getaway Car’
I lust love everything about it, great narrative. Didn’t get a video but if it did I know it would have been my favourite video of hers ever.
Fave lyric ‘X marks the spot where we fell apart he poisoned the well, every man for himself’
11: ‘The 1’
This is the first track I fully fell in love with from ‘Folklore opened up this whole new era for Taylor, Folklore has such a strong vibe and imagery running through it and ‘The 1’ welcomed us to that.
Fave lyric ‘I’m doing good, I’m on some new shit been saying “yes” instead of “no”
10: ‘The Man’
Women aren’t treated very well in the music industry, nah I never knew that, I never knew that. Fuck Scooter Braun
Fave lyric ‘I’m so sick of running as fast as I can, wondering if I’d get there quicker if I were a man’
9: ‘The last great American dynasty’
I only just found out that this is a true story which makes me love it even more, google it, it’s very interesting.
Fave lyric ‘Filled the pool with champagne and swam with the big names’
8 : ‘Death by a thousand cuts’
I saw a Tik-Tok the other say that matched peoples star-signs with a tracks from ‘Lover’ and that made me realise how much I love this song. I love the piano on this, it’s wonderfully chaotic.
Fave lyric ‘I get drunk, but it’s not enough ‘Cause the morning comes and you’re not my baby‘
7: ‘Paper rings’
Feel like this could be a controversial placement and It might be becauseI’ve been listening to it a ridiculous amount over the past month but it’s so happy boosting your mood instantly and not all top picks have to be deep cuts so let me have this one.
Fave lyric ‘I hate accidents except when we went from friends to this’
6: ‘Teardrops on my guitar’
If this isn’t in your top 10 then there’s something wrong with you. Feel like I don’t even need to justify this one
Fave lyric So I drive home alone, as I turn out the light i’ll put his picture down and maybe get some sleep tonight
5: ‘Begin again’
Yes Taylor move on, don’t listen to him, I’m sure you’re very funny.
Fave lyric ‘I think it’s strange you think I’m funny cause he never did’
4: ‘Our song’
Another fun one that I could literally listen to on loop for days and not get bored of, if I had to pick one track that sums up her early career it would be ‘Our Song’. It’s packed full of country cliches but I just love everything about it
Fave lyric He says, “Baby, is somethin’ wrong?” I say, “Nothing “I was just thinkin’ how we don’t have a song”
3: ‘You belong with me’
The closer to the top of this list I get the less I have to say because I love the songs more and more but it might also have to do with the fact that I have written about 137 tracks at this point.
Fave lyric ‘Dreamin’ ’bout the day, when you wake up and find that what you’re looking for, has been here the whole time’
2:’All Too well’
Inject this bridge into my fucking veins. That’s it that’s all you need to know. Also rumour has that Taylor recorded a 10 minute version of this and is planning to release it, honestly if she does I may need to update this list
Fave lyric And maybe we got lost in translation maybe I asked for too much
but maybe this thing was a masterpiece till you tore it all up’
It’s just the best, listen to it, there’s no way to explain it, it’s just superior!
Fave lyric ‘Don’t you worry your pretty little mind, people throw rocks at things that shine’
So there we go, every Taylor Swift ranked according to me. If I knew how long this was gong to take I would not have started it but we’re here now and I am very much relieved for it to finally be over.
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