Taylor Swift Songs That Will Always Be On Our Playlist

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Taylor Swift is a pop icon who lived through my childhood. With the singer releasing re-recorded songs from her old albums like Red, I realize that years after the release of these songs, they still hold you like dried flowers pressed into a book. So this is the best time to revisit his old songs and see their charm.

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1. Love story

Ah! This song was in the hearts of every teenage girl when it was released in 2008. Taylor herself was 19 years old. The song is part of her second album Intrepid and is part of the country-pop genre. The track was one of the world’s best-selling singles in 2009. You can listen to Taylor’s version here .

2. I knew you had problems

This song is the essential hymn of the IMO breakup. It gives me angsty teenage vibes, which I absolutely adore. The track would be based on Taylor’s relationship with singer Harry Styles and deal with the theme of toxic love. The best part is the chorus. It hits you right in the sensations even now. You can listen to Taylor’s version here .

3. You belong to me

Taylor got the inspiration for this song when she saw a male friend fighting with his girlfriend on the phone. The best part of the song was Taylor playing a dual role in the music video. The song was released in 2008. The song was nominated for Song of the year , Record of the year , and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 2010 Grammy Awards. You can listen to Taylor’s version here.

4. Shake it

1989 was Taylor’s first pop album and this song was a dance-pop number with a saxophone in it. The song is about Taylor’s indifference to his enemies and detractors and their negative comments on his image. Upbeat music always makes me groove. The video showed Taylor herself being awkward trying to learn to dance and it’s AF.

5. Too good

by Taylor Very good was released ten years ago as part of the album Red . The song is a breakup song that is rumored to be about Taylor’s relationship with Jake Gyllenhall. He highlighted the age gap between Taylor and Jake and the enlightening nature of the relationship. This year also saw the release of Too good – the short film and All Too Well-Ten Minute Version (Taylor version) and brought back so many memories from ten years ago.

6. We will never get back together

This song is inspired by Taylor’s intermittent relationship with her then-boyfriend. The song is said to be based on Jake Gyllenhaal. We love a good breakup song and it was one of the best of its time. The song was Taylor’s first number one on the Billboard HOT 100 CHART in the United States. You can listen to Taylor’s version here .

7. Empty space

Empty space is inspired by the media calling Taylor a “psycho serial date girl”. The song is part of the album 1989 and the video was a pleasure to watch. Taylor revealed in a live interview that at first the tag seemed offensive to her, but later she found it interesting and wrote a song about it. You can listen to Taylor’s version here .

8. Bad blood

Taylor likes to take inspiration from real life and it shows. This hit is inspired by Taylor’s public feud with pop icon Katy Perry. The quarrel would have focused on the poaching of reserve dancers on tour in 2012-2013. Even the video shows two groups fighting. Katy Perry then released a Swift-bashing song titled 1984 .

9. The wildest dreams

It was a big change from Taylor’s usual country-pop and pop songs. The track is the fifth single from the album 1989 and was released in 2015. The clip was reminiscent of classic Hollywood romances. Critics likened the song to Lana Del Ray’s music and the video was shot in Africa and California. You can listen to Taylor’s version here .

10. Style

This song is also about singer Harry Styles and the song’s lyrics are about an unhealthy relationship the couple cannot escape, such as Taylor Swift and Harry Styles. Taylor made it pretty obvious with Harry’s description in the lyrics. The song was released in 2015 as part of the fifth album. 1989 .

11. Dear Jean

Dear John is said to be based on Taylor’s short-lived relationship with singer John Mayer. The piece of music was released in 2010 in the album Speak Now . The lyrics make various references to John’s behavior towards her and their ten-year age gap. You can listen to the concept version of Taylor here .

12. Our song

Taylor wrote the song for a high school talent show during her freshman year. The lyrics are about a young couple using events in their lives to create their own song. The song became so popular among her classmates that she convinced her producers to add the song to her debut album, Taylor Swift . The song was released in 2007 and became an instant hit marking her as a country artist.

13. Look what you made me do

If I could, I would put it in the “revenge song” category. Taylor flaunts her good-girl-turned-bad attitude with a complete reinvention in this 2017 song. The track is said to be based on all of her exes and foes and interpolates the melody of the famous pop song. I’m too sexy. Years later, it still hits the spot.

14. start over

Restart is a country song in all its glory from the album Red. The song deals with the theme of finding love after a failed relationship and it makes me nostalgic for teenage romance. The song received wide critical acclaim and was nominated for Best Country Song at the 56 e Annual Grammy Awards. You can listen to Taylor’s version here .

15. Hi Stéphane

While Taylor cleared this Hi Stéphane is about Stephen King and not Stephen Colbert, the song’s lyrics say otherwise. In the printed lyrics, “love and theft” is capitalized which refers to Stephen Barker Liles of the country duo Love and flight with whom she toured. Taylor reportedly had a crush on Stephen. The song is a country-pop released as part of the second album Intrepid in 2008. You can listen to Taylor’s version here.

16. Nice to meet you

This track is the ninth song on the album Speak Now and was released in 2010. The song was also the theme song for her perfume. The song is about singer Adam Young from The city of the owl. Taylor reportedly developed a crush on Adam during their interaction which led to the song’s birth.

17. Red

This song and the album was what defined Taylor Swift for me. Of course, it would also be her ex Harry Styles. Taylor was also known for her red lip and her relationship with Harry, which the song constantly hints at. You can listen to Taylor’s version here .

18. Ours

Ours is a song from the Deluxe Edition of Taylor’s album Speak Now . The song is a country ballad. It was released as the fifth and final song on the album. The song is about someone his friends and family don’t like and rumored to be one of his ex-Jake Gyllenhaal, Toby Hemingway or John Mayer. However, Taylor focuses on hoping for love in the lyrics.

19. 22

This particular song is from the album Red. The song begins with an acoustic guitar and quickly turns into an upbeat dance-pop number. The melody is catchy AF and I challenge you not to dance to it. You can listen to Taylor’s version here .

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