Top Taylor Swift Songs (abridged)

In her seminal, world-changing Tiny Desk concert, Taylor Swift said likes it when people rank her songs, so here we are. I have selected my favourite songs from her seven albums and ranked them!

All Too Well
An obvious choice, the usual chart-topper and I'm no different. The standout track from Red, this five and a half minute epic is immediately arresting. The specificity of the lyrics, the sumptuous instrumentation, the way it builds to its huge conclusion - this song is simply undeniable.
"Autumn leaves falling down like pieces into place 
And I can picture it after all these days"

Tim McGraw
Her first ever single, this is the song that made me realise how much I adored her music. I haven't always been kind about her vocals, but the way she delivers "that's a lie" made me fall in love with her a little bit.
"He said the way my blue eyes shined
Put those Georgia stars to shame that night
I said: "That's a lie.""

Sparks Fly
She used to play this at concerts years before it was ever released and it became an 'underground hit' on early YouTube. It was finally released as a proper song on Speak Now and it is maybe her most singalong-able song? I just associate it with screeeeaming along to it! JOY.
"Get me with those green eyes, baby
As the lights go down
Gimme something that'll haunt me whenever you're not around..."

Back To December
When this was released on Speak Now, Taylor famously said it was the first time she'd had to write an 'apology song' because she had been the one in the wrong in how the relationship ended. I love the melody, the lyrics, the way it evokes a certain time so clearly. This song makes me feel like I'm 20 years old and the Taylor Swift/Taylor Lautner thing was still relevant and it's sunny and the world is easy and I love it.
"And I think about summer, all the beautiful times
I watched you laughing from the passenger side
And realised I loved you in the fall"




And because I have realised this is going to be way too long if I analyse each and every song, the rest, ranked:


Should've Said No
Love Story
Our Song
Never Grow Up
Picture To Burn
Long Live
Death By A Thousand Cuts
Forever and Always
Fearless
You Belong With Me
Soon You'll Get Better
I'm Only Me When I'm With You
Ours
You Are In Love
Last Kiss
Cornelia Street
Blank Space
Stay Stay Stay
The Moment I Knew
All You Had To Do Was Stay
This Love
Lover
Wonderland
Style
I Know Places

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