Top 10 Taylor Swift Songs We Can’t Miss
1. Safe and Sound (with the Civil Wars)
Swift’s meditative, breathy vocals stand at the center of this tear-jerking ballad from the T-Bone Burnett-produced Hunger Games soundtrack. The singer is joined here by the folk duo and fellow Nashville natives the Civil Wars, to whom she previously gave a major career boost by proclaiming them one of her favorite musical acts.
2. Begin Again
Taylor is no stranger to heartbreak. Breakup anthems have become one of her signatures! However, she’s also a master at picking up the pieces and moving on. ‘Begin Again’ captures that magical moment of meeting someone new after a breakup and standing at the start of something great.
When Owl City‘s Adam Young professed his love to Taylor, she decided to respond by writing him a song. Awwww, so cute! Note that this rock ballad — introduced with short guitar strumming and fairytale-like synthesizers — includes the words “enchanted” and “wonderstruck” after Young used them in an email exchange with her. It obviously worked — she was swept off her feet:” All I know is I was enchanted to meet you / This night is sparkling, don’t you let it go / I’m wonderstruck, blushing all the way home.”
4. Everything Has Changed
Swift teamed up with British singer Ed Sheeran in the ballad “everything has changed.” The song video features Young Taylor and Sheeran whose friendship parlays into a happily ever after. Simply adorable and awe-inspiring.
5. Love Story
The song title is akin to the music video. We have Taylor flexing her acting chops as she plays out the role of Juliet from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, but this time we have a happy ending. The lead single from her sophomore album received critical acclaim for its writing style and plot. It’s one of those harmonious songs that everybody can’t help but sing along.
6. Back to December
What makes this break-up song different from Swift’s other beautifully-written heartbreak? Well, on “Back to December”, she admits she’s the one in the wrong. On this fan favorite from her “Speak Now” album, Taylor Swift serves up a slice of humble pie made of guilt, regret and apologies- and she’s just as relatable as ever
The title track from Swift’s fourth album offers a brilliantly bittersweet dissection of an ill-fated relationship. Over slick pop-rock with a subtle country twang, Swift pulls out some of her best similes as she looks back at a romance that went from “burning red” to “blue like I’d never known”. Bet not to put this one on if you’re still feeling tender after a break-up.
8. You Belong With Me
Taylor Swift’s biggest crossover hit — due to Nathan Chapman’s production — is about a seemingly unobtainable love interest similar to ‘Teardrops on My Guitar,’ but with a happy ending. One of the few Taylor Swift love songs that’s not based on her life, the track became her fourth No. 1 country hit and her highest-charting Hot 100 hit, peaking at No. 2.
Mine is unique in that it chronicles an entire relationship, from just meeting, to first fights, to growing old together.
It’s one of the more famous Taylor Swift songs, so you’ve probably heard it.
It’s a beautiful song lyrically, but what’s always stood out to me is the music video.
10. I knew you were trouble
Red popped yet another record-breaking single. We are used to Taylor sticking with the pop/ country genre, but the song featured dubstep, which Taylor pulled off quite well. Taylor unleashes her rage of how she ignored red flags from one of her ex-boyfriends. The sour relationship motivated her to pen down one of her favorite songs.