Following her breaking success in the country music arena, Taylor Swift was instantly labeled “America’s Sweetheart.”
Soon after the release of her self-titled debut album, the celebrated singer/songwriter demonstrated that her abilities would carry her far beyond genre and industry norms.
Swift has earned 11 Grammy Awards, 25 Billboard Music Awards, 12 Country Music Association Awards, 32 American Music Awards, and 49 Guinness World Records for her ability to translate her feelings into songs, and she shows no signs of slowing down.
Swift has straddled the country, pop, and alternative genres with ease and relatability throughout her career.
We have selected some of our favorite Taylor Swift lines from all Taylor Swift albums in light of her current re-recording efforts around a master’s controversy-
“Clean” is the catharsis that comes when one finally moves on, if “All Too Well” is an angry, unfulfilling longing for love lost. “Clean,” the final tune from Swift’s meteoric rise to pop success, sees Swift let go of the failed romance that “1989” spends so much time meditating on.
While “Clean” isn’t the most explosive or catchy of Swift’s songs, the quiet sound, and thoughtful lyrics struck a chord with me on first listen; “Clean” feels like the sigh of relief that comes when you know everything is going to be okay.
“You’re still all over me, Like a wine-stained dress I can no longer wear”
2. Tim Mcgraw
With each listen, Tim Mcgraw improves, and the album’s shortcomings have become more obvious since its release.
While we don’t care for a lot of the tracks on the album, we fell in love with “Tim Macgraw” the first time we heard it.
The song is a lovely study of the warmth that comes with healthy love, with magnificent plucking guitars and folky, magical lyrics.
The song’s last chorus makes us grateful for a mutually respectful, constantly thrilling relationship we don’t even have – and that, friends, is the mark of excellent songwriting.
3. Tolerate It
The genuineness of “tolerate it” was the first thing that hit us. We still feel as if she meant every word she sings in “Tolerate it,” which she writes when completely in love with someone.
The lyrics tell a simple but captivating story, with the last key shift in the final chorus closing the song on a triumphant note.
4. New Year’s Day
When we first heard “New Year’s Day,” we knew it would be our favorite song from Swift’s surprise album. The song hasn’t moved up or down in our rankings.
“New Year’s Day,” a return to Swift’s beginnings in country-tinged songs about high school romance, is exceptional in its simplicity and beauty at the same time.
You can’t help but let out a gasp straight from your heart.
5. All Too Well
Swift is nostalgic, enraged, and devastated in “All Too Well,” revisiting a broken romance over and over, searching for the answer to how and why things went wrong.
The song portrays Swift’s anguish while being universal, with ultra-specific lyrics about a missing scarf and terrible lyrics about no longer recognizing herself.
We hope that in the aftermath of a pandemic, we will be able to scream “All Too Well” at the top of our lungs in front of a room full of strangers.
“I’d like to be my old self again/ But I’m still looking for it”.
6. Back To December
While “Back to December” deserved to be the album’s lead single, the fact that it exists at all is an accomplishment; the song demonstrates Swift’s ability to weave a compact, fascinating story around an unapologetic pop tune.
This song is bound to strike a chord in your heart. There were many great songs on the album, but Back to December stole our hearts.
7. Death By A Thousand Cuts
This woman and her capacity to write songs about sorrow. This song is great. Fight us, but it has the nicest bridge. Swift got off to a stumbling start, choosing one of the best songs she’s ever written.
Throughout the first half of the song, the tension rises, culminating in one of Swift’s finest bridges ever. You simply must listen to the transition into the last chorus using headphones.
8. My Tears Ricochet
Swift’s song “My Tears Ricochet,” which finds her worried about ruining her then-new romance, is incredibly honest and emotional.
Swift does what she does best: making the experiences of a tremendously successful and famous pop singer feel accessible, with vocoder-enhanced vocals evoking an interior monologue.
This song is a battle cry, and inspiration made with the clay of strength and valor from one of the most award-winning country albums.
It’ll be like getting a call from an old buddy who reminds you of the good times you had as a kid.
This song is also significant for being the first of Swift’s songs to hint at more adult material; it’s difficult to believe the lyrics can be more than just merely about having a crush when listening to the song.
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