“And she thinks I’m psycho ’cause I like to rhyme her name with things” ", Song highlight: The dramatic urgency of "Drop everything now / Meet me in the pouring rain / Kiss me on the sidewalk / Take away the pain. ", If you like this, listen to: "Wildest Dreams.". All rights reserved. ", Worst offense: Rhyming "pub, we" with "rugby.".
“You made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter / You are the best thing that’s ever been mine” I definitely love the lyric “I like shiny things, but I’d marry you with paper rings,” but to me, “Paper Rings” sounds like Kidz Bop punk-pop. 12. But considering she was still a teenager when she released her cover of "Santa Baby," it's difficult to listen to a young Swift croon about how she's been an "awful good girl" while trying to flirt her way into a light blue convertible without gagging. 13. To say this song, which sounds Trolls-ian, didn’t deliver and extremely underwhelmed me is also an understatement. There’s something powerful about Taylor listing the subtle details she misses after a breakup.
"This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things" is a final jab at West that unnecessarily disrupted the emotional flow of "Dress," "Call It What You Want," and "New Year's Day" on the back end of the record. ", If you like this, listen to: "You Belong With Me.". Before “Look What You Made Me Do,” Taylor gave us a glimpse at her dark side with her fiery track “Better Than Revenge.” On a quest for vengeance after a Hollywood starlet stole her boyfriend, she unleashes some of her sharpest songwriting while taking a jab at her own “reputation.”. 2 in a list of Swift's best songs. “Enchanted” is mine, with those “wonderstruck” feelings of love at first sight which fully activate with the lyric from the bridge, “Please don’t be in love with someone else.”. "Look What You Made Me Do" was the first song Swift released after Kimye-gate tore her down in the court of public opinion and it didn't do all that much to convince people to like her again — mostly because it wasn't up to par with Swift's earlier (and vastly superior) songwriting. I think I’m just a miserable grump, but I don’t feel genuine human emotion in this Lover song. "How You Get the Girl" is a guide for a straight man on how to win back his ex-girlfriend six months after the breakup — but if the relationship ended, it probably ended for a reason. It'd be cute if it wasn't for the fact that, if we're playing on British stereotypes here, we're all incredibly cynical and don't care for outlandish outpourings of affection. It's a beautiful culmination of her past work that shows just how far the singer has grown in her romantic life, while acknowledging the lessons of fragility she's learned and that at any moment, everything she built could disappear. Worst offense: It's a forgettable track added to the end of a deluxe edition of an album full of heavy-hitters. “And then the world moves on, but one thing’s for sure / Maybe I got mine, but you’ll all get yours” For that and many more reasons, I’m a diehard Swiftie. But lyrically, the singer-songwriter maintains an intimacy that’s become custom to Swift’s catalogue. If you like this, listen to: "Call It What You Want.". ", If you like this, listen to: "State of Grace. After years of making headlines with public breakups, social media feuds and award show mishaps, it is easy to forget how the 10-time Grammy winner first became a household name a decade ago with her confessional, carefully crafted songs jam-packed with personal details. Speaking of which, I’ll never get over those unforgettable one-liners from “Blank Space.” Who among us could forget the “Starbucks lovers” confusion, or my personal favorite Swiftian illustrations: “cherry lips, crystal skies,” and “screaming, crying, perfect storms.”. If her latest album, Lover, is known for its rainbow-sparkle-sunshine vibe and Reputation is known for moody synths, then Red is known for its evocative lyrics.
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"The ease with which 'Teardrops' translated to straight pop showed that her deft melodic touch and conversational way with deeply felt emotions could scale to the widest possible audience," Maura Johnston wrote for Pitchfork. ", Song highlight: "Pretend he doesn't know / That he's the reason why / You're drowning, you're drowning, you're drowning.". "Teardrops on My Guitar" was a definitive country song that found its way onto the pop charts, foreshadowing Swift's eventual full-time crossover to the genre.
", Song highlight: "We blocked the noise with the sound of 'I need you' / And for the first time I had something to lose. 4. ", Song highlight: "So I'll drive home alone / As I turn out the light / I'll put his picture down / And maybe get some sleep tonight. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our. What started off as a deep cut on "Red" swiftly became heralded as the singer's magnum opus, and for good reason. ", Being the December baby that she is, it's not much of a surprise that Swift came out with a Christmas EP in 2007 called "The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection.".