[our] Taylor Swift [song] Rankings

 

It’s been quite a year for Taylor Swift with two surprise album drops and two documentaries, and we have loved every minute of it. My ten year-old daughter and I have bonded over our shared love of the melodies and lyrics. We’ve also seen many lists swirling around ranking Taylor’s songs. Every time we read one, we find things out of order and sometimes way off. So we decided to make our own! We spent hours pouring through all of the albums and discussing our favorite tracks, carefully ranking as we went along. Many of them have sentimental places in our hearts, some get stuck in our heads, there are classics, and then you have a select group that are musical gold.

We started with Taylor’s nine albums, including bonus tracks, and took out the songs we could live without. Once those were eliminated, we ranked each album based on the percentage of songs left standing. Then, we ranked the remaining tracks by album. Lastly, we ranked our number ones, leaving us with an ultimate favorite. It was a lot of work, but it was also such fun reminiscing over some songs I hadn’t heard in a long time.

Here are the totally unofficial Taylor Swift rankings according to us:

9. Taylor Swift

8. Mary’s Song (Oh My My My)

7. Cold As You

6. Picture to Burn

5. Should’ve Said No

4. Our Song

3. Invisible

2. Teardrops On My Guitar

1 Tim McGraw

Favorite Lyric:

When you think Tim McGraw

I hope you think my favorite song

Someday you’ll turn your radio on

I hope it takes you back to that place

 

8. Fearless

 

12. You Belong With Me

11. Untouchable

10. Change

9. The Best Day

8. Love Story

7. Breathe

6. Come In With the Rain

5. Fearless

4. Fifteen

3. Forever & Always (Piano Version)

2. You’re Not Sorry

1. White Horse

Favorite Lyric:

This is a big world, that was a small town

There in my rear view mirror disappearing now

 

 

7. Lover

 

12. ME!

11. Paper Rings

10. London Boy

9. Cruel Summer

8. Soon You’ll Get Better

7. Daylight

6. The Archer

5. Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince

4. Lover

3. Cornelia Street

2. Death by a Thousand Cuts

1. Afterglow

Favorite Lyric:

I blew things out of proportion, now you’re blue

Put you in jail for something you didn’t do

 

 

6. Reputation

 

11. …Ready For It?

10. I Did Something Bad

9. End Game

8. Getaway Car

7. Don’t Blame Me

6. Delicate

5. Call It What You Want

4. King of My Heart

3. Dress

2. New Year’s Day

1. Dancing With Our Hands Tied

Favorite Lyric:

I’d kiss you as the lights went out

Swaying as the room burned down

I’d hold you as the water rushes in

If I could dance with you again

 

 

5. 1989

 

11. This Love

10. All You Had To Do Was Stay

9. Blank Space

8. You Are In Love

7. Bad Blood

6. I Wish You Would

5. Out of the Woods

4. Style

3. Wonderland

2. Clean

1. Wildest Dreams

Favorite Lyric:

You see me in hindsight

Tangled up with you all night

Burning it down

 

4. Speak Now

 

12. Speak Now

11. Sparks Fly

10. Mean

9. Never Grow Up

8. Mine

7. Haunted (Acoustic)

6. If This Was a Movie

5. Innocent

4. Dear John

3. Enchanted

2. Last Kiss

1. Back to December (Acoustic)

Favorite Lyric:

So this is me swallowing my pride,

Standing in front of you, saying, “I’m sorry for that night,”

And I go back to December all the time

 

3. Red

 

14. Sad Beautiful Tragic

13. The Moment I Knew

12. 22

11. State of Grace

10. I Knew You Were Trouble

9. The Lucky One

8. Everything Has Changed

7. I Almost Do

6. Starlight

5. Begin Again

4. Treacherous

3. Red

2. The Last Time

1. All Too Well

Favorite Lyric:

Hey, you call me up again just to break me like a promise

So casually cruel in the name of being honest

 

2. evermore

 

14. no body, no crime

13. cowboy like me

12. closure

11. coney island

10. ‘tis the damn season

9. marjorie

8. evermore

7. happiness

6. long story short

5. willow

4. champagne problems

3. tolerate it

2. gold rush

1. ivy

Favorite Lyric:

Oh, I can’t

Stop you putting roots in my dreamland

My house of stone, your ivy grows

And now I’m covered in you

 

1. folklore

 

17. betty

16. seven

15. illicit affairs

14. mad woman

13. this is me trying

12. the last great american dynasty

11. mirrorball

10. august

9. peace

8. epiphany

7. hoax

6. the lakes

5. my tears ricochet

4. cardigan

3. invisible string

2. exile

1. the 1

Favorite Lyric:

We never painted by the numbers, baby

But we were making it count

You know the greatest loves of all time are over now

 

All The Number Ones

9. Dancing With Our Hands Tied

8. ivy

7. Tim McGraw

6. Afterglow

5. Wildest Dreams

4. the 1

3. White Horse

2. Back to December

1. All Too Well

 

The Honorable Mentions

dorthea

Hey Stephen

Long Live

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Welcome to New York

I Think He Knows

 

THE END [game]

 

What’s your favorite T-Swift song?

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