Related Videos

Top 10 Taylor Swift Songs

VO: Matt Campbell
Script Written by Q.V. Hough. The Leader of the T-Swizzle Nation. Join WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Taylor Swift Songs. For this list, we’ve chosen our entries based on a combination of the band’s fan favorites as well as their most commercially successful songs. Special thanks to our users Jerome Magajes, Nam Asdas Asdas, Alex Guzman, Grimsley Boy, Lester Leong, Liza Bass, Peter Mei, BennieG1986, royalmonkey, Jordan Collins, Tyler Henry, Samuel LoveHeart Klinger, jonjondec123456789fu, mac121mr0, Billy Maloney, Charles Meekins and Jannie Hjulmann Andersen for submitting the idea on our Suggestions Page at WatchMojo.comsuggest
Share
WatchMojo

You must register to a corporate account to download this video. Please login

Transcript

Top 10 Taylor Swift Songs


The Leader of the T-Swizzle Nation. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Taylor Swift Songs.

For this list, we’ve chosen our entries based on a combination of the band’s fan favorites as well as their most commercially successful songs.

#10: “Red”
Red (2012)


On the fifth single off her fourth studio album, Taylor Swift confronted the pure intensity of passionate love along with a few darker shades of blue. With a Maserati reference taking hold of the first line, she set the tone for a wild ride through Pleasure Town with Roy. G. Biv in the passenger seat. Taylor reflected on love’s mysteries, while the gentle beat allowed Swifties to get nifty with their air guitars. With a live performance music video and poignant lyrics, “Red” became a modern pop-country classic.

#9: “Shake It Off”
1989 (2014)


Players gonna play and haters gonna hate. With this poppy number, Taylor Swift wiped a little dirt of her shoulder and let everybody know that she ain’t worried about all the internet trolls of the world. In the hilarious music video, Taylor boasts a Beyoncé-level of booty shaking and offered up some of the most amusing ballerina dancing the world has ever seen. Truly a triple-threat, Ms. Swift reached #1 on the charts with “Shake It Off” and transformed the public’s smack talk into yet another hit.

#8: “Teardrops on My Guitar”
Taylor Swift (2006)


With a title reminiscent of a classic George Harrison hit, and a story of unrequited love, Taylor Swift’s second career single had fans reaching for tissue boxes. Based on a real-life experience, “Teardrops on My Guitar” explored themes of insecurity and young love, while the heartbreaker of a music video projected Swift’s image into pop culture. By addressing her own inner heartache, Taylor Swift helped young teenyboppers transform their awkwardness into confident smiles. The track became a country hit and also introduced Swift to a more mainstream audience.

#7: “Mine”
Speak Now (2010)


This gentle jam kicked off Taylor Swift’s third album and touched the hearts of love-struck listeners. With lyrics reflecting the vulnerability of young lovers, Swift connected with basically everybody that has a human heart. The music video won CMT’s Video of the Year Award which featured a couple’s ascent to marriage bliss, while the track itself was ultimately covered by the television phenomenon known as “Glee.” Even Maroon 5 has performed the song live on stage, thus spreading Taylor’s poetic words across the universe.

#6: “Blank Space”
1989 (2014)


After the enormous success off “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift accomplished the impossible by replacing herself at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 – the first woman ever to do so. Tinged with sharp but loveable lyrics, “Blank Space” highlighted Swift’s public image and poked fun at a history of broken relationships. Taylor enlisted famed music-video director Joseph Kahn for the playful video and allowed herself to let loose and get her crazy on. Self-aware and lyrically refined, “Blank Space” became an Electropop anthem.

#5: “Back to December”
Speak Now (2010)


Draped in a country sound, this love song had Taylor Swift apologizing to a former flame. Lyrically, she reminisces on the good old days and owns up to her mistakes. By going “Back to December,” Taylor brought fans on a journey through self-discovery and reminded that some of life’s greatest joys are often taken for granted. With a more adult take on romance, the track helped Taylor leave her innocence behind and transition into a true pop star.

#4: “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
Red (2012)


You might say that Taylor Swift took a rather blunt approach for this musical zinger. By delivering a message to some unfortunate fellow through the title alone, Swift went on to release a quirky music video, which further proved her point – all in glorious 4k resolution. “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together” earned Taylor her first Billboard #1 and Rolling Stone ranked it as the #2 song of the year. So, who is the song actually about? Could it be actor Jake Gyllenhaal? We may never know.

#3: “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Red (2012)


Taylor Swift, the new diva of…dub step? As the third single from her fourth studio album, “I Knew You Were Trouble” took aim at the age-old theme of a good girl falling in love with a bad boy. The cinematic scope of the music video led to a win at the MTV Music Awards and Swift’s lyrical game along with her new sound impressed critics. Always ready to try something new, Swift elevated her pop star game with this chart topping success.

#2: “You Belong With Me”
Fearless (2008)


It was the song that inspired the infamous Kanye West stage bomb and became one of the biggest crossover hits of the decade. Thanks to a pop-friendly beat and endearing music video, “You Belong With Me” reached audiences of all ages and announced Taylor Swift as the next darling of pop music. She famously won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video and Al Yankovic later released a parody named “TMZ.” This chartbuster was hard to ignore but is certainly easy to enjoy.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

“Our Song”
Taylor Swift (2006)

“22”
Red (2012)

“Fearless”
Fearless (2008)

“You’re Not Sorry”
Fearless (2008)

“Style”
1989 (2014)

#1: “Love Story”
Fearless (2008)


Inspired by the tale of Romeo and Juliet, Taylor Swift took a classical approach for her second album’s lead single and captured the essence of what it means to be in love. By writing her own lyrics, Swift caught the attention of critics and her commercial looks made the video a favorite amongst young viewers. “Love Story” originated when Taylor’s family didn’t necessarily embrace a potential boyfriend, and the experience led to one of the best-selling singles of all-time. A country and pop hybrid, the song showcases what Taylor does best.

So, do you agree with our selections? What is your favorite Taylor Swift song? For more mind-blowing Top 10s published daily, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com.
Comments

Sign in to access this feature

Related Blogs