The Ultimate Top 10 Taylor Swift Hits

The Ultimate Top 10 Taylor Swift Hits

Kyral - Mar 21,2024

At the dawn of 2024, Taylor Swift kicked off the year by making history once again. Her concert film "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour" shattered a record held by Michael Jackson for 15 years, becoming the highest-grossing concert movie worldwide.

This globally acclaimed tour began in March 2023 and spanned five continents, featuring songs from Swift's entire discography. She described it as "a journey through her musical career."

You might not be a fan of Taylor Swift, but you can't deny her impact, especially over the past year. "Time" named her their cover person for 2023, stating that in her 17-year career, Taylor has had more No. 1 albums than any other female artist in history. Just this year, she racked up three. In 2023, she's everywhere – sold-out stadiums, breaking records left and right, universities offering courses dedicated to studying her. We have to find new ways to measure her influence.

Choosing Taylor Swift's top ten songs of all time took a while because each of her songs is a labor of love. We can't say one song is better than another; her music speaks to countless souls. She dares to confront her weaknesses and pain, while also bravely showcasing her strength and resilience. So, let's dive into these top ten songs!

10. You're on Your Own kid

Taylor Swift is renowned for her emotionally charged songs, and the fifth track on each of her albums often strikes a chord with listeners. "You're on Your Own Kid" is no exception. This song showcases the singer-songwriter's most raw and personal lyrics, chronicling her journey through fame, love, loss, and growth over the years. With its seemingly autobiographical nature, the song offers a heartbreaking insight into Taylor's insecurities. Here are the lyrics that I think stand out the most:

"From sprinkler splashes to fireplace ashes/I gave my blood, sweat, and tears for this/I hosted parties and starved my body/Like I'd be saved by a perfect kiss.''

9. Shake It Off

Renowned as an anthem in Taylor Swift's musical legacy, "Shake It Off" shines as one of her timeless classics. Released in 2014 as the lead single from her fifth studio album, "1989," this track marked Swift's seamless transition from country to pop, igniting a global sensation with its infectious beat, catchy lyrics, and irresistible melody.

Beyond its chart-topping success, "Shake It Off" represented a pivotal moment in Taylor Swift's career, signaling her embrace of a more mainstream pop sound. Its upbeat and empowering message resonated deeply with fans and critics alike, cementing its status as a pop culture phenomenon. Accompanied by a vibrant music video showcasing diverse dance styles and captivating visuals, "Shake It Off" elevated its appeal and left an indelible mark on the music industry.

8. Love Story

"Love Story" is an eternal classic—you probably know all the lyrics by heart already! This song was released in 2008 as the lead single from Taylor Swift's second studio album, "Fearless," cleverly intertwining her country roots with pop sensibilities.

"Love Story" has become a cultural phenomenon, making its mark across various media platforms and influencing the popularity of country-pop music. Over the years, this song has remained incredibly popular, earning a special place in the hearts of fans. "Love Story" continues to be a pivotal track in Taylor's career, propelling her into the ranks of global superstars.

7. Don’t Blame Me

Actually, before the Eras Tour, "Don't Blame Me" from Swift's 2016 album "Reputation" didn't quite capture my attention. It wasn't among my top picks from the album. However, after watching the film this October, I was completely mesmerized.

This track truly shines amidst a lineup of stellar songs, and I've been playing it on repeat ever since. With lyrics like "Don't blame me, love made me crazy," maintains Swift's trademark humor while addressing deeper themes with sincerity. It's seductive, intelligent, and incredibly satisfying to sing along to, and Swift absolutely nails the high note.

6. Look What You Made Me Do

"Look What You Made Me Do" epitomizes a bold and provocative chapter in Taylor Swift's musical journey. This song, featured on her 2017 album "Reputation," serves as the lead single, marking a departure from the cheerful pop music of her previous album. With its dark and avant-garde production, the track captures a sense of empowerment and transformation as Swift takes control of her narrative in the face of those who have wronged her.

You can tell that the lyrics are dripping with irony and self-awareness, reflecting Swift's response to the public scrutiny she faces. Every time I hear this song, I'm like, "Wow, my girl is cool!"

5. Style (Taylor's Version)

"Style," a standout track from the album "1989," isn't just your average pop song—it's a magnetic force that lodges itself in your brain and refuses to leave. From its title, it seems to be about Swift's ex, Harry Styles. With its lush production, dreamy atmosphere, and Swift's sultry vocals, "Style" is more than just a song—it's an experience. It's the kind of track that makes you want to dance around your room, belting out the lyrics at the top of your lungs.

It's got those infectious beats that make you want to dance like nobody's watching, and the lyrics? They hit you right in the feels.

"I love you, ain't that the worst thing you've ever heard?"

4. You Belong With Me

"You Belong with Me" is hands down one of Taylor Swift's best and most beloved songs, and it's a fan favorite for sure. The storyline of this song revolves around unrequited love, and who doesn't want their crush to take notice and care for them, right? Every time I hear this song, it's like a flashback to my high school crush. Do you guys ever just crank up the volume and sing along uncontrollably when you hear it? Let's give it another spin now!

3. Wildest Dreams

"Wildest Dreams" is an outstanding track from Taylor Swift's 1989 album. This song paved the way for Swift's now iconic breathy style, echoed in songs like Midnight's "Snow on the Beach ft. Lana Del Ray."

Back then, everyone was guessing who this song was about. Fans had their theories about the inspiration behind this song. Some thought it was about Alexander Skarsgård, with whom Swift collaborated in the movie "The Giver." Others believed it was about Harry Styles, who inspired many other songs on the album. Another theory was that it might have come from Hollywood's famous couple Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

When Swift released her own version of the song in 2021, everyone went wild, sparking a viral trend on TikTok, with Swift herself getting in on the action.

2. Cruel Summer

Swift's "Cruel Summer" is like that cool friend you always forget to invite to the party. It's a beloved song for many Swifties. thanks to the Eras Tour making waves, "Cruel Summer" finally snagged the crown and hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this October.

1. Bad Blood

"Bad Blood" is like the ultimate musical mic drop in Taylor Swift's arsenal. It's got that infectious energy that just pumps you up and makes you feel like you can take on the world. Exploring themes of betrayal and fractured friendships, Swift delivers a powerful message to a former friend turned adversary.

Its music video is like a blockbuster movie. With a star-studded cast and jaw-dropping visuals, it's like watching a Hollywood showdown unfold right before your eyes. "Bad Blood" hit the top of the charts. And with its bold sound and unapologetic vibe, it's no wonder critics couldn't stop singing its praises.