Taylor Swift is releasing her 7th album in less than a week! Yay! I thought it would be a fun trip back to listen to my favorite tracks from each album.
The Beginning - Taylor Swift
When Taylor Swift released her self-titled album I was in 6th grade. One of my friends me listen to her first single “Tim McGraw“. I purchased the album and listened on repeat. I put it on my mp3 player (lol) and would listen on the bus ride to school. I remember, even as an 11 year old, this song was my favorite off this album. I loved the idea of falling in love with your childhood sweetheart. After all these years, Mary’s Song (Oh My My My) is my top song off of Taylor Swift.
Album 2 - Fearless
The good ol’ country days of Taylor Swift. I was able to see her Fearless Tour at Cheyenne Frontier Days. I still remember her ripping off her marching band uniform while she sang You Belong With Me. But that isn’t my top song from this album. My top song comes from the deluxe version. A song about being too proud to tell a love “sorry”, but still wanting them to come back and throw rocks at your bedroom window. I spent many hours perfecting the ending lines. The Other Side of the Door takes the cake for Fearless.
Self-Written - Speak Now
Speak Now is wonderful. Self-written, still country but with a splash of pop. This top song was a single and is more upbeat than the last two. Similar to the other two, it is about a love but this time it encompasses the relationship as a whole, looking at the whole story. One is wanting to fight, while the other doesn’t seem to mind. The Story of Us may be a tragedy, but is a nice bop from Speak Now.
Pop Cross-Over - Red
When Red was released, I wasn’t excited for it. I loved Country Taylor and didn’t want the change. However, it is now my favorite Taylor Swift album. I can listen to it with any mood and feeling and find validation in the lyrics. Picking a song from this album is hard. I love All Too Well, but the first song I pick to listen to from this album is always Treacherous. “All we are is skin and bones trained to get along, forever going with the flow but your friction.”
Pop 101 - 1989
1989 has some great lyrical tracks. My all time favorite song, especially if you see any concert footage of it has a lovely echo to it. It is about love (again), but a pure love. A love that is felt and heard all around you. You understand why they lost their minds and fought their wars. You are in Love is just 10/10.
The New Taylor - Reputation
This era of Taylor Swift was dark and edgy and I loved it. Every song on this album has such a unique flavor to it that is different from every other album. I was albe to see Taylor at her Denver show with my sisters. Hearing these songs played and danced to lived was one of my best days. Picking a top song is difficult. I want to pick Getaway Car. the song that should have been a sing. Or Look What You Made Me Do, the music video with all the Easter Eggs. I think I will have to go with a song about love, because why not. This song on tour had some sick drum beats. And I love the rhythm of the bridge, “Is this the end of all the endings?” King of My Heart is my top Reputation pick.
Disagree? What are your top pics?