Best Taylor Swift Songs
It was only a matter of time before T-Swift took on the ultimate teenage love story: Romeo and Juliet. Her take on the star-crossed lovers doesn’t disappoint, though she does fudge the ending a bit (it’s just a story after all).
Is it a breakup song or a take-me-back tune? Either way, the opening verse of this Speak Now song perfectly captures the mundane small talk between two people with a lot of baggage between them, then gets into the heavy stuff.
Written when she was just a high-school freshman, this song is more than just a harbinger of things to come (though it’s certainly that too)—it’s still one of her best songs about young love.
Couched among the sugary chorus, this Red single has some deep insights. (”We're happy, free, confused and lonely in the best way,” she sings) We can’t wait to see what she has to say about 26 or 29 or 32.
If you’ve ever had a crush on your BFF, this shout-along Speak Now tune’s inclusion is self-explanatory. Despite the Vogue covers and hundreds of millions of dollars, Swift plays the role of a T-shirt-and-jeans every-gal expertly.