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 The TaYlor 50 (5-1) 
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Walls of insincerity, shifting eyes and vacancy vanished when I saw your face



6. Enchanted


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10. More violins here on You’re Not Sorry, but the kind that indicate sorrow instead of fantasy adventure. This is another breakup song where the handsome Prince turned out to be just another jerk, basically the theme of the Fearless album. But this stands out above the rest because of the emotion poured into it, both in the lyrics she sings and the music she chooses to accompany it.

9. Delicate is the Taylor song most likely to put me in the mood for romanticisms. One can picture her sitting on your lap whispering the hook into your ears. That is what elevated above a cutesy song about meeting someone new. It probably should have switched places with This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things on the tracklist of Reputation, as it fits in with the later albums them of the New Taylor being relaxed by the start of something special.

8. Cruel Summer is the instant classic off her new album, I already can’t let it go, it’s hand prints on my soul. Not only is it impossibly infectious, but lyrically mature despite being pretty similar to many songs on her oldest albums. Why? Everyone expected this song to be about Kanye, even after she precluded it with a song called I Forgot That You Existed. Taylor has moved on from that petty feud, at least for now. We’ll see how Kanye responds to being ignored.

7. Blank Space has Taylor fully embracing all her personality aspects that have been heightened by media and fans/haters. It’s almost a satire, except that Taylor knows she actually is like this sometimes and is kinda like “well if you don’t like it then suck my big fat D”. The important thing is that she’s having fun with it, leading to one of her biggest pop hits in the catalog.

6. Enchanted is the inverse, or perhaps the prequel to Haunted. Her walk through the fantasy world is quite blissful here, much like the beginning of the movie that I’m sure this song is titled after. It’s weird that this song is about the Owl City, who kinda looks like George McFly, but maybe that is the appeal? If we were ranking Taylor songs by their instrumental versions, this would take a crack at #1. It is epic at six minutes, almost a Tool song.

Was tough to leave any of these out of the top 5, but life is tough, even one as glorious as Taylors. Those final five will come later .. or maybe tomorrow.


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Well here we are at tomorrow and it's time to end this. I am Iron Man!


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Long drive could end in burning flames or paradise



5. Style


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If you could see that I'm the one who understands you



4. You Belong With Me


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You come around and the armor falls, pierce the room like a cannonball



3. State Of Grace


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I'm captivated by you baby like a fireworks show



2. Sparks Fly


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Braced myself for the goodbye, cause its all I've ever known



1. Mine


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5. Style is definitely Taylor at her absolute coolest. If it were made into an 80s movie she’d be played by Molly Ringwald, wearing sunglasses and something that seemed fashionable back then. The album 1989 was all about capturing the sound of the year she was born, and none did it better than Style.

4. I know its not on her first album, or even the first single off her second album, but You Belong With Me plays like the Taylor Swift origin story to me. I guess Black Panther got a solo movie after he had already appeared in Civil War, so there is some precedent.

3. I love the drums on State of Grace so much, they make it come off as a Metric song, or from some similar female fronted alt-rock band. Then that guitar comes in and elevates my spirit even more.

2. Up until this moment I had always considered Sparks Fly to be my favorite Swift song, but I guess Lover prompted a change. Still, as the #2 song I obviously still love it a lot. Why? Well it has everything I love about Taylor in it. Strong, but adorable lyrics about falling in love and the risks that come along with it. And she matches it with an unforgettable musical composition.

1. It’s a huge twist, a Shamylonian one you could say, but Mine ascends all the way to the top spot. Why? Well I guess it has everything that I love about Sparks Fly, but in the post-Lover world Mine just has more forward momentum going on. Instead of falling in love with someone new, Mine is Taylor at what believes is the end of her love. Yet her man surprises her, and instead of letting it flame out like everyone has before, he locks it down, choosing the potential of long-term happiness over the burning rush of a new flame. Obviously this didn’t work out, she’s been with many others in the ten years since, but if you told a new Taylor fan that this was a new Tayor song they’d believe you, cause it fits right in with the Lover era. That being said, Sparks Fly could easily go back to #1 within a week lol. These two are that damn good and will always have to be inseparable.


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Solid top 5. State of Grace is one of my favourites off Red as well

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Stats!

By album:

1989 - 9
Red - 9
Speak Now - 8
Lover - 8
Reputation - 8
Fearless - 6
Taylor Swift - 1
Fifty Shades Darker - 1

But, the order switches a bit when we use the passion ranking system (#1 is 50 points, #50 is 1 point)

Speak Now: 50 + 49 + 45 + 37 + 26 + 25 + 14 + 8 = 254
1989: 46 + 44 + 34 + 30 + 27 + 21 + 19 + 12 + 5 = 238
Fearless: 47 + 41 + 38 + 33 + 31 + 23 =213
Red: 48 + 39 + 35 + 28 + 22 + 13 + 9 + 7 + 4 = 205
Lover: 43 + 32 + 29 + 24 + 20 + 17 + 11 + 3 = 179
Reputation: 42 + 40 + 36 + 18 + 16 + 10 + 6 + 2 = 170
Taylor Swift: 15
Fifty Shades Darker: 1

Not all surprised by the domination of the top two, but I am surprised that there's a big gap between Red/Fearless and Lover/Reputation.


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I'm not a big Taylor fan, but I'd agree with "Mine" being her best song.

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No Love Story?! :|

Mine wouldn't make my top 20 Taylor songs tbh.

Sparks Fly is one of my favorites though!


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Enchanted is a perfect song, imo.

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Yeah, after re-listening to it. My above statement is correct. Enchanted is my #1, sorry every other song.

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Delicate is an easy #1. #9 is wrong

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Post Re: The TaYlor 50 (5-1)
Woops never posted the full list or close calls. :hahaha:

1. Mine
2. Sparks Fly
3. State Of Grace
4. You Belong With Me
5. Style
6. Enchanted
7. Blank Space
8. Cruel Summer
9. Delicate
10. You’re Not Sorry
11. Call It What You Want
12. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
13. Tell Me Why
14. Haunted
15. New Years Day
16. Starlight
17. I Know Places
18. Hey Stephen
19. I Think He Knows
20. Fearless
21. Clean
22. Cornelia Street
23. Red
24. Bad Blood
25. Mean
26. Long Live
27. False God
28. White Horse
29. All Too Well
30. New Romantics
31. Lover
32. Welcome To New York
33. End Game
34. Death By 1000 Cuts
35. Dress
36. Picture To Burn
37. Back To December
38. 22
39. Wildest Dreams
40. Miss Americana and the Heartbreak Prince
41. King of my Heart
42. I Almost Do
43. Speak Now
44. Treacherous
45. Ready For It
46. All You Had To Do Was Stay
47. Stay Stay Stay
48. London Boy
49. Getaway Car
50. I dont Wanna Live Forever

And all the songs that made my playlist, but not the actual list.

Gorgeous
A Place In This World
Change
How You Get The Girl
Daylight
Everything Has Changed
Its Nice To Have A Friend
Shake It Off
Holy Ground
The Archer
The Story Of Us
Innocent
I Knew You Were Trouble
Better Than Revenge
Should’ve Said No
Don’t Blame Me
Tim McGraw
I Forgot That You Existed
Love Story
The Way I Loved You

Thanks again for following along!


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