Taylor Swift songs ranked

I’ve been a fan of Taylor Swift since 2009-ish. Speak Now was the first Swift album I downloaded in full on my purple iPod Nano first gen. Red was the first Taylor Swift album I had for my car after I finally passed my driving test a few weeks before my 18th birthday. Then the other albums followed while I was at university, was in my second job, bought my first house, and two while I lived through a global pandemic.

I’ve never seen Taylor live or been to a Taylor Swift themed club. Never bought merch or attended live streams. Not because I don’t want to, I know I would adore all of it, but because just listening to her music is enough.

I have never been embarrassed to like her, she is after-all one of the greatest songwriters and performers today (no source needed, there’s enough of them). I will shout it from the top of a building if needed to. Her songs make me happy, and sad, and lonely, and grateful, and feel loved, and excited, and are a huge part of me. However the last year or so, living through a global pandemic, I realise just how good it is to be a fan of something. If my Tik Tok FYP is anything to go by, I’m a huge Swiftie. I may not have been to a concert, or bought merch, but I love her.

Anyway, I thought my blog was a great place to do some rankings of my favourite songs. When Fearless (Taylor’s Version) was released in spring 2021, I was surprised to find that some of my favourite songs pre-TV had changed. Some of the songs From The Vault, an era of Swift that I wasn’t present for, became forever favourites and other classics I finally appreciated, having never liked them before.

My rankings are my personal favourites in order, plus pre-Taylor’s Version and post-Taylor’s Version to see how they change with each re-release. My favourite songs from Fearless was really affected by Taylor’s Version and the songs From the Vault, so it will be interesting to see if the other re-releases are similar.

This song sorter from a Tumblr users jesseepinkman is, in my opinion, one of the greatest tools to ever exist on the internet. Without it, organising my favourite Taylor Swift songs would have taken me months.

My favourite Taylor Swift songs in order

Taylor Swift

  1. Our Song
  2. Invisible
  3. Stay Beautiful
  4. Picture To Burn
  5. Teardrops On My Guitar
  6. I’m Only Me When I’m With You
  7. Tim McGraw
  8. A Place in this World
  9. Cold As You
  10. The Outside
  11. Tied Together with a Smile
  12. Should’ve Said No
  13. Mary’s Song (Oh My My My)
  14. A Perfectly Good Heart

Fearless

Original

  1. The Way I Loved You
  2. Jump Then Fall
  3. Superstar
  4. Hey Stephen
  5. You Belong With Me
  6. Love Story
  7. Fifteen
  8. Fearless
  9. Breathe
  10. The Other Side of the Door
  11. Come in With the Rain
  12. Forever & Always
  13. Tell Me Why
  14. You’re Not Sorry
  15. Forever & Always (Piano Version)
  16. The Best Day
  17. Change
  18. White Horse
  19. Untouchable

Taylor’s Version

  1. Bye Bye Baby
  2. The Way I Loved You
  3. That’s When (ft. Keith Urban)
  4. Jump Then Fall
  5. Superstar
  6. Don’t You
  7. Fearless
  8. Breathe
  9. Hey Stephen
  10. Mr. Perfectly Fine
  11. Today Was a Fairytale
  12. You All Over Me
  13. You Belong With Me
  14. We Were Happy
  15. The Other Side of the Door
  16. Love Story
  17. Forever & Always
  18. Tell Me Why
  19. Change
  20. You’re Not Sorry
  21. Come in with the Rain
  22. Fifteen
  23. White Horse
  24. Untouchable
  25. The Best Day
  26. Forever & Always (Piano Version)

Speak Now

  1. Enchanted
  2. Sparks Fly
  3. Better Than Revenge
  4. Long Live
  5. Mine
  6. Ours
  7. The Story of Us
  8. Speak Now
  9. Haunted
  10. If This Was a Movie
  11. Superman
  12. Mean
  13. Innocent
  14. Back To December
  15. Dear John
  16. Last Kiss
  17. Never Grow Up

Red

Original

  1. Begin Again
  2. The Moment I Knew
  3. All Too Well
  4. Come Back…Be Here
  5. I Almost Do
  6. Girl At Home
  7. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
  8. Stay Stay Stay
  9. Everything Has Changed
  10. Red
  11. Starlight
  12. The Last Time
  13. 22
  14. Holy Ground
  15. I Knew You Were Trouble
  16. Sate of Grace
  17. Treacherous
  18. Sad Beautiful Tragic
  19. The Lucky One

1989

  1. I Wish You Would
  2. How You Get The Girl
  3. All You Had To Do Was Stay
  4. Out Of The Woods
  5. Clean
  6. Style
  7. You Are In Love
  8. Blank Space
  9. Bad Blood
  10. New Romantics
  11. Welcome To New York
  12. Wildest Dreams
  13. This Love
  14. Wonderland
  15. I Know Places
  16. Shake It Off

Reputation

  1. King Of My Heart
  2. Call It What You Want
  3. Delicate
  4. Gorgeous
  5. Dress
  6. End Game
  7. Getaway Car
  8. New Year’s Day
  9. …Ready For It?
  10. Look What You Made Me Do
  11. I Did Something Bad
  12. This Is Why we Can’t Have Nice Things
  13. Don’t Blame Me
  14. Dancing With Our Hands Tied
  15. So It Goes…

Lover

  1. Daylight
  2. Death By A Thousand Cuts
  3. Cruel Summer
  4. Cornelia Street
  5. Paper Rings
  6. I Think He Knows
  7. Lover
  8. The Man
  9. London Boy
  10. You Need To Calm Down
  11. I Forgot That You Existed
  12. Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince
  13. Afterglow
  14. Me!
  15. The Archer
  16. False God
  17. It’s Nice To Have A Friend
  18. Soon You’ll Get Better (feat. The Dixie Chicks)

Folklore

  1. august
  2. exile
  3. betty
  4. illicit affairs
  5. invisible string
  6. cardigan
  7. this is me trying
  8. mirrorball
  9. the last great american dynasty
  10. peace
  11. the lakes
  12. the 1
  13. hoax
  14. my tears ricochet
  15. epiphany
  16. seven
  17. mad woman

Evermore

  1. ’tis the damn season
  2. gold rush
  3. ivy
  4. tolerate it
  5. marjorie
  6. dorothea
  7. champagne problems
  8. no body, no crime (feat. Haim)
  9. long story short
  10. willow
  11. closure
  12. happiness
  13. right where you left me
  14. evermore (feat. Bon Iver)
  15. it’s time to go
  16. coney island (feat. The National)
  17. cowboy like me