Singer Taylor Swift has had a prolific career!
In addition to nine studio albums, she also has two re-recorded studio albums (at least for now), six EPs, three live albums, and 14 compilations.
To celebrate the singer’s 32nd birthday, here’s a look at her 13 greatest songs (and – believe us – it was hard to narrow it down to just 13!)
Taylor Swift (2006)
Taylor’s self-titled debut album set the singer on a path to success with hit singles like “Tim McGraw,” “Teardrops On My Guitar,” and “Picture to Burn.” However, “Our Song” has been a steady fan-favorite since the music video dropped back in 2007!
Although the lyrics of “You Belong With Me,” “Love Story,” and “Fifteen,” will be forever engraved in the minds of fans, the empowering first track “Fearless” will forever be a bop.
Speak Now (2010)
Fans can’t wait for Swift to re-record this one! There are so many good songs on Swift’s third album from “Dear John,” to “Mean” to “Mine” to “Back to December.” We almost went with “Haunted,” but we were just “Enchanted” with this magical song. Now here’s to hoping we’ll finally get a music video for it in Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).
There are so many good songs on Red, including her collaboration with Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol in “The Last Time” and her first collaboration with Ed Sheeran in “Everything Has Changed.” Although fans know the lyrics of “I Knew You Were Trouble” all too well, there used to be a time when you couldn’t walk into a store without hearing “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” Still, we have to go with the upbeat tempo of “Holy Ground” for this one.
Swift jumped headfirst into pop with hits like “Blank Space,” “Shake It Off,” “Style,” and her infamous diss track, “Bad Blood.” Fans have already been treated to a snippet of “Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)”, but until we hear the full album, we’re going to have to go with “Out of the Woods” for now.
Taylor came out of the gate swinging with “Look What You Made Me Do” and followed it up with “…Ready For It?” and the softer tunes of “Delicate” and “Don’t Blame Me.” However, it’s the last track on the album, “New Year’s Day” that has really captured the hearts of fans.
Swift channels pure fun in songs like “Me!” featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco and her star-studded music video for “You Need To Calm Down.” Although the song features soft, crooning melodies like “Soon You’ll Get Better” featuring the Dixie Chicks and “Daylight,” fans still can’t get enough of “Cruel Summer.”
We would include every track on this album if we could because there are so many strong songs. Her hit single “Cardigan” is a standout, along with “Betty” and “Exile” featuring Bon Iver. Even still, many fans have fallen in love with “August.” The video above is from the “Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions” available to stream on Disney+, where Taylor reveals that the girl from the song is named either Augusta or Augustine, and explains where she fits in the Betty and James love triangle.
Folklore’s sister album contains the enticing “Willow” but it also has “No Body, No Crime” featuring HAIM. Although Bon Iver is back on the titular track, one of the best songs on Evermore has to be “Champagne Problems.”
Fearless (Taylor’s Version) (2021)
We’ve already discussed the treasure trove of amazing songs on her first Fearless album, so when we’re looking exclusively at the vaulted tracks that didn’t make the cut on her first album, “Mr. Perfectly Fine” is a clear standout!
Red (Taylor’s Version) (2021)
The “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)(Taylor’s Version)(From The Vault)(Lyric Video) is worth all the parenthesis in that sentence! The only thing better than the song is the short film Swift wrote and directed for it!
Collaboration With Zayn
Taylor Swift has collaborated with many artists over the years, but fans couldn’t get enough of her 2017 collaboration with Zayn for the soundtrack of 2017’s “Fifty Shades Darker.”
The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection (2007)
This one’s a throwback, but we are in the holiday season, so what song could be more appropriate?
Here’s to hoping that Swift has an amazing 32nd birthday and churns out even more re-recorded albums in the new year!