All 142 Taylor Swift Songs, Ranked (aka the only list you should trust)

You all might be wondering what prompted me to spend 1 hour 37 minutes on a Wednesday evening ranking Taylor Swift’s entire discography? Well if you know anything about me, you’ll know that I’m a big Taylor Swift fan. I’ve flown across the country to see her live and folklore was the only silver lining in this globally catastrophic year.

So here I was, tonight, eating my salad and scrolling through Twitter. And I come across this “””article””” published by the journalism website NME. I’ll admit, I didn’t read the whole thing. As soon as I saw they had ranked her cover of Santa Baby above Last Kiss (??????), King of My Heart and You Are In Love in the bottom 10 (????) and Long Live in the bottom 20 (??????????), I stopped reading.

So I spent the next ~90 minutes ranking almost every. single. song. from her discography using this tool. And now I’m updating my blog for the 2nd time this year with my results.

This list does not include her holiday covers, Christmas Tree Farm (a total bop), or Ronan/Soon You’ll Get Better, which just feel inappropriate to rank.

Lastly, if you want to read a professional critic’s ranking that is pretty acceptable, see this ranking by Rob Sheffeld on Rolling Stone (does not include songs from folklore).

OK HERE’S THE RANKING: 

  1. All Too Well*
  2. Blank Space
  3. Style
  4. August
  5. Getaway Car
  6. Cornelia Street
  7. Lover
  8. Cruel Summer
  9. Tim McGraw
  10. Death By a Thousand Cuts
  11. Last Kiss
  12. Long Live
  13. exile (featuring Bon Iver)
  14. Treacherous
  15. New Romantics
  16. Out of the Woods
  17. Our Song
  18. Holy Ground
  19. betty
  20. Enchanted
  21. King Of My Heart
  22. Call It What You Want
  23. Back To December
  24. Come Back…Be Here
  25. Teardrops on My Guitar
  26. Dear John
  27. You Are in Love
  28. State of Grace
  29. Love Story
  30. Delicate
  31. Don’t Blame Me
  32. The Moment I Knew
  33. cardigan
  34. Mary’s Song
  35. Sparks Fly
  36. the 1
  37. Wildest Dreams
  38. I Knew You Were Trouble
  39. Mine
  40. invisible string
  41. Paper Rings
  42. I Did Something Bad
  43. Dress
  44. Fearless
  45. I Wish You Would
  46. Daylight
  47. Red
  48. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
  49. Begin Again
  50. the last great american dynasty
  51. the lakes
  52. illicit affairs
  53. You Belong With Me
  54. I Know Places
  55. Fifteen
  56. Forever and Always (Piano Version)
  57. Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince
  58. this is me trying
  59. my tears ricochet
  60. All You Had To Do Was Stay
  61. I Think He Knows
  62. Dancing With Our Hands Tied
  63. Wonderland
  64. The Way I Loved You
  65. London Boy
  66. Afterglow
  67. Forever and Always
  68. This Love
  69. Safe & Sound
  70. seven
  71. You’re Not Sorry
  72. Haunted
  73. White Horse
  74. Superman
  75. If This Was A Movie
  76. Shake it Off
  77. The Man
  78. Peace
  79. Everything Has Changed
  80. mirrorball
  81. 22
  82. New Years Day
  83. Clean
  84. Cold As You
  85. Breathe
  86. Beautiful Ghosts (from “Cats”)
  87. Starlight
  88. Hoax
  89. Change
  90. I Forgot That You Existed
  91. End Game
  92. Hey Stephen
  93. The Story of Us
  94. The Best Day
  95. Ours
  96. I Almost Do
  97. The Lucky One
  98. …Ready for it?
  99. Should’ve Said No
  100. Picture To Burn
  101. The Last Time
  102. Mean
  103. You Need To Calm Down
  104. How You Get The Girl
  105. Look What You Made Me Do 
  106. epiphany
  107. Gorgeous
  108. Speak Now
  109. Welcome to New York
  110. Bad Blood
  111. The Archer
  112. It’s Nice to Have a Friend
  113. False God
  114. Crazier
  115. mad woman
  116. I’m Only Me When I’m With You
  117. The Other Side of the Door
  118. Tied Together with a Smile
  119. Sad Beautiful Tragic
  120. Tell Me Why
  121. A Place in This World
  122. Never Grow Up
  123. The Outside
  124. Invisible
  125. Jump Then Fall
  126. Innocent**
  127. Sweeter than Fiction
  128. I Heart ?
  129. Stay Beautiful
  130. Come In With The Rain
  131. Eyes Open
  132. So It Goes..
  133. This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
  134. Beautiful Eyes
  135. Better Than Revenge
  136. A Perfectly Good Heart
  137. Superstar
  138. Untouchable
  139. Girl at Home
  140. ME!
  141. Today Was a Fairytale
  142. Stay Stay Stay

    * part of me wonders if any song will ever transcend the automatic ‘best song’ that the entire fandom has tacked onto “all too well”? i mean, even that dumb NME ranking had this at #1. please share your thoughts.

    ** this is only ranked as low as it is because innocent is about kanye west and it shouldn’t exist.
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