Taylor Swift is one of the most important musicians of the past 15 years. Her discography runs the gamut from pop to rock to country to EDM. This anthem of anger and revenge is a million miles away from the cute music that Swift made earlier in her career. Regardless of what you think of the song, at least it provided Swift with the inspiration for a memorable music video. As previously stated, Swift has a tendency to make cute songs. Over her career, she has made songs that compare her romances to fairy tales. The song portrays a break up in twee, jokey terms.
Subscriber Account active since. What started off as a deep cut on "Red" swiftly became heralded as the singer's magnum opus, and for good reason. It's almost literary in how distinctively Swift tells her story of forgotten scarves, plaid shirt days, and the pain of remembering every excruciating detail of being in love after the magic's not there no more. Swift didn't just wake up one day and write "All Too Well" without any prior songwriting experience and "Dear John" was solid practice in crafting a breakup ballad that cuts to the core. It gets even better when you realize the songstress wrote all six minutes and 43 seconds alone at the wise old age of The Hollywood Reporter dubbed "Dear John" the "best and most shocking song" on 's "Speak Now" with Chris Willman writing that it's "a brilliant song, and not necessarily an easy one to listen to When "Reputation" came out in , everyone from my own friends to the most devout Swifties had thoughts about how she included songs about sex like "Dress" and "So It Goes…" This solidified what I already knew: everyone slept so hard on 's "Treacherous. All of that adds up to it being a brilliantly written song that exemplifies exactly why Swift is one of the best songwriters of her generation. In my humble opinion, no one talks about "Treacherous" enough, which is a damn shame because it's one of Swift's best — and sexiest — songs of all time.
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Not only that, but she has three Number 1 albums under her belt too. And there's more to come! Taylor's new album Lover is released on August 23 — while we wait to see how that fares, Official Charts reveals her biggest hits so far, based on sales and streams. The track reached Number 21 on the Official Singles Chart, its chart chances hampered in part by that decision to keep her music off streaming services it fared much better in the US where it peaked at 6.
Over the past 10 years, Swift has grown up in the public eye all while writing and singing about her most intimate and gutting breakups and massive, fairy-tale wins. Her mind! But even I can admit that the pop star has had a few missteps over the course of her career—usually when she sacrifices her signature authenticity for commercialism. Even the biggest missteps, in short, are worthy contributions. Sorry for the drama. The more secrecy and forbidden the love song on Reputation is the more I love it. If her latest album, Lover , is known for its rainbow-sparkle-sunshine vibe and Reputation is known for moody synths, then Red is known for its evocative lyrics. The title track of the album is a Taylor Swift song in its purest form: a colorful, painted photograph of love and loss.