We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Taylor Swift was about to take over pop culture for the foreseeable future.
New Year's Day
It’s the day after the high drama house party that was
, as the album closes out
Speak Now is the only one of Taylor’s albums where all the songs were written solely by her.
Written in just twenty minutes while sitting on her bedroom floor, ‘Love Story’ became one of Taylor’s biggest hits.
This incendiary take-down of society’s sexist double standards from the
album saw Taylor turning a corner into a more politically conscious stage of her career.
Taylor’s got a lot of bangers in her pop closet, but this dramatic electro-pop gem from
is hanging up there with the best of them.
The love triangle of
is completed with ‘august’, as the unnamed third party picks up James and Betty’s story
All Too Well
A firm fan-favourite and the song from
that Taylor has always described as being the hardest to write
You Belong With Me
Careful how close you stand to Taylor Swift when you’re on the phone, you might end up in a song.
Swift cited Patty Griffin’s ‘Top of The World’ as her inspiration to write from a male perspective.
I Knew You Were Trouble
, Taylor was getting inspiration from her failed romance with Harry Styles.
Shake It Off
‘Shake It Off’ was the moment when she became so big you could see her from space.