Taylor Swift Discography
Taylor Swift has seen a meteoric rise in fame in the past couple of years, and in this Taylor Swift discography, you will learn about some of the songs responsible for her success. Taylor Swift is a hybrid country and pop singer with songs that are mostly narrative and allegedly true to life. Love is a major theme of her songs, and most of them are centered around a boy with whom she has a difficult, fragile, or non-existent relationship.
- "Love Story." This song was Taylor Swift's first critically and commercially successful hit, peaking at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100. Swift drew inspiration from Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," and the plot is told from the point of view of a girl who wants to be with a boy against her father's wishes. The song ends happily with the boy proposing marriage to the girl and they live happily ever after. The chorus of the song is especially catchy, with Swift's soaring vocals helping the listener understand the intense emotion of this love story.
- "You Belong With Me." This song in the Taylor Swift discography centers around a girl in high school who is in love with her best friend and thinks that they should be a couple. Unfortunately the boy in this tune already has a girlfriend. Swift does an excellent job of singing about common high school relationships to help her fans relate to the songs. Many girls can relate to this song, because unrequited love is a common theme in an adolescent's life.
- "Mine." This is another song that peaked in the top ten of the US Billboard Hot 100. It is told from a more mature perspective, as it mentions paying bills, past memories of college, and living together. The implications are that the girl used to be shy and cautious, but the boy helped her to break out of her shell and now they have a wonderful relationship.
- "Back to December." As many of Swift's songs are based on personal relationships, there is speculation that this song has to do with her relationship with Joe Jonas or Taylor Lautner. It is about a girl who regrets the way she treated an old flame and wishes she could go back in time and fix it. The relationship between the two is, at best, estranged. This song sounds almost like a ballad, with a more pop-like chorus.
- "Today Was a Fairytale." The highest-charting song in the Taylor Swift discography, this song is about a girl who goes on a date with a boy and feels like that the day was like a fairytale. The image of the girl being the princess and the guy being the prince is similar to "Love Story." This song enjoyed moderate critical and commercial success, and it was also on the soundtrack for "Valentine's Day," which Swift acted in.