The most underrated Taylor Swift songs part 2


Audrey Turley

Before COVID-19, I ranked the top 12 most underrated Taylor Swift songs. After four T-Swift albums and a pandemic, I had to shine light on a few more.

Hey everyone, it’s Ava, your favorite TKC Swiftie. Before COVID-19, I ranked the top 12 most underrated Taylor Swift songs. My list included tracks like “Enchanted” and “All Too Well,” which are now more popular, so listen closely. After four T-Swift albums and a pandemic, I had to shine light on a few more. Before you tell me you’re not a Swiftie, give these songs a listen. 


The Other Side of The Door: for some reason it’s not love at first listen, just wait until the end. The addicting outro grants this song hall-of-fame status. How could you resist another “Fearless” song about a complicated love story that mentions pebbles, screaming, a window and rain? I can’t believe I slept on it for ten years. 

With your face and the beautiful eyes/And the conversations with the little white lies.”

Death By A Thousand Cuts: Everyone needs a happy break-up song in their life. With a bridge that will blow your mind, “Death By A Thousand Cuts” is catchy from start to finish. And if you’re looking for a killer acoustic version, check out “Death By A Thousand Cuts – Live From Paris.”

My heart, my hips, my body, my love/Trying to find a part of me that you didn’t trust.”

How You Get The Girl: You may call this song cheesy or straight out of a rom-com, but don’t let that turn you away. A good bubblegum pop song to dance around to is an essential, so you can thank me later for letting you in on this secret. 

She’ll open up the door/And say are you insane, -ane?”

I Wish You Would: Out of all the unforgettable songs on “1989,” “I Wish You Would” gets left in the dust. With ‘80s vibes, it’s the perfect jam-in-the-car-to song. Passing up a T-Swift song that mentions 2 a.m. three times would be a crime. 

It’s 2 a.m. in your car/Windows down, you pass my street/The memories start.”

cowboy like me: Hold on tight because “cowboy like me” is a wild ride. With old western imagery and a dark vintage sound, Swift tells the story of two thieves who find unlikely love. It makes me feel like I’m in a movie. 

Forever is the sweetest con.”

the last great american dynasty: New money. Huge parties. A coastal mansion. What more could you ask for? “The last great american dynasty” tells the story of oil heiress Rebekah Harness, former owner of Swift’s Rhode Island “Holiday House.” Swift cleverly paired the upbeat rhythm with its double standard theme. With another heavenly bridge, it’s a shame more people don’t talk about this song. 

She had a marvelous time ruining everything.”

Last Kiss: If you love “All Too Well” (how could you not), please tell me you’ve heard “Last Kiss.” Brutally honest and dreamy, it’s just over six minutes of songwriting perfection. “Last Kiss” may break you into pieces, but at least you’ll find one of your new favorite T-Swizzle songs. And I hope you like summer, because July 9 will become one of your new favorite days.

So I’ll watch your life in pictures like I used to watch you sleep/And I’ll feel you forget me like I used to feel you breathe.”

Speak Now: If “You Belong With Me” was about crashing a wedding instead of a high school love triangle, it would be “Speak Now.” Light-hearted and happy, “Speak Now” is the perfect song to sing into your hairbrush. Please don’t “forever hold your peace” on this gem, I’m begging you. . 

There’s the silence, there’s my last chance/I stand up with shaky hands, all eyes on me.”

You All Over Me: Everyone says the “Red” From the Vault songs are better than the “Fearless” ones, but both deserve the same amount of love. And I’m not just talking about “Mr. Perfectly Fine.” With Maren Morris’ background vocals and Swift’s thoughtful lyrics, add “You All Over Me” to your sad playlist now. 

No amount of freedom gets you clean/I’ve still got you all over me.”

The Way I Loved You: Right from the start, “The Way I Loved You” is electric. It is a high energy masterpiece about falling for the “bad boy.” Perfect for screaming in the car with friends or by yourself, I won’t judge. 

But I miss screaming and fighting and kissing in the rain/It’s 2 a.m. and I’m cursing your name.”

long story short: Sometimes less is more. In “long story short,” Swift takes a break from her fantasy worlds created in “evermore” to reflect on finding happiness and maturity. Long story short, this is a clever, happy bop you need to hear now. 

If the shoe fits, walk in it ‘til your high heels break.”

Come In With The Rain: This is the last “Fearless” song, I promise. Honestly, I didn’t listen to “Come In With The Rain” from start to finish until recently. Then one day it played while I was driving at night in the rain, and I was hooked. With its main-character energy, don’t let this be a T-Swift song you never learn the lyrics to. 

Talk to the wind, talk to the sky/Talk to the man with the reasons why.”

Dancing With Our Hands Tied: You don’t like “reputation?” I didn’t either at first. But songs like this made me realize that Swift’s sixth studio album doesn’t deserve the bad “rep” it gets. “Dancing With Our Hands Tied” is “1989”-inspired pop-perfection. With classy “Style” vibes, how could you not be sold?

And my, my love had been frozen/Deep blue, but you painted me golden.”

I hope you’re pulling up Spotify or Apple Music on your phone now. And if you’re not, it’s time to give Blondie another chance. Thank you for letting me fangirl over Taylor Swift one last time before I graduate. The end.