Taylor Swift is a pop and country singer that was born on Pennsylvania on 1989. When she was only 9 years old, she started to show interest in musical theater so she acted in some productions of Berks Youth Academy. After that, she composed songs to start to participate in some karaoke’s competitions. At the age of 14, she moved to Nashville to carry out her country music career and a few years later she signed with the discographic company “Big Machine Records”and she became the youngest artist hired by Sony/ATV.
On 2006 she began to sale her first álbum called “Taylor Swift” which place her like the star of the country music. She has also debuted on the cinema, she participated in the movie Valentine’s Day and her song Today was a fairytale was part of the sountrack. Recently, she was recognized by Billboard like The woman of the decade and like the artist of the decade by the American Music Awards. During the last years, she has achived worldwide fame thanks to her 7 albums and that is why now we are going to make a ranking of the most popular songs of Taylor Swift since her first álbum to the last one which was put on sale the last August.
This is the ranking of the 7 most popular songs of the artist of the decade
This balad is part of the álbum 1998, is a diferent proposal of this artist because includes contemporary influences like Lana del Rey. It was written by Swift in collaboration of the productors of the song Max Martin and Shellback, the song was premiere on the radio by Big Machine on August, 2015. For the video, Taylor Swift got the idea after reading a book called “The secret conversations” by Ava Gardner y Peter Evans, it is about Hollywood clasic romances like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton and also the movies like The African Queen and Out of Africa.
Shake it off
At this moment this is her most popular song on the Billboard hot 100. It is part of the fifth pop álbum, is a very funny song that is answering to the people who hate her. During a live on Yahoo! on 2014 this song and the musical video was premiere and it has received many good and bad reviews of music critics. Shake it off has gotten 3 nominations on the Grammy awards of 2015 in the categories of recording of the year, song of the year and best pop solo performance. Addionaly, this is the second musical video of an female artist with more than 2,900 millions of views yearly.
First, this song was not going to be on video or music platforms because that was not the idea of Taylor Swift, it was destinated to be in the darkness but that changed when her fans watched a video of her while she was singing it in a bar. She wrote Sparks Fly at the age of 16 before she premiere her first single Tim McGraw on 2006. After a live perfomance of the song on 2007, it grow up in popularity with the fans of Swift. While she was working in her new album Speak now, she receive a lot of requets of her fans because they were asking for Sparks fly could be included in that album.
Despite not being released as a single from Speak Now, the third studio album, this ballad became one of the favorite songs of many fans. The lyrics are about the attraction she had with a boy she met and in which she does not know if this feeling is reciprocal. The song is five minutes and fifty three seconds long, making it the third longest song on the album. This name was also use for her perfume “Enchanted Wonderstruck”. On 2012, the song was part of the trailer of the movie The Vow on MTV. Swift on her website talked a little about this song, she said: “Enchanted is about a guy I was happy to meet. It was someone I had spoken to a couple of times via email, and then I was in New York and I went to meet him. I remember just him all the way home thinking I hope he’s not in love with someone. It was wonderful that feeling.
The media has always said that Taylor has a long list of boyfriends and like her best instrument is music, she decided to make a song to talk about what they say about her and her romantic relationships. Blank Space, the second single from 1989, is a pop song that talks about the blank space she has on her list for her next victim, which can turn bad guys into good guys on the weekend and what worse is coming. The song received Grammys nominations for Best Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Vocal Performance in 2016. The music video for the song was directed by Joseph Kahn and recorded in three days. In eight months it got one billion views on VEVO.
This song was the first single from Fearless, her second album. Taylor narrates a love story inspired by Romeo and Juliet, but with a happy ending. Love Story was Taylor’s first song to enter the pop music charts and she commented that this made her see that there was a musical world beyond the country genre. The song received positive reviews, the critics praised the writing style and the song plot. It was also a commercial success, selling over eight million copies worldwide.
You belong with me
It was published by Big Machine Records. You Belong With Me was released as a third single in 2009 and achieved great success entering the pop music charts. The lyrics focus on a typical high school love story, where the other person has not realized that everything he has always been looking for is in front of him. What makes this song good is the narrative to describe the love story and the situations. The video won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, but during Swift’s acceptance speech, rapper Kanye West interrupt her, protesting in support of Beyoncé Knowles.