As a massive Taylor Swift fan for 12 years now, her surprise release of her 8th studio album was such a positive for me this week, and whilst I love EVERY SINGLE SONG, I thought I'd try ranking them. This is super subjective because objectively they're all amazing!!!!!


16. invisible string

favourite lyric: "Hell was the journey but it brought me heaven"

15. cardigan

favourite lyric: "Tried to change the ending, Peter losing Wendy"

14. the 1

favourite lyric: "In my defense, I have none, for never leaving well enough alone"

13. exile (feat. Bon Iver)

favourite lyric: "You're not my homeland anymore, so what am I defending now?"

12. the last great american dynasty

favourite lyric: "Free of women with madness, their men and bad habits / And then it was bought by me"

11. august

favourite lyric: "So much for summer love and saying 'us' 'cause you weren't mine to lose"

10. betty

favourite lyric: "The worst thing that I ever did was what I did to you"

9. peace

favourite lyric: "Give you my wild, give you a child / Give you the silence that only comes when two people understand each other"

8. epiphany

favourite lyric: "Just one single glimpse of relief to make some sense of what you've seen"

7. hoax

favourite lyric: "You knew it still hurts underneath my scars from when they pulled me apart, but what you did was just as dark"

6. my tears ricochet

favourite lyric: "And if I'm dead to you, why are you at the wake? Cursing my name, wishing I stayed"

5. mirrorball

favourite lyric: "Hush, when no one is around, my dear, you'll find me on my tallest tiptoes / Spinning in my highest heels, love / Shining just for you"

4. mad woman

favourite lyric: "What did you think I'd say to that? / Does a scorpion sting when fighting back? / They strike to kill, and you know I will"

3. this is me trying

favourite lyric: "Pouring out my heart to a stranger / But I didn't pour the whiskey / I just wanted you to know that this is me trying"

2. seven

favourite lyric: "And I've been meaning to tell you I think your house is haunted / Your dad is always mad and that must be why"

1. illicit affairs

favourite lyric: "Don't call me "kid," don't call me "baby" / Look at this idiotic fool that you made me / You taught me a secret language I can't speak with anyone else"

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I'm not kidding when I say I love every! single! song! and this list definitely changes with each listen. The top 3/4 are honestly tied for me and positions 11-16 are tied as well!!!!

Hope you all enjoyed the album like I did! It's genuinely the only thing I have listened to for the past 36 hours !!!! Feel free to message me and discuss your own rankings with me because I'm genuinely so interested


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