The talented singer and songwriter has won more AMAs than any other musical artist over the course of the past 10 years and on top of that honor, she also holds the record for the most wins by a female performer in all of AMA history. Swift released her lead single "Tim McGraw" from her debut self-titled album in June of and has been on a fast-track to success ever since. Over the course of her career, she's released seven full-length albums in her discography. With countless award nominations and wins — including multiple armfuls of Grammys — there's no doubt that Swift knows what she's doing. Since the AMAs are naming her as Artist of the Decade, we've rounded up ten of her songs from the last ten years of her career that we still can't get enough of. A bonus track featured on the deluxe edition of "," this synth-pop anthem is all about being young and free. Released as the seventh single from that album, it went on to become a cult and critic's favorite, even snatching the second spot on Rolling Stone's definitive ranking of the pop star's discography. Swift's relaxing piano tune tackles the permanence of a relationship rather than quick, romantic moments that are quickly forgotten.
Taylor Swift the celebrity is such a magnet for attention, she can distract from Taylor Swift the artist. These are the songs that sum up her wit, her empathy, her flair for emotional excess, her girls-to-the-front bravado, her urge to ransack every corner of pop history, her determination to turn any chorus into a ridiculous spectacle. Melodically parched, lyrically unfinished, rhythmically clunky — this was a mighty strange pick for a single from an album as loaded as Yes, she made a Christmas album, which is full of contenders for the basement of this list.
One of them is a massive, multimillion-dollar enterprise filled with violence and betrayal, and the other aired on HBO. For more than a decade , a year-old woman from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, has found herself at the center of our national conversations about race, gender, celebrity, victimhood, and even the intricacies of recording contract law. And, outside the legions of fans who eat up everything she puts out, no take on her ever stays solid for long. She was a precocious teenager, and the ultimate embodiment of white privilege. Swift — or at least the version of Swift on her albums — has remained largely the same person since her debut: a thin-skinned, bighearted obsessive, with a penchant for huge romantic moments. On her first five albums, her characters never eased into a relationship. This aspect of her songwriting matured somewhat with the coming of the Joe Alwyn era, as the love stories got slightly more quotidian, but even those were filled with secret affairs begun in dark bars — a mite more dramatic than Netflix and chill. Listen to too many and you might ache again at the nagging feeling that those stories of yours have all been a bit uneventful and drab by comparison. What sort of real life can stand up against fantasies like these?
Subscriber Account active since. What started off as a deep cut on "Red" swiftly became heralded as the singer's magnum opus, and for good reason. It's almost literary in how distinctively Swift tells her story of forgotten scarves, plaid shirt days, and the pain of remembering every excruciating detail of being in love after the magic's not there no more. Swift didn't just wake up one day and write "All Too Well" without any prior songwriting experience and "Dear John" was solid practice in crafting a breakup ballad that cuts to the core.