To celebrate Taylor’s childish overly catchy new single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” we thought we’d share some of Taylor’s lesser known songs. Most of which were never (ever) released as singles.
This sort of half cover of the same song by Luna Halo was reworked and rewritten by Taylor. It’s elegant, understated, and beautiful.
12. I’d Lie
Considering her new single is just about the most blatantly immature song she has ever written, it’s a wonder why something like I’d Lie was cut from her debut CD when it fit her teenage persona so well at the time.
11. The Outside
Another nice reflection of a young teenage Taylor, only this one actually made her first CD. The song builds wonderfully and is really a glimpse into her early song writing skills.
10. The Other Side Of The Door
This bonus track on Taylor’s Fearless Platinum Edition is slightly gimmicky, but her use of lyrics in previous songs like Love Story, Fearless, Our Song and Tim McGraw is ridiculously clever. The bridge at the end of this track is one of her best ever.
9. Last Kiss
One of the most mature sounding songs Taylor has ever written. At over six minutes, this song feels epic.
8. The Way I Loved You
Brutally honest plus totally bonkers = Taylor’s best. This song exemplifies that to the extreme.
7. Cold As You
Most girls are eating dirt at fifteen. Taylor was writing songs showing depth and skills beyond her years. This song is the perfect example of that.
Even non Taylor fans usually love this one. The lyrics are just bizarre and speak of a girl seriously messed up. Proof that Taylor is a total weirdo. A weirdo we love.
Nobody understands half of what she’s saying in this song. But it’s proof she writes songs to fit her voice perfectly.
4. Better Than Revenge
The best screw you jam of Taylor’s career so far. The lyric, “She thinks I’m psycho ’cause I like to rhyme her name with things,” is her best lyric ever. It’s a real wonder why this song was never a single.
3. Mary’s Song
This song doesn’t make any sense if you really pay attention tot he lyrics, but I’m sure there’s some backstory in Taylor’s world it fits into. We still love it.
Some people are inclined to say this is the single best song of Taylor’s career. We can’t disagree. This is the song that made us seriously love her music and realize how great she could be.
1. If This Was A Movie
The fact that this was a bonus track on the Target release of her Speak Now CD makes me think her record label has no idea what they’re listening to. This song is so beautiful it deserved a lead single status.