Learn everything about Taylor Swift's music career and more

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Taylor Swift
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There is so much that can be said about Taylor Swift, but the most important element of her career is and always will be her music. She pours her heart and soul into each album, and listening to them in order is a good way to learn her full story.

Did you know...

The first song Taylor Swift wrote was titled "Lucky You"

Every Taylor Swift Album

Until recently, Taylor Swift had a habit of releasing new albums every two years. However, after the Covid-19 pandemic began, her output increased drastically, with two of her most-celebrated albums coming out in the same year.

Her original albums include:

  • Taylor Swift (2006)
  • Fearless (2008)
  • Speak Now (2010)
  • Red (2012)
  • 1989 (2014)
  • Reputation (2017)
  • Lover (2019)
  • Folklore (2020)
  • Evermore (2020)
  • Midnights (2022)

After the rights to Swift's first six albums were purchased by Scooter Braun, Swift became more zealous to truly own the music she had written and performed. On the advice of Kelly Clarkson (who she sends flowers to every time), she began re-recording her albums.

The re-recorded albums, called "Taylor's Version," include all of the original songs, as well as vault tracks, which were left off the albums when they were first released. At this time, Swift has released the following re-recorded albums:

  • Fearless (Taylor's Version) - 2021
  • Red (Taylor's Version) - 2021
  • Speak Now (Taylor's Version) - 2023
  • 1989 (Taylor's Version) - 2023

Songwriting Credits

In addition to her albums, Swift wrote and co-wrote multiple songs for movie soundtracks, most of which were performed by herself. These tracks include:

  • "You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home" for Hannah Montana: The Movie
  • "Crazier" for Hannah Montana: The Movie
  • "Today Was a Fairytale" for Valentine's Day
  • "Safe & Sound" for The Hunger Games
  • "Eyes Open" for The Hunger Games
  • "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" for Fifty Shades Darker
  • "Beautiful Ghosts" for Cats
  • "Carolina" for Where the Crawdads Sing

In addition to her own music, Taylor Swift has written or co-written songs for other performers. These include:

  • "Best Days of Your Life" for Kellie Pickler
  • "Bein' With My Baby" for Shea Fisher
  • "Two Is Better Than One" for Boys Like Girls
  • "Both of Us" for B.o.B.
  • "This is What You Came For" for Calvin Harris and Rihanna
  • "Better Man" for Little Big Town
  • "Babe" for Sugarland
  • "Renegade" for Big Red Machine
  • "The Joker and the Queen" for Ed Sheeran