Since Taylor Swift's music video for "Bad Blood" dropped on Sunday, I thought it would be the appropriate time to take a road trip down memory through Taylor's music videos. I know I've mentioned being a fan of hers since she had frizzy curls and cowgirl boots, but whether she's singing country or the latest pop ballad, I'm standing behind her screaming all of the lyrics. These are my rankings of T. Swift's music videos.
Side note: This was the hardest ranking I've ever done in my entire life.
24 // CHANGE
I do enjoy the song, but the video leaves something to be desired.
23 // OUR SONG
As much as I love this song (and as adorable as Taylor looks in her princess dress), the music video doesn't live up to its full potential. I would have loved to see a story play out rather than her just singing in a bunch of different outfits.
22 // FIFTEEN
I think this music video would have been much better without the random whimsical things growing and flying out of nowhere. "Fifteen" has such an amazing message for teenagers, and I think music video should have shown that. I would have loved Abigail to do something more dramatic when that guy screws her over.
21 // TIM MCGRAW
The music video that started it all.
20 // STYLE
I just don't know what to say about this music video. It has some cute moments and some weird moments. I more enjoyed the cute parts, but it was mostly weird parts. I do like the artiness of it, but I pictured the music video for "Style" much different.
19 // SAFE & SOUND
This video really shows how naturally beautiful Taylor Swift is. Seriously, this girl is flawless.
18 // MEAN
Taylor sends such an awesome message with this video. People are so mean for no reason, and think she did a good job showing that people are made of for reasons as small as wearing a different colored bow on their dress.
17 // BACK TO DECEMBER
I love this song. I love the message. I love Taylor's vulnerability while singing it. I think a lot of people can relate. All that said, nothing really happened. It's a nice video, but it's not one that I'd go back and watch over and over.
16 // WHITE HORSE
Heart. Breaking. And sadly, a harsh reality for a lot of girls at some point in their lives.
15 // THE STORY OF US
I love this song because it compares relationships to books. I love this music video because Taylor Swift goes crazy in a library.
14 // WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER
The perfect depiction of what to do after you break up with someone - have a party in your PJs.
13 // BEGIN AGAIN
It's hard not to enjoy this music video when it was shot in Paris!
12 // BAD BLOOD
There was a lot happening in this video. Watching it after watching the video for "Tim McGraw" really showed how far she's come as far as music video budgets are concerned. I think I would have liked to see more fight scenes rather than just introductions of everyone. When she was showing the video posters for all of the people in the video, I thought it was going to be a long video that told a super long story. I really enjoyed it though and watched it quite a few times. I think my favorite scene is the beginning one with Catastrophe and Arsyn kickin' butt and takin' names. Also, Taylor looks badass with red hair.
11 // TEARDROPS ON MY GUITAR
I think this video show an arrow through a lot of girls' hearts. This song alone is so relatable, but the video just really hits home.
10 // MINE
I really love the escalation of this music video. So much love. So much adorable. T. Swift is going to make the most precious mama.
9 // OURS
This is one of my favorite songs by Taylor Swift. It's just so adorable and describes how I feel about Jon. The thing I love most about this video is that it perfectly depicts how Taylor Swift's hair would would look if she worked a 9-5. Plus, it shows that even if you have a crappy day at work, you get to go home to the one you love, and that makes everything better. I also love that her boyfriend is a soldier.
8 // I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE
I like this video because it's like a mini film with dialogue and flashbacks and a story to tell.
7 // PICTURE TO BURN
"Picture to Burn" is one of my favorite songs by Taylor (the version with the "That's fine, I'll tell mine you're gay" line), and the video shows a dramatic version of what every girl would like to do to their slimy ex-boyfriends.
6 // 22
This video depicts pretty much everything I want to do with my girlfriends on a daily basis. Just so much fun and cuteness all around.
5 // EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED
I was so obsessed with this music video with mini Taylor Swift and mini Ed Sheeran. They're so quirky and obviously meant to be biffles. That part with them doing yoga. Plus, that magic marker insanity. To cute for words.
4 // LOVE STORY
How can you not love this music video? It's classic Romeo and Juliet. Taylor looks gorgeous. Romeo is handsome as all get out. It's like a modern fairy tale told in four minutes.
3 // SHAKE IT OFF
It's hard not to adore this music video. I love seeing Taylor try and fail at all of these different dance genres. It definitely makes you want to get up and dance along (which I do...often).
2 // BLANK SPACE
The outfits alone are absolutely incredible. Add in Taylor's insanity, an adorable picnic, Taylor standing on a horse, the ruining of an expensive car, and one of my favorite songs from the album, and you have a work of art.
1 // YOU BELONG WITH ME
I don't know how any video could replace my love of this one. It was so fun to see two different Taylor personalities. Plus, it's such a fun video where Taylor let's her dork flag fly. How can you not love that long hair part and huge glasses? Not to mention, Lucas Till. *Swoon*
What are your favorite Taylor Swift videos? What are your thoughts on the "Bad Blood" music video?