17 Of Taylor Swift's Best Songs In Honor Of Her Pre-SuperBowl Performance

17 Of Taylor Swift's Best Songs In Honor Of Her Pre-SuperBowl Performance

Go off, sister. We all know we have a time or two to this one.

Swift's at it again this coming weekend, headlining the Pre-Super Bowl Concert on Saturday, February 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. With only one performance under her belt in the year of 2016, this Super Saturday concert is set to be one of her only scheduled performances of 2017, and it's been very highly anticipated.

Kicking the Pre-Bowl concert off, the 10-time Grammy Winner will be set with new costumes, a new set-list, and maybe some new songs (probably not, though, but we can dream, can't we?!)

So, in honor of Swift's performance this Saturday, here are 17 of her best songs (not ranked or in any order) over the past 10 years.

1. "Sparks Fly"

That's right, she did just that. Surely to leave you wondering who this catchy hit is about, or maybe you can put it in relation to that cute boy you've been crushing on.

Best oh, yes she did that lyrics: "You're the kind of reckless that should send me running // but I kinda know that I won't get far" and "I'm on my guard for the rest of the world // but with you, I know it's no good."

2. "Clean"

Out of sight, out of mind. Who's that boy, anyway? (I mean, kind of, but not really). Swift penned this one out after feeling like she was finally clean of his absolute everything. A mastermind of a song will that'll leave you hopeful after a rough breakup or even just a rough patch in your life.

Best oh, yes she did that lyrics: "You're still all over me like a wine-stained dress I can't wear anymore" and "10 months sober // I must admit // just because you're clean don't mean you don't miss it."

3. "The Story of Us"

God, what is worse than seeing your ex in a crowded room of people when you don't really wanna see him because you wish things hadn't really ended, but they did, so what do you even do?! Swift will let you in on her secret for this one.

Best oh, yes she did that lyrics: "I'd tell you I miss you but I don't know how // I've never heard silence quite this loud" and "miscommunication lead to fallout."

4. "Picture To Burn"

One of Swift's ultimate breakup songs. An oldie, but goodie. This one is surely a jam, and will always be one of Tay's top songs. You can find this one on my breakup playlist, that's for sure.

Best oh, yes she did that lyrics: "So go ahead and tell your friends I'm obsessive and crazy // that's fine // I'll tell mine you're gay."

5. "Out Of The Woods"

Kinda in the relationship, kinda not, wondering when it's finally going to go downhill, but hopeful that maybe it won't. This jam will have you saying "who is this Taylor Swift girl, anyway? She's kinda good."

Best oh, yes she did that lyrics: "Remember when you couldn't take the heat // I walked out and said I'm setting you free // but the monsters turned out to be just trees."

6. "All Too Well"

Taylor's way of saying "hell yes I can write, everyone please back off" with this one cuts close to the heart. This mindful masterpiece will surely leave you in tears.

Best oh, yes she did that lyrics: "You call me up again just to break me like a promise // so casually cruel in the name of being honest," and "maybe we got lost in translation // maybe I asked for too much // or maybe this thing was a masterpiece until you tore it all up."

7. "Fearless"

The title says it all, nothing else needs to be said.

Best oh, yes she did that lyrics: "But you're just so cool // run your hands through your hair // absentmindedly making me want you."

8. "Holy Ground"

Ex dumps you over the phone, but you write a masterpiece on how everything was good between you two while you were together? Pshhh, wish I could relate. This song sure makes me hopeful, though, that's for sure.

Best oh, yes she did that lyrics: "We block the noise with the sound of 'I need you' // and for the first time I had something to lose" and "but sometimes I wonder how you think about it now // and I see your face in every crowd."

9. "I Knew You Were Trouble"

When you're digging the bad-boy, but you know he's not good. But, you just really dig him. We get it, Tay. We get it.

Best oh, yes she did that lyrics: "And I heard you moved on, from whispers on the street // a new notch in your belt is all I'll ever be."

10. "Dear John"

Go off, sister. We all know we have a time or two to this one.

Best oh, yes she did that lyrics: "And I lived in your chess game // but you changed the rules everyday" and "all the girls that you run-dry have tired lifeless eyes cause you burnt them out."

11. "Breathe"

Who let her write this heart-wrenching song? It's one for the books.

Best oh, yes she did that lyrics: "People are people and sometimes it doesn't work out // nothing we say is gonna save us from the fallout."

12. "Blank Space"

Who doesn't love Sassy Swift?! I mean, you can't call her "Serial Dater Swift" without her penning out a number one hit about it, now can you?

Best oh, yes she did that lyrics: "You look like my next mistake // loves a game, wanna play?" and "you'll come back each time you leave // cause darling I'm a nightmare dressed like a day dream."

13. "Cold As You"

Burn his name to the ground, girl. His ice cold heart won't do you no good. Walk away, just walk away and let him see what he's missing.

Best oh, yes she did that lyrics: "You put up walls and paint them all a shade of grey // and I stood there loving you and wished them all away" and "just walk away // ain't no use defending words that you will never say."

14. "Last Kiss"

Jesus, why don't you just stab us in the heart, Swift? One of the saddest, most heartbreaking songs she's ever penned out, this one comes from her album "Speak Now" that she wrote without any co-writers. Try listening to this song, and tell me she's not talented. Oh wait, you can't. Get the tissues ready before you listen.

Best oh, yes she did that lyrics: "The beat of your heart // it jumps through your shirt // I can still feel your arms" and "and I feel you forget me like I used to feel you breathe."

15. "State of Grace"

Just...listen to it. You won't be disappointed.

Best oh, yes she did that lyrics: "You come around and the armor falls // pierce the room like a cannonball" and "so you were never a Saint and I loved in shades of wrong."

16. "Treacherous"

Taking it slow, careful but still really scary, because how do you even know what's to come?

Best oh, yes she did that lyrics: "And I'd be smart to walk away, but you're quicksand" and "and all we are is skin and bone // trained to get along."

17. "Shake It Off"

The ultimate jam, dance it off, shake it off, haters can hate kind of song. This catchy tune will leave it ringing in your ears for days and have you dancing in your pajamas while you're getting ready in the morning.

Best oh, yes she did that lyrics: "I go on too many dates // but I can't make 'em stay."

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Prince Harry's royal wedding is officially over and there won't be another British royal wedding for quite some time now, as Prince George is way too young to start thinking about that. Fortunately, there are plenty of other countries with plenty of other princes that are still eligible bachelors at the moment. Lucky for you, I did my research and compiled a list of all the eligible princes you need to know about know that Prince Harry has tied the knot with Meghan Markle.

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Prince Louis is the third son of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg. He has recently become a bachelor again after his separation with his wife of 10 years, Princess Tessy.

Fun Fact: He graduated from Richmond, The American International University of London with a BA in Communications. He can also speak Luxembourgish (the fact that's even a language is fun fact by itself), French, German, and English fluently.

2. Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg (26)

Prince Sebastien is the youngest child of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, so if you marry him, you'll probably never actually be queen because he's pretty far removed from the throne. However, he's relatively young and single, so best of luck.

Fun Fact: For some bizarre reason, this prince actually went to college in Ohio. He played rugby and graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2015. Now, he is back in his home country and is an officer in the Luxembourg Army.

3. Prince Phillipos of Greece and Denmark (34)

You read that correctly, Prince Phillipos is the prince of not one, but two countries. He is the youngest son of King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece and Denmark. Unfortunately, Greece abolished their monarchy, so he's a prince in name only there.

Fun Fact: Like Prince Sebastien, Prince Phillipos also went to college in the United States. He earned his B.A. in foreign relations from Georgetown University in 2008. Fortunately, for us American girls, he is actually still living in the US and he works in New York City as an analyst at Ortelius Capital.

4. Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis (34)

Ever heard of Thurn and Taxis? No? Me neither. Anyways, Prince Albert is from the House of Thurn and Taxis, which is essentially a very old German aristocratic family. He is the son of Prince Johannes XI of Thurn and Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schonburg Glauchau. His family is well known for their breweries and castles, so unless you're gluten-free, you can't really complain.

Fun Fact: He's not just a prince. He's also a racecar driver and 10 years ago he was ranked 11th on Forbes Magazine's List of The 20 Hottest Young Royals.

5. Prince Mateen of Brunei (26)

Prince Mateen is basically like all the guys you already know, except he's royalty. He's the prince of Brunei, which is a small country on the island of Borneo, south of Vietnam. He is one of the five sons of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and he also has seven sisters. Maybe that's a little different than the guys you know, but one thing he takes very seriously, just like most frat guys, is his Instagram.

Fun Fact: Mateen enjoys playing polo, flying in his private plane, cuddling cute wild animals, and keeping up his Insta game with 890k followers. You can follow him @tmski.

6. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai (35)

Sheikh Hamdan also has a killer Instagram with 6.3 million followers. Anyways, Sheikh Hamdan is the billionaire crown prince of Dubai and the second son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and essentially the king of Dubai (Emir). He's actually next in line for the throne because his older brother died in 2015.

Fun Fact: Hamdan's hobbies include skydiving, zip lining, and diving, just to name a few, so if you're an adrenaline junkie, Sheikh Hamdan is the prince for you.

7. Prince Hussein of Jordan (23)

Prince Hussain is the son of the extremely beautiful, Queen Rania and Abdullah II of Jordan and next in line for the Jordanian throne. At 23, he's already a second lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces and he was the youngest person ever to chair a UN Security Council Meeting

Fun Fact: Like Prince Phillippos, Prince Hussain also graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.. Also, like Prince Mateen and Prince Hamdan, he's Insta famous with 1.3 million followers and you can follow him @alhusseinjo.

8. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (19)

Like Prince Phillipos, Prince Constantine-Alexios also has two countries. Lucky for us though, he is also living in the US right now attending Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (like pretty much every other prince, amirite?) He is the oldest son of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece.

Fun Fact: He's Prince William's godson, so that's pretty neat. However, if that wasn't cool enough, you might like to know that this Greek/Danish prince was actually born in New York. Oh yeah, you can also follow him on Instagram @alexiosgreece where he has 88.7k followers.

9. Prince Joachim of Belgium (26)

Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este is the third child of Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium. Although he bears the title, "Prince of Belgium," he is also Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, and Prince of Modena. Unfortunately, he'll probably never actually be king in any of these countries as he is ninth in line to the Belgian throne.

Fun Fact: Prince Joachim has degrees in economics, management, and finance, but he decided to join the Nautical School in Brugge after completing college and is currently an officer in the Belgian Navy.

Hope is not lost for all you girls dreaming of finding a Prince Charming that's literally a prince. After reviewing the data, my best advice is to transfer to Georgetown where princes are basically around every corner.

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Poetry On Odyssey: The Room

It is difficult to let go of childhood traumas, but if you don't, you will never be able to move on to a healthy life.


Can you hear it?

The Sound of Silence.

I can. There I am.

Back in the little, old cube.

It's bland;

Only a single light bulb decorates the Room.


It takes me back to When.

I close my eyes.

There it is again.

The Silence.

It echoes.

It aches.

I open my eyes to a small child.

He hunches his body in a corner.

With his little shuttering voice, he speaks,

They're coming.\n\nThey're coming.

Who's coming?

I ask.

The Monsters,The Monsters,"

He replies.

Over and over he repeats:

They're coming.

They're coming.

The Monsters are coming.

Each time, his whisper grows louder.

Each time, his voice grows firmer.

Then, he stops.

I slowly approach the corner where the child sits.

His figure is so small and meek.

He is probably no more than five.

I grab his shoulder.

I turn his face my way.

What I discover is…


His eye sockets are shallow.

They are deprived of a soul.


They cry blood.

His face is sickly pale.

His dry lips part.

Then he speaks:

They're here.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner.

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