Ten Underrated Taylor Swift Songs

Ten Underrated Taylor Swift Songs 

Old Taylor, New Taylor, Same Lyrical Genius 
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Wonderland

This is one of Taylor’s masterpieces of the 1989 genre. I’ve been obsessed with this song recently– and by obsessed, I mean listening to it on repeat for like a week straight. I appreciate the hints of Alice in Wonderland themes in this song– which served as an inspiration. I love this song mostly because of the story it tells. Two people who just get so caught up in one another that they forget about their reality– which I think is something we all want to experience someday. Sidenote: Taylor sings of green eyes in this song, just like every other song... girl needs to send out a PSA of how she meets so many boys with green eyes.

Fearless 

I love this song so much because I can imagine the entire song playing out in my head like a movie. Who wouldn’t want to dance in the rain with someone they like? Cheesy as hell, but you know if someone you liked wanted to do it, you would. Also, we all have hopes of getting so caught up in someone that we don’t remember to keep our guard up to fight the emotions and feelings that we may typically use as defense mechanisms. We just want to let them in because it feels natural to do so. 

New Year's Day

If you miss the old Taylor, this reputation song will be nostalgic for you. I appreciate this song for its simplicity. I interpret it as about enjoying love while you have it– whether it be unconditional, romantic, passionate, friendly, or of kin. It’s an expression of gratitude you have for a person’s presence and place in your life. We all have those people in our lives that will hold a special spot in our hearts. We don’t want to grow apart from them, and this song kind of speaks to that, in my opinion.   

You Are In Love 

This song will make you want to fall and be in love, I guarantee it. Taylor wrote this song after asking her friend, Lena Dunham, who at the time was in a long relationship with Jack Antanoff, the other mastermind behind 1989 and reputation, what it was like to fall in love. Taylor proceeded by writing a lyrical story filling in the blanks of those emotions and events Lena expressed. I think this song is simply a masterpiece. I sure as hell want to be in love someday like how this song portrays it.  

Call It Want You Want 

This song is not the new Taylor, but not the old Taylor. This song hits me because it’s about someone who wants to be with you through it all: the good, the bad, understands your past, and will be by your side in the future. This song just makes me happy for Taylor. It’s clearly about her new boyfriend, just like almost every song on this album. 

Invisible 

In middle school this song was on repeat and I would cry every time I listened to it, I don’t know why I thought I could relate to this song, BUT it hit me hard.  This song will hit you hard if you’ve ever liked someone that didn’t like you back– which I think has happened to everyone at least once– even if it’s just crushing on a celebrity, the emotions can still be real. This song will also hit you hard if you have ever found yourself comparing yourself to someone you thought was more attractive, funny, sociable, ect., it’s a matter of not feeling good enough compared to someone else– especially if that someone else is someone your crush likes over you.  

Haunted 

I am so moved by this song and the emotions behind it. There is something so powerful and painful behind Taylor’s voice whenever she performs it­­– and I’ve watched dozens of different performances of Haunted, there was power and pain each time. This song is literally haunting. It taunts the listener with the scenario of liking someone that you thought you knew and cared about you, but they changed their mind and left you behind. You can never completely recover or move on from something like that, at least not right away– it literally haunts you for awhile.

The Moment I Knew 

THIS SONG BREAKS MY HEART EVERY DAMN TIME. This song will hit you hard if you’ve ever been let down by someone you like. You get dressed up knowing you are going to see them, because they said you would; but plans change, and they end up not showing up. If you’ve ever experienced a situation like that, you will understand how much it hurts. This song portrays a situation like that perfectly– too relatable.

Begin Again 

I vibe with this song because it’s not about heart break or heart ache, it’s about getting excited about getting excited about someone new. This song just serves as hope for the relationship I hope we are all lucky to have someday. All the things your past person may not have liked about you, someone will love someday. I also enjoy the lines “I think it’s strange that you think I’m funny, cause he never did”, and by enjoy I mean the lyrics break my heart. We all deserve someone who will laugh at our jokes and be silly with us, even if they must pretend.  

The Last Time

This song’s concept is simple in my interpretation: someone just wants to be put first. Many people I’m sure have been in a situation where they are cool and accepting with being second or third in someone’s priorities because life happens.  Whatever may be going on in your interest’s life whether it be work, friends, school, whatever it may be, you just won't be put first. It can be painful, humiliating, and stressful, especially if it happens all the time. This song captures a situation where you realize enough is enough– no apologies, excuses, or promises can be enough to fix the damage. This song is a reminder to remember your worth with someone.  

  

  

  

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18 Times Kate Middleton Was Actually All Of Us In College, Beside The Princess Thing

Every girl has to go through her clueless college stage before she reaches Duchess status.
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Kate Middleton is basically a household name by now, and how could this not be the case when she has the gorgeous hair, kind smile, and incredible fashion sense. With her constantly in the spotlight looking so put together, we sometimes forget that the Duchess was actually all of us in college!

Here are 18 times that Kate proved she was just like all of us.

1. Going all out in the name of school spirit

There is nothing like breaking out the war paint and screaming for your home team. Like Kate, we all love to get a little messy and make some memories with our friends.

2. Hanging out with the roomies

Some people may not get lucky in this area but for those who are best friends with their roommates, they understand the love. It's a dream come true for everyone who has always wanted to live with their best friends. It's like a sleepover that never ends.

3. Dressing up cute on the first day of school...

You got to make a good first impression on your way to school. Whether it's during your 7 A.M or 4 P.M., it's always best to dress to impress.

4. ...and wearing yoga pants for the rest of the year

And this goes all the way until the last week of school when you don't bother getting out of bed to wear pants at all.

5. Going grocery shopping and throwing in cookies, ice-cream, and every type of Pringles because your mom isn't there to say no

You'll probably regret that in a few months when the Freshman Fifteen kicks in.

6. Walking for miles from your car to your dorm carrying groceries

We can't park by the apartment for a solid five minutes to carry our groceries up to the kitchen or we will risk a ticket, but we can walk a few miles carrying food that gets heavier, and heavier, and heavier with every step.

7. Going out for a night on the town on a Friday night

Dancing, laughter, and fun? Everyone in college has been to a party or two. It's a classic part of the college experience. Sometimes you just need a distraction from all the essays and tests.

8. Being so late to class you threw on whatever your hands grabbed next

We've all been there. Our alarm doesn't go off, we press snooze a few too many times, or forget to even set an alarm and next thing you know we are running around the dorm room like Taz from Looney Toons. You throw on whatever, then run to class.

Unfortunately 9/10 times our outfits don't turn out. Although, Kate can certainly pull off this look, no matter how mismatched.

9. Pretending your walking to the same building as the cute boy you met so you have the excuse to keep talking to him

I am very guilty of doing this. Although I missed my class, at least I got to talk to the really cute boy who has class at 9:45 in the STEM building. It was worth it.

10. Sitting on the floor or standing because you're a poor college student who can't afford chairs or tables

Eating on the floor? Always. Being a college kid is tough and sometimes you have to sacrifice some things to obtain the others. Such as choosing chocolate milk and Halo Top over vegetables and hair conditioner.

Judging by Kate's beautiful locks, she chose the conditioner.

Probably the vegetables too.

We should just all follow her example.

11. Going on cute date with the boy you followed to class-turned-boyfriend

Now my short-lived romance may not have extended farther than us talking and walking to his class, but Kate and William obviously had a better ending. Nevertheless, college is the place to grow and date and possibly find the one.

12. Keeping your hair long and growing because you can't afford to get it cut

Don't trust your roommate. No matter how many times she begs you to let her cut it. Don't.

13. Turning 21 and getting dressed up and going out with your best friends

While this one probably doesn't apply to Kate, since you can drink at age 18 in most countries, all my people in the United States know the sweet freedom of turning 21. It's an iconic time in a students life and marks a huge milestone as well.

14. Passing out flyers for some type of movement or protest

Everyone wants to be a part of something bigger - which is why college is the time to stand up for what you believe in. May that be RedforEd, Planned Parenthood, anti-Abortion, Trump, the Wall, pizza bagels, it's all an exercise of the first amendment.

15. Ranting to your friends about the professor that just "doesn't understand you"

You know your thinking about that professor right now as you read this. And you know that that's your reaction whenever they give you a bad grade or say something you disagree with at the tiniest degree.

16. Getting glammed-up for those senior photos

Pick out your best outfit and make sure it's a good hair day because everyone will be viewing these photos forever... and in Kate's place that is more than true. Luckily she looks as gorgeous as ever. Does she ever have a bad hair day?

17. Walking out of your last class knowing you'll never have to write a single paper again

And purposefully not thinking about how you will be going into the real world in less than a few days.

18. When you've graduated and realized you have no idea what you're going to do with your life

Maybe a prince will be right around the corner to sweep you off your feet so you won't have to figure your life out.
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20 Amazing Songs You Need For Your Travel Music Videos

Planning to make your new travel video? Use one of these songs as your perfect background music!

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Based on the mood you're currently feeling, here are 20 different songs categorized by when you should use them for a traveling music video:


1. For Those Classic Summer Feels

"Harvest Moon" by Poolside

"Gone" by JR JR

"Hold My Hand" by Jess Glynne

"Summer" by Calvin Harris

For all the lake adventures and mission trips, these are the perfect songs to put behind them to share your experience. Using these songs, your video can have a perfect summer vibe to it!

2. For A Good Winter Vacation

"The Days" by Avicii

"Something Just Like This" by The Chainsmokers

"Roses" by The Chainsmokers

"It Ain't Me" by Kygo ft. Selena Gomez

It's hard finding a perfect song for a cold winter day. These songs can work amazingly to any snowy adventurous video you've made for your winter break.

3. For Everyday Adventures

"Shut Up and Dance" by WALK THE MOON

"To Let Myself Go" by The Avener

"All That Matters" by Justin Bieber

"Youth" by Troye Sivan

We all have our daily vlogs filled with school and friends. These songs can put a touch of amusement and thrill to these videos!

4. For The Perfect Spring Break At The Beach

"Steal My Girl" by One Direction

"The Nights" by Avicii

"Runaways" by Galantis

"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen

Every girl has the perfect week at the beach once a year! These songs can show off how incredible your experience with your friends was.

5. For Those City Nights

"Bullet Train" by Stephen Swartz

"Love You Like A Love Song" by Selena Gomez

"G.O.M.D." by J. Cole

"The Heart Wants What It Wants" by Selena Gomez

We all take visits to the city and never have the right songs to make a video with. These upbeat songs will make your city vlog into a perfect travel video!

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