#7: "Love Story"
In "Love Story", Taylor acts as Juliet, while the lead male character is Romeo. They fall in love, but it is forbidden. The music video, like the song, follows the basic Romeo and Juliet narrative, but has a happy ending in which the main characters get permission to get married. The ending of both the video and song is interesting, but this specific play is overused. However, the costumes, fairy tale elements, and overall classic feel of the video is impeccable.
#6: "I Knew You Were Trouble"
The beginning of the "I Knew You Were Trouble" music video sets the scene perfectly by creating a sense of confusion, pain, and reminiscing, but it makes the video a little bit lengthy. The lead male character being a classic "bad boy" reinforces the point of the song by showing how Taylor knew he was trouble but it didn't stop her from falling in love. I think both the music video and song serve as a warning as to why it is important to trust your instincts. The video is special because it is almost as complex as a movie.
#5: "Blank Space"
#4: "Wildest Dreams"
#3: "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
#2: "You Belong With Me"
In the classic "You Belong With Me" music video, Taylor has a crush on her neighbor, who is dating a classic mean girl. She feels that she is the better fit for him, despite her being part of the band and his girlfriend being a cheerleader. The video is perfectly in line with the lyrics of the song and the way this video was shot really helps portray the feeling of longing that is demonstrated in the song.
#1: "Bad Blood"
The "Bad Blood" music video is Taylor Swift's best video because it not only includes many influential people from pop culture, but the feud between 'Catastrophe' and 'Arsyn' perfectly highlights the meaning of the song. This music video shows each character's respective teams, how they prepare for battle, and the final encounter with the two powerful groups of women. Overall, it is evident that there was a lot of time and money put into this music video.