Top 20 Taylor Swift Music Videos

Top 20 Taylor Swift Music Videos

10 years of Taylor, and counting.

I know I'm not alone when I say I'm a Taylor Swift fanatic. Taylor has blessed us with beautiful country songs to fun pop tunes to heartbreak ballads, with gorgeous music videos. Here's a trip down memory lane- a top 20 countdown of the best Taylor Swift music videos of all time.

20. Tim McGraw.

The fact that this video is over 10 years old makes me feel old. You can tell by the video quality and Taylor's trademark curls.

19. Our Song.

In this 2009 video, Taylor is hair goals, makeup goals, skin goals, dress goals, everything.

18. Mean.

Mean is an absolutely beautiful song and video that takes down bullying, and sets an example for kids being bullied everywhere. The video features a schoolboy holding a fashion magazine being bullied by football players, and a little girl eating her school lunch in the bathroom because she isn't accepted by the other girls. This is a gem from the 2010 Speak Now era.

17. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.

The popular conclusion regarding this song is Taylor wrote it about her ex-boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal. But the more important question here is how does Taylor look so good in pajamas? She can literally pull off any look.

16. I Knew You Were Trouble.

2012 Red era Taylor Swift is probably my favorite. This one's definitely about Harry Styles.

15. Style.

Taylor somehow gets more beautiful in every music video? I don't know how this is possible?? Also, it's pretty much confirmed this one is also about Harry Styles, because hello, Styles?

14. Twenty Two.

Inspiring birthday Instagram captions since 2012. The soundbite when Taylor says, "who's Taylor Swift anyway? Ew" in the background makes me laugh every single time.

13. Picture To Burn.

How can you not love teenage-angst Taylor Swift who just got her heart broken for the first time? Apparently this one is about her high school boyfriend Jordan Alford, who dated and eventually married one of Taylor Swift's girl friends and classmates.

12. Out Of The Woods.

The verdict of Out Of The Woods is it's about Harry Styles. Remember when he and Taylor spent New Year's Eve together in New York City? I do.

11. Begin Again.

A truly revolutionary moment in Taylor Swift history. This song and video tells a beautiful story of moving on from a bad relationship (may or may not be Conor Kennedy) and learning to start over and love again.

10. White Horse.

I think I speak for all of us when I say I wish I looked as good crying as Taylor does.

9. Everything Has Changed, featuring Ed Sheeran.

I still ship Taylor and Ed Sheeran. In this video, their kids meet in school and fall in love, and it's pretty much the cutest thing ever. Can they get married and have kids already please?

8. Back To December.

Rest in peace the Taylors: Swift and Lautner. This song was Taylor Swift's debut with straight hair, and the beginning of an era.

7. Love Story.

Taylor was 17 when she wrote this song. When I was 17 I was eating cereal after school and worrying about boys. Long live Fearless.

6. Teardrops on My Guitar.

TALK ABOUT CLASSIC. Every girl cried over her middle school crush to this song at least once. In case you were wondering, the "Drew" in this song has since been arrested.

What blows my mind is when Taylor Swift made this music video, she was still in high school. Fun fact: Taylor was already on tour with Rascal Flatts by the time her high school senior class was graduating. She got her high school diploma via mail.

5. Wildest Dreams.

This beautiful film by Joseph Kahn captures the pain of a lost love affair. The video gives me Katy Perry vibes, with Taylor's black curly wig, and features of wild animals, but I'm not complaining.

4. You Belong With Me.

ABSOLUTELY CLASSIC. I jammed to this in seventh grade and still do in college. If you can listen to this song and not sing all the words, you're doing something wrong.

3. Shake It Off.

The most fun I've ever had watching a music video. Taylor is actually a comedic queen.

2. Bad Blood, featuring Kendrick Lamar.

This superhero-esque movie depicts Taylor as a red-hot badass, alongside celebrity friends like Selena Gomez and Lena Dunham. Rumor has it the song was written about Taylor's enemy, Katy Perry.

In the title scene, Selena Gomez pushes Taylor out of a building, and she lands atop a car. The scene is reminiscent of "the most beautiful suicide," an iconic photo taken in 1947 just moments after a woman committed suicide by jumping out of the Empire State Building and landing a top a car. The image comparison is below.

1. Blank Space.

Blank Space, in my opinion, is the best Taylor Swift music video of all time. She encompasses the reputation everyone says she has, as the crazy man-eater who brings in one guy after the next, and because this is so not her, it's hilarious. In the video, Taylor features her pet cat, throws her lover's cell phone into a fountain, and takes a golf club to his luxury car. What more could you ask for?

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Everything To Love About "Love, Simon"

"Everyone deserves a great love story."

Love, Simon, a film based on the book, “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli came out on March 16th. Since then, it has received an overwhelming amount of positive reviews from movie goers. I went to see the movie last week and was extremely impressed. This movie is exactly what our society needs.

Years ago, the concept of being gay was a taboo and anything involving homosexuality carried a strong stigma. Many creative closeted individuals did not have the freedom to write stories or screenplays with queer characters. After members of the LGBT community became more normalized in society, we started to see the slow rise of films with characters reflecting different sexualities. I have watched multiple movies with queer characters, and ALL of the other ones I’ve seen have been tragedies.

While it is true that the process of coming out and living an authentic life can be difficult for queer people, it is not always tragic. Watching these movies makes people feel like non-heterosexual people cannot have happy endings. Imagine being a 14 year old kid in the closet and watching all these films that end with suicide, depression, or murder. It is easy to see why someone would not want to come out after being exposed to such horrific things. LGBT movies have also always been highly sexualized. Most of them center around the sexual relationships and lack substance. I feel like the writers think that the only appeal LGBT movies can have has to be sex.

The beauty in Love, Simon comes from the fact that none of the things I mentioned above were in the movie. Instead, it was hilarious, emotional and real. The story was raw and relatable for so many people. Simon was a normal high schooler, with best friends, a loving family, and homework to do. He did not fit the “gay” stereotype at all. His clothes were masculine, his voice was deep, and he didn’t love shopping. Simon was not the “Gay best friend” he was just the best friend. Simon was fortunate enough to have all these positive things in his life, which not everyone has. I think that this presentation of his life shows people that their coming out does not have to be tragic.

Simon’s coming out could not have been more realistic. He was outed to his school on an online platform, something that can happen easily in our technological age. He was very affected by this and knew he had to come clean to his family. His sister asked him if he wanted to deny it and he said he was tired of hiding.

His announcement shifted his family for a bit, something completely normal. Some movies have kids come out and show the parents instantly start a pride parade. This is usually not the case, especially when loved ones do not suspect anything. Love, Simon showed his parents trying to adjust to the news. They did not love him any less, but they needed some time to process the information, so that they could do their best for their son. There were days of silence in the family, but the silence was broken in memorable ways.

Simon’s talk with his mom had me in tears. His mom told him that for the past few years, she had felt like he was holding his breath, and tells him, “You can exhale now, Simon.” He could finally breathe and she was letting him know that she wants him to be happy and himself. His father apologized to him for making a lot of gay jokes before his coming out. He did not realize that his words may have been hurting his son, and he tears himself down for not realizing his son was gay. Simon tells him that he has nothing to be sorry about, because his coming out was something that could not be assumed.

Simon’s friends did not treat him any differently after his coming out, meaning that they did not give him any special treatment. They were upset with him for things, and worked it out later. His sexuality was not the issue.

At school, he was bullied by idiots, but he stood up for himself. I think that is something so important for the youth to see. Movies typically show gay kids cowering in a corner while being made fun of. Simon and the other out gay kid (a black character) in his school both stood up for themselves repeatedly, throwing out witty remarks and comments on occasion.

Simon’s online relationship with the other closeted kid in his school exemplified many relationships today. Kids will go online to search for people who they can relate to. With the touch of a button, they can connect with millions going through the same things they are. When Simon meets the person behind the screen, everyone is overjoyed.

The entire film was a masterpiece. Two LGBT characters were people of color. The rest of the cast was diverse as well. The movie did not feature an array of white people, like most movies do. Although there were many serious scenes that had me in tears, there was plenty of levity. The humor was current and made the entire theater laugh.

The representation for queer people in this movie is superb. Multiple members actually came out during the filming of this movie. If that doesn’t show you how positive and powerful this movie is, I don’t know what will. This movie is exactly what LGBT kids needed and I applaud the talented cast, the writers, and everyone else who had anything to do with the creation of this life changing movie.

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8 Movies That Brought Out The Broadway Star In All Of Us

Get ready to sing along.

Let's get together and sing and dance. Everybody loves a good musical, especially when it brings out their inner Broadway star. Everyone loves the movies that randomly burst into song mid-conversation. There are movie musicals for all of us, now let's go find our inner Broadway star.

1. "Grease"

"Tell me more, tell me more." Friendships, romances and adventures of high school kids in the 1950's. Follow along this summer love story and sing along their journey.

2. "High School Musical"

As the star athlete falls in love with the nerdy new girl, we fall in love with the two as well. "We're all in this together" as we watch the three movie musicals and sing along knowing every word.

3. "Mamma Mia!"

"Mamma Mia, here I go again"... This musical keeps you on your toes as the music is so enjoyable, as you are on the journey of discovering who the father is. There is so much to keep up with you will not get bored.

4. "Camp Rock"

"We rock!" This Disney Channel movie gets you singing along, following Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers, what else could we need?

5. "The Greatest Showman"

This new movie has caught peoples attention of all ages. Inspired by P.T. Barnum, this musical celebrates the birth of an amazing show business and the man who came from nothing to create something spectacular. "This is the greatest show."

6. "Beauty and the Beast"

As everything came to life in this movie, we were able to see Beauty and the Beast in a new light and fell even more in love with the two. "Don't believe me? Ask the dishes."

7. "Hairspray"

Hairspray is one you will most definitely be singing along to as it has one of the catchiest soundtracks ever. The storyline is very meaningful as Tracy is looking to make a difference in her community, "Good morning Baltimore!"

8. "Rent"

One of the most popular musicals to date brings attention to the LGBTQ+ community in a good way. "Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes, how do you measure a year in the life?"

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