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If you were the lucky one in the great war for Taylor Swift tickets on Ticketmaster, congratulations! There is plenty of excitement over what her Eras Tour is going to look like—the costumes, the set, and, of course, the songs. Her discography is so expansive, it’s hard to know exactly what she’s going to sing, especially as it seems to be something resembling a “greatest hits” tour. As a lifelong Swiftie, I have some guesses and hopes for this tour. Let’s take a look at 10 songs we might hear at Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour! 

5 Songs She Will Sing: 

“Tim McGraw”

I can see it now: Swift introduces this song by saying “and now, I’ll sing the first song you ever heard from me.” It will honestly be a waste if she doesn’t sing this song for an emotional, full-circle moment with her long-time fans. 

“Love Story”

This was one of her first really popular singles, so it would just make sense that she sings this one too. It even has a perfect lyric of “we were both young when I first saw you”—something that resonates with her and her fans. 

“All Too Well”

Need I say more? This song is such a fan-favorite that, for Red (Taylor’s Version), she released the 10-minute version of the song with a partnering short film. She can perform either the original or extended version of this one (I’m not picky), but it is a must.

“Shake It Off”

This one is pretty self-explanatory as it remains one of her biggest hits in her almost 20-year long career. Plus, it’s just a fun song to dance along to! 


It’s me, hi! I’m the most likely song to be on the setlist, it’s me. I really do not think there is any way this song doesn’t make the setlist, as it was the lead single of her newest album, Midnights. This tour might not be specifically for this album, but there’s no way we won’t hear that catchy chorus every night. 

5 Songs I Want Her to Sing: 

“Mary’s Song (Oh, My, My, My)”

This might be a bit of a deep cut, but I adore this sweet song. It’s about young love and growing up together. Because Swift’s career is so long, Swifties can relate this song to growing up with her and her music. It would be a sweet moment for all the fans in the crowd! 

“Long Live”

This song is probably the one I want to be on the setlist the most and the one that I would be the saddest about if it’s missing. Swift has said this song will always be about her fans, the ones that stuck with her through it all. Imagine screaming “I’ve had the time of my life fighting dragons with you” in a stadium full of Swifties! 

“Cruel Summer”

If this song wasn’t on an album she owned already, this would surely be getting a new music video in the re-record because of the fans’ demands for one. This song is, for lack of a better word, an absolute bop and the definition of a fan favorite. It would be a dream to sing the bridge of it in a huge stadium.

“cardigan” / “august” / “betty”

Yes, these are three songs instead of one because this mashup would be epic. Any Swiftie would know about the folklore love triangle between these songs (and if you don’t, definitely do some research). The mashup would have the same vibe as the 2021 Grammy’s performance, but with “betty” instead of “willow” (sorry, evermore). It just makes the most sense to perform these three together, and maybe give a visual of the love story with the dancers! 

“You’re On Your Own, Kid”

I may be slightly biased because this is in my top three songs on Midnights, but this song would be such a great pick for the setlist. It might seem a bit contradictory, but it’s all about not being on your own and, even if you are, “you can face this!” I’ve heard through the grapevine that Swifties are even making friendship bracelets to trade with each other at tour, so it would be perfect to hear at the show. 

With opening night being so soon, we won’t have to wait long to see if any of these songs make the setlist. I’d like to think that we have a good chance of hearing most of these songs on tour, but we won’t know until we hear them!

Regardless of whatever songs she chooses to put on the setlist for the Eras Tour, Swift has an amazing show planned for us and I can’t wait to see what she does! 

Emily Mepham

Illinois State '25

Hi! My name is Emily and I am an English major at Illinois State University. Obviously, as an English major, I do a lot of writing and, thankfully, I love it! My entire personality consists of coffee, Disney, and Taylor Swift. I hope you enjoy my writing at least half as much as I enjoy writing it! <3 em