Ranking "From The Vault" Songs Off Fearless (Taylor's Version)

In an effort to own her own music (as she should) Taylor Swift has finally re-released Fearless (Taylor's Version), something that really shouldn't work but since she is Taylor Swift and has fans like me who will listen to any and everything she puts out. Plus, Fearless is an incredible album and it's so cool to hear the songs with mature vocals (plus it's a nostalgia gold mine.) 

To channel my excitement into something productive I have decided to share my opinion without being asked and rank the new songs, also known as From The Vault songs off of Taylor Swift's new album Fearless (Taylor's Version). 

Do I think everyone is going to agree with this ranking? No, no I do not. I however am an unabashed fanatic of Taylor Swift and I simply could not resist this opportunity. I will only be talking about confirmed From the Vault songs as of April 2021. Other fan-favorite unreleased songs just as "I Heart Question Mark" will not be mentioned. However, I am still disappointed that I'd Lie was not included as a From the Vault song, it's my favorite unreleased "never before heard" song she's ever made. It's charming, super cute, and honestly could have been a classic Taylor song if it'd been released.  

Anyways, let's get into it. 

  1. 1. Mr. Perfectly Fine (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) 

    I was surprised to find that this was my favorite one of the bunch because "You All Over Me" was so heart-warming when I first heard it. But this song is so catchy yet sad I couldn't help myself but make it number one.

    My jaw actually dropped when I heard the lyric "Hello, Mr. casually cruel." If you aren't aware, this lyric mirrors one of Swift's most famous lyrics "so casually cruel in the name of being honest" which she sings on her song All Too Well.  

  2. 2. You All Over Me (Feat. Maren Morris) (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) 

    This was a hard one. I really really love this song and the symbolism it brings out, but I simply do not like it as much as I like "Mr. Perfectly Fine." I like all the songs on this list, genuinely, this song just didn't quite do it for me the same way my No. 1 does. 

    This song also features a parallel to one of Swift's other songs in the lyric  "'cause no amount of freedom gets you clean." It resembles a lyric off of her song Clean, the final (and 13th) track off her 1989 album which reads: "I think I am finally clean." It's really special to see her growth from a song she wrote around 2008 to one from around 2013-2014. 

  3. 3. Don't You (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) 

    The first song on this list that wasn't released prior to the full album drop. This song has everything; sad, begging lyrics, a pulsing gentle synth. It's a great song to be sad. Case closed. 

  4. 4. Bye Bye Baby (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) 

    "Bye Bye Baby" and "We Were Happy" were battling it out for No. 4 in my head. It was a long, hard battle but eventually, this song took the crown. Something about the simplicity of this song just really gets me, and I really appreciate the old-school country Taylor Swift sound it has. 

  5. 5. We Were Happy (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) 

    This song is so bittersweet and melancholy. I can't believe it didn't make the final cut of Fearless (2008). To me, it's very reminiscent of some of those dramatic class 2000's songs by The Fray and I don't mind that at all. 

  6. 6. That’s When (Feat. Keith Urban) (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)  

    Again, I like ALL the songs on this list, I just find I'm not the biggest fan of duets (though I do enjoy the conversation element to this song) and I simply didn't like this song as much as the others. 

Don't forget to stream Fearless (Taylor's Version)!!!