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Everyone can’t stop talking about Taylor Swift’s album Midnights, including me. The album has set many personal records for Taylor Swift such as being the first artist to hold the top 10 spots in the Billboard Hot 100, the largest streaming week for an album for a female artist, and Spotify’s most-streamed album in a single day. Taylor is no stranger to setting records, winning awards, and changing the face of music. She recently just received her 40th American Music Award (2nd place being Michael Jackson with 26) for her album Red (Taylor’s Version). Taylor has released 229 songs over the course of her career. Does Midnights deserve all the attention it is getting? I have ranked the top 100 Taylor Swift songs according to my preference in order to try and answer this question.

1Love StoryFearless
2MineSpeak Now
3MeanSpeak Now
4Bigger Than the Whole SkyMidnights
6Picture To BurnTaylor Swift
8Out of the Woods1989
9I Think He KnowsLover
10Bad Blood1989
11If This Was A MovieSpeak Now
13You Need to Calm DownLover
14New Year’s Dayreputation
15Teardrops on My GuitarTaylor Swift
16No Body, No Crime (featuring Haim)evermore
18Blank Space1989
20Cruel SummerLover
21The Best DayFearless
22White HorseFearless
23Sparks FlySpeak Now
24Champagne Problemsevermore
25Welcome to New York1989
29I Heart ?
30Better than RevengeSpeak Now
31Never Grow UpSpeak Now
32The 1folklore
33…Ready For It?reputation
34You Belong With MeFearless
35We Were HappyFearless (TV)
36ME! (featuring Brendon Urie)Lover
37Wildest Dreams1989
40Getaway Carreputation
41I Knew You Were TroubleRed
42Dear JohnSpeak Now
44The Joker and the Queen         (Non-album single)
45Message In A BottleRed (TV)
46Vigilante ShitMidnights
48Right Where You Left Meevermore
49How You Get the Girl1989
50The Way I Loved YouFearless
51Today Was a Fairytale               (Non-album single)
52Back to DecemberSpeak Now
53The ManLover
54Only the Young                          (Non-album single)
56Begin AgainRed
57Tim McGrawTaylor Swift
58Our SongTaylor Swift
61Mr. Perfectly FineFearless (TV)
62Speak NowSpeak Now
63Stay Stay StayRed
65Dear ReaderMidnights
66OursSpeak Now
67Dancing With Our Hands Tiedreputation
68We Are Never Ever Getting Back TogetherRed
70I Bet You Think About Me (ft. Chris Stapleton)Red (TV)
71Soon You’ll Get Better (featuring The Chicks)Lover
72Everything Has Changed (feat. Ed Sheeran)Red
73The Story of UsSpeak Now
74Don’t Blame Mereputation
75This Love1989
76Call It What You Wantreputation
77Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’veMidnights
78Illicit Affairsfolklore
80It’s Nice to Have a FriendLover
81Should’ve Said NoTaylor Swift
82I Did Something Badreputation
83Bye Bye BabyFearless (TV)
84Jump Then FallFearless
85HauntedSpeak Now
87I Forgot That You ExistedLover
88I Don’t Wanna Live Forever       (Non-album single)
89Babe(Non-album single)
90Lavender HazeMidnights
92You’re Not SorryFearless
93State of GraceRed
94All You Had to Do Was Stay1989
95Forever & AlwaysFearless
96Renegade(Non-album single)
97Paper RingsLover

Conclusion: My rank down consists of Taylor Swift with 5 in the top 100, Fearless with 14, Speak Now with 12, Red with 12, 1989 with 9, reputation with 10, Lover with 12,  folklore with 6, evermore with 5, and her non-album singles with 7. Midnights is a smashing album with 8 hits in the top 100 of her total released songs. However, it does not deserve the disproportionate praise and attention in comparison to her other albums. There are more songs in certain albums over others which can explain some of the higher album count numbers, again, this is my personal preference, but from my perspective, there seems to be a disconnect. All in all, Midnights is just as good as any other of Taylor Swift’s albums, and she is only now getting the type of hype and recognition she deserves. I am so happy that Taylor is crushing the charts and that Midnights is blasting its way into everyone’s hearts. Congratulations Taylor!

Hannah Hurtado

Williams '25

I am a prospective triple major at Williams College with various passions for mental health, community activism, and equal rights protection. I hope that my work reflects this and helps educate and uplift the women around me.