Today on for the first edition of my series “DEEP CUTS,” we will be exploring the lesser known songs of one of today’s biggest artists, Taylor Swift. Taylor is known for being one of the biggest pop stars in the world and has dominated the charts for years. Almost all of her singles become hits, but what I’m interested in today is some of her songs people might skip over when they come on shuffle. Not hits, but lesser known songs I believe deserve more attention then what they are given. Taylor has a big catalog of music, but I have picked three songs I think are worth giving a second chance.
1.”Untouchable” (Fearless: Platinum Edition)
This song deserves more recognition for a variety of reasons. It’s classic old school Taylor at her best. Melodic, catchy, and dreamy all at once. This song is a perfect blend of what made “Fearless”- era Taylor so magical. It’s beautifully written without being condescending. This kind of song is exactly why Taylor is as famous as she is today.
2. “Cold As You” (Taylor Swift)
This song is another old school Taylor joint that should be a classic. It captures adolescent despair with the same country twang that first catapulted Taylor into superstardom. Her first album is one to be reckoned with, and this song is a pure highlight.
Best Line: “You put up walls and paint them all a shade of gray / And I stood there loving you and wished them all away / And you come away with a great little story / Of a mess of a dreamer with the nerve to adore you”
3. “You are in Love” (1989: Deluxe Edition)
This song is a bonus track highlight off of one of Taylor’s biggest albums. It is well written and paints a picture of a new relationship with the picturesque clarity known of Swift. It is a pop ballad with a dreamy backtrack and encapsulates what made “1989” so popular.
Best Line: “You two are dancing in the snowglobe round and round / And he keeps a picture of you in his office downtown / And you understand now why they lost their minds and fought the wars / And why I spent my whole life trying to put it into words”
and there it is, Taylor’s most underrated deep cuts. I could’ve put some of her unreleased gems on here, but I stuck to only songs off label-released albums.
What do you think are some of Taylor’s most underrated songs? Did I get it right?
Let me know!