In honor of Red’s (Taylor’s Version) release next week), we have ranked the top 5 songs off this incredible album. Choosing just five was a seriously arduous undertaking and it feels almost criminal to rank them. Red is the second album off of Taylor Swift’s catalog to be re-recorded, following Fearless (taylor;s Version) after the loss of her Master’s to Scooter Braun. Red is a fan favorite and it’s not hard to understand why. It includes some of her best-written songs and spanned hits like “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “I Knew You Were Trouble”. Additionally, this is the first album in which Swift starts to experiment with pop, a transition she will complete with her fifth studio album 1989 which has no hint of her country sound that was inherent in her previous music. So without further ado, here are the top 5 songs from “Red”. (Swifties, please don’t come for us!)
State of Grace
This is arguably one of the best opening tracks in Swift’s discography. Reminiscent of a U2 song, with its arena rock sound, its chiming guitars and kicking drums, State of Grace is a beautifully epic song. It details the feelings of hope and awe when first falling in love and all the possibilities and expectations that come with it.
Best lyric: “Love is a ruthless game/Unless you play it good and right”