Taylor Swifts’ first album burst onto the country music scene, and was soon being played on pop music radio stations around the country. She displayed a knack for catchy lyrics and sensibility beyond her years while still maintaining the innocence of her age.
Here are the top five songs from her first album (in my not so always humble opinion of course). These are only in the order from which they play on the album.
This song was written by Taylor Swift and Liz Rose. Keeping with what she knows, this song is about knowing that her current relationship has a shelf life. It was written about a boyfriend that was going to graduate ahead of her and knowing that they would have to break up.
Picture to Burn
As with “Tim McGraw”, this song is also co-written by Taylor Swift and Liz Rose. Taylor, because she and I are on a first name basis, likes to say that if you are mean to her – you’re probably going to get a song written about you. This song is about someone who didn’t treat her well, and in the music video she burns the guys house down. So watch out.
Teardrops on My Guitar
Written by Taylor Swift and Liz Rose, “Teardrops on My Guitar” had the most cross-over in genre and by extension a lot of success. As with almost all of her songs this song relates to “love”, in this instance the love is unrequited. I think we’ve all been there wishing for something different from a friend.
Should’ve Said No
This song was written entirely by Taylor. In this song she powerfully gives great advice, “you should’ve said no”. And I think that she also means you could have said no, but didn’t. All of this relates to a boyfriend who cheated.
This song was written by Taylor Swift for a talent show while in high school. It almost didn’t make the album, but with Taylor’s insistence it was included and eventually was her third single released from the album. A great song about what a couple’s song is really about.
This album really captures the young girls heart with a fresh and unique perspective from someone so young. These songs encapsulate a broad spectrum of the young love experience. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!