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What your fave underrated Taylor Swift song says about you

If you're a Swiftie, you're probably waiting not-so-patiently for the release of Red (Taylor's Version), which is being released on November 19. This upcoming album is a re-recording of Swift's fourth studio album, Red, and will feature all thirty songs that were originally written for the record. While Taylor has given us plenty to talk about this year (from two surprise albums to a re-recording of Fearless released just this past April), November still seems like a long time to wait. Here at GL, we're passing the time by re-visiting all our favorite Taylor tracks, *especially* the ones that don't always get the love they deserve. Wondering what your fave underrated Taylor Swift song says about you? We've got you covered.

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"Starlight" is one of Red's most upbeat and bubbly tracks. Written about young love and the beauty of believing in your dreams, "Starlight" perfectly captures the magical feeling of a summer fling. If this is your go-to Taylor track, you're a free spirit who loves all things spontaneous. "Starlight" totally embodies your romantic side and is the *perfect* main character theme song to blast on your next adventure.

..."A Place in this World."

Taylor's self-titled debut album is an amazing (and often forgotten) collection of songs that explore the uncertainty of being a teenager. "A Place in this World" is all about the journey of personal reflection and, well, finding a place in this world! If this is one of your favorite Taylor songs, you're creative and confident, even when things aren't going your way. Don't worry if you don't have it all figured out yet—the best is yet to come. 

..."I Wish You Would."

1989 is full of lively tracks with surprisingly deep hidden messages, and "I Wish You Would" is no exception. Its catchy beat makes it one of the most underrated songs on the album, despite being about heartbreak and wanting a second chance with someone you're not quite over. If "I Wish You Would" is your top pick, you might be crushing hard on someone, whether they know it or not. You love the thrill of romance and the excitement of finding that special someone. This summer, channel Tay's 1989 energy and go after what you want, in style (*wink*). 


Most Swifties can agree that Speak Now is one of Taylor's most iconic eras. From stunning lyrics to memorable music videos, Speak Now is truly one of the most beloved of Taylor's nine albums. "Mean" is exactly the kind of Taylor track that tends to fly under the radar, even though it's the *perfect* song to blast in the car (or in the shower, or at the gym, or basically anywhere). If this is your fave underrated T. Swift pick, you've got killer confidence, and your positive vibes are contagious. Keep on doing you!

Still feeling the excitement? Click HERE to learn about *all* the fan theories surrounding Red (Taylor's Version)

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by Lena Genovese | 9/1/2021