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13 Iconic Taylor Swift Music Videos

Taylor Swift‘s music videos are some of the most iconic and memorable of the past decade. Throughout her career, Swift has consistently pushed the boundaries of what a music video can be, crafting visually stunning productions that tell compelling stories and capture the essence of her music.

From the high school drama of “You Belong With Me” to the sci-fi adventure of “Bad Blood,” Swift’s music videos are as diverse as they are creative. Her videos feature elaborate costumes and sets, bringing to life the fantastical worlds within her songs.

Swift’s videos are also known for their attention to detail and hidden references. Fans have long dissected the lyrics and visuals of Swift’s videos, searching for Easter eggs and hidden meanings. For example, the video for “Blank Space” features a portrait of Swift with the inscription “therein lies the secret to the universe,” a reference to the famous book “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”

In addition to their creative vision, Swift’s videos often carry powerful messages of self-empowerment and social justice. The video for “You Need to Calm Down” is a bold statement supporting the LGBTQ+ community, while “Bad Blood” explores themes of female empowerment and solidarity.

Perhaps what makes Swift’s music videos truly iconic is the way they capture the essence of her music. Each video is a visual representation of the emotions and experiences that Swift writes about in her songs, bringing her lyrics to life in a way that is both powerful and deeply personal. Whether she’s exploring heartbreak, self-discovery, or social justice, Swift’s videos are a testament to the power of music to tell compelling stories and inspire change.

Taylor Swift‘s music videos are a testament to her creativity, vision, and dedication to her craft. They are visually stunning, emotionally resonant, and deeply personal, capturing the essence of her music in a way that has captivated audiences around the world.

  • 13. Shake It Off

    “Shake It Off” showcases Taylor’s various dance styles, including ballet, hip hop, and modern dance, as Taylor tries her hand at each of them. The song’s positive message of self-acceptance and confidence encourages Swifties to embrace their true selves and not let the opinions of others bring them down.

  • 12. Bejeweled

    Featuring her best friends, Laura Dern and Haim as her evil stepmother and step-sisters, Taylor creates a Cinderella-like story. After finding a magical clock, Taylor is dressed in, you guessed it, a bejeweled dress. It also sparked this iconic dance that went viral on TikTok.

  • 11. You Need To Calm Down

    “You Need to Calm Down” is a colorful and inclusive celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, featuring numerous queer celebrities and allies, including RuPaul, Laverne Cox, and Katy Perry. The video also includes various Easter eggs and hidden references, such as a sign in the background, which at the time, Swifties went nuts for.

  • 10. Blank Space

    This music video is a satirical and self-aware commentary on the public perception of Taylor Swift and her relationships. With the media always assuming she’s just a clingy girlfriend who writes song about her exes, Taylor gave into it all with this music video.

  • 9. Cardigan

    “Cardigan” incorporates a number of subtle references to Taylor’s life and career, including a portrait of her grandmother and a typewriter that reads “the story starts again.” The video also features a number of Easter eggs, referencing her previous albums and songs.

  • 8. Lover

    The “Lover” music video is a charming and heartwarming celebration of love. Fans praised it for its positive representation of love in all its forms.

  • 7. Delicate

    The “Delicate” music video features Taylor Swift as a famous and glamorous celebrity who suddenly becomes invisible to those around her. After being ignored and pushed aside by everyone at a high-profile event, Swift’s character discovers a magical note that transports her to a different world where she can be her true self.

  • 6. Bad Blood

    One of the most notable aspects of the “Bad Blood” music video is its impressive list of celebrity cameos. The video features a star-studded cast of some of the biggest names in music, film, and fashion, including Selena Gomez, Kendrick Lamar, Zendaya, Hayley Williams, Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid, and many more.

  • 5. Love Story

    The “Love Story” music video became a cultural phenomenon upon its release, and it is considered one of Swift’s most iconic and memorable videos. The video’s romantic imagery and grand storytelling have inspired countless imitations and parodies, cementing its place as a timeless classic.

  • 4. Look What You Made Me Do

    This is Taylor’s darkest music video, with the opening shot being a grave with the tombstone reading “Here Lies Taylor Swift’s Reputation.” It does take a turn when we see all of the old personas of Taylor try and climb to the top, but ultimately only one Taylor is holding all the power.

  • 3. You Belong With Me

    “You Belong With Me” features Swift playing two characters: the lovestruck girl next door and the glamorous cheerleader, who is her alter ego. One of the most memorable moments from the video is Taylor and the boy next door talking to each other on pen and paper through their bedroom windows.

  • 2. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

    This song is notoriously known for being about her ex, Jake Gyllenhall, and their iconic phone call. It’s whimsical, playful, and impressively all shot in one take.

  • 1. All Too Well (10 Minute Version)

    Ranking #1 on the list, Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) was released from “the vault,” and Taylor did not let us down with this music video. Sadie Sink portrayed Taylor herself, and Dylan O’Brien is rumored to be Jake Gyllenhall, a couple going through the motions of a relationship, specifically the heartbreaking moments of a breakup.

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