Taylor Swift’s Top 10 Duets


Nobody does duets quite like Taylor does. Let us do the work for you, and make a list of her top 10 duets.

From the very start, Taylor seemed to have made friends in the industry. Luckily for us, these friends often ended up working with Taylor and releasing some of the most beautiful duets that we could ever ask for.

In this post, Taylor’s top ten duets have been listed, for your enjoyment. (These are in no particular order, because they are all too good and I couldn’t rate them.)

10. Zac Efron – Pumped Up Kicks

This is the only cover in this list, but we couldn’t help but add it because, well, it’s adorable. In typical Taylor fashion, she visited her dear friend Ellen with a surprise for her. She had been teaching american sweetheart Zac Efron to play guitar. Watch Taylor encourage Zac as he plays guitar, and even comes up with his own lyrics. (Spoiler; She does too, and it’s amazing)

9. Colbie Caillat – Breathe

Oh you guys. This was my breakup song after my first real relationship, so it’s got a special place in my broken broken heart. It’s something magical that happens when Taylor and Colbie’s voices mesh in the chorus. Seriously, it’s like they’re saying “Hey, we know, we’ve all been there and it gets better”. So, take that 2011 boyfriend.

8. John Mayer – Half of My Heart

SPEAKING OF EXES. Though this song led to Taylor and John dating in the long run, and then having what seemed to be a rather sad break up, it also gave us the song Dear John, and I don’t hear anyone complaining about that. Alas, before the days of heartbreak, the duo gave us this sweet tune that probably should’ve been a warning to Taylor with lines like “I made a plan, stay the man who can only love himself” and “Down the road, later on you will hate that I never gave more to you than half of my heart”. Lesson learned.

7. Boys Like Girls – Two Is Better Than One

This was the first Taylor Swift duet that I had ever heard. My Swift obsession was in full force, and I remember hearing this song on the radio advertised as a Boys Like Girls song, and freaking out because I recognized her voice n the chorus and got so excited. Anyway, all that to say that this is another of my favorite Taylor Swift duets, though she only has a small part.

6. Tim McGraw & Keith Urban – Highway Don’t Care

I kind of miss the Taylor Swift country era when I listen to this. This was undoubtedly one of the best surprise country trios in recent years. As individual artists, they are all so amazingly talented, so to hear what they can do as a team was a dream come true.

5. B.o.B. – Both of Us

I love this song. I honestly don’t have much to say other than this was the mashup I had been waiting for forever. Two completely different music styles matched together to make the most amazing song? Yes please!

4. Civil Wars – Safe and Sound

One of two songs that Taylor Swift contributed to The Hunger Games soundtrack, Safe and Sound perfectly encapsulated the mood of The Hunger Games movie/books. When you add a beautiful and haunting music video, it only gets better.

3. Gary Lightbody – The Last Time

Now, I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t expecting to have Gary Lightbody appear on Taylor Swift’s 2012 RED album, but am I ever happy that he did. This song is so powerful in it’s own calming way, that I don’t think that I’ll ever grow old of it. I kind of wish that this song had made more of a storm.

2. Kendrick Lamar – Bad Blood

Surprise, surprise. I’ve included Bad Blood to this list. This song seems to have made every Taylor Swift list in the last few months. Is it the fire? The ass-kicking? The bad-ass women? Yes, yes and yes. And also, Kendrick Lamar’s musical genius. Though I loved the album version of this song, I found that I couldn’t go back to it after having hear Kendrick’s addition. He makes a great song (and video), even better.

1. Ed Sheeran – Everything Has Changed

This is the only video that I will say has an order given to it. NUMBER ONE. The song is already adorable because we all know that Taylor and Ed are buddies of the century, but also because of the music video. I am solely responsible for 50% of those views. I don’t want to ruin the ending of the video for anyone who hasn’t watched it, so I won’t quite comment on it, other than saying that it is the cutest ending imaginable. Carry on.

Ladies and gentlemen, my top 10 Taylor Swift duets. Am I missing your favorite? Let me know in the comments!