Merry Swiftmas: 4 Taylor Swift songs that deserve a short film

Taylor Swift sings the National Anthem as the Detroit Lions host the Miami Dolphins in a Thanksgiving Day game Nov. 23, 2006 in Detroit. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Taylor Swift sings the National Anthem as the Detroit Lions host the Miami Dolphins in a Thanksgiving Day game Nov. 23, 2006 in Detroit. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images) /

Taylor Swift has completely changed the game for music videos. No longer do we only want a single music video. Now we’re looking for short films. Then again, that’s the name of the game when it comes to Taylor Swift and trends.

In particular, the short film from “All Too Well” captivated fans since it featured the 10-minute version of the song. It also featured the talents of Dylan O’Brien and Sadie Sink along with Taylor herself. The film took such a complex story and gave us everything we wanted in less than 20 minutes.

There are still a few albums Taylor has left to re-record so it’s only right that we would look back and see which other songs would make excellent short films. At this point, it doesn’t seem like anything could top “All Too Well.” Nevertheless, it’s fun to look back at the other albums she has yet to re-record and see which songs deserve their short film.

I’d like to hear which Taylor Swift songs you’d love to see have their short film. There are a ton of songs to choose from. It’s truly wild to think about how many songs Taylor has recorded throughout her career and how many of those songs aren’t owned by her.

Let’s start with her debut album, “Taylor Swift.”

Taylor’s debut album never gets the credit it deserves. This album started it all. Considering this album introduced me to Taylor, it always has a special place in my heart. That’s why it was so difficult to figure out which song deserves a short film from her debut.

The song that lends itself most to short films is easy “Mary’s Song (Oh My My My)” which is an entire love story told throughout a song. It features a couple who meet when they’re children and then fall in love. It’s such a beautiful song and does an excellent job of showcasing the longevity of a relationship. This song has so much potential to be a beautiful and well-done short film if given the chance.

Moving onto Taylor’s third album, “Speak Now” is a treasure trove of hits.

“Speak Now” is one of those albums that had a ton of music videos.  Even so, I’d only be right to feature one song and that’s “Enchanted.” This song has blown up on the Internet. In addition to being so popular, the song is also beautifully written, romantic and tells the story of meeting someone and wanting to know them better. It’d be interesting to see how Taylor would decide to tell this story as there are a lot of avenues to go down.

Jumping ahead a few years, “1989” is another tough contender.

“1989” is another potential Taylor Swift re-recording. The music videos during this era were top-tier so this wasn’t easy. Looking back at the album, some could even argue that “Bad Blood” was its short film whereas the other music videos were just plain cinematic.

However, after listening to the album again, the song that stood out was “Clean.” This song deals with being in a relationship, breaking up, and then finally feeling clean after it ends. Honestly, the visuals for this one would be out-of-this-world. There could be rain showers, a waterfall, or even just a shower, but knowing Taylor Swift’s mind, she’d come up with something even better.

Last but not least, “Reputation” could have the best short film of all.

Moving onto the final album, the song that came to mind immediately was “Getaway Car” which probably isn’t surprising at all. This song is basically about falling in love with someone else and realizing that everything is always going to crash and burn. It’s a feeling we can all relate to. This one could be action-packed and intense while still featuring an interesting plot in the background. The lyrics bring everything to life in this song, too. “Getaway Car” was the only answer that came to mind when it came to short films for “Reputation.”

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Overall, Taylor Swift’s ability to write story songs is incredible. There’s no shortage of songs we’d love to see get its short film.