6. “Shake It Off”
This next song, it physically hurts me to put it this low as it was the song everyone was singing from the album. However, I couldn’t put “Shake It Off” higher than #6 on my list and that’s honestly an awful feeling.
Regardless, the singles from 1989 were just so good that I couldn’t fit in before now. With that being said, this is another one of those dancey, fun pop songs that we’ve come to know and love from Taylor Swift. As awesome as the music video is, this one also had a lawsuit attached to it for years which is thankfully resolved now.
Even so, the rest of this album was full of so many great songs and it was an embarrassment of riches so “Shake It Off” ended up towards the bottom. Either way, it’s still a solid single and I can see why it was picked.
5. “Out Of The Woods”
As for the #5 on my list, I’m going with “Out Of The Woods.” As I said, the rest of these singles are just so good that I couldn’t bear to put “Out of The Woods” any higher than this but it’s such an amazing song. Additionally, it felt unlike anything Taylor Swift had done before so it was a nice change of pace.
“Out Of The Woods” is one of those songs that can be interpreted in so many ways, too. You can relate to it as someone leaving a relationship, losing a friend, or just dealing with something in your personal life. It’s just such a relatable song and one that I know will always make you dance when you hear it.
The beat for “Out Of The Woods” is just so undeniably great and let’s not even get started on the bridge. While it might not be high up on my list, I can’t even act like this one isn’t a good song and just ended up getting the short end of the stick with these singles and this album as a whole.