Ranking singles from each of Taylor Swift’s albums have been difficult. However, we’re finally getting to the end.
Of course with Taylor Swift, who knows what she’ll release next? Either way, I’m excited to be talking about the biggest departure for Swift yet and that’s Folklore which was released in 2020 and remains one of Swift’s most beloved albums of all time.
This was released amidst the height of the pandemic and for some, became a comfort album. Folklore is Swift’s 8th album and upon its release, she released 3 songs as singles which were “Cardigan” “Exile” and “Betty.” While the album has some great songs overall, I feel like these 3 singles are a perfect embodiment.
After the release of so many singles from her previous works, it’s nice to slow down and only focus on 3 songs this round. With that being said, let’s break down my singles ranking of Folklore.
Coming in at #3 from Folklore by Taylor Swift is “Exile.”
Coming in at the bottom of my list is “Exile.” If you’ve read one of these lists before, you’ll know that I haven’t always loved Taylor Swift collaborations. That’s why I ended up deciding to put her collaboration with Bon Iver in last place.
While “Exile” is a beautiful song and has amazing vocal performances from both of them, this one just doesn’t have as much staying power as the others on the list. I won’t say it’s a bad song because it’s not.
“Exile” is powerful in its own right and shows us the intricacies of a relationship from both sides. I feel like we haven’t seen that much in Swift’s music so it was a nice change of pace. However against the other two, there was no way I was going to put it any higher but lyrically, it’s a stunner from Swift.