How to get through a boring day in school? Here are the top 15 Taylor Swift upbeat songs to cheer you up from a boring day at school.
1. Our Song
“Our Song” was released in September 2007 as the third single from Taylor Swift’s self-titled debut album.
In an interview with America Online (AOL), Taylor Swift was asked if there was a true story behind this song. She replied: “I wrote this song in my freshman year of high school for my ninth-grade talent show. I was sitting there thinking, ‘I’ve gotta write an upbeat song that’s gonna relate to everyone.’ And at that time, I was dating a guy and we didn’t have a song. So I wrote us one, and I played it at the show. Months later, people would come up to me and say, ‘I loved that song that you played.’ And then they’d start singing lines of it back to me. They’d only heard it once, so I thought, ‘There must be something here!”
2. Love Story
“Love Story” was released on September 12, 2008. It is the lead single and third track from her second studio album, Fearless.
In an interview with Los Angeles Times, Taylor expanded on the song and said “I was going through a situation like that where I could relate. I used to be in high school where you see a boyfriend every day. Then I was in a situation where it wasn’t so easy for me, and I wrote this song because I could relate to the whole Romeo and Juliet thing. I was really inspired by that story. Except for the ending. I feel like they had such a promise and they were so crazy for each other. And if that had just gone a little bit differently, it could have been the best love story ever told. And it is one of the best love stories ever told, but it’s a tragedy. I thought, why can’t you… make it a happy ending and put a key change in the song and turn it into a marriage proposal?”
3. You Belong with Me
You Belong With Me,’ from Taylor Swift’s second album, ‘Fearless,’ was co-written by the songstress and Liz Rose; Swift also aided in the production of the track. It was released in April 2009 as the album’s third single.
In an interview with MTV News, Taylor explained: “This song is basically about wanting someone who is with this girl who doesn’t appreciate him at all. Basically like ‘girl-next-door-itis.’ You like this guy who you have for your whole life, and you know him better than she does but somehow the popular girl gets the guy every time.”
“Fearless” is the first track off of Taylor’s second studio album, it was released on November 11, 2008, and was the fifth and final single released from the album, on January 4, 2010.
Taylor Swift explained to That’s Country: “This is a song about the fearlessness of falling in love. No matter how many break up songs you write, no matter how many times you get hurt, you will always fall in love again. When I wrote ‘Fearless,’ I wasn’t dating anyone. I wasn’t even in the beginning stages of dating anybody. I really was all by myself out on tour and I got this idea for a song about the best first date. I think sometimes when you’re writing love songs, you don’t write them about what you’re going through at the moment, you write about what you wish you had. So, this song is about the best first date I haven’t had yet.”
“Lover” is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, taken from her seventh studio album of the same name (2019). It was released on August 16, 2019, through Republic Records, as the third single from the album.
According to an interview with The New York Times, Taylor Swift said “With this song [Lover], it was just one of those weird moments, just middle of the night, I’m like in my pj’s, stumbling to the piano as I got this idea and the song just happened really quickly.”
“There’s a line in the song that I’m really proud of, and the line says, ‘With every guitar string scar in my hand, I take this magnetic force of a man to be my lover,’ and that line is really special to me because I’ve spent quite a bit of time writing break-up songs,” she told the audience.
“Mine” is a song written and recorded by American country pop artist Taylor Swift. It is the lead single and opening track from her third studio album, Speak Now, and her eleventh single release. The song was released on August 4, 2010.
In a webchat around the time of the release of “Mine,” Taylor Swift shared the personal story behind the song. “It’s a song that is about my tendency to run from love. It’s sort of a recent tendency. For me, every really direct example of love I have had in front of me has ended in goodbye and has ended in breakups. So I think I’ve developed this pattern of running away when it is time to fall in love and stay in a relationship.”
“This song is about finding the exception to that and finding someone who would make you believe in love and realize that it could work out. I’m never, ever going to go past hoping that love can work out. I’m always going to be very hopeful and blindly optimistic when it comes to love, even if it does seem like it’s very hard.”
“Mean” was solely written by Swift and produced by Nathan Chapman with Swift’s aid. It was released on October 19, 2010 by Big Machine Records as a promotional single from Swift’s third studio album, Speak Now.
Taylor told Entertainment News: “When you do what I do, which is you put yourself out there for a lot of people to say whatever they want, there’s a million different opinions.”
“I get that, no matter what, you’re going to be criticized for something, but I also get that there are different kinds of ways to criticize someone. There’s constructive criticism, there’s professional criticism – and then there’s just being mean. And there’s a line that you cross when you just start to attack everything about a person.”
8. Sparks Fly
“Sparks Fly” is a song written and recorded by Taylor Swift as the second track off of her third studio album Speak Now.
She explained the lyrics on her website: “Sparks Fly’ is about falling for someone who you maybe shouldn’t fall for, but you can’t stop yourself because there’s such a connection and chemistry. This is a song I wrote a few years ago and I have been working on it ever since. It’s been awesome to see it change over the years. The fans have heard it before in concert, but there have been some really cool changes that I am very proud of.”
“22” is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift for her fourth studio album, Red (2012). As the sixth track on the album, it was written by Swift along with its producers Max Martin and Shellback.
Taylor Swift told Ryan Seacrest the inspiration for the song: “I wrote that about my friends, like finally I’ve got this amazing group of girlfriends and we tell each other everything, we’re together all the time. And I think that was kind of the marker of me being 22, like having all these friends and there’s all these question marks in your life, but the one thing that you have is that you have each other.”
11. Shake It Off
“Shake It Off” is the sixth track from Taylor Swift’s fifth studio album, 1989. It was announced as the first single from the album on her Yahoo livestream for 1989, on August 18, 2014, when it premiered.
Taylor explained to IHeartRadio in 2015: “Shake it Off is a song that I wrote about having to deal with on everyday basis, just kind of how human beings treat each other, You know, the feeling of humiliation is the same when a girl has a rumor spread around about her at school isn’t true, is the same feeling I feel when I’m checking out at the grocery store and I read some crazy headlines about me.” She continued, “rather than writing a song that was victimized in nature I wanted to write a song that was joyful and give people way to cope with whatever knots of ridiculousness life is doling out to them but also makes them want to dance.”
12. Paper Rings
“Paper Rings” is the eighth track off of Taylor Swift’s seventh studio album, Lover. It was released on August 23, 2019.
“This song talks about true love, and if you really find true love, you probably don’t really care what the symbolism of that love is,” Taylor Swift said in a Spotify storyline. “Material things wouldn’t matter to you anymore if you found someone that you just wanted to live your life with.“
“ME!” is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie, the vocalist of Panic! at the Disco, released on April 26, 2019, through Republic Records.
In an Apple Music video, Taylor Swift said that the song is about “not feeling like you’re replaceable.”
“I feel like we’re sent so many messages every day that there’s a better version of yourself on a social media app with better abs in a better vacation spot,” “But you’re the only one of you. That’s it – there’s just you.”
14. You Need to Calm Down
“You Need to Calm Down” is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, released on June 14, 2019, as the second single from her seventh studio album, Lover (2019).
Swift spoke about her inspiration for the song during a recent interview with Apple Music’s Beats 1: “I’ve observed a lot of different people in our society who just put so much energy and effort into negativity, and it just made me feel like, ‘You need to just calm down. Like, you’re stressing yourself out. This seems like it’s more about you than what you’re going off about. Like, just calm down.”
15. New Romantics
“New Romantics” is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, taken from the deluxe edition of her fifth studio album, 1989 (2014). It was written by Swift alongside its producers, Max Martin and Shellback.
Taylor Swift explained her attitude towards dating and relationships during an interview with Cosmopolitan. “People will say, let me set you up with someone, and I’m just sitting there saying, ‘That’s not what I’m doing. I’m not lonely; I’m not looking,'” she said. “They just don’t get it. I’ve learnt that just because someone is cute and wants to date you, that’s not a reason to sacrifice your independence and allow everyone to say whatever they want about you. I’m not doing that anymore.”
“It’d take someone really special for me to undergo the circumstances I have to go through to experience a date,” she added. “I don’t know how I would ever have another person in my world trying to have a relationship with me or a family.