Your Favorite Track on 'Reputation' Based on Your Favorite Track Off '1989'

A Guide to the New Taylor Swift

Credit: Taylor Swift (Album Cover of Reputation)

Not sure how to approach Taylor Swift's new album? Not sure where to start because you didn't like a certain single?

Look no further!

If Your Favorite Track from '1989' Is "Welcome To New York"...

...check out "So It Goes"... off Reputation

Because... honestly? These are my two least favorite songs on the albums. But also I feel like they match up pretty well.

If Your Favorite Track Is "Blank Space"...

...check out "Look What You Made Me Do" off Reputation.

Because... these are both the most radio-friendly cuts.

OR check out "Getaway Car."

Because... these both play with her image to find inspiration for the song.

If Your Favorite Track Is "Style..."

...check out "Delicate" off Reputation

Because... "Delicate" is basically Style 2.0. It has the same sexier-beat and more grooving kind of beat.

If Your Favorite Track Is "Out Of the Woods"...

...check out "Getaway Car" off Reputation.

Because... these songs are sonically similar and both have to do with treacherous relationships and being unsure of where you stand.

If Your Favorite Track Is "All You Had to Do Is Stay"...

...check out "King of My Heart" off Reputation.

Because... although one is a love song and one is a break up song, they're sonically  similar and both have the more futuristic details of the songs on their respect albums ("Stay" has the high notes that were altered, and "King of My Heart" makes extensive use of the vocoder that is seen throughout Reputation.

If Your Favorite Track Is "Shake It Off"...

...check out "This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things" off Reputation.

Because... both of these songs have to do with shaking off the haters (though one more literally than others). I'd also argue that these are also both the most playful songs on each album.

If Your Favorite Track Is "I Wish You Would"...

...check out..."Ready For It" off Reputation.

Because... once the chorus of ..."Ready For It" hits, the similarity is clear: the strong beat but soaring melody contrast the same in both of these songs.

If Your Favorite Track Is "Bad Blood"...

...check out "I Did Something Bad" off Reputation.

Because... this song also has Swift playing the kick-butt character that she played in Bad Blood. Both songs have an anthemic quality as well.

OR check out "This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things."

Because... it's just as in-your-face and also calls out a feud she's been in. Both songs are her standing up for herself.

If Your Favorite Track Is "Wildest Dreams..."

...check out "Dress" off Reputation.

Because... these are both the sexiest songs on the albums. The same way "Delicate" is Style 2.0, I'd argue "Dress" is Wildest Dream 2.0. Both have a very similar sound and vocal style.

If Your Favorite Track Is "How You Get the Girl"...

...check out "Gorgeous" off Reputation.

Because... both of these songs have the brighter, more happy and playful sounds of the album. Both of these songs have similar vocal contrast as well—lower verses and higher choruses.

If Your Favorite Track Is "This Love"...

...check out "New Year's Day" off Reputation.

Because... these are both the simplest songs production-wise on their respective albums. "New Year's Day" is more romantic but is similar in feel to "This Love."

If Your Favorite Track Is "I Know Places"...

...check out "Dancing With Our Hands Tied" off Reputation.

Because... they both deal with a similar topic: the stress of attention on a relationship, and trying to hide that relationship. Both of these songs are the darker songs on the albums.

If Your Favorite Track Is "Clean"...

...check out "Call It What You Want" off Reputation.

Because... it is a clear continuation of the song. See the lyrics "windows boarded up after the storm" if you need convincing. Also, they're both pretty open production wise and sound similar.

Did You Find Your Next Favorite Taylor Swift Song?

Feel free to let me know if you disagreed with my pairings, or if you really did agree. :)

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Your Favorite Track on 'Reputation' Based on Your Favorite Track Off '1989'