Taylor Swift is known for her creative songwriting that usually includes hints about her personal life. Aside from that, her songs are quite catchy and are destined for airplay success. For this reason, it is no surprise that the country-pop singer has won Grammy Awards and had songs on the top of the music charts. Here are six songs that reached the number one spot of the Billboard 100.

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

This breakup song about aggressively not wanting to pursue a rocky relationship with a former lover reached the top of the music charts in September 2012. This is Swift's first number 1 song, and it is included in Swift's fourth studio album Red. It was nominated for Record of the Year in the Grammy Awards. Fans speculated that this song was about actor Jake Gyllenhaal, one of Taylor Swift's former lovers.

Shake It Off

This upbeat song, included in the 1989 album, is about not giving in to the rumors and unnecessary criticism. It was awarded Favorite International Video during the Myx Music Awards. It reached the peak of Billboard charts in September 2014 and stayed on the Hot 100 for 50 weeks. The dance-pop song, the lead single from the album, shows early signs of shifting away from Swift's usual country-pop direction.

6 Songs From Taylor Swift That Reached The Number One Spot in Music Charts
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Blank Space

The country-pop singer is usually painted by the media and critics as a "manipulative and crazy girlfriend." So she wrote this song and brought the "crazy girlfriend" character to life into the track's music video. The VEVO video reached a billion views, and this achievement was the first to do so. The song itself also skyrocketed to the number one spot on the music charts in November 2014. "Blank Space" is included in the country-pop singer's fifth album 1989.

Bad Blood

Many fans know this song is about Swift's friend Katy Perry and how their friendship deteriorated. The track featured rapper Kendrick Lamar, who also added lyrics for his critics. The song reached the top of the charts in July 2015. Swift debuted the music video for "Bad Blood" at the Billboard Music Awards. This, along with "Shake it Off" and "Blank Space," is one of the three songs found in Swift's fifth album 1989. All three made it to number one on the Billboard charts.

Look What You Made Me Do

It seems like there is no stopping Taylor Swift just yet when it comes to her rivals. Fans speculate that this electro-pop revenge-driven song was about rapper Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, and Katy Perry. "Look What You Made Me Do" is a complete departure from her usual pop style. Be that as it may, fans still supported the song as it made its way to the top charts in September 2017.


This piano ballad is a return to Taylor Swift's country-pop roots. It was released in August 2020 and reached number one on the Billboard charts within the same month. This song, as well as other tracks in her eighth studio album folklore, was written and recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic. Swift assured fans that they took precautions and brought professionals while filming the music video for the song. "Cardigan" is part of an Easter egg about a love triangle told from three different perspectives.

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