Taylor Swift is considered one of the most creative and influential musicians in this era. Despite that fact, most songwriters are still guilty of making some songs that are not the fans' usual cup of tea. Some of these songs may have steered too far from Swift's usual style, have questionable lyrics that did not age well, or just did not hit the mark. Seeing that music fans are passionate about the artist, they will certainly find tracks that catch them off guard in a negative way. Here are some of Taylor Swift's worst songs:
This bubblegum-pop song from 2019 featured Brendon Urie, the frontman of "Panic! At the Disco." It is considered one of Taylor Swift's worst songs because it felt like one of those ubiquitous Disney tracks. It is the type of song that kids play again and again that drives listeners crazy. On top of that, it had lyrics that go like, "Hey kids! Spelling is fun!" This leads fans to believe that the track was created for the younger fans of Swift.
Better Than Revenge
Many speculated that this rock song from her Speak Now the album is about actress Camilla Belle. It is rumored that Belle "stole" Taylor Swift's former boyfriend Joe Jonas. Lyrics from the song goes, "She's not a saint, and she's not what you think, she's and actress. She's better known for things that she does on the mattress," which is kind of accusatory and deriving from what appears to be just hot gossip. It was not a good look for Swift, but she did acknowledge it. Back then, the country-pop singer thought it is possible to steal someone away from you. She matured and realized that "no one can take someone from you if they don't want to leave."
The song was a cover of the Christmas classic by Eartha Kitt in 1953. It is included in the Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection. "Santa Baby" is already controversial on its own due to its suggestive lyrics. It seems to be about asking for extravagant gifts and flirting with a grown man pretending to be Santa for the holidays. It is considered a lousy cover because Swift was a teenager during this time. It is uncomfortable for fans to think that the singer-songwriter is playing emotions with what appears to be a sugar daddy.
Welcome to New York
This NYC anthem was criticized because it did not portray the city very well. The song made it look like Swift never really visited the Big Apple. Critics believed that the lyrics had too much optimism to the point of exhaustion. It was dubbed "the worst NYC anthem of all time."
On the other hand, it was believed to be her way of welcoming long-time fans to her new musical direction. It is in line with the country-pop singer's decision to move from Nashville to New York. Taylor Swift expressed the shift in lifestyle from country to the glamorous city through that song. On top of that, she donated the proceeds to New York City Public Schools. Because of that, the city made her a tourism ambassador for New York.