Today is a major moment in the vast universe that is Taylor Swift’s career. October 24th marks the 10 year anniversary of the album release that launched our beloved pop angel’s career into hyper space, her eponymous debut: Taylor Swift.
This album is OG Taylor. She was just sixteen and had a head full of unruly blonde curls, the cover artwork featured neon butterflies. She wrote coming of age country songs during her freshman yeah of high school and they all struck platinum. (You know 15 year old you belted ‘Our Song’ and ‘Teardrops on My Guitar’ at the top of your lungs). In honour of this historic moment, we take a trip down memory lane with 7 of our fave killer T Swift vids.
Ever the formidable femme fatale, Taylor violently takes down her philandering ex on the grounds of her mansion. While it might parody female hysteria, the ‘Blank Space’ video is super empowering, and no one can take a golf club to a Shelby AC Cobra quite like our girl.
You Belong With Me
Such a banging throw back. Our hearts ached for gauche, nerdy Taylor dancing in her bedroom singing her heart out about the pain of unrequited love. Plus who can forget the mind bending moment when we realised the mean girl stealing Taylor’s man was really just evil clone Taylor in a brunette wig?!
As the name suggests, this has to be one of the singer’s most hip, chic videos. It experiments with hazy filters and sensory imagery. The color palette is made up of cooling gels, lightening pinks and shifting, romantic greys. What a rainstorm.
Shake It Off
Taylor simultaneously blasts her haters and gets funky with genre, one moment she’s a booty popping hip hop star, the next she’s sporting Gaga-esque sunglasses and glitter. Oh, and she absolutely ROCKS a white tutu.
I Knew You Were Trouble
We love Taylor’s flair for the dramatic. It really peaks in this grunge inspired montage, telling the story of a failed relationship through flashbacks. Hind sight 22, T.
This still has to be one of T Swift’s most empowering numbers. It features the pop star, along with other victimised youngsters, following their dreams and sticking it to bullies everywhere. The video even features a Snidely Whiplash character, truly the baddest bully of them all, right?
Taylor’s action packed super model fest makes us wanna pull on the boxing gloves and hit the ring with the likes of Selena, Jessisa Alba, GiGi and Cara Delevingne. Do girl fights even get more ultimate that this?