20 Best Taylor Swift Songs About Crushes

By Nico Gonzalez

It’s no secret that Taylor Swift has written some of the best love songs of all time. What may be less well-known is that many of her most famous tunes are about crushes-those intense, all-consuming feelings we get when we first fall for someone. From the tender “Gorgeous” to the fiery “Invisible String,” Swift has always been able to capture the angst and excitement of young love. Here are 20 of her best songs about crushes:


Gorgeous

Taylor Swift - Gorgeous (Lyric Video)

Gorgeous is a song by Taylor Swift about her crush. The song is from her album Reputation, and was released as a single on October 20, 2017. The song is written in the key of C major with a tempo of 78 beats per minute. Swift’s vocals span two octaves, from G3 to C5. The song received positive reviews from critics, who praised its production and lyrical content. However, some have argued that the lyrics are ambivalent in their message, and that the song does not progress the narrative of her previous singles. Nevertheless, Gorgeous remains a popular staple in Swift’s live performances, and has been included in multiple year-end lists of the best songs of 2017.

Love Story

Taylor Swift - Love Story

Love Story is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. The song was written about her crush and released as the lead single from her second studio album, Fearless. In the song, Swift tells her crush that she wants to be with him, even though her parents disapprove of their relationship. The song became one of Swift’s signature hits, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time. Love Story has been covered by multiple artists, including country singer Brad Paisley and pop singer Justin Bieber. The song has also been used in a number of films and television shows.

You Belong With Me

Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me

You Belong With Me is a song by Taylor Swift about her crush, who is dating another girl. The song is from the perspective of the girl who is being friend-zoned by the guy she likes. Throughout the song, she talks about how she is better for him than the other girl and how she wishes he would see that. You Belong With Me was released in 2009 as a single from Taylor Swift’s second album, Fearless. The song was a huge commercial success, reaching number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also won multiple awards, including the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Enchanted

Enchanted - Taylor Swift (Music Video)

Enchanted is a song by Taylor Swift about her crush. The song is a mid-tempo synth-pop ballad with a dreamy atmosphere. Swift has said that the song is about “the idea of finding true love for the first time.” The lyrics describe the feeling of being “caught in a fairy tale.” The song has been praised for its catchy melody and relatable lyrics. Swift has performed the song on several occasions, including at the 2011 Grammy Awards. In 2012, the song was included in the movie The Hunger Games. Enchanted has won multiple awards, including Best Pop Solo Performance at the 54th Grammy Awards.

 Red

Taylor Swift - Red

Taylor Swift’s song “Red” is a catchy pop tune about young love and the excitement of a crush. The lyrics tell the story of a girl who is head-over-heels for a boy, and the song is full of references to the color red, which symbolizes love and passion. The song talks about the butterflies that come with a new relationship, and how everything seems brighter and more exciting when you’re in love. While the song is primarily about the joys of young love, it also includes a hint of sadness, as the girl realizes that her crush may never feel the same way about her.

Teardrops On My Guitar

Taylor Swift - Teardrops On My Guitar

“Teardrops on My Guitar” is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. The song was written about her experience with unrequited love and was inspired by one of her real-life crushes. Swift has said that she felt like she was “always last place” when it came to the boys she liked, and that the song helped her to express her feelings. In the song, Swift compares the experience of unrequited love to being hit by a arrow, and describes how it feels to see the person she loves happy with someone else.

Everything Has Changed

Taylor Swift - Everything Has Changed ft. Ed Sheeran

Everything Has Changed is a song by Taylor Swift that was released in 2013. The song is about a crush and the feelings that come along with it. Specifically, the song addresses the feeling of not being able to focus on anything else except for the person you have a crush on. The lyrics talk about how everything in the world seems different when you’re around the object of your affection. The song describes the infatuation that often comes with a crush, and how someone can feel like they are walking on air when they are around the person they like. Everything Has Changed is a catchy pop song that perfectly captures the excitement and butterflies that come along with falling for someone new.

King of My Heart

King of My Heart is a song by Taylor Swift about her crush. The song was released in 2017 as a single from her album Reputation. In the song, Swift describes her crush as “the one I want to take my breath away.” She also mentions how her friends think she’s “crazy” for liking him, but she doesn’t care because she knows he’s worth it. The song has a catchy melody and is sure to get stuck in your head after just one listen. It’s a perfect example of Swift’s talent for writing catchy pop songs with relatable lyrics.

Sparks Fly

Taylor Swift - Sparks Fly

Sparks Fly is a song by Taylor Swift about her crush. The song is uptempo and upbeat, with a catchy melody that is sure to get stuck in your head. The lyrics describe the feeling of butterflies in your stomach when you are around someone you are attracted to. Swift’s characteristic wit and humor shine through in the lyrics, as she describes the awkward moments and nervous excitement that come with a new crush. The song is relatable and fun, and is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever had a crush. Whether you are crushing on a celebrity, a classmate, or anyone else, Sparks Fly is the perfect song to soundtrack your crush.

Jump Then Fall

Taylor Swift - Jump Then Fall (Taylor's Version) (Lyric Video)

Taylor Swift’s “Jump Then Fall” is a catchy pop song with a hidden depths. On the surface, the song appears to be about a young woman’s infatuation with a crush. However, a closer listen reveals that the song is actually about the fear of commitment and the idea of taking a relationship to the next level. The lyrics describe the feeling of being “caught in between the night and the day,” unsure of whether to take the leap or play it safe.

State of Grace

Taylor Swift - State Of Grace (Taylor's Version) (Lyric Video)

State of Grace is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, released as the fourth single from her album Red (2012). The song was written by Swift and produced by Nathan Chapman and Swift. “State of Grace” is a guitar ballad with influences of alternative rock. It has been described as an “epic” love song with “majestic” chords and ” sprawling drums”. Lyrically, the song is about being in a state of grace in regards to a relationship. On October 16, 2012, Swift previewed the song on Good Morning America.

Delicate

Taylor Swift - Delicate

The song “Delicate” by Taylor Swift is about a crush that she has. The lyrics describe how she is feeling, and how she is trying to figure out if the person she likes feels the same way about her. The song is written in first person, and it uses metaphors to describe the butterflies that she feels in her stomach when she is around her crush. The chorus of the song is repetitive, and it includes the line “Is it cool that I said all that? Is it chill that you’re in my head?”. This line reflects how she is feeling insecure about whether or not she should tell her crush how she feels. The song overall is light and fun, and it captures the excitement and uncertainty of having a crush.

Call It What You Want

Taylor Swift - Call It What You Want (Lyric Video)

In her song “Call It What You Want,” Taylor Swift tells the story of a crush who is “two years older than [her] and never seemed to notice [her].” However, despite the fact that he doesn’t seem to be interested in her, she can’t help but think about him all the time. The song is full of longing and frustration, as she tries to figure out what she did wrong and how she can get him to notice her. Ultimately, she comes to the realization that she can’t force him to like her and that she just has to wait and see if he ever changes his mind. In the meantime, she’s going to continue thinking about him even though it might not lead to anything.

Lover

Taylor Swift - Lover

“Lover” is a song by Taylor Swift about her crush. The song was written by Swift and produced by Jack Antonoff. It was released on August 23, 2019, as the lead single from Swift’s seventh studio album of the same name. “Lover” is a romantic ballad with a synth-pop production. The lyrics describe the feeling of falling in love and were inspired by Swift’s real-life crush. The song received positive reviews from critics, who praised its production and lyrics. 

Paper Rings

Taylor Swift - Paper Rings (Official Audio)

Paper Rings is a song by Taylor Swift about her crush. The song is upbeat and catchy, with a chorus that will be stuck in your head for days. In the song, Swift sings about how she is head-over-heels for her crush, and how she would do anything to make him notice her. She even fantasizes about getting married one day and having a house full of kids. While the subject matter of the song is fairly typical for a pop song, what makes it stand out is Swift’s writing. The lyrics are clever and humorous, painting a vivid picture of infatuation. Moreover, the track itself is incredibly infectious, making it hard not to sing along. Overall, Paper Rings is a fun and enjoyable song that is sure to put a smile on your face.

Fearless

Taylor Swift - Fearless (Taylor's Version) (Lyric Video)

The song “Fearless” by Taylor Swift is a catchy pop tune that is Full of youthful energy and excitement. The lyrics tell the story of a young girl who is crushing hard on a boy. She starts off by confessing her feelings to him, and then goes on to daydream about their future together. The song reflects the innocence and optimism of first love, and will no doubt resonate with many listeners. Despite its light-hearted subject matter, “Fearless” also contains an important message about being fearless in the face of love. Swift encourages her listeners to take a chance on love, even if it means getting your heart broken. After all, it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.

Willow

Taylor Swift - willow (Official Music Video)

Released in December 2020, “Willow” is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. The track was a commercial success, debuting at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming Swift’s ninth number-one single in the United States. “Willow” is a synth-pop and electropop song with elements of folktronica and chamber pop. The song’s lyrics are written from the perspective of Swift’s crush, and describe the various emotions that come with falling in love. Musically, “Willow” is built around a catchy hook and bouncy synthesizer melody. 

Daylight

Taylor Swift - Daylight (Official Audio)

Daylight is a song by Taylor Swift about her feelings for a crush. The song is written in the first person and starts with the narrator describing how she feels when she sees the object of her affections. She talks about how she gets butterflies in her stomach and how she can’t focus on anything else when she’s around him. The chorus of the song is focused on how the narrator is hoping that somehow, someway, she can find a way to let him know how she feels. The bridge of the song offers a glimpse of hope as the narrator sings about how maybe, just maybe, her crush will someday feel the same way about her.

You Are In Love

You Are In Love is a song by Taylor Swift about her crush. The song is a ballad with a slow, plaintive melody. The lyrics describe the feeling of being in love, and how it can make you feel both happy and vulnerable at the same time. The song has been praised for its honest portrayal of young love, and its ability to capture the feeling of first love. You Are In Love is a beautiful, heart-wrenching song that is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever been in love.

Invisible String

Taylor Swift - invisible string (folklore: the long pond studio sessions)

“Invisible String” is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. The song was released on October 23, 2020, as the sixth single from her eighth studio album, Folklore. Written and produced by Swift and Jack Antonoff, “Invisible String” is a synth-pop ballad that speaks of the “invisible string” that connects two people who are destined to be together. The lyrics of the song have been interpreted as being about Swift’s crush on Antonoff.