List Of Taylor Swift Songs And Who They Are About

Taylor Swift has referred to her exes in her several songs like Back to December, Lover, and more.
Taylor Swift has referred to her exes in her several songs like Back to December, Lover, and more.( Source : worldwidetune )

A list of Taylor Swift songs and who they are about is 1. All Too Well 2. Dear John 3. Forever and Always, and more. Her love life has inspired a lot of tracks.

It is nothing but therapeutic to be able to put your feelings into words while you try to process them. And Taylor Swift is the ace in this for she knows how to capture emotions with her strong songwriting skills and addictive hooks.

Henceforth, it comes as no surprise for Taylor to come up with songs that have some juicy secrets. Hence, it won't be wrong to presume her songs have some backstory.

Swifties try to decode the secrets as soon as possible in every release. Likewise, the singer referencing her previous partners in her songs has become a staple habit.

Her songs have introspective lyrics drawn from her personal experiences. Let alone, human beings, the Country singer has even penned songs about cities like New York City.

Taylor Swift songs that mention New York City like Cornelia Street resonate with the freedom she experienced in Big Apple aka New York City.

Now that we are officially in Taylor's Version era, search for the songs that reference her previous partners have surged on the internet. Let's delve into the song that addresses her ex-boyfriend.

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Taylor Swift Songs About Harry Styles

Taylor Swift songs about Harry Styles include Style, Out of the Woods, I Knew You Were Trouble, All You Had To Do Was Stay, I Wish You Would, and more.

  • Style
  • Out of the Woods
  • I Knew You Were Trouble
  • All You Had To Do Was Stay
  • I Wish You Would
  • How You Get The Girl
  • This Love
  • I Know Places
  • Clean
  • Wonderland

The aforementioned allegedly referenced Harry Styles from One Direction, one of the best-selling boy bands of all time. Swift and Styles briefly dated between December 2012 and January 2013.

Although they didn't date for quite a long time, their relationship inspired multiple songs from both Taylor as well as Harry Styles.

The brief relationship clearly had a strong impact on both of the artists even though the whirlwind of their romance only lasted for a few months.

Also, the songs mentioned above haven't explicitly mentioned Harry; however, Swifties have speculated about lyrics that point to the singer.


Style from Taylor Swift's album 1989 refers to Harry Styles with its lyrics that describe One Direction band members Styles' appearance.

You got that James Dean daydream look in your eye

You got that long hair, slicked back, white T-shirt"

The description of the dreamy persona of James Dean with long hair strikingly resembles Harry's appearance who is well-recognized for his luscious hair.

Taylor Swift Songs About Joe Jonas

Prominent Taylor Swift song about Joe Jonas is Forever and Always. Likewise, Last Kiss, Holy Ground, and more also refer to the Jonas Brothers' singer.

  • Forever and Always
  • Last Kiss
  • Holy Ground
  • Better Than Revenge
  • You All Over Me
  • Mr. Perfectly Fine

The Disney Channel alum and Swift dated briefly as teenagers in 2008. The prominent singers were in a relationship between July and October of 2008.

The romance turned sour after Jonas broke up with Taylor over a brief phone call. She publicly called him out during an episode of 'The Ellen Show in 2008.

Forever and Always

Taylor Swift confirmed that the track is about her short-lived relationship with Jonas during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2008.

During the show, Swift stated that when she'll find that wonderful person she will not be able to remember the boy who broke up with her over the phone in 25 seconds when she was just 18.

Forever and Always that appeared on her album Fearless nearly didn't make it; however, got a last-minute recording session.

She didn't pen the song until their breakup and had to convince the record label's president to let her add the track to the album.

The track describes an emotional ghosting as Jonas was into her for a brief time and then his affection and attention started fading away until it was totally gone.

Taylor Swift Songs About John Mayer

One of Taylor Swift songs about John Mayer is Dear John. Fans believe Superman, The Story of Us, Would've Could've, Should've, and more also reference to John.

  • Dear John
  • Superman
  • The Story of Us
  • Would've Could've, Should've
  • I Can See You
  • Electric Touch
  • Ours
  • Sad Beautiful Tragic
  • Foolish One
  • Enchanted

Following Swift's break up with Joe Jonas, the singer, and John Mayer were seeing each other between the end of 2009 and February 2010.

They first crossed paths when they collaborated on 'Half of My Heart.' Now that the singer is releasing Taylor Swift's version of all her albums, their relationship has resurfaced on the web.

Although many believe they haven't mended fences; however, Swift seemingly told her fans not to bully John or other exes after the release of Speak Now (Taylor's Version).

Dear John

Dear John, one of Taylor Swift's songs from Speak Now album, is the obvious song with his name in the title.

Correspondingly, the specific facts mentioned in the song like her age during their short-lived romance also direct it towards Mayer.

Throughout the entire song, she has mentioned the name John as in the lyrics below:

Dear John, I see it all now that you're gone
Don't you think I was too young to be messed with?
The girl in the dress, cried the whole way home

Taylor Swift Songs About Jake Gyllenhaal

When talking about Taylor Swift songs about Jake Gyllenhaal, All Too Well is the first song that pops into our mind. They dated briefly back in 2010.

  • All Too Well
  • I Bet You Think About Me ft. Chris Stapleton
  • I Almost Do
  • Red
  • The Moment I Knew
  • State of Grace
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Taylor and Jake's brief relationship from October 2010 until the end of that year inspired many songs from her. That said, she hasn't explicitly mentioned Jake in the aforementioned songs.

All Too Well

All Too Well seemingly describes Swift's relationship with Jake; however, she hasn't explicitly said it herself. The fact-checked lyrics direct it toward Gyllenhaal.

You used to be a little kid with glasses in a twin-sized bed

The above-mentioned lyrics have convinced all the fans that the track is inspired by their brief sound time spent together. He previously shared a now-deleted photo of him wearing glasses as a child on Instagram.

And I left my scarf there at your sister's house
And you've still got it in your drawer, even now

The storyline of her scarf mentioned above made it back to Jake's sister Maggie when host Andy Cohen asked her about it. To which she replied it could be possible the scarf being somewhere yet she doesn't know about it.

Taylor Swift Songs About Joe Alwyn

Taylor Swift songs about Joe Alwyn include Lover, Gorgeous, Dress, London Boy, Delicate, and more. These songs seemingly give reference to their relationship.

  • Lover
  • Gorgeous
  • Dress
  • London Boy
  • Delicate
  • End Game
  • Cruel Summer
  • King of My Heart
  • I Think He Knows
  • Call It What You Want

Joe Alwyn and Taylor were in a relationship for a long time compared to her other exes. They dated for six years reportedly from October 2016.

They were private about their relationship; however, Taylor often gave hints about their romance in her music. She hinted at their close bond in her songs.


Lover from Swift's 2019 album of the same name talks about finding that ideal person following several heartbreaks which resonates with her love life.

The undermentioned lyrics describe the essence of the song of finding her person.

With every guitar string scar in my hand, I take this magnetic force of a man to be my lover

Taylor Swift Songs About Taylor Lautner

One of the notable Taylor Swift songs about Taylor Lautner is Back to December. The singer and The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn hunk Lautner dated briefly in 2009.

  • Back To December
  • Midnight Rain
  • Apologize

Back To December

Back To December by Taylor reflects on her past relationship with Lautner and expresses her regret through the song.

She has praised how Lautner was nothing but an amazing partner.

So this is me swallowin' my pride
Standin' in front of you sayin' I'm sorry for that night
And I go back to December all the time

The aforementioned lyrics speak about her feeling for feeling apologetic for breaking up with him. That said, they are on good terms.

In fact, recently, Swift with Lautner and his wife Taylor Dome recreated the famous Spider-Man meme with all three Taylors pointing at each other on the set of I Can See You (Taylor's Version).

Taylor Swift Songs About Kanye West

Taylor Swift songs about Kanye West comprise Look What You Made Me Do, I Forgot That You Existed, The Man, I Did Something Bad, Call It What You Want, and more.

  • Look What You Made Me Do
  • I Forgot That You Existed
  • The Man
  • I Did Something Bad
  • This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
  • Call It What You Want
  • Innocent

Many of us already know the beef between Kanye West and Taylor which started the rapper got on the stage of the MTV Video Music Awards and took the mic off of Swift's hand to make his own speech in 2009.

Since then, the moment continued to generate several songs over the years that earned her awards.

Look What You Made Me Do

Taylor referenced Kanye West, one of the richest rappers in the world, in her song Look What You Made Me Do through her clever lyrics.

I don't like your little games
Don't like your tilted stage

The aforementioned snippet of the song seemingly refers to Kanye's performance on a stage that floated above the attendees and which even titled at times during his Pablo Tour in 2016.

Taylor Swift Songs About Katy Perry

Some of Taylor Swift songs about Katy Perry are Bad Blood, Calm Down, and Swish Swish. The notable female singers had a feud over backup dancers.

  • Bad Blood
  • Calm Down
  • Swish Swish

Bad Blood

Swift herself stated that Bad Blood was about someone in the music industry and not her ex-boyfriend. Fans speculated the reference was towards Katy Perry.

That said, neither of the vocalists hadn't explicitly commented on the supposed feud until 2017 when Perry confirmed that they indeed have a hot and cold war during her appearance on The Late Show With James Corden.

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