Can You Guess the Taylor Swift Song From One Line?


By: Ashley Ehman

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Taylor Swift is consistently on top of the music charts across the world, regularly brings in a multitude of awards for her songs and finds herself on a variety of glossy magazine covers. It's safe to say that her staying power is not to be trifled with. Despite being recognized globally, she had a very humble beginning. Her first album was "Taylor Swift" and had songs like "Tim McGraw" and "Cold As You." 

This self-titled album was released in 2006, and since then, Taylor Swift's star has continued to shine brighter every year. She's released the likes of "Reputation," "Red," Speak Now," "1989", "Fearless" and "Sparks Fly." As an artist, she has at least 87 songs that she has released. In addition to writing her own music, she's also written songs for other artists. 

Perhaps you already knew all of this about the blonde country-meets-pop star. If that's the case, then this quiz might be just the thing to prove your devotion as a Swiftie. Can you name every Taylor Swift song in this quiz when given a single line? It's time to see if the sparks fly or if you forgot that some of these songs existed. Are you ready for it?

In true fairytale fashion, which song says, "You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess"?

While searching for a castle to film the music video for "Love Story," Swift and her video team considered going to Europe to find one that would be safe enough to work in. Luckily, Castle Gwynn, located in Nashville, was found.


As if she were talking to her crush, this Swift song has the line, "I'm listening to the kind of music she doesn't like." Which song has this lyric?

The inspiration for "You Belong With Me" didn't come from a situation that Swift directly experienced but through her friend's. After listening in on a phone call between her friend and his girlfriend, she created a story that evolved into the song.


Written with the help of Brendon Urie, which Swift song has the line, "I know that I went psycho on the phone"?

The music video for "Me!" was released on April 26, 2019, and reached 65.2 million views in the first 24 hours alone. This broke the record that was previously held by "Thank U, Next" by Ariana Grande.


Which song opens with "You got that James Dean daydream look in your eye"?

While Swift hasn't directly responded to the meaning behind "Style," music publications saw it as a song about beauty standards. Disco, pop-rock and funk-pop styles influence the song.


Taylor is no stranger to having her private life being plastered on tabloid covers. One song touches on this with the line, "I go on too many dates, but I can't make 'em stay / At least that's what people say." What song has this line?

"Shake It Off" was released on August 18, 2014. Upon release, it immediately took the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the 22nd song to accomplish this in the list's history.


Which Swift song has the line, "Someday I'll be living in a big old city"?

"Mean" was extremely successful and upon its release, it reached the 11th spot on the Billboard Hot 100. It even won Swift two Grammys for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance.


With inspiration coming from another musician, which song has the line, "September saw a month of tears"?

"Tim McGraw" was the song that started it all for Swift, as it was her first single and the first song she wrote that was published. This song earned Swift a placed on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching #40.


The lyric "You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter" belongs to which Swift song?

"Mine" was originally supposed to be released on August 18, 2010. After the song was leaked to the internet, however, Swift moved the release date up to August 4th, as a means to beat the leak.


As an ode to her younger years, which song has the line, "And you're gonna be here for the next four years"?

The music video for "Fifteen" was filmed against a green screen, with Swift's best friend, Abigail Anderson (who is referenced in the song). It was nominated for a Best Female Video award in 2010 but lost to "Bad Romance."


Of all of her breakup songs, which one calls out her ex-lover with the line, "You're a redneck heartbreak"?

When "Picture to Burn" was released, the reception by music critics was generally positive, noting Swift's feminist message that came through the lyrics of the song. The song was inspired by an ex-boyfriend.


Categorized as electropop, which Swift song has the line, "Now I'm lying on the cold hard ground"?

"I Knew You Were Trouble" was well received by music listeners and debuted in the third spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Since its release, the song has gone platinum seven times and has sold more than 5 million copies.


Which song has the line, "Loving him is like driving a new Maserati down a dead-end street"?

"Red" was released as the fifth single from the album with the same name. The inspiration for the song came from Swift thinking about emotions in terms of colors. Red was said to represent intense emotions.


This memorable Swift song opens with the line, "I was riding shotgun with my hair undone in the front seat of his car." Which song does this line belong to?

Even though the popular song was released on her first album, "Our Song" was first heard by a large audience at Swift's high school talent show when she was a freshman. The song was popular among her peers.


Which "Lover" song begins with the line, "Combat, I'm ready for combat"?

"The Archer" is said to be inspired by Taylor Swift's relationships, drawing from both the ups and downs. Upon its release, music critics drew similarities between "The Archer" and "All Too Well."


When singing about someone she can't have, Swift said, "You're so cool, it makes me hate you so much." What song does this line belong to?

The opening sounds of "Gorgeous" involve a young child uttering the title. The child in the track is James, the daughter of Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively. James loved the lyrics, so Taylor included her in the song.


Breakups can be very awkward. Which song captured this idea and had the lyric, "I've never heard silence quite this loud"?

"The Story of Us" was inspired by a real-life run-in with an ex-boyfriend that Taylor had at the 2010 CMT Music Awards. The ex in question here is suspected to be "Twilight" star, Taylor Lautner.


As a nod to her relationship with Joe Alwyn, which song contains the line, "This is our place, we make the rules"?

Despite being the title track on the album, "Lover" was the third single released. "Lover," the song, was the product of a six-hour recording session. The entirety of the "Lover" album was recorded in less than three months.


Which solemn Swift song has the line, "I don't know how to be something you missed"?

When discussing the meaning behind the song, Swift explains that the song is about loss. It's about losing the happy times you had with a person, losing their presence in your life and losing the potential for a future together.


Referencing green eyes and freckles, which song also contains a lyric that goes, "You'll be mine and I'll be yours"?

Swift collaborated with Ed Sheeran to make "Everything Has Changed" happen. The two musicians wrote the song in Swift's backyard. The song was about getting closer to a new love interest.


With lyrics that are commonly mistaken for "Starbucks lovers," what song has the line, "You look like my next mistake"?

"Blank Space" performed well on the music charts and took the top spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. In doing so, Swift was the first female artist to replace herself at the top, as "Shake It Off" had held the space before it was replaced.


"Dive bar on the East Side, where you at?" can be found in which song?

"Delicate" became the sixth single released for Swift's "Reputation." The song was written by Swift, Max Martin and Shellback, a Swedish music producer. The song was recorded in Stockholm, at Martin's studio.


Complete with an air of sarcasm, this Swift song has the line, "I'm really gonna miss you picking fights." Which song matches this description?

"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" did well when it was released in 2012. The song was named the second-best song of the year by "Rolling Stone" and was nominated for Record of the Year at the Grammys.


"I never trust a narcissist" is the opening line to which Swift song?

The inspiration for this song comes from Swift's own dealings with the media, as well as a popular television show "Game of Thrones." It is believed that the song was written with Calvin Harris or Kanye West in mind.


It's been compared to songs by Lana Del Rey. Which Swift song has the line, "Ripped up my prom dress"?

"Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince" has been compared to many other artists' styles and songs. It reminded music critics of works by Bruce Springsteen and Swift's own songs, "You Belong With Me" and "Long Live."


Which Swift song has the line, "You shouldn't be begging for forgiveness at my feet"?

"Should've Said No" was written by Swift after she learned that her then-boyfriend was cheating on her. At the time, Swift was only sixteen and described that time in her life as being "dramatic and crazy."


Which song has the lyric, "One second it was perfect, now you're halfway out the door"?

"Forever & Always" was almost excluded from Swift's "Fearless" album, as it was written extremely last-minute. It was inspired by her crumbling relationship with fellow musician, Joe Jonas.


This Swift song begins with the line, "New to town with a made-up name in the Angel city, chasing fortune and fame." Which song can claim this opening lyric?

Swift wrote "The Lucky One" while traveling through Australia. It is believed that she drew inspiration from Joni Mitchell, who left stardom for a retirement full of peace, where her secrets would be her own.


Which song contains the lyric, "The shape of your body, it's blue"?

"Cruel Summer" can be found on Swift's "Lover" album. The album was described by Swift as being a "love letter to love itself." The full album was released on August 23, 2019, and is more cheerful than its predecessor, "Reputation."


Written as if she's reconnecting with an ex-boyfriend, which song has the lyric, "How's life, tell me how's your family?"

"Back to December" marked a first for Taylor, as it's the first song that she released where she apologizes to someone. The person she is apologizing to is her ex-boyfriend, Taylor Lautner.


Rumored to be inspired by her feud with Kanye West, which song has the lyric, "I brought a knife to a gunfight"?

Jack Antonoff, who helped Swift produce and write the song, turned to Twitter to suggest that fans listening to "Call It What You Want" do so with headphones on, during a nighttime walk.


With themes of regret, which song has the line, "You always knew how to push my buttons"?

When Swift was originally writing songs for her album "1989," she came up with the concept for "I Wish You Would" in a voice memo on her phone. She then went on to write "I Know Places" and "Blank Space."


Potentially explaining a relationship she's had, Swift sings, "I'm spilling wine in the bathtub, you kiss my face and we're both drunk" in what song?

"Dress" is arguably one of the most sexual songs that Taylor Swift has released to date. During one of her exclusive secret listening parties, it is rumored that her mother left when the song played.


Which Swift breakup song has the line, "I've been picking up the pieces of the mess you made"?

Swift wrote "All You Had to Do Was Stay" with fellow songwriter, Max Martin, and it was on the "1989" album. The album itself went on to win the Album of the Year at the 58th Grammy Awards.


Inspired by her mother, which Swift tune has the line, "Don't know if Snow White's house is near or far away"?

Written for her mother, Andrea Swift, Taylor wrote and recorded the song in secret, surprising her mother on Christmas. Because her mom would cry every time Taylor sang it, "Best Day" had to be taken off the Fearless tour setlist.


Which song contains the line, "I'm taking pictures in my mind"?

Despite making her references in later songs more obscure, "Stay Beautiful" actually calls out the person she's singing about, a boy named Cory. He is also referenced in "Teardrops On My Guitar."


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