* ActingForTwo: "You Belong With Me": playing the HollywoodHomely girl next door and TheCheerleader.
* AllStarCast: The "Bad Blood" video, with (in alphabetical order) Creator/JessicaAlba, Lily Aldridge, Creator/ZendayaColeman, Creator/CindyCrawford, Cara Delevingne, [[Series/{{Girls}} Lena Dunham]], Creator/SelenaGomez, Creator/EllieGoulding, Gigi Hadid, Creator/MariskaHargitay, Martha Hunt, Creator/KarlieKloss, Creator/KendrickLamar, [[Series/{{Empire}} Serayah [=McNeil=]]], Creator/EllenPompeo, Creator/HaileeSteinfeld and [[Music/{{Paramore}} Hayley Williams]].
* BlackSheepHit: "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" is a lot more bubblegum pop than her signature style. "I Knew You Were Trouble" has ''dubstep'' sounds in the chorus section.
** "Shake It Off" is a peppy, horn-driven, very uptempo pop song even in comparison to the rest of the material on ''1989'', which is mainly '80's influenced synth-pop. None of which can even ''remotely'' be considered as any kind of country music.
* BreakthroughHit: "Our Song" was her first #1 on country, while "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me" were her biggest crossovers until "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together".
* ContractualPurity: She has openly stated she fully believes in this trope and that she has a responsibility to her younger fans. Here's [[http://tasteofcountry.com/taylor-swift-60-minutes-raising-next-generation/ a clip from her interview with ]] with ''Series/SixtyMinutes'' where she discusses it.
-->'''Swift''': Itíd be really easy to say, ĎIím 21 now. [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark I do what]] [[Series/{{Maury}} I want]]. You raise your kid.' But thatís not the truth of it. The truth of it is that every singer out there with songs on the radio is raising the next generation, so make your words count.
* CreatorBacklash: For some reason, her setlists tend to ignore the first album entirely, outside the occasional performance of "Our Song".
* CreatorBreakdown: The most popular example of this since Creator/HideakiAnno and Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion. Just about all of her songs are based on RealLife scenarios, most of which were relationships with boyfriends or high school friends with whom she had parted ways. Lampshaded by Taylor Swift herself, who said, "If you listen to my albums, itís like reading my diary."
* DawsonCasting: Several of her videos, such as "Fifteen" and "The Story of Us", in which she plays high schoolers. Minor examples earlier, as she wasn't that much older than her characters, but it's started getting played more and more straight as she gets older ([[OlderThanTheyLook though to her credit, she doesn't look it]]).
* ExecutiveMeddling: Big Machine had to get several radio stations to spam the first three singles from ''Speak Now'' for a day to get any of them to #1 on Mediabase (thus meaning they missed out going #1 on Billboard).
** "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" got its huge debut thanks to a bunch of Clear Channel stations spamming the song for a day. They have done this to several other artists in 2012.
* FanCommunityNicknames: It's mostly "Swifties".
* HeyItsThatGuy: Music/EdSheeran appears in the "Everything has changed" video.
* {{Jossed}}: She admitted on ''Series/SixtyMinutes'' that "Mean" was inspired by the critics of a particularly off-key performance, killing a fair amount of {{WMG}}ing.
* OldShame: She was sixteen when she wrote "Picture to Burn", which originally included the line, ''"So go and tell your friends that I'm obsessive and crazy/That's fine, I'll tell mine you're gay."'' Since then, she has stopped singing it that way in concerts, and no longer sells the song with that line, instead switching it to the version originally used for the radio, ''"So go and tell your friends that I'm obsessive and crazy/That's fine, you won't mind if I say..."''
** She's also singled out "Picture to Burn" as a type of emotion she would handle differently now, because sheís more mature and grown up. She actually said in an interview that it's an example of when she was young and immature and didnít know how to handle her emotions in an adult way.
* OneOfUs: See the quotes page for but a few examples.
-->I already have a [[{{Franchise/StarWars}} lightsaber]], but thanks.
* PromotedFanboy:
** Lucas Till, who has a CelebCrush on Swift, appeared in the video for "You Belong With Me".
** "White Horse" appeared on an episode of ''GreysAnatomy'', a favorite show of Taylor's.[[note]]If the song wasn't to appear on the episode, it would have been on ''Speak Now'' instead of ''Fearless''.[[/note]]
** Her first single was, at least in part, an ode to Music/TimMcGraw, and then she worked with him ([[{{MyFriendsAndZoidberg}} and]] [[{{AdvertisedExtra}} Keith Urban]]) on his 2013 single "Highway Don't Care".
* SheAlsoDid: She also co-wrote and sang backing vocals on Music/KelliePickler's hit "Best Days of Your Life".
* WordOfGod: She provides the origins of each song on her website.

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