!! Subjectively, Swift's works provide examples of:

* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Assuming all the song's protagonists [[WildMassGuessing are the same person]], then the reason they seem to have failed relationships is because they're ridiculously {{Tsundere}} towards the men in their life.
** Others feel the singer of "You Belong with Me" is a stalker. As shown by {{Creator/Laina}} (aka [[ClingyJealousGirl Overly Attached Girlfriend]]), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLrH0sTz6pE all it takes is a change of tone]] for her lyrics to suddenly sound very creepy.
* BrokenBase: Big time! At the moment, she has fans who will only listen to her first album (since it's her lone "pure country" record), fans who will only listen to her first two albums, fans who will only listen to her first ''three'' albums, fans who like all of her music in equal measures, fans who prefer her current pop style over her former country style, [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers and fans who just want her stuff back on Spotify]].
** The latter has proved to be extraordinary divisive, whether it's just Taylor and the record label asserting their right to distribute and market her music the way she pleases, or a money-grubbing move trying to milk every dollar possible from the album's popularity and one that encourages even more internet piracy.
* ClicheStorm: "You Belong With Me", "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together", "Shake it Off", "Welcome To New York".
* CoveredUp: Not many people realize that "Untouchable" from ''Fearless: Platinum Edition'' is actually a cover of a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7N9maXOPU0 song]] by the Nashville ''rock band'' Luna Halo. And then there's her cover of "Last Christmas" by Wham!, which is so wildly different in instrumentation and tempo that it might as well be a different song.
* CriticalDissonance: Despite being somewhat of a BaseBreaker, ''Red'' is probably Taylor's most positively reviewed album yet. Not that she was ever "panned" by critics (she did, after all, earn an "Album Of The Year" Grammy in 2010 for ''Fearless''), but the album seems to have gained her respect even from critics who previously dismissed her music as immature and generic.
* CriticalResearchFailure: "Love Story". Not only does Swift have lines like "Romeo, stay away from Juliet" (quite the opposite in [[RomeoAndJuliet the actual story]]), she actually goes the extra mile with research failure by saying "You were Romeo, I was a [[TheScarletLetter Scarlet Letter]]", which is, in fact, a [[MedalOfDishonor badge of shame]] given for adultery. A perfect storm of CriticalResearchFailure and MainstreamObscurity right there. That said, it's entirely possible Swift is well aware of both ''TheScarletLetter'' and ''RomeoAndJuliet'', and that the whole thing falls squarely under PoesLaw. Alternatively, it's possible that the scarlet letter refers to her parents' reaction to the boy she wanted to date.
** It's also entirely possible she was using the RomeoAndJuliet conceit as a relatable device to say "our families don't get along."
* CrossTheLineTwice: "Blank Space". The abuse Taylor('s character) heaped upon her boyfriend constantly MoodWhiplash between serious and hilarious but then it escalates until the point that it just stay on the latter.
* EarWorm: "If you could see that I'm the one who understands you, been here all along so why can't you seeeeeee..."
** "We...are neverrrrr everrrrr everrrrrr...getting baaaack together..."
** "I knew you were trouble when you walked in..."
** "I just wanna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake it off, shake it off..."
** "So it's gonna be forever...or it's gonna do ''down in flaaaames...''"
** "areweoutofthewoodsyetareweoutofthewoodsyetareweoutofthewoodsyetareweoutofthewoods..."
** "'Cause baby now we got bad blood, you know it used to be mad love..."
* EpicRiff: The backing saxophone riff in "Shake it Off".
* EvenBetterSequel: To quote one reviewer:
-->''"Swift's third album, ''Speak Now'', is roughly twice as good as 2008's ''Fearless'', which was roughly twice as good as her 2006 debut."''
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: "The Way I Loved You". All in all, the {{Aesop}} here is "Nice guys that respect you are boring, the best relationships are the ones that keep you up all night crying and cursing the other person." That's just a questionable message in general, but it's even worse when you consider that her biggest fans are teenagers. Also hypocritical considering how many of her other songs are about how she can't understand how her crush can pick the mean popular girl over the sweet, friendly, "nice girl" narrator.
** "You Belong With Me". The {{Aesop}} this time is "You can endlessly stalk and pine over the guy you have a crush on without even approaching him, while endlessly moaning about how horrible his girlfriend is basing yourself only on your own biased POV and your hatred of girls who dare being girlier and more popular than you... but you will '''still''' get the guy handed to you on a silver plate despite how you never lifted a finger to get his love. And in the meantime, you will dress up as a super pretty girly girl after having bitched and whined all the time about how BeautyIsBad and PopularIsDumb!".
** Interestingly, "Begin Again" from ''Red'' takes the direct opposite approach. Perhaps Swift herself had to learn this {{Aesop}}?
* FandomRivalry:
** Newer {{country music}} fans who would like to see their genre have a return to public prominence if it means shedding some old bonds, versus traditional country music fans who would like to see her head on a stake. Taylor's clean sweep of the [=CMAs=] and [=AMAs=] in the fall of 2009, combined with the outpouring of support from the Music/KanyeWest incident and a critically praised SaturdayNightLive hosting, have led to a massive backlash from the country music community at Taylor's media oversaturation.
** In a similar vein, her fans don't exactly get along with fans of Music/KanyeWest, Music/MileyCyrus, Music/CarrieUnderwood, Kellie Pickler or Music/{{Adele}}.
** After the 2014 Grammys, they're gunning on Music/DaftPunk.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: "There will be no teardrops on my guitar." Cue Music/KanyeWest.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: She's popular in Litherland, Formby and Southport, more so than anywhere else! A big name there, almost to Creator/DavidHasselhoff proportions.
* GirlShowGhetto: A major reason for her rather large {{Hatedom}}. While she has been breaking out of this mold with both her business savy and crossover appeal, she still gets a sizeable amount of criticism for writing songs that are aimed directly at young women.
* HarsherInHindsight: "Half of My Heart" considered that she and John had a real relationship and he treated her very badly, as the song suggests. Compare Mayer's "Half of my Heart" ("Half of my heart is a shotgun wedding to a bride with a paper ring/And half of my heart is the part of a man who's never truly loved anything") to Swift's "Dear John" ("Well, maybe itís me/And my blind optimism to blame/maybe itís you and your sick need/To give love and take it away").
* HollywoodHomely: In the "You Belong With Me" video, she dons a pair of glasses and braids her hair in order to play the "ugly" girl.
* HilariousInHindsight: Her first single was called "TimMcgraw", she would later sing a duet with him called "Highway Don't Care".
** Also, "Welcome To New York" probably makes the chorus of "Mean" a whole lot funnier than Taylor initially intended.
* InternetBackdraft: Compare her, CarrieUnderwood and/or Kellie Pickler to each other in a thread related to any of the three. Fans of any individual artist will ''viciously'' state that "their" artist is superior to the other two. Though, funnily enough, most of them will [[{{EnemyMine}} put aside their differences]] whenever a [[{{Music/JustinBieber}} Belieber]] shows up.
** Taylor's appearance at the 2013 Grammys, where she dissed a former boyfriend during her performance, outraged a lot of people. There's a good reason for that: that former boyfriend was [[Music/OneDirection Harry Styles from One Direction]], and the people who got outraged were, of course, the Directioners.
** And then there was Taylor at the 2013 MTV VMA's. While Harry Styles from One Direction was giving a speech at the podium and mentioned something about having the best fans, the camera zoomed in on Taylor for a reaction shot. She mouthed something looking ''very'' suspiciously similar to "[[PrecisionFStrike Shut the fuck up]]".[[note]]Though the same could be said for "Sorry for my arm", as she removed her arm from around Selena Gomez' shoulders while saying it.[[/note]] Cue Directioner hate going ''off the charts''.
* MagnificentBastard: Meta example, ''twice''.
** "Shake it Off" is a very bright pop song, with jazz influence, and even a brief rap section with some TotallyRadical speech, causing haters to complain about her losing her roots and resorting to corporate pandering. That was exactly the point, to make a song that would annoy her haters and please her fans. The biggest joke? The entire song is a TakeThat to her detractors. And it topped the charts!
** "Blank Space" is a rather classy TakeThat to the media's portrayal of Swift as a PsychoExGirlfriend. The song is sung by the character the media makes her out to be, and the video is an over-the-top visual parody of these claims. She reclaimed her negative press, and in doing so, kicked ''herself'' out of the #1 spot on the charts!
* MemeticMutation: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCv-HxktZFc The "Goat Edition" of "I Knew You Were Trouble."]]
** Much like any good meme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5zfx5zCUwQ Nicolas Cage got involved.]]
** And so did [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4vzPw4yvI0 Brock Lesnar]]
** And [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMEtU6b28-s Lucille Bluth]].
** ''And now I'm lying on the cold hard ground.''
** If there's an instance of LoveHurts in a TV show or movie, people will add the caption "Taylor Swift music plays in the background".
** As it turns out, when her voice is pitched down she bears [[http://coololdersister.tumblr.com/post/44960440822/so-if-you-tune-taylor-swift-down-3-semi-tones an uncanny resemblance]] to Nate Ruess of Music/{{Fun}}, and [[http://isthataurlorafalloutboysong.tumblr.com/post/49728819063/audio_player_iframe/isthataurlorafalloutboysong/tumblr_mmcmqyhBLc1r9rbhd?audio_file=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tumblr.com%2Faudio_file%2Fisthataurlorafalloutboysong%2F49728819063%2Ftumblr_mmcmqyhBLc1r9rbhd&color=white&simple=1 vice versa]].
** [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/08/26/article-2402016-1B7688CB000005DC-996_634x786.jpg This picture]], which [[AccidentalPervert looks like]] [[Music/DaftPunk Thomas]] [[AccidentalPervert is staring at her ass.]]
** ''"Im'a let you finish, but..."'' followed by virtually anything, after Music/KanyeWest interrupted her.
*** Further mutated by Manga/AttackOnTitan with [[Memes/AttackOnTitan Yo, Levi. Im'a let you finish, but i'm Humanity's strongest"]].
** Following a popular {{Mondegreen}} in the chorus of "Blank Space", the original line being "Got a long list of ex-lovers", which sounded to many like "All the lonely Starbucks lovers", a humorous parody about [[http://mashable.com/2014/12/12/moms-sing-blank-space-parody-is-about-their-true-love-coffee/ fans of the coffee chain]] emerged.
*** Also from Blank Space, likening the lyrics "Got a long list of ex lovers, they'll tell you I'm insane, but I've got a blank space baby, and I'll write your name" to Anime/DeathNote has also become a [[Memes/DeathNote meme]]
*** A number of people have likened the lyrics to Blank Space to Amy from ''Gone Girl''.
*** Tumblr took the line "Darling, I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream" and applied it to... well, every single female character they could justify it for, and a few they couldn't.
** Taylor's crotch chop at the end of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6wiTvt-pDc this]] video spawned an epic 30-page SomethingAwful photoshop thread. Just some of the highlights can be found [[http://www.somethingawful.com/photoshop-phriday/taylor-swift-chop/1/ here]] and [[http://www.somethingawful.com/comedy-goldmine/swift-chop-gifs/1/ here]].
* MemeticSexGoddess
* MisaimedMarketing: A relatively mild example, but there are dolls of her out there, aimed at much the same demographic as {{Franchise/Barbie}}. Granted, Swift is more than a little popular with prepubescent girls, but with such lovely {{revenge fic}}s as "Picture to Burn" and "Better Than Revenge", some mild swearing in the debut album and "Sparks Fly", which is as close as Swift can get to IntercourseWithYou without inciting the wrath of the MoralGuardians, she's not exactly suited to the preschool set.
* {{Narm}}: The chorus for "You're Not Sorry," with the way she practically ''whines'' the song's title.
* NarmCharm: Admit it, [[TastesLikeDiabetes diabetes never tasted so good]].
** Dancing during Kendrick Lamar's performance of "m.A.A.d city" (a high tempo song about gang culture in Compton) is both kind of endearing and was very, very ridiculous.
* NightmareFuel: The music video for "Blank Space", and the AMA performance of the same. While it's played partly for [[BlackComedy dark laughs]], Taylor plays AxCrazy surprisingly well. "Got a long list of ex-lovers, they'll tell you I'm insane" indeed.
* OlderThanTheyThink: The "Taylor" guitars that Swift plays in concert are not a custom brand - rather, it's a previously existing brand dating to 1974 which has been used by [[Music/RedHotChiliPeppers John Frusciante]], [[Music/FleetwoodMac Lindsey Buckingham]], and Music/NeilYoung among others.
** Taylor is by far the most popular artist on the Big Machine label. But she was not the first artist to have a hit on it ó Jack Ingram hit #1 with the Big Machine-released "Wherever You Are" a few months before Taylor's debut single, and Danielle Peck had a couple minor singles on it too.
* PanderingToTheBase: She's been accused of this by some fans after ''Fearless'', which, in stark contrast to her first album (which, for the most part, was startlingly mature and dark, but well-liked by listeners of all ages), is more decidedly geared towards teenagers. Let it not be ignored that the ''small'' majority of her first album's sales were from the teenage crowd.
** So far, promotion of ''Red'' has done little to appeal to fans of her earlier, more country-inspired, work. ''All three'' of her poppy Max Martin collaborations have been released as singles, with only one more traditionally "country" song, "Begin Again", thrown in for good measure.
** Some people suspect Shake It Off's rap verse near the end is just a corporate thing meant to appeal to the modern crowd- hell, some people accuse ''the whole song'' of being pandering to modern fans who only like synthetic music.
* PeripheryDemographic: Some of the older generation of country music singers, including at least two of TheOakRidgeBoys, have stated that they enjoy Taylor because of how well she knows her target audience.
** She has ''many'' middle and senior aged fans, probably for the exact same reason.
* [[HeReallyCanAct She Really Can Sing]]: While she's getting further than ever away from her country roots, this is not an uncommon reaction to "Safe and Sound."
* SnarkBait: Anyone with this many {{Break Up Song}}s is bound to fall victim to it, and oh boy does she.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: The video for "You Belong With Me" is cute as hell, but somewhat cliche. The video for "Single Ladies", on the other hand, is unlike anything anyone else was doing at the time. And logically, since "Single Ladies" was video of the year overall, shouldn't it also be female video of the year?
* SoBadItsGood: The initial reaction to "Welcome To New York". It's especially jarring considering the rest of that album is widely considered to be CrowningMusicOfAwesome.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: Even [[GreenEyedMonster pure, unadulterated envy]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuNIsY6JdUw sounds tooth-rottingly sugary]] when coming from her mouth. That said, "Picture To Burn" and "Better Than Revenge" are nothing if not aversions.
* TearJerker: "Ronan", which Swift wrote after reading a blog written by a mother who lost her four-year-old son to cancer. And "Safe & Sound", which is from the soundtrack of ''Film/TheHungerGames''.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: One of her songs which didn't make it onto an album, "I'd Lie", had a very similar chorus melody to "GirlNextDoor" by Saving Jane (which ironically, had the exact same premise as "You Belong With Me"), so for later live performances of it she had to sing it in a very odd key.
** From 2006 to 2011, she was praised by a lot of people. However, in 2012, when she had changed her style, she began to be hated on by almost everybody, to the point of where every meme and person is making fun of her.
* TheyJustDidntCare: Dial Global's "Hot Country" format edits out most of the second verse of "Back to December", jumping straight from the first chorus to "And then the cold came, the dark days when fear crept into my mind". Even though 4:54 ''is'' rather long for a single, you'd think they'd find someplace less egregious to trim the songÖ
* UnfortunateImplications:
** Swift's early songs have quite a few problems with SlutShaming, '''[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and let's leave it at that.]]'''
** Most artists could not get away with '''[[http://celebreceipts.tumblr.com/post/42246058977/danceswithfaeriesunderthemoon-ya-lahwi this.]]'''
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Some people have assumed she's a children's musician because she's commonly associated with {{Disney}} (she's never worked for the company to begin with, but she's frequently played on Radio Disney and appeared on an episode of ''Take Two With PhineasAndFerb''). Many little kids like her and [[InnocentInaccurate don't know what she's talking about]]. Not to mention she has a squeaky-clean image- no tattoos or piercings (unless you count earrings), for starters. But have parents (or the kids) bothered looking at the lyrics to her songs, what with such lyrics as "That's fine, I'll tell mine you're gay" ("Picture to Burn"), "She's better known for the things that she does on the mattress" ("Better than Revenge"), "You touch me once and it's really something. You find I'm even better than you imagined I would be" ("Sparks Fly") and "I'll do anything you say if you say it with your hands" ("Treacherous")? Moreover, "Teardrops On My Guitar" and "Cold As You" both make use of "damn", while "The Way I Loved You" delivers a rather FamilyUnfriendlyAesop and "Fifteen" hints at a friend's virginity loss.
* YokoOhNo: When she was dating Joe Jonas. Then Joe infamously dumped her via a phone call[[note]]She was actually the one who hung up[[/note]] and the fans took her side. The fact Joe started dating Camilla Belle so soon after did not help matters (the popular opinion Joe and Camilla look [[BrotherSisterIncest creepily alike]] also didn't help).

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