Listen: Valentine’s Love songs and Breakup songs playlist

Top 5 love songs and top 5 heartbreak songs by the queen of love, relationships, and breakups herself, Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift, the queen of love, heartache, and hope

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Taylor Swift, the queen of love, heartache, and hope

Jess Staley, Features Editor

The Valentine season can either make you feel happy in love, lonelier than ever, or somewhere in-between.  No matter the situation you are in, you can find a piece of Taylor Swift’s music to suit your needs.

Here’s HawkEye Media’s Top Ten 5 list. Enjoy. 

  1. Lover

Lover simply conveys typical feelings in a relationship. Saying “Can I go where you go?  Can we always be this close? Forever and ever” sums that up. It would be the perfect song to play at a wedding, or as cliche as it sounds, slow dancing in the kitchen with your partner. 

        2. Enchanted 

This song is what it feels like to be “Enchanted” to meet someone. The excitement, connection, and newness is captured amazingly. 

“This night is sparkling, don’t you let it go. I’m wonderstruck blushing all the way home.” 

  1. Love Story

This is a classic of Swifts. The Romeo and Juliet trope is used to describe Romeo being banished from Juliet from her father. Juliet loves Romeo so much she wants to run away with him to get married. It’s an innocent story of young love, struggles that come with it, but also trying to be together so desperately. 

  1. Delicate

The start of a relationship is delicate. Swift writes her worries about how the relationship is working out. She doesn’t want to make the wrong moves and scare the other away. This is a relatable telling of the start of something new. “Is it cool that I said all of that?” and “Is it too soon to do this yet?” are examples of this. 

  1. Mine

The story is told from the point of view of someone with parents who had a rocky relationship, causing her to have a skewed idea of what love and a relationship really means. She finds someone who changes her perspective for the better.


  1. I Bet You Think About Me

This song takes you through the feeling of anger towards an ex. Swift calls out the ex for being pretentious, how they have a “superior way of thinking” and cocky attitude. Now the ex is looking for love, while Swift is upset that she wasn’t’ enough for them.

     2. All Too Well (10 minute version) 

All Too Well shines a major light on Taylor’s relationship with actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Infamously known for their age difference and for being mysteriously short lived. We have insight on how the relationship was, how he mistreated her, the fighting, and seemingly unreciprocated love from Gyllenhaal’s side. 

     3. Dear John

A Dear John letter is one written by a woman to a man informing him of terminating the relationship. Swift uses this in reference to her relationship with singer John Mayer. She is looking back on the relationship and all of the negatives that came with it. “I see it all now that you’re gone.” depicts this. 

       4. Cardigan

Cardigan is about a rumination of a past relationship. Something happened to cause the relationship to be tumultuous, it ended and now they are looking back at it. Swift says “you drew stars around my scars, and now I’m bleeding.” This is a powerful way to explain the effects of a relationship. 

      5. Blank Space 

Taylor takes on the hate from the media about her dating history in this song. “Blank space” is in reference to writing songs about an ex, “I got a blank space baby, and i’ll write your name” is Swift’s response to being wronged  by someone and “getting revenge” through a song.