5 Songs From Taylor Swift’s “Tortured Poets” That Got Everyone Talking

Taylor Swift at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards in September 2023
Taylor Swift at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards in September 2023. Photo by Anthony Harvey/Shutterstock (14095570bb)

We can count on Taylor Swift to create quite a commotion with each new album she shares with the world, and she certainly delivered with The Tortured Poets Department. She’s given us 31 new songs across the standard edition and its companion piece The Anthology, and here are five that got everyone talking.

“So Long, London”

Taylor Swift’s “track five” songs always offered a window into her soul, and “So Long, London” truly pulled at our heartstrings, while sparking many speculations about the fallout of her relationship with Joe Alwyn.  

“Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me?”

In addition to being one of the best songs on Swift’s new album, “Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me?” has given us the line “You wouldn’t last an hour in the asylum where they raised me”, which quickly became a viral meme.

“But Daddy I Love Him”

“But Daddy I Love Him” is one of Tortured Poets’ biggest storytelling gems, so it’s certainly given Swifties a lot to digest – especially since it directly criticizes their obsession with the singer’s personal life.

“The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived”

Tortured Poets has given us many vindictive lines, but “The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived” is certainly its best diss track, and fans are convinced it’s addressed to Matty Healy.

“thank you AIMee”

“thank you AIMee” is one of the buzziest songs from The Anthology, and it became a viral sensation because fans are convinced that the school bully figure from its title is a reference to Kim Kardashian.