After a lot of anticipation, 1989 (Taylor’s Version) finally hit the shelves last week, and its “from the vault” tracks are truly top-tier. It took almost ten years for Taylor Swift to share these songs with the world, and we’re here to help you pick your favorite.
Swift’s fans have long joked that she has a poor choice of singles, and 1989 (Taylor’s Version) proves the point. “Sl-t!” does a great job capturing the media scrutiny Swift was facing when the original album came out, but it’s still the weakest “from the vault” track.
4. “Suburban Legends”
With “Suburban Legends”, Swift does a great job painting a vivid picture of a young love that once carried a lot of weight, and its lyrics are its strongest suit.
3. “Now That We Don’t Talk”
“Now That We Don’t Talk” is the shortest “from the vault” track on the album, but at 2:26 it’s just long enough to brilliantly capture the aftermath of the failed relationship.
2. “Is It Over Now?”
“Is It Over Now?” will be challenging Swift’s own “Cruel Summer” for No. 1 next week after emerging as the most popular new song from 1989 (Taylor’s Version)—and deservedly so.
1. “Say Don’t Go”
“Say Don’t Go” is one of those songs that makes you wonder how Swift resisted not sharing it with the world for so long. She co-wrote it with Diane Warren and its catchy hook and heartfelt lyrics make it a true standout of 1989 (Taylor’s Version).