Taylor Swift is easily one of the most iconic musicians of our generation (ok century) and over the years she has released a lot of music. We're talking 10 studio albums, three re-recordings and countless singles, deluxe editions and live performances. Seriously you could probably fill a week of your life just listening to Taylor. What a week that would be.
Given just how many albums Taylor has released (her first was in 2006 btw), we can be forgiven for sometimes forgetting the exact order they go in and which tracks sit in which album. We swear 'Teardrops on My Guitar' is from Fearless, but turns out it's from Taylor Swift.
So in order to help any confused Swifties we've made a complete guide to all of Taylor's albums including just how many she has, why she's re-recording some of them and the track listings of each album. You're welcome.
Which album is Taylor re-recording next?
So far Taylor has re-recorded four of the six albums she created at Big Machine Records: Fearless (Taylor's Version), Red (Taylor's Version), Speak Now (Taylor's Version) and 1989 (Taylor's Version).
Still to be re-recorded are Taylor Swift, and Reputation. As Taylor has literally only just released the re-recording of 1989 (Taylor's Version), it might be a while before we get either of the next two re-recordings.
How many albums does Taylor Swift have?
Ok so officially Taylor has 10 studio albums starting from Taylor Swift all the way back in 2006 to her most recent album Midnights, which was released at the end of 2022.
Taylor has four rerecorded albums which have been released in the last few years: Fearless (Taylor's Version), Red (Taylor's Version), Speak Now (Taylor's Version) and now her latest re-release 1989 (Taylor's Version). This brings the total to 14, but don't stop counting yet.
There's then the four live albums: Live From Clear Channel Stripped 2008, Speak Now World Tour Live, Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions and Lover (Live From Paris).
With these four lives albums, it takes our grand total of Taylor Swift albums to a beyond impressive 18 albums. Seriously, does Taylor ever sleep?
Why is Taylor Swift re-recording her albums?
As any Swiftie will know, in the last few years Taylor has been busy rerecording her own version of earlier albums. But why exactly?
Well when she was starting out in her career at 15 years old she was signed onto the record label Big Machine Records, which owned the rights to her masters aka original recordings.
In 2018, after her contract with Big Machine Records ended, Taylor signed onto a new label Universal's Republic Records, and as part of the deal she owns the right to her masters. However, this didn't apply to her previously recorded music.
A year later when Big Machine Records was bought by Scooter Braun (you'll know him as Justin Bieber's manager) and thereby the rights to Taylor's first six albums are owned by Braun. This decision left Taylor with no control over how the songs were used.
So by re-recording her old albums at her new label she will have the right to decide how they are used, such as appearing in TV adverts or as part of movies.
Can Taylor legally re-record her albums? Yep, she sure can. As part of her contract with Big Machine Records, the company gave her the right to start re-recording from November 2020.
Which albums does Taylor Swift own?
Taylor now owns any of the albums she's released at Republic Records, so right now that total is at 10 albums.
These include her four studio albums: Lover, Folklore, Evermore, and Midnights. There's then the four re-recordings: Fearless (Taylor's Version), Red (Taylor's Version), Speak Now (Taylor's Version) and 1989 (Taylor's Version). And of course the two live albums: Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions and Lover (Live From Paris).
Taylor Swift's albums in chronological order
If you're in the mood for a complete Taylor Swift binge-listen then this is every single studio and re-recorded album of Taylor's in chronological order.
Taylor Swift - 2006
Taylor Swift is the very first of Taylor's albums and was released on 24th October 2006. It's 40 minutes long and includes 11 tracks on the original version. Taylor Swift definitely feels like it has the most country vibe of all her albums.
Track listing: Tim McGraw, Picture To Burn, Teardrops On My Guitar, A Place in this World, Cold As You, The Outside, Tied Together With A Smile, Stay Beautiful, Should've Said No, Mary's Song (Oh My My My),and Our Song.
Deluxe tracks: I'm Only Me When I'm with You, Invisible, and A Perfectly Good Heart.
Fearless - 2008
Fearless is Taylor's second studio album and was released on 11th November 2008. It runs at 53 minutes and includes 13 tracks (IYKYK). Fearless includes Taylor's first collab with Colbie Caillat featuring on the track Breathe. The album includes nods to Taylor's friend Abigail in the song 'Fifteen' and Taylor's mum Andrea in 'The Best Day'. Many fans have also speculated a few of the songs are about Joe Jonas.
Track listing: Fearless, Fifteen, Love Story, Hey Stephen, White Horse, You Belong With Me, Breathe, Tell Me Why, You're Not Sorry, The Way I Loved You, Untouchable, Forever & Always, The Best Day, and Change
Extra tracks: Jump Then Fall, Come In With The Rain, SuperStar, and The Other Side of The Door.
Speak Now - 2010
Taylor's third studio album is Speak Now which was released on 25th October 2010. It runs at 67 minutes and includes 14 tracks. Across the album a number of songs are believed by fans to be about Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner and John Mayer, however Taylor has never confirmed this.
Track listing: Mine, Sparks Fly, Back To December, Speak Now, Dear John, Mean, The Story of Us, Never Grow Up, Enchanted, Better Than Revenge, Innocent, Haunted, Last Kiss and Long Live.
Extra tracks: Ours, If This Was a Movie, and Superman.
Red - 2012
The fourth of Taylor's studio albums is Red which was released on 22nd October 2012. It runs at 65 minutes and includes 16 tracks. The album included a number of collaborations with other artists including Ed Sheeran and Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol.
Track listing: State of Grace, Red, Treacherous, I Knew You Were Trouble, All Too Well, 22, I Almost Do, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Stay Stay Stay, The Last Time, Holy Ground, Sad Beautiful Tragic, The Lucky One, Everything Has Changed, Starlight and Begin Again.
Extra tracks: The Moment I Knew, Come Back....Be Here, and Girl at Home.
1989 - 2014
Taylor's fifth studio album is 1989 which was released on 27th October 2014. It includes 13 tracks and is one of Taylor's shorter albums at 48 minutes. Over the years a number of fans have theorised a number of the songs on the album are about Harry Styles, who Taylor briefly dated, however Taylor has never confirmed this.
Track listing: Welcome to New York, Blank Space, Style, Out of the Woods, All You Had To Do Was Stay, Shake It Off, I Wish You Would, Bad Blood, Wildest Dreams, How You Get The Girl, This Love, I Know Places and Clean.
Extra tracks: Wonderland, You Are In Love and New Romantics.
Reputation - 2017
Reputation is Taylor's sixth and final album at Big Machine Records and was released on 10th November 2017. The album is said to be inspired by Game of Thrones and runs at 55 minutes with 15 songs.
Track listing: ...Ready for It?, End Game, I Did Something Bad, Don't Blame Me, Delicate, Look What You Made Me Do, So It Goes..., Gorgeous, Getaway Car, King of My Heart, Dancing with Our Hands Tied, Dress, This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things, Call It What You Want and New Year's Day.
Lover - 2019
Lover is Taylor's seventh studio album and the first that she owned the rights to. It was released on 23rd August 2019 and is said to be a "love letter to love", cute. It runs at 61 minutes and includes 18 songs.
Track listing: I Forgot That You Existed, Cruel Summer, Lover, The Man, The Archer, I Think He Knows, Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince, Paper Rings, Cornelia Street, Death by a Thousand Cuts, London Boy, Soon You'll Get Better, False God, You Need To Calm Down, Afterglow, Me!, It's Nice To Have a Friend, and Daylight.
Folklore - 2020
Folklore is Taylor's eighth album and was released during the COVID pandemic on 24th July 2020. Taylor recorded the vocals in her studio at home in Los Angeles during quarantine. The album is 63 minutes long and includes 16 tracks.
Track listing: The 1, Cardigan, The Last Great American Dynasty, Exile, My Tears Ricochet, Mirrorball, Seven, August, This Is Me Trying, Illicit Affairs, Invisible String, Mad Woman, Epiphany, Betty, Peace and Hoax.
Extra tracks: The Lakes.
Evermore - 2020
Evermore is Taylor's ninth album and is essentially a follow up to Folklore. It was also created in the pandemic and released on 11th December 2020. Two albums in one year? Yeah, us Swifties were really winning. The album is just over an hour long and includes 15 songs.
Track listing: Willow, Champagne Problems, Gold Rush, 'Tis The Damn Season, Tolerate It, No Body, No Crime, Happiness, Dorothea, Coney Island, Ivy, Cowboy Like Me, Long Story Short, Marjorie, Closure, and Evermore.
Extra tracks: Right Where You Left Me and It's Time To Go.
Fearless (Taylor's Version) - 2021
The very first of Taylor's re-recordings was Fearless (Taylor's Version) which was released on 9th April 2021. It included 19 songs and six bonus tracks "from the vault" which were essentially left off the original album.
Track listing: Fearless, Fifteen, Love Story, Hey Stephen, White Horse, You Belong With Me, Breathe, Tell Me Why, You're Not Sorry, The Way I Loved You, , Forever & Always, The Best Day, Change, Jump Then Fall, Untouchable, Forever & Always (piano version), Come In With The Rain, SuperStar, The Other Side of The Door, and Today Was a Fairytale.
From the vault: You All Over Me, Mr. Perfectly Fine, We Were Happy, That's When, Don't You and Bye Bye Baby.
Red (Taylor's Version) - 2021
The second of Taylor's re-recordings was Red (Taylor's version) which was released on 12 November 2021. It is easily Taylor's longest album with 30 songs included and running over two hours.
Track listing: State of Grace, Red, Treacherous, I Knew You Were Trouble, All Too Well, 22, I Almost Do, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Stay Stay Stay, The Last Time, Holy Ground, Sad Beautiful Tragic, The Lucky One, Everything Has Changed, Starlight, Begin Again, The Moment I Knew, Come Back....Be Here, Girl at Home, and State of Grace (acoustic).
From the Vault: Ronan, Better Man, Nothing New, Babe, Message in a Bottle, I Bet You Think About Me, Forever Winter, Run, The Very First Night and All Too Well (10 minute version).
Midnights - 2022
Midnights is Taylor's 10th studio album and is said to be inspired by all of Taylor's "sleepless nights" over the years. It includes 13 songs and runs at just under 45 minutes.
Track listing: Lavender Haze, Maroon, Anti-Hero, Snow on The Beach, You're on Your Own Kid, Midnight Rain, Question...?, Vigilante Shit, Bejeweled, Labyrinth, Karma, Sweet Nothing, and Mastermind.
Extra tracks: Hits Different, The Great War, Bigger Than the Whole Sky, Paris, High Infidelity, Glitch, Would've, Could've, Should've, Dear Reader, You're Losing Me, Snow on the Beach, Karma ft Ice Spice and Snow on the Beach ft more Lana Del Rey.
Speak Now (Taylor's Version) - 2023
Speak Now (Taylor's Version) is Taylor's most recent release and is the third re-recording of her original material. It was released on 7th July 2023, includes 22 songs, including six tracks from the vault and runs for 104 minutes.
Track listing: Mine, Sparks Fly, Back To December, Speak Now, Dear John, Mean, The Story of Us, Never Grow Up, Enchanted, Better Than Revenge, Innocent, Haunted, Last Kiss and Long Live, Ours, and Superman.
From the Vault: Electric Touch, When Emma Falls In Love, I Can See You, Castles Crumbling, Foolish One and Timeless.
1989 (Taylor's Version) - 2023
The fourth of Taylor's re-recordings is 1989 (Taylor's Version) and was released on 27th October 2023, includes 21 songs, including five tracks from the vault and runs for 1 hour and 17 minutes.
Tracking listing: Welcome To New York, Blank Space, Style, Out of the Woods, All You Had To Do Was Stay, Shake It Off, I Wish You Would, Bad Blood, Wildest Dreams, How You Get The Girl, This Love, I Know Places, Clean, Wonderland, You Are In Love, and New Romantics.
From the Vault: Slut!, Say Don't Go, Now That We Don't Talk, Suburban Legends and Is It Over Now?
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