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Fearless (Taylor’s Version) Song Ranking

It’s been a little over a month since Taylor Swift released the highly anticipated re-recording of her sophomore country album Fearless. We’ve all had enough time to digest the music, and although my music rankings constantly change from time to time, this is my current standing of the Fearless (Taylor’s Version) tracks including the vault songs. 

  1. “White Horse (Taylor’s Version)”

In first place is “White Horse.” There’s something so beautiful about this song that will always give me chills. The lyrics are sad but the ending has a hopefulness that Swift captures perfectly. I think this song is super strong lyrically and foreshadows the growth of Swift’s songwriting.

  1. “Forever & Always (Taylor’s Version)”

Typically people rank the piano version of this song in the top 5, but for me, nothing beats the high energy and angsty feelings of the original. Through her vocals, Swift conveys every emotion she’s singing. You understand how she’s feeling even if you aren’t paying attention to the story in the lyrics.

  1. “Fifteen (Taylor’s Version)”

This is complete personal bias because it reminds me of being young and naive and being nervous about high school. I adored this song on the original Fearless album, but hearing a mature Swift sing it changed the game completely. The song feels more comforting and tugs on the heartstrings even if it isn’t a love song. The guitar at the beginning also gives me such a strong sense of nostalgia.

  1. “Hey Stephen (Taylor’s Version)”

This song is way too underrated. This song is filled to the brim with personality thanks to the lyrics and the hums that are found throughout the entire track. The giggle that comes in towards the end of the song is also unforgettable and endearing. I love this song and wish it got more attention.

  1. “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)”

Despite this being the title track to the album, I still think it’s quite underrated. I love the guitar in this song and the bridge is super catchy. The downbeat at the beginning of the song followed by the twangy guitar is such a good opener to the project as a whole. This was one of my favorites as a kid and it still remains in the top 5 more than ten years later.

  1. “You’re Not Sorry (Taylor’s Version)”

This is