Five ‘Reputation’ Songs that Deserve Attention

It’s been barely a week since Taylor Swift released the music video of End Game, the second track from her sixth studio album Reputation. It features her best friend Ed Sheeran and rapper Future. The music video was directed by Joseph Kahn, Taylor’s go-to director since Blank Space.

“End Game” was one of the songs I was excited to hear when the track list came out. And boy, it did not disappoint. The song is ultimate #SWEERAN goals with a touch of Future in the first verse. But even though it was bop from start to finish, it is not my favorite track from Reputation. The album is full of gems and here are five songs that I think deserve way more attention.

  1. Delicate

This is my favorite track from Reputation, and if you listen to it, you’ll know why. The song is so chill and it is perfect whenever you’re driving around town at midnight. The lyrics, too, are dreamy. But if you analyze the whole song, it is actually sad.

Favorite line: “My reputation’s never been worse, so you must like me for me.”

2. Getaway Car

When the album came out, many Swifties chose Getaway Car as their favorite song from the album. I get the appeal. The lyrics are good, with a little nod to Bonnie and Clyde. It sounds like it’s meant for 1989 though. With that said, I hope Joseph Kahn will direct its music video and turn it into a mini-movie like Thriller.

Favorite line: “We were flying, but we never get far.”

3. Dress

Yes, Taylor Swift is talking about sex in this song. But other than the steamy and sensual chorus, the whole song is romantic. The bridge alone deserves a Grammy.

Favorite line: “Flashback when you met me, your buzz cut and my hair bleached. Even in my worse times, you could see the best of me. Flashback to my mistakes, my rebounds, my earthquakes—even in my worst lies, you saw the truth in me.”

4. This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Okay, to be honest, this is a Kanye diss track. But the lyrics are witty, making the song infectious. It’s like Bad Blood, only better.

Favorite line: “It was nice to be friends again. There I was giving you a second chance, but you stabbed my back while shaking my hand.”

5. New Year’s Day

This is Taylor Swift’s ode to country in Reputation. The song has romantic lyrics that will make anyone emotional. If you are getting married soon, better add this song to your wedding playlist.

Favorite line: “I’d be there for you if you’re the toast of the town, babe, or if you strike out and you’re crawling home.”

If you haven’t listened to reputation yet, better treat your ears with these five tracks. Don’t worry, you can thank me later.

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Kathleen Ocampo-Flores

Sometimes a Jane Bennet, usually a Mary Bennet. Potterhead by day, Swiftie by night.