Can You Identify the Taylor Swift Song From a Screenshot of the Music Video?


By: Beth Hendricks

7 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Hey, hey, Swifties ... we knew you were trouble when you walked in! Just kidding — we didn't think that at all. We do know you're here because you're a rabid T. Swift groupie. And we don't blame you. Since Taylor burst onto the scene with her debut album in 2006, millions of people have been drawn to her music, her fashion and, really, just her overall vibe. She has sold more than 50 million albums in her career, including, according to some reports, more than a million copies of "Lover" before its release date in August 2019.

Maybe we identify as Swifties because of Taylor's realness; she's not afraid to use the experiences in her personal life to fuel her music and her lyrics. She comes under fire for that, too, of course, and her encounter with Kanye at the 2009 MTV VMAs was one for the books. Regardless, Taylor keeps cranking out the hits, including numerous music videos that have garnered their share of publicity in the form of Grammys and "most viewed" YouTube cred.

The question is, how well do you remember her videos? Did you watch her celebrate her 18th birthday? What about the videos incorporating footage from her various world tours? Have you seen Taylor twerk? (There's a music video for that, we promise!) Don your Swiftie cap and focus in on these screenshots and clues to see if you're a true T. Swift fan or if you need to "Begin Again." "... Ready For It?" Let's go!

The video for this song is a parade of superstars, ranging from Gigi Hadid to Kendrick Lamar. Which tune is featured?

The video for "Bad Blood" is almost like an action-packed movie! In it, several of Swift's celebrity friends are featured, including Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss, Zendaya and Hailee Steinfeld.


This video, named after a popular country music superstar, won Breakthrough Video of the Year at the 2007 CMT Music Awards. What song are we talking about?

"Tim McGraw" was Swift's debut song. She has said she authored the song when she was in high school, about a relationship she knew would end when her then-boyfriend went off to college.


Twerking Taylor? The video for which of these songs shows Swift twerking and dancing in both jazz and ballet styles?

The video for "Shake It Off" is a fun one, featuring Swift engaging in dancing styles including ballet, jazz and twerking. She also dons costumes that pay homage to Lady Gaga and Skrillex, among others.


Even Kayne's outburst couldn't upstage the song featured in this video, for which Swift won Best Female Video. What's the name of the song?

The video for the song "You Belong With Me" is so good it won Best Female Video at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009, much to Kanye's chagrin. The video shows Swift trying to win over a love interest from his very different girlfriend.


Dancing around in her pajamas, Taylor kicks her boyfriend out of her apartment in this video. Can you name the song?

To eliminate any doubt about the status of their relationship, Swift names this song "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," a phrase repeated multiple times throughout the tune. It's crystal clear to us.


If your name is Drew, this song might be about you (or not). Which video shows Swift pining over a high school crush named Drew?

We're guessing there were many teardrops cried over the Drew at the center of Swift's video and song "Teardrops on My Guitar." In the video, Swift is seen being friendzoned by her crush.


What if "Romeo and Juliet" had a happy ending? That's the premise behind which of these Swift songs?

Do you believe in forbidden love? Apparently, Swift does or did. The song "Love Story" is about loving someone when everyone warns you that he is wrong for you. It is loosely based on the play "Romeo and Juliet," except without the tragic ending.


Written about the feeling of falling in love, the song in this video is also a Swift album title. What is it called?

Swift is well known for writing songs that look back at her relationships, but "Fearless" is reported to be about looking ahead to the feeling of falling in love. The video features clips of the "Fearless" tour, including backstage moments.


Swift wakes up on the "cold, hard ground" at the start of the video for which of these songs?

"I Knew You Were Trouble." Yep, we've all been there, when we see the red flags and charge full steam ahead. Swift explains her own red flag moment in this video, which opens with her waking up on the ground outside.


The music video for this song nearly broke the internet! Which song broke a YouTube record for most viewed music video in a 24-hour period?

"Look What You Made Me Do" might well be Swift's reaction to the outpouring of support she received in terms of video views for this song. More than 43 million views of this video were counted on its first day online.


She didn't get her "perfect fantasy," and she plots her revenge in the video for which song?

The video for "Picture to Burn" does, indeed, include a clip of a picture of Swift and an ex going up in flames. This comes after Swift and her bestie spy her former love interest entertaining a new gal pal.


Which of these videos depicts Swift and others being bullied?

Swift makes it clear what she thinks about those who bully others in the song "Mean." Repeated several times in the tune is the phrase, "And all you're ever gonna be is mean." You tell 'em, Taylor!


The video for this song features a chic Swift in a swanky mansion. What song is she singing?

There's an elaborate video behind the song "Blank Space," including Swift and her love interest in a swanky mansion with landscaped grounds. When he betrays her, though, she tosses his fancy clothes out of one of the mansion's second-story windows.


Ahh, that moment when you realize a relationship is really over. Which song portrayed here features the lyrics, "I'm not a princess/ This ain't a fairy tale"?

White horses, princes and "happily ever after" ... it all goes together, right? Not according to Swift, whose "White Horse" video finds her looking back on the good — and the bad — in a relationship and ultimately realizing it's "not a fairy tale" after all.


"Shantay, you stay!" Which of these Swift music videos features an appearance by RuPaul?

RuPaul is joined by a cast of drag queens portraying popular female pop stars in the video for Swift's song "You Need to Calm Down." The entire video is set in a trailer park, with a mobile home on fire behind the singer.


This video features Swift's first-ever apology issued in her lyrics. Which song is it?

"Back to December" holds the distinction of being the first time Swift ever apologizes to an ex-boyfriend in one of her songs. The video itself shows clips of Swift singing, interspersed with images of a young man walking in a snowy field.


This song originated as a performance for Swift's high school talent show. The video features her all dolled up in a blue ballgown. What song is she performing in it?

It's "Our Song." Er, well, technically it's her song — the "her" being Taylor Swift herself, of course. The song dates back to a high school talent show, but the video was shot in 2007, earning both Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year at the CMT Awards.


We love a good themed music video! Which of these is set in the 1950s?

Swift's music video for "Wildest Dreams" is set in the 1950s and showcases Swift and a love interest on the set of a romantic movie. Swift took the idea of "the wild" to heart with this video, donating proceeds from it to the African Parks Foundation of America.


The song featured in this video was used in a promo for the TV show "Hart of Dixie." What is its title?

"Sparks Fly" is a single from Swift's "Speak Now" album, released in 2010. Swift has said the song is about the undeniable chemistry that can occur between two people, even two people who shouldn't get involved with each other.


The timeless James Dean gets a mention in which of these Swift songs/videos?

Swift has said that her song "Style" is really about a couple who never goes "out of style," meaning they can't stay away from each other. The lyrics to this song include the following: "You got that James Dean daydream look in your eye/ And I got that red lip, classic thing that you like."


Hey, John Mayer, this song is definitely about you. Which video accompanies it?

We've all had those awkward run-ins with exes, but most of us don't pen songs about it. Taylor wrote "The Story of Us" about running into her ex, John Mayer, at an award show. Burn.


Only Swift could get away with making a video showing her jumping on a trampoline and having fun at the beach. What song is it for?

If you didn't guess by now, Swift is a big fan of naming her songs after numbers (or ages). This one, "22," includes the lyric, "I don't know about you but I'm feeling 22." We don't know what 22 feels like exactly, except it required a lot less sleep than we need now.


Swift set this song during her freshman year of high school. Which number represents both an age and the song's title?

"Fifteen" depicts Swift and her real friends reliving the memories of their freshman year of high school. Frankly, we have lots of high school memories we'd rather forget, not write a song about.


She didn't volunteer as tribute, but Swift did record this song that appeared on the soundtrack for "The Hunger Games." What is the song?

"Safe & Sound" appears on the soundtrack for "The Hunger Games," with Swift paying tribute to the movie in her video as well. In one scene, she finds a mockingjay pin, a nod to the movie's heroine, Katniss.


There's no better place to do what this song title says than in the streets of the City of Lights — Paris. What video are we talking about?

In this video, Swift is looking to "Begin Again" with a new love interest in the beautiful city of Paris. Shots of the Eiffel Tower and other famous Parisian landmarks can be seen interspersed with scenes of Swift and her new love.


Miami, Tokyo AND London? The video for which of these songs shows Swift hanging out with Ed Sheeran AND Future?

It doesn't sound like an "End Game" to us, just a good time! The video for this 2017 release features both Ed Sheeran and Future, as well as a yacht and a $500,000 Lamborghini Aventador. We're all in!


Released in April 2019, the video for this song garnered more than 65 million views in its first 24 hours on YouTube. What song is it for?

It's another Swift video showing the superstar in a relationship before the pair split off after a fight — with the song and video featuring Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie. It must resonate with viewers, though; it garnered more than 65 million views in the first 24 hours after its release.


It's the ultimate Mother's Day gift! Which video was created as a tribute to Swift's mother?

After getting blown off by her friends, Swift takes a trip to the mall with her mom, recounting it as "The Best Day." It includes the lyrics: "I'm thirteen now/ And don't know how/ My friends could be so mean."


It doesn't get any moodier than former "One Direction" member Zayn Malik and Swift traipsing together through a dark hotel. Which video are we talking about?

A collaboration between Swift and Malik, "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" is a dark and moody video featuring the pair walking through a dark hotel. This song appeared on the soundtrack for the film "Fifty Shades Darker."


The title of this song can be seen scrawled in graffiti at the start of the video. What is its name?

The video for "... Ready for It?" has an edgy, futuristic atmosphere to accompany the song from Swift's 2017 album, "reputation." The lyrics are also decidedly edgy: "But if he's a ghost, then I can be a phantom/ Holdin' him for ransom."


Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody makes an appearance in the video for which of these songs?

Swift's "The Last Time" is on her album titled "Red." Both the song and the video feature singer Gary Lightbody, of the rock band "Snow Patrol." The two are seen singing back to back in clips of the video.


Which T. Swift video takes viewers on a journey through myriad climates and landscapes?

It's not just "Out of the Woods" in this video; it's out of the beach, the mountains and the swamp, too. Rumors have swirled that the song is about another of Swift's exes, former "One Direction" star Harry Styles.


The video for this song won CMT Music Awards' Video of the Year honors in 2011. What is it?

"Mine" was the debut single from Swift's third album, "Speak Now." This video was shot in Portland, Maine. Swift has said she loved the location so much that she wants to retire there someday, living with cats and making necklaces.


We've all wished we could be invisible at one time or another. Which video finds Swift discovering her invisibility?

What would you really do if you could be invisible? For Swift in the video for "Delicate," it's dancing ... in a variety of places. In this song, Swift sings, "My reputation's never been worse." Well, alrighty then.


Surprise! This song isn't about a boyfriend, but rather a best friend. What video features live footage from Swift concerts?

You could interpret its title, "I'm Only Me When I'm with You," as another song about a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship. The truth is, the song is about Swift and her BFF, Abigail. The video for the song shows clips from live concerts.


Opening on a stadium, this video appropriately includes the line, "Heartbreak is the national anthem/ We sing it proudly." What song is it?

"New Romantics" is from Swift's album "1989," released in 2014. The video features practice and performance clips from Swift's stadium performances, but the lyrics hint at a Taylor who is happy not being in a relationship.


One Swift song has two video versions, including one with footage of the 2008 Summer Olympics. What song is it?

The first video version of "Change" is a simple one, featuring Swift and her band performing. A second version, with footage of performances by the 2008 U.S. Olympic team, was also created.


Swift crafted this song for her appearance in "Hannah Montana: The Movie," and its video features snippets from the movie. Which song is it?

Swift appeared as herself in 2009's "Hannah Montana: The Movie," which, of course, prompted a song and performance. Swift's team turned the song into a video, using clips from the movie itself.


Swift is a guest vocalist on this song and also appears in its music video. What Sugarland song is it?

The country group Sugarland may lay claim to this song, but Swift has guest vocals and also appears in the music video for "Babe." In it, she portrays a secretary who is romantically involved with her boss.


You can celebrate Swift's birthday in this video. What song accompanies it?

You might not guess it by the title, but the video for "Beautiful Eyes" shows snippets of Swift celebrating her 18th birthday. The lyrics to the song have a decidedly more romantic theme. We're still fans, though.


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