12 Celebrities That Taylor Swift Has Written Songs For: From The Salty To The Sweet
Let's face it, they're mostly diss tracks...
Taylor Swift has just dropped her new album Reputation, full of shots at her enemies and hidden meaning in her lyrics. Let’s be real, she’s queen of the diss track and chances are if you’ve annoyed her, taken her nemesis’ sides or made it public that you’re not a fan, you’ll be on her list..
On the rare occasion she’ll pen an ode to someone who hasn’t broken her heart but if one thing is ever sure: no one is safe from her lyrics.
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1. Harry Styles
Hazza got a hella lot of songs out of Taylor and we’re not surprised. You’d fall hard right? Taylor told The Sunday Times that I Knew You Were Trouble was about Harry after she had sang in front of him at the Brit Awards in 2013. She said: “Well, it's not hard to access that emotion when the person the song is directed at is standing by the side of the stage watching.” Style also seems to be about him as well because, er, Styles is his last name. Obvs. Then there was Out Of The Woods which had the line: 'two paper airplanes flying, flying, flying’ which referenced the matching paper airplane necklaces they had as well as a car crash they had been involved in, in 2012.
2. Katy Perry
Taylor has written a couple of songs about her nemesis Katy, most notably Bad Blood where Taylor sings: ’Cause baby, now we've got bad blood/ You know it used to be mad love/ So take a look what you've done.” The whole songs referenced her fight with Katy which first started when some back-up dancers from Taylor’s tour quit to go and work with Katy who called her ’Regina George in sheep’s clothing’.
3 &4. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Look What You Made Me Do was an obvious middle finger to Kim and Kanye after their massive fight over Kanye’s song Famous. When Taylor accused Kanye of writing the song without her knowledge, Kim published a video to social media of the pair having a conversation about the lyrics which read; “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/yeah, I made that b*tch famous.” Taylor maintained it was the use of the world b*tch that she didn’t like but Kimye fans too to Instagram and Twitter to leave snake emojis all over the singers pages. Cut to the song’s video where Taylor is surrounded by snakes singing “I don’t like your tilted stage’ a prop Kanye had on one of his tours.
5. Tom Hiddleston
When Taylor references an ‘older boyfriend in the club’ while she is meeting her new man (Joe Alwyn), it’s thought that Tom could be that guy. They had a nine year age gap and the timings of their relationship could definitely fit, with Tom being her last boyf before Joe. But people also think the older boyfriend could be Calvin Harris who DJs in clubs all the time.
6. Joe Alwyn
Gorgeous and Call It What You Want for sure seem to be about her Joe. Fans are convinced Gorgeous is about him because it’s a love song (duh) and look at his face. In Call It What You Want she sings about a person that she met after a fight she had (Kimye) and that no one has heard from her for months: "The liars are calling me one/Nobody's heard from me for months." She also sings about the time they met being ‘late November’ which fits with the time she met Joe after the whole Kim Kardashian and Kayne West beef.
7. John Mayer
In possibly one of the most obvious moved Tay has ever made, she named a song Dear John after her break up with singer John Mayer. The diss lyrics went: ‘Dear John, I see it all now that you're gone/Don't you think I was too young/ To be messed with?/ The girl in the dress/Cried the whole way home, I should've known.’ He told Rolling Stone after: “"I will say as a songwriter that I think it's kind of cheap songwriting," he says. "I know she's the biggest thing in the world, and I'm not trying to sink anybody's ship, but I think it's abusing your talent to rub your hands together and go, 'Wait till he gets a load of this!’” Yikes.
8. Jake Gyllenhall
During the time that Jake and Tylor dated, paparazzi pictures surfaced of her wearing his scarf. After the two split, said scarf features in two of her songs All Too Well and We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. In ATW she writes: ‘Left my scarf there at your sister's house/And you still got it in your drawer even now.’ Plus the scarf in the video for WANEGBT is pretty much a lead character: it’s in the wallpaper, the male love interest takes off his scarf and gives it to Taylor and there are about five different ones hanging up by the front door. SUBTLE BABES.
9. Joe Jonas
After Joe broke up with Taylor in that infamous 27 second phonecall, quite a few songs were inspired. In Last Kiss she talks about running off a plane on July 9th which was the date of a Jonas Brother concert in 2008 and in Forever And Always the lyrics focus heavily on Taylor staring at her phone. 27 seconds you guys.
10. Camilla Belle
After Joe Jonas quickly moved on with Camilla Belle, Tay penned a song about the actress. She wrote in Better The Revenge: 'She's an actress, whoa/ She's better known/ For the things that she does/ On the mattress, whoa/ Soon she's gonna find/ Stealing other people's toys/ On the playground won't/ Make you many friends.' She did later say she shouldn’t have ‘slut-shamed’ another girl but still…yikes.
11. Calvin Harris
In the video for Look What You Made Me Do the song opens on a graveyard with Taylor as a zombie and a gravestone for Nils Sjöberg in the background. After Calvin brought out his song This Is What You Came For, it came out that Taylor was Nils, the co-author of the tune. When her rep released that info, Calvin accused her of trying to ruin him like she did Katy Perry. Ouch. Fans think the grave is a nod to her ex trying to ruin her character.
12. Taylor Lautner
In one of her very rare apology songs, she sings sorry to Taylor Lautner, who she dated in 2009 after meeting on the set of Valentine’s Day. The lyrics go: I'd go back to December turn around and change my own mind/ I go back to December all the time/ I miss your tan skin, your sweet smile, so good to me, so right/ And how you held me in your arms that September night’. The pair met in August and it was over by December, hence the song title. Taylor L later confirmed it was about him during a 2016 interview for Scream Queens.
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