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Taylor Swift Songs and the Boyfriends They're Written About 

Amy Boal
Updated August 26, 2019 39.8k votes 5.3k voters 1.3M views 28 items

List Rules Vote up the best of these hot, boyfriend (and hater)-inspired, Swiftie tracks.

Taylor Swift is perhaps best known for one thing: She's dated a lot of guys in Hollywood. She also loooooves to write songs about her relationships, and her fans love to analyze every lyric, liner note, and secret Taylor message to figure out which ex her latest hit single was inspired by. One thing is for sure: without Swift's ex-boyfriends, the Swifties would have fewer sappy songs to sing along to.

It seems Swift wrote almost an entire album about Jake Gyllenhaal, with plenty of songs from Red pointing toward the guy who dumped her over text. Hot tracks like "All Too Well" and "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" sure seem to put him on blast. The same goes for Joe Jonas and John Mayer, along with some regular people she dated before she was famous.

Fans also suspect she's written a few songs about people who weren't exactly boyfriends, but certainly affected her, like Kanye West and Camilla Belle (a Joe Jonas ex). Thankfully, Swift has a healthy outlet for helping her get through breakups. If only we could all find one so effective. Until then, we'll have to live vicariously through Taylor Swift.

Can't get enough TSwift? Check out the full best Taylor Swift songs list (including the ones that were written about non-boyfriend topics) and vote on the moment when Taylor Swift hit her peak.

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Written about: Taylor Lautner

Albums: Speak Now

Composer: Taylor Swift

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Written about: Maybe everyone?

Albums: 1989

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Probably written about: Lucas Till

Albums: Fearless

Composer: Taylor Swift, Liz Rose

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Probably written about: John Mayer and/or Harry Styles

I Knew You Were Trouble is a musical recording by Taylor Swift. ...more on Wikipedia

Albums: Red

Composer: Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Shellback

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