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Bad Bitches Build Bridges – Issue 12

I feel very strongly about Taylor Swift and pop music in general. While I understand why others might not, her songwriting is undeniable – particularly her uncanny ability to craft a bridge so structurally sound they may as well replace the ol’ squiggly Fairfield number with her work. Here are some of the best of said bridges.


 

  1. Getaway Car

Lyricism at it’s finest, Reputation in general was slept on, probably because everyone was on the snake bandwagon.

 

  1. Don’t Blame Me

This song is a religious experience. The drops. The choir-like background vocals. 

 

  1. Out Of The Woods

Honestly, as a Swiftie I had a moral conniption putting songs on this playlist that were owned by Scooter Braun but I wouldn’t be doing her civil engineering services justice without them. If you want to dive into the folklore of this one I suggest googling ‘did Harry Styles and Taylor Swift commit vehicular manslaughter?’

 

  1. All Too Well

This is hands down her best song, a big call but iykyk and there’s extensive literature on the topic. I would say who hurt you Tay, but we all know it was Jake Gyllenhaal. </3

 

  1. Cruel Summer

This nearly replaces All Too Well as the all-time Taylor bridge. HE LOOKS UP GRINNIN’ LIKE A DEVIL gets you on another level. 

 

  1. The Moment I Knew

An underrated tune that will take you right back to the night you found your Year 13 ball date pashing the WA from the A grade netball team. 

 

  1. Sparks Fly

The anthemic guitars. The build. A bridge as flawless as the Golden Gate.

 

  1. The Way I Loved You (Taylor’s Version)

This song had a resurgence on TikTok (as it should) and still holds up as a screamable car classic.

 

  1. White Horse (Taylor’s Version)

Much like London Bridge – reliable, faithful, a classic, splits you in half.

 

  1. august

This bridge takes the win for a flawless folk-pop-bass-drop. Don’t ask me what that is you’ll know when you hear it.

 

  1. Death By A Thousand Cuts

A post-break up depression masterpiece disguising itself as an up-tempo pop track.

 

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