If you have followed Taylor Swift throughout her career, you know that track 5 on every album has a hidden meaning. The fifth song on every album, since her debut, is the most emotional and vulnerable song. Although only one of them became a single, this track holds a special place for her die-hard fans.
The track 5 on her albums are “Cold As You,” “White Horse,” “Dear John,” “All Too Well,” All You Had To Do Was Stay,” “Delicate,” “The Archer,” “my tears ricochet,” and “tolerate it,” so far.
However, despite these songs being the most tear-jerking to Swift, some other tracks can also be deemed worthy of being a track 5, meaning they will also rip your heart to shreds.
Here are those 5 songs.
“Never Grow Up”- Speak Now
If you have ever moved out, went off to college, or just grew up, like we all do, this song hits a special place in your heart. You always need your family and to your parents you’re always going to be their baby. This song is about not knowing how to feel about growing up, after she moved into her own apartment. Hug your family a little tighter.
“Last Kiss”- Speak Now
“Last Kiss” is a song that never fails to make fans cry. It is rumored to be about her ex-boyfriend, Joe Jonas. This track is about saying all the hopeless things that you feel after a break-up. You have times of sadness where you admit to yourself you miss the memories and little moments of the relationship. It’s ok to feel sad after a break-up, it’s ok to miss those things that were special, but know it’s not the end of the world.
1989, Swift’s first official pop album, is filled with up-beat songs, so the track “All You Had to Do Was Stay” doesn’t really feel sad, but maybe if she made it acoustic it would have. However, the last track on the standard CD, “Clean,” is a song that puts you right in your feelings. Although this song is about not missing your ex and hoping that they’re doing well, it still hits your right in the gut.
“Soon You’ll Get Better featuring The Chicks”- Lover
Taylor Swift has briefly talked about her mother, Andrea’s, struggle with cancer. “Soon You’ll Get Better” is about that and how loved ones deal with it. If you have ever lost someone or had someone in your life who has been sick, this song will make you cry for hours on end. It may be one of the most emotional bridges Swift has ever wrote. The song features The Chicks, who is Andrea’s favorite band.
Marjorie Finlay was an opera singer, who passed away in 2003. She was also Swift’s grandmother on her mom’s side. “marjorie” talks about dealing with the dead as you grow older and still feeling them all around you, even though they aren’t physically there. To make it even more sad, the video is filled with old video of Swift and her grandmother. If you have ever lost a grandparent or someone close to you, get ready, because you will cry.