A Challenging, Lyrically Focused Taylor Swift Quiz by BringMoreLegos

Champion(s):

heystephen


Runner(s)-Up:

Erica


Quiz Description

In the past, I have taken some Taylor Swift themed quizzes that were too easy — some easy enough that friends who do not listen to Taylor Swift were able to do better than me. That shouldn't be, should it? So here's a quiz for the real Swifties out there.

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Questions:

Let's start with a familiar one. Everyone knows "You Belong with Me," right? The song's lyrics mention several items of clothing — what are the FOUR SARTORIAL CHOICES described in multiple pre-choruses, contrasting Taylor and her rival?

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SHORT SKIRTS, T-SHIRTS, HIGH HEELS, SNEAKERS

Okay, let's crank up the difficulty. "You Belong with Me" contains one more wardrobe reference, this one sported by the narrator's crush. WHAT ITEM OF CLOTHING gets a shout-out in the second verse?

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(WORN-OUT) JEANS

Tim McGraw isn't the only popular artist who gets namechecked in a Taylor Swift song. In "Begin Again," she brags about her collection of WHAT SINGER-SONGWRITER's records, which likely includes Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon?

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JAMES TAYLOR

Clickbait warehouses were quick to pick up on Reputation's numerous mentions of alcohol, noting it as a new trend in Ms. Swift's songwriting. But that's not entirely true, as "Blank Space" referenced her inebriated state as the result of WHAT INTOXICATING, er, SUBSTANCE?

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JEALOUSY

We all know Taylor's affinity for 2 A.M., but WHAT SONG comes in just under the wire, checking the clock ''in the darkness at 1:58"? If this track's name isn't the one on your lips, guess you'll just have to embrace it in the end.

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LAST KISS

According to its lyric, the events of the song "The Moment I Knew," a bonus track from Red, can be inferred to take place on WHAT DATE (month and day)?

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DECEMBER 13TH (Swift's birthday)

Only two songs on the album Red contain the word "red." One is, obviously, the title track. WHAT IS THE OTHER SONG?

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ALL TOO WELL

Okay, but how many songs on Reputation contain the word "reputation"? Is it FEWER, THE SAME, or MORE than the number of title-word-dropping songs on Red?

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THE SAME ("End Game" and "Delicate")

Two lyrics from Swift's 2006 debut were edited for release as singles (and in all subsequent digital and physical versions of the album). On one track, she wisely removed a threat to spread homophobic rumors about an ex; on another, she lamely bowdlerized "so damn funny" to "just so funny." NAME BOTH SONGS.

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PICTURE TO BURN; TEARDROPS ON MY GUITAR

Are you ready to do a little math? Okay. Multiply the song with a numerical title from Fearless by the number of stitches in a hospital room on "Out of the Woods." Then multiply again by the youngest age mentioned in "Mary's Song (Oh My My My)." Now subtract the song with a numerical title from Red. Finally, subtract the oldest age mentioned in "Mary's Song." WHAT IS THE NUMERIC RESULT?

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1989 (= 15 × 20 × 7 - 22 - 89) (edited at 11:06 am, April 8, 2018 (MST))

WHAT LYRICAL IMAGE (i.e. a specific word) is missing from the chart shown? (It belongs at the heading of the second column, where "???" appears.)

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RAIN

"Please don't be in love with someone else," begs a song about leaving a party one night. "Please don't ever become a stranger," asks another the morning after a party. Please do NAME BOTH TITLES.

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ENCHANTED; NEW YEAR'S DAY