Like a snitch that won't identify a culprit by name, but will tell anyone listening where they live and when they'll be there, Taylor Swift is very descriptive with her songs. The country pop darling has become known for writing songs about the ghosts of boyfriends past. Now fresh off of a breakup with One Direction's Harry Styles, it's time to play a familiar game: Which song is about Taylor's ex? We plowed through some of Swift's biggest hits and matched the lyrics to 10 of Swift's high-profile reported former relationships. Look and listen.
This article was originally published in December 2014 and has since been continually updated.
As a country pop darling-turned-"Reputation"-slayer, Taylor Swift has certainly become known for writing songs about the ghosts of boyfriends past. So let's play a familiar game: Which song is about which of Taylor's ex's? We plowed through some of Swift's biggest hits and matched the lyrics to 13 of Swift's high-profile (reported) former relationships. It's all based on clues, speculation and a few rumors, so there's no guarantee we got 'em all right. But here are our guesses — look and listen.