Taylor Swift’s rerecorded albums, called “Taylor’s Version” albums, have each contained a beautiful, unexpected gift — songs from the “vault.” A vault song is a song that Swift originally wrote during the time when she was working on the album but, for one reason or another, didn’t make it to the final track list. Some were deemed wrong for the album by her then-record label. Some, she admits, her creative team couldn’t figure out the production on. Some were just considered too long.
Swift has released four rerecorded albums so far: “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” and “Red (Taylor’s Version)” in 2021, and “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” and “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” in 2023. The release dates for “Reputation (Taylor’s Version)” and “Taylor Swift (Taylor’s Version)” remain mysterious for now. Between the four albums we have, Swift has released 26 songs designated as “From the Vault.”
Ahead, I rounded up every vault track from all four “Taylor’s Version” albums and ranked them. And if your favorite is lower on the list than you’d like, please know it was a very hard task, because even the ones at the bottom are still pretty good. There’s no song that’s obviously terrible — just some that clearly stand out as the best. Ahead, here’s POPSUGAR’s ranking of every Swift vault song.