All 9 Taylor Swift Songs About Harry Styles 

While the romance between Taylor Swift and Harry Styles lasted only a few short months, the music inspired by their relationship will last a lifetime.

Speculation surrounds Taylor’s music, especially her albums 1989 and Red. While she made comments on certain songs that are supposedly about Harry, the lyrics are the dead giveaway.

“I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2012

This song is about more than a bit of relationship trouble. When Taylor performed this song at the 2013 BRIT awards, she revealed exactly who the song was referencing. That’s not even all of it. At the 2013 VMA Awards, she accepted her well-earned award thanking the person who inspired the song.

This is possibly the only song she has written that almost everyone and anyone knows that Harry is the main man behind the inspiration.

In the song, Taylor sings her heart out revealing how she knew exactly what he was as soon as he walked in the door. Yet she still gave him a chance and in the end, she could only accept the way it ended.

Many people probably thought the relationship would be trouble too, but as wisdom has it, the only way to learn is to fail. Taylor takes the struggle of a failed relationship with grace and even makes a few songs about it.

“Style” by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2014

Taylor’s catchy pop hit “Style” is one of those songs that makes you reminisce about a lover that you should forget. This is probably the way she felt about Harry. 

It is quite obvious who she’s talking about when you listen to the lyrics.

The way she describes this mystery boy with a James Dean vibe so clearly points towards Harry. The hair? The white shirt? It has 2012-2013 Harry Styles written all over it. It is even rumored that the girl mentioned in the song is Kendall Jenner.

Besides the catchy lyrics and upbeat tune that makes you want to rebel against every authority figure, the song captures the essence of what a rocky relationship looks like. A relationship that isn’t centered on trust, but rather late nights and long drives.

When one thinks about it, it could apply to a few of her relationships, but the winner is most likely Harry.

“Wonderland” by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2014

It is highly rumored that the entire 1989 album is about Taylor’s relationship with Harry. The lyrics to the songs do give hints to who it could be referencing.

With “Wonderland”, the lyrics are very specific in mentioning that special someone. She mentions finding a special place where you can think something will last forever, but that was not the case (though she refused to believe that at the moment).

In that wonderland, her mystery muse has green eyes with a Cheshire cat smile. Could it be any more obvious than that? Harry is known for his green eyes. Not to mention, he is from Chesire.

The theme of her songs on this album centers around the idea of a relationship that’s intoxicating but doomed. Wonderland hints at that, touching on how she attempted to escape the lights but lost her mind in the process.

But we understand how easy it is to get lost in someone. Many people probably couldn’t resist Harry’s green eyes either.

“Out of the Woods” by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2014

This tune tells the tale of two lovers who were built to fall apart but always make their way back together. It honestly sounds a bit like Harry and Taylor’s relationship.

The song’s beat makes you want to hop in your car and drive down a highway pretending you are in a music video. However, the lyrics describe moments edged in anxiety and constantly looking for a way out, as Taylor described in an interview with Billboard.

When she sings of the necklace and two paper airplanes flying can be seen as a reference to the matching necklaces the pair wore. If you’re still not convinced that Harry is all over this song, then her mentioning almost a hundred times if the duo is in the clear should help you finally see it.

Her relationship with Harry was a time of excitement but also anxiety and she reveals just how much she wanted to get out.

“I Know Places” by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2014

Paparazzi are every celebrity’s worst nightmare and Taylor does not hold back in “I Know Places.” Not many artists handle celebrity status as well as she does, but this song does show the vulnerability she has and the struggle to keep any relationship on the down-low.

It is possibly one of the hardest reasons to hold a relationship together when everyone has their noses in it. It’s no secret that the media had their eyes all over the pair.

Taylor touches on the fact that it is harder for her to find stability in a relationship due to the excessive attention she gets from the media. The song highlights what she hopes it would be like if she met a person who could be with her as she is, with a few places to hide if need be.

It seems like Harry has just as much attention on him (if not more) than Taylor, putting them both as likely to want to hide away in secret little rendezvous (or places).

Song Year: 2014

“Welcome to New York” by Taylor Swift

“Welcome to New York” by Taylor Swift

The pair were both spotted in New York, essentially where their relationship began. It is fitting to put this song as the opener for the album, almost like she is introducing the first part of the story.

Harry even has a song called “Ever Since New York.” Coincidence? I don’t think so. While their relationship came into view in that city, it did not last. However, it left a mark on both of them, leaving the iconic city as a reminder of what they had and what they lost.

Some people think Harry's song is about Taylor while some think her songs are about him. We will never truly know, but we can draw on the clues to make suggestions.

“All You Had To Do Was Stay” by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2014

Go ahead and grab your box of tissues because this song will do you in. Her lyrics are insanely relatable and anyone who has experienced heartbreak knows how easy it could’ve been if they stayed.

Taylor mentioned a time when she dreamed her ex came back, knocking on her door, but all she could get out was the words stay. We could safely assume that that ex was most likely Harry.

At one point, Harry left Taylor while they were on vacation (a little harsh, Harry). She ended up taking the flight home alone. The song mentions her picking up the pieces and telling her former lover that all he had to do was stay.

“Clean” by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2014

“Clean” could apply to a few of Taylor’s breakups as it is about her finally feeling liberated and free from the woes of relationships.

This song will serve as an end goal for anyone going through heartbreak. For Taylor, this song suspiciously points toward the short, but the tumultuous relationship between them.

Being in a relationship that doesn’t end too well often fills you with negative feelings, but there’s no more trace of that in her positive vibes. It’s almost too relatable. She sings of how being clean doesn’t necessarily make it hurt less, but it still gives you space to breathe.

And it seems like Taylor needed a breath of fresh air after drowning for so long.

“I Wish You Would” by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2014

This song sounds like what a high school breakup would look like. The boy drives around at 2 a.m. when he passes his ex’s street. Then thinks she hates him. The song captures the wanting of wishing someone would come back.

However, they are likely to go their separate ways, much like how Taylor and Harry ended up. She has referred to her relationship with Harry as a crooked love, which she says in the song. We all knew the relationship wasn’t going to last and she knew it too.

But this song makes you want to belt it out loud in your room while you wish someone would pick up the phone and call. Taylor was probably in the same boat and maybe Harry was too.

But as the song says, once the memories reach the surface, you’ll start wishing someone would come back.

Top Taylor Swift Songs About Harry Styles, Final Thoughts

Relationships are a great thing to be in. They may even be the inspiration behind your songs. For Taylor, it inspired an entire album.

You can make pretty fair assumptions with the rumors of who the song is about.

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