Every Car Taylor Swift Has Ever Sung About

Every Car Taylor Swift Has Ever Sung About

Taylor Swift released her 10th studio album this year, in which she continues to sing about all the cars she's ever ridden in.

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A photo of Taylor Swift playing a white guitar on stage.
Taylor Swift, probably thinking about her next Chevy.
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Who had the best year in 2022? Was it Elon Musk, who finally started delivering Tesla Semi trucks? Was it Max Verstappen, who claimed his second consecutive F1 title? No, it was Taylor Swift, who released her 10th studio album and broke all manner of records in the process.

Swift’s latest release, called Midnights, came out in October and continued the American singer’s longstanding tradition of writing songs all about cars. Sure, you might think her tracks are love stories, tales about her escapades ‘round New York or her life as a megastar. But, she’s actually a massive car fan who’s sung about everything on four wheels numerous times.

In fact, Swift sings the word car 37 times across her 10 albums, and also name checks specific makes and models on top of that. So, to recount some of the pop stars biggest hits, we thought it was time we paid homage to Swift’s love of cars.

So, here is every car Taylor Swift has ever sung about.

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Chevrolet Colorado

Chevrolet Colorado

A photo of a green Chevrolet pickup truck.
Photo: Chevrolet

In “Tim McGraw” from Swift’s 2006 debut album, the songstress sings “Just a boy in a Chevy truck that had a tendency of getting stuck on back roads at night.”

Back in 2006, Chevrolet offered three pickups in its range, these included the Colorado, Silverado and Avalanche. If you ask us, Swift looks like a Colorado gal — so that’s the truck we reckon she sings about here.

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Chevrolet C10

Chevrolet C10

A photo of a pale blue, vintage Chevrolet pickup truck.
Photo: Chevrolet

Clearly, 2006 was the year Swift went through her truck era as, after singing about Chevy trucks on “Tim McGraw” she then penned a love letter to all the old pickup trucks as well.

On “Picture to Burn,” also taken from debut album Taylor Swift, the young singer says “I hate that stupid old pickup truck you never let me drive.” Swift is clearly a Chevy fan, so we think this song’s about a 1960s Chevrolet C10 that she had eyes for.

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Maserati GranTurismo

Maserati GranTurismo

A photo of a dark blue Maserati convertible on a sea wall.
Photo: Maserati

By the time Red (Taylor’s Version) came around, Swift had developed a taste for the finer things in life. This meant that she stopped singing about knackered American trucks and started singing about Italian supercars.

On the album’s title track, Swift sings that “loving him is like driving a new Maserati down a dead-end street.” As someone that’s driven a Maserati down a dead-end street, I know what she means and can, therefore, assume that Swift is waxing lyrical about the Maserati GranTurismo.

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Cadillac Escalade

Cadillac Escalade

A photo of a black Cadillac Escalade SUV.
Photo: Cadillac

Sadly, with fame and fortune comes less and less time to drive around town in your convertible sports car. And that means that Swift was soon being ferried around town in “big black cars,” as she sings about in Red track “The Lucky One.”

Here, she sings “Now it’s big black cars and Riviera views,” which is obviously about a Cadillac Escalade, as we know she’s a GM fan, and it’s also the definitive choice for any big name looking to sneak through a major city.

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New York Taxi

New York Taxi

A photo of a yellow taxi cab in New York City.
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If you aren’t being ferried around town in an Escalade, then the next best thing is a New York taxi. In “Come Back… Be Here,” Swift talks about being back in New York, before singing about the city’s “taxi cabs and busy streets.”

Back in 2012, the Crown Vic had just gone out of production, so some of the iconic yellow cabs could still be found prowling the streets of the Big Apple. After that, they were brought out of service and replaced by a fleet of Nissan vans and Toyota SUVs.

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Race Cars

Race Cars

A photo of a white stock car with Taylor Swift branding on it.
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Red was clearly a big album for car references, as Swift also sings about race cars on this one. Well, we think it’s about race cars, it could also be about toy cars. But, as her face was plastered all over a NASCAR racer to promote the album, we think it’s race cars.

On “Ronan,” Swift sings “Race cars on the kitchen floor, plastic dinosaurs. I love you to the moon and back.”

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Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover

A photo of a lineup of Jaguar and Land Rover cars on sand.
Photo: Jaguar Land Rover

More signs that Swift had gained a taste for the finer things in life came when she started singing about the products of British automaker Jaguar Land Rover.

The reference came on “King Of My Heart” taken from 2017’s Reputation. In the track, she sings “Cause all the boys and their expensive cars with their Range Rovers and their Jaguars never took me quite where you do.”

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London Taxi

London Taxi

A photo of a line of black London taxis driving on a street.
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After the Reputation era came Lover. In this record, Swift is smitten with British actor Joe Alwyn and therefore drops a lot of mentions to life in the UK. Nowhere is this more evident than in “London Boy,” where Swift shouts out that humble institution, the London black cab.

On the record, Swift sings, “Show me a gray sky, a rainy cab ride. Babe, don’t threaten me with a good time.”

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A Bus

A Bus

A photo of a bus driving on a snowy street in New York.
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When Folklore, Swift’s eighth album came out, the singer was all about looking back. Presumably that’s why she started singing about waiting at bus stops, as we can’t imagine she’s had to do that in a while.

On “The 1,” that’s exactly what she does. In the opening track for Folklore, Swift sings, “I thought I saw you at the bus stop, I didn’t, though.”

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LA Taxis

LA Taxis

A photo of a line of Toyota Prius taxis in Los Angeles.
Photo: Francine Orr/ Los Angeles Times (Getty Images)

Another album and time for another taxi in a major city, this time it’s LA. I’m assured by our West Coast writers that nobody uses taxis in LA, so maybe that’s why Swift was able to hail one without much fuss on her first trip to LA?

On “Invisible String” from Folklore, she sings, “Bad was the blood of the song in the cab on your first trip to LA.”

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Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado

A photo of a red Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.
Photo: Chevrolet

The final mention for General Motors comes in Swift’s ninth album, Evermore. On “Champagne Problems,” Swift sings, “Your Midas touch on the Chevy door, November flush and your flannel cure.”

Now, Chevrolet’s car lineup in 2020 (when this song came out) was substantial, so we can’t be sure what Swift was singing about here. But, maybe she upgraded her Colorado for a Silverado?

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Mercedes-Benz SL

Mercedes-Benz SL

A photo of a yellow Mercedes-Benz SL roadster.
Photo: Mercedes-Benz

Swift’s final mention for a specific car came on 10th album Midnights where she gives a shout out to German automaker Mercedes-Benz. In “Vigilante Shit” she sings, “And she looks so pretty driving in your Benz, lately she’s been dressing for revenge.”

Now, the question is: is this a practical runaround like the Mercedes Viano for getting her and her crew around town? Or does Swift prefer something a bit jazzier, like the latest Mercedes SL?

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