Taylor Swift Wrote These Famous Songs For Other Artists And You Didn’t Even Know It

Taylor Swift has cemented her status as one of the most popular pop stars of all time. The musician has written dozens of hit songs and created a fanbase that is among the most devoted in the entire world.

Still, some of Swift’s biggest fans might not know an interesting fact about the singer — that she has been behind some hit songs sung by other people.

Read on to learn how Taylor Swift became famous and what songs she has penned for other big-time singers.

When did Taylor Swift first become famous?

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At only 29 years old, Swift has a career that many singer/songwriters can only dream of – and at least some of her early success can be attributed to the marketing efforts of her parents.

Swift’s parents set her up with a Myspace account when she was very young and built her an internet presence in an era when many artists hadn’t yet started to rely on social media to grow their brand. 

When she was 14, Swift and her family moved to Nashville in order to actively pursue her music career. Her self-titled debut album was released in 2006, introducing fans to now-iconic songs like “Tim McGraw” and “Our Song.”

Her career quickly took off and after several years of success ruling the country music charts, Swift seamlessly transitioned to pop-style tunes. Her songs “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space,” “Look What You Made Me Do,” and “I Knew You Were Trouble” endeared her to even more fans, and she was praised as one of the most talented songwriters of her generation.

Many albums and several years later, Swift has kept her status and weathered several tabloid scandals. In spite of some hits to her image, including feuds with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Swift has managed to keep the focus mostly on her music, a major feat for any famous musician. 

What songs has Swift written for other artists?

Although Swift’s songs are widely praised for their catchy beats and thoughtful lyrics, she has also used her talents to write some well-known jams for other musicians. One of these songs is “Better Man,” sung by the popular country group Little Big Town.

Swift wrote the song and then sent it to the group, thinking that their signature four-part harmonies would serve the song well. Swift’s insight served her well and the song became a huge hit for Little Big Town.

Swift also penned “Best Day of Your Life,” and passed it on to country artist (and gal pal) Kellie Pickler, and “You’ll Always Find Your Way Back Home” for Miley Cyrus, then best-known as Hannah Montana. Swift has even been known to write tunes for her romantic partners. When she was dating DJ Calvin Harris, Swift contributed to his song “This Is What You Came For.”

What’s next for Swift?

These days, Swift is staying busy promoting her latest album, Lover. The album has already spawned several hit singles, including “Me!” and “You Need to Calm Down.” 

In addition, Swift is going to be appearing in the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage musical Cats, set to be released in December.

Things are also looking good on the romantic front for Taylor Swift. She and her longtime boyfriend Joe Alwyn have been together for several years, Swift’s longest relationship yet, and many fans have begun to speculate that an engagement could be in the near future.

Although the couple keeps their relationship very under-the-radar, Swift is clearly happy with the London-born actor, and he’s certainly providing fodder for some of her recent songs, including “London Boy.”

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