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Taylor Swift has come a long way since releasing her first self-titled album in 2006. The singer/songwriter has toured the world, won Grammy Awards — needless to say, she’s one of the biggest pop stars in music today.
Her music, which ranges in style, particular on her last album, resonates with many. Songs like “Look What You Made Me Do” and “Reputation” from her most recent album, “Reputation,” were radio hits. But over the years, as Swift’s career has exploded, she’s had many other hits that no one knew were hers, simply because she wasn’t the one singing them.
Like many other artists, including Kesha and Sia, Swift has written songs for other performing groups, many of which have become number one hits on the musical charts.
Here are four songs you never realized were written by Taylor Swift.
“Better Man” by Little Big Town
In October of 2016, country band Little Big Town released their hit single “Better Man,” the first preview of their upcoming album “Breaker.” The song went on to garner critical acclaim, evening winning Song of the Year at the 2017 Country Music Awards.
The song, however, was originally written by Swift.
Kimberly Schlapman, one of Little Big Town’s four members, told Taste of Country, “She sent us the song … We were like, ‘Wow! Taylor sent us a song. She’s one of the best songwriters ever.'”
According to Schlapman, Swift thought the song would be great for the country group because of their four-part harmonies.
Jimi Westbrook, one of the band’s other members, also told Taste of Country, “That chorus … from the first time I heard it, I fell in love with it … It’s so built for our harmonies, and that’s probably why, maybe, she thought of us.”
“You’ll Always Find Your Way Back Home” by Miley Cyrus
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Swift may not have had her own show on Disney Channel, but her music served as a fan-favorite tune for one of the show’s biggest films, “Hannah Montana: The Movie.”
According to People, Swift penned the song “You’ll Always Find Your Way Back Home,” performed by Miley Cyrus (or, more literally, by Hannah Montana in the film).
“Best Days of Your Life” by Kellie Pickler
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Aside from Little Big Town and Cyrus, it’s no surprise that Swift has also written for other country artists including Kellie Pickler. The two singers collaborated a few years back and together co-wrote the song “Best Days of Your Life.”
Pickler told The Boot, “Taylor Swift and I actually wrote this song together while we were on tour with Brad Paisley. I had went through a really bad breakup a while back, so we wrote the song about the relationship that went sour.”
She added, “It’s so funny, because Taylor always says that she has the ‘Picture [to Burn]’ song, and Carrie Underwood has ‘Before He Cheats’ … and now ‘Best Days of Your Life’ — that’s my kiss-off song! [My ex] has heard it, and so has the person he’s with now, so I guess it’s bittersweet.”
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