taylor swift is playing an east piano song

21 Easy Taylor Swift Piano Songs to Play

October 6, 2020 Selin Gökova 8 min read No Comments

Looking for Taylor Swift piano songs to play?

If you are both a Swiftie and a piano player like me, you’re in the right place!

I’ve been listening to Taylor Swift since I was 11 (I’m 21 now), and I played almost every song from every album she released. However, don’t think that I’m a virtuoso player, because Taylor Swift songs are incredibly simple, and you can easily learn them too even as a beginner player.

Playing Taylor Swift songs are good for adding some pop/country to your repertoire and diversifying it. Also, they are extremely popular, which means you can impress your audience because everyone loves and knows TS songs!

Making piano covers of Taylor Swift songs is also a good idea because they are easy to play, so you can learn them rather quickly and release your videos more frequently!

Related: How To Make Piano Tutorial Videos?

I’ve listed the top 21 easy songs you can learn to play on the piano today.

I added songs from every album including folklore in the list to provide more options you can choose from. Plus, you will find sheet music for each song. So, if you decide to learn them, you can instantly have the sheet music.

Let’s get started.

Forever and Always

This list will go based on the chronological order of songs, so we are starting with Forever and Always from the Fearless Album.

While the song originally features guitars and drums, most people agree that this solo piano version sounds a lot more emotional and moving. It’s an incredibly beautiful break-up song that you can learn in half an hour if you already know the lyrics!

Sheet music

Love Story

It is one of the biggest hits of Taylor Swift, therefore it may be a good idea to include this song in your repertoire.

Related: How To Pick The Best Songs To Practice: 6 TIPS

This song is quite romantic plus very simple to learn. It has a beautiful intro where the right-hand plays the beginning melody and the left-hand plays the root note of the key. The rest of the song is the typical chord-melody accompaniment.

Sheet music

White Horse

White Horse is one of the most beautiful Taylor Swift songs that sounds better on the piano than the guitars.

It’s a somber break-up song, and I always play it whenever I feel down, and I can say that this song will be the perfect cure for your moody times.

Related: 10 Easy Sad Piano Songs That Will Make You Cry

White Horse has a beautiful melodic intro which sounds really good on the piano. Like the previous songs, the song should be played at a slow tempo, which is perfect for beginners.

Sheet music

You Belong With Me

You Belong With Me is another hit song from the Fearless album. I remember when the music video was first released it became so popular that everyone was singing and playing this song.

This is the kind of song that never gets old! And the good news is that the piano version of You Belong With Me is absolutely easy and fun to play.

Because it should be played at a fast tempo, I recommend you practice it with a metronome.

Sheet music

You’re Not Sorry

You’re Not Sorry is another emotional break-up song, which features the piano along with an orchestra, guitars, and drums. However, the main instrument in the song is the piano, and the other instruments are supporting it by adding some layers.

The song starts by playing the main 4 chords of the piece. This introduction with chords sounds quite powerful and emotional at the same time. After you repeat it twice, you start to play the lyric parts, and the rest is quite simple.

Sheet music

Back to December

Back to December has always been one of my favorite songs to play, and after watching this breathtaking performance of Taylor Swift playing this song on the piano, you will understand why.

The piano version of Back to December sounds as beautiful as the original version, so I highly recommend that you give it a try.

Sheet music

Last Kiss

If I had to choose only one Taylor Swift piano song, this would definitely be Last Kiss. I don’t think I’ve listened to a sadder break-up song than this in my life that goes so well with the piano.

I highly recommend you practice Last Kiss if you are a beginner. The piano accompaniment is full of arpeggios and it will help you improve your arpeggio technique.

Also, the song sounds heavenly beautiful on the piano.

Sheet music

All Too Well

All Too Well is a legendary song from the Red album. Taylor Swift never made this song a single or promoted it, but has become one of the most popular songs of her. Its original version was 24 mins long, but then it was shortened for the album.

The piano version of All Too Well is quite simple and beautiful.

Sheet music

I Knew You Were Trouble

I Knew You Were Trouble is one of Taylor Swift’s biggest hits, and it was the promotional single for the Red album.

It should be played at a moderately fast tempo. The song is quite repetitive, which makes this song incredibly simple to learn.

Sheet music

Sad Beautiful Tragic

I recommend that you don’t listen to Sad Beautiful Tragic if you feel depressed 🙂 It’s one of the saddest songs of Taylor Swift, but it’s really beautiful at the same time. While it was initially written for the guitar, the piano version sounds fantastic too.

Sheet music

22

22 was co-written and produced by Max Martin and Shellback, who are very successful producers and songwriters. This song is a great choice if you want to play something uplifting and happier.

The song should be played at a fast tempo, and I recommend that you practice it with a metronome. Other than that, you won’t have any difficulty in learning this song.

Sheet music

Blank Space

Blank Space is probably Taylor Swift’s biggest hit. She wrote it to make fun of the media that was portraying her as the “serial-dater”.

It’s really fun to play on the piano. Plus, almost everyone knows this song, so you will always have someone to sing along if you play it somewhere!

Sheet music

Wildest Dreams

Wildest Dreams is another hit song from the legendary album 1989. It’s a dream-pop song that is about Swift’s begging for her lover to remember their memories and love.

It’s a really romantic and easy song that you will enjoy learning on the piano.

Sheet music

New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day is a beautiful and emotional piano ballad from the Reputation album. While the whole Reputation album is full of pop, R&B, and trap tracks, New Year’s Day features only solo piano and vocal, which sets it apart from the rest of the album.

It’s one of my favorite songs to play on the piano, and I’m sure you will love it too.

There is a sweet chord pattern at the beginning that sets the tone of the whole song. It’s a quite melodic song and you will love playing it if you enjoy playing piano ballads.

Sheet music

Lover

Lover is the third single from the Lover album, which was Taylor Swift’s 7th studio album. The song is considered to be a country-waltz and indie-folk, along with some pop influences.

While the original track features guitars, pizzicato strings, and snares, Taylor Swift almost always performed it live with a solo piano. Also, she mentioned several times that she wrote this song one night with her piano at home.

Needless to say, this song would be a great choice if you are looking for some romantic piano ballads to play. The song is on 12/8, which means it has the timing of a waltz.

Sheet music

Cornelia Street

After watching this video, I’ve become obsessed with the piano version of Cornelia Street. I watched Taylor perform this on the guitar several times but I didn’t know the piano version could be even better.

Sheet music

Daylight

Daylight is a highly positive song from the Lover album. In fact, Taylor once told that she was thinking the album name to be Daylight until she wrote Lover.

It’s a lovely song, and I highly recommend that you learn it if you are looking for some positive vibes.

Sheet music

Cardigan

I think we were all in shock when Taylor Swift surprisingly dropped the folklore album and the music video of cardigan after 12 hours of the announcement. We were literally trying to process what was going on and mentally preparing ourselves for the surprise album. While we all know that Taylor Swift never writes a bad song, we still weren’t expecting such a masterpiece as Cardigan.

Cardigan uses mainly piano throughout the song, along with soft violins and drums. The main theme repeats over and over again, which means when you learn that, you’ll be able to play most of the song.

Sheet music

My Tears Ricochet

My Tears Ricochet is a really sad but beautiful track from the folklore album. Taylor Swift told that this song is about “the embittered tormentor showing up at the funeral of his fallen object of obsession”. It was also the first song that was written for the album.

The song starts with a simple chord shape that sounds quite melancholic and the moody theme continues throughout the song.

Sheet music

Exile

Exile is a melancholic duet with Bon Iver, which Taylor Swift told to be about an exiled man, that is “walking the bluffs of a land that isn’t his own, wondering how it all went so terribly, terribly wrong”.

The song uses the piano as the main instrument, while strings softly adding layers. I fell in love with Exile upon first listening and learned the whole song later on that same day. I think it’s one of the best songs on this list that you can play on the piano.

Sheet music

seven

Seven is a tender and sweet track from folklore, which is about childhood friendship. This song is one of the most popular ones on the album and it uses a lot of piano-driven melodies throughout the song.

Sheet music

Conclusion

These were the 21 top easy Taylor Swift songs to play on the piano.

Which one was your favorite?

Let me know in the comments!

Selin Gökova

Selin Gökova is a neo-classical composer and pianist from Istanbul, Turkey. Holding an ABRSM certificate on piano performance, she's been playing the piano and composing for ten years. Wandering Tunes is her side project where she combines her two passions: writing and music. Whenever she doesn't have assignment deadlines approaching at university where she's majoring in psychology, you'll likely find her here researching everything about piano playing to help other piano players alike.

All posts

No Comments

Leave a Reply

I accept the Privacy Policy

About

Hi, my name is Selin. Playing the piano and composing are my biggest passions. I've founded this blog to share everything I've learned throughout the years about piano playing and learning. I hope you stick around! Read More

Latest Posts

Categories

×