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post Aug 26 2017, 05:58 PM
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Taylor Swift’s career may have blossomed a little later in the UK than elsewhere (her first UK hit came four years after her US debut), but boy has she made up for it since.

In just under a decade, she’s notched up 19 Top 40 hits on the Official Singles Chart, nine of which are Top 10s, plus two Number 1 albums. Not bad, right?

That’s amounted to over 8.5 million sales of her singles (when physical, downloads and streaming equivalent sales are combined) - and despite limiting availability of her catalogue on streaming services until very recently, she’s still managed to rack up over 183 million plays across her singles alone.

She’s a heavyweight when it comes to albums too; shifting some 2.7 million across her five releases in the UK. She’s got quite the reputation, you could say (sorry).

With a healthy batch of hits under her belt and to celebrate the release of her new single Look What You Made Me Do and upcoming album Reputation, Official Charts reveals her biggest hits so far, based on sales and streams, below.

Style
An instant fan favourite on her 1989 album, Style somehow – somehow – wasn’t quite the hit most assumed it would become, despite safe-bet hitmakers Max Martin and Shellback (and Taylor) at the helm.

The track reached Number 21 on the Official Singles Chart (it fared much better in the US where it peaked at 6), its chart chances hampered in part by her decision to keep her music off streaming services. As such, Style is Taylor’s tenth biggest single in the UK, with 372,000 combined sale

Love Story
Taylor’s breakout hit in the UK was very nearly a Number 1 single, peaking at Number 2 behind Kelly Clarkson’s My Life Would Suck Without You (what a time to be alive). Taylor has the last laugh though – her song has 799,000 combined sales to date - 337,000 more than Kelly’s.

As the title suggests, the song literally tells a love story, something Taylor is particularly good at. It’s sweet, enchanting, and once the lyrics have been learned, ridiculously catchy.

I Knew You Were Trouble
The second proper single from her 2012 album Red, there was much debate over who I Knew You Were Trouble was about, with most speculating it was about her ex John Mayer.

The song was a Taylor/Max Martin/Shellback affair and was her first and only foray into the dubstep genre – albeit mildly. In fact, part of the song’s success was down to the wobbly bit in the song where Taylor yells “Oh! Oh!”, which sparked thousands of lols YouTube videos replacing her with everything between a wrestler and a goat. Good times.

Shake It Off
Taylor didn’t leave anything to chance with the launch of her 1989 album, leading with the peppy, super-catchy, sure-fire hit Shake It Off. It was the moment Taylor not only declared that she belonged among pop’s top dogs, but when she proclaimed herself the world’s biggest popstar, and so it was.

It’s fitting, then, that it’s also her biggest single in the UK, with 1.7 million combined sales in the UK (that's a terrible typo!), made up of 960,000 downloads and 20.8 million streams. Despite being a huge success, it just missed out on topping the Official Singles Chart, peaking at 2, behind Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass.

Taylor Swift’s Official Top 20 biggest singles
POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK YEAR
1 SHAKE IT OFF TAYLOR SWIFT 2 2014
2 I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE TAYLOR SWIFT 2 2012
3 LOVE STORY TAYLOR SWIFT 2 2009
4 BLANK SPACE TAYLOR SWIFT 4 2014
5 WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER TAYLOR SWIFT 4 2012
6 I DON'T WANNA LIVE FOREVER (FIFTY SHADES ZAYN/TAYLOR SWIFT 5 2016
7 EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED TAYLOR SWIFT FT ED SHEERAN 7 2012
8 BAD BLOOD TAYLOR SWIFT FT KENDRICK LAMAR 4 2015
9 22 TAYLOR SWIFT 9 2013
10 STYLE TAYLOR SWIFT 21 2015
11 YOU BELONG WITH ME TAYLOR SWIFT 30 2009
12 WILDEST DREAMS TAYLOR SWIFT 40 2015
13 SAFE & SOUND TAYLOR SWIFT FT CIVIL WARS 67 2012
14 RED TAYLOR SWIFT 26 2012
15 MINE TAYLOR SWIFT 30 2010
16 TEARDROPS ON MY GUITAR TAYLOR SWIFT 51 2009
17 BOTH OF US BOB FT TAYLOR SWIFT 22 2012
18 WELCOME TO NEW YORK TAYLOR SWIFT 39 2014
19 OUT OF THE WOODS TAYLOR SWIFT N/A 2016
20 OUR SONG TAYLOR SWIFT N/A 2007
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When it comes to albums, Taylor’s most recent collection 1989 finishes top of the sales pile with 1.1 million combined sales to date. 2012’s Red is second with a very respectable 624,000 sales, and her 2008’s Fearless is third on 570,000.
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post Aug 26 2017, 06:31 PM
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She has a great discography!

Love Story is timeless!
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post Aug 26 2017, 07:57 PM
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Wow at Safe and sound being so high looking at its peak I much prefer the other track Eyes open from that soundtrack

It is a shame that speak now has sold nothing compared to her other albums TS aside

Good t see SIO still could become a million seller on pure sales
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post Aug 26 2017, 08:02 PM
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Still shocked at how low Style ended up charting in the UK... easily my favourite Taylor track ohmy.gif
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post Aug 26 2017, 08:45 PM
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QUOTE(StillJupiter @ Aug 26 2017, 09:02 PM) *
Still shocked at how low Style ended up charting in the UK... easily my favourite Taylor track ohmy.gif


That's the only song of hers I actually like.
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post Aug 26 2017, 09:21 PM
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'Style' suffered from lack of Spotify, and I think if Apple Music was available at the time it'd get a top-20 peak.
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post Aug 27 2017, 08:48 AM
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Shake It Off's sales are actually 1.17 million (1.168 million rounded up)
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post Aug 27 2017, 08:54 AM
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QUOTE(JCM20 @ Aug 26 2017, 09:45 PM) *
That's the only song of hers I actually like.

Same here. biggrin.gif
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I imagine there is a big gap between wildest dreams and everything below it. Wildest dreams and all above it have at least been awarded silver certification for 200,000 units+
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