Originally posted on BuzzFeed
Taylor Swift is known for being an amazing songwriter and singer But her covers of other people’s music are also fantastic.
10. “Dancing in the Dark/ Livin’ on A Prayer,” Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi
She only does a small portion of each song, but they are amazing.
9. “Bette Davis Eyes,” Kim Carnes
Taylor infuses this song with an innocence the original is lacking. Beautiful and heartfelt.
8. “Cowboy Take Me Away,” Dixie Chicks
Martie Maguire, one of the original members of the Dixie Chicks, was in the audience at this show, making this performance even more special.
7. “White Blank Page,” Mumford and Sons
True, she didn’t so this one on her own, and had her backing band help her out, but this cover is pretty awesome.
6. “Untouchable,” by Luna Halo
This song was covered for the Platinum addition of her album Fearless, and she makes some artistic risks with this cover, turning a rock song into a ballad. And it’s wonderfully flawless.
5. “Riptide,” Vance Joy
Seeing as she’s taking Vance Joy on the road with her for the 1989 tour, Taylor’s cover of his smash “Riptide” makes sense musically and in terms of getting her headliner a bit more attention. Plus, it’s just her and a piano for most of it, and it rocks.
4. “This Love,” Maroon 5
Once again turning a rock song into a sad ballad, Taylor manages to infuse more despair and meaning into this cover than the original.
3. “Run,” George Strait
Taylor opened for George on tour, so she got to watch him perform many times. Still, this cover feels relevant and interesting, as well as being one of her best live vocal performances of all time.
2. “Nashville,” David Mead
Not a famous song, Taylor chose this song because she liked it — and she took a risk by covering the entire song to an audience that wouldn’t be able to sing a long. But her voice carries this song, making it emotional, sincere, and heartfelt. And her vocals are killer as well.
1. “Drops of Jupiter,” Train
Her best cover by far. Her vocal are flawless, and it’s such a great song that many years later, the audience still knows all the words. But Taylor was able to make it fun, sweet, and sad all at the same time, with just her voice and an acoustic guitar. I think I speak for everyone when I say, “YAS, BITCH YAS!”