If there's a genre, she's crossed it, and if there's a record, she's broken it.
Taylor Swift has solidified herself as one of the most prolific singer-songwriters in history. And one aspect of her songwriting that makes her diaristic songs bite even harder is the way they're translated into performance.
Her fans, her critics, and her skeptics have all watched her grow from an upcoming vocalist — sometimes appearing shy, timid, and unsure of her talent — to a powerful, stage-conquering force in the music world.
Her performances do more than just draw you in, they captivate you and keep you spellbound until the story's over — her story, which becomes yours.
Whether you're on the edge of your seat, wiping tears from your face, or thinking about that time in your life, you have no choice but to be enraptured by Taylor Swift.
I gave myself the daunting task of ranking her top performances. Here they are: