Taylor Swift’s Top Collaborations, Ranked: Critics’ Picks

Taylor Swift is a queen of the modern pop world. But when she joins forces with other artists, especially ones at the top of their game, the songs are automatically a cultural event. Big or small, artists who work with Swift always seem to pair with her voice perfectly — which is probably why she’s done a number of duets throughout her career.

From her first-ever recorded duet with Colbie Caillat on her mainstream breakthrough album Fearless to a handful of remix features with artists like Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar and Haim, Billboard has rounded up a whopping 29 collaborations Swift has under her belt. We will note that there could be more or less depending on how you define a collaboration. She’s worked with a number of hit-making producers, from Jack Antonoff to Max Martin. She also has a few notable uncredited vocalists and backing vocalists throughout her catalog, including Imogen Heap on “Clean” and Marcus Mumford on “Cowboy Like Me.” There are a couple of live tracks — “Should’ve Said No” with Jonas Brothers and “Big Star” with Kenny Chesney. And we will never forget her teenage-friendly rap track “Thug Story” with T-Pain. But to keep it concise, this list only includes studio-recorded tracks with collaborators credited as a feature.

Now, this ranking was no easy feat. With over 150 entries on the Billboard Hot 100, there’s no doubt Swift is a hitmaker. But even Swifties can agree that some songs simply bop harder than others. “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” with Zayn, for example, is both fresh and focused — and has a Grammy nomination to show for it. “ME!,” featuring Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie, on the other hand… well, let’s just say it’s not our favorite (the music video was fun, though).

Check out where every single one of Swift’s collaborations lands on Billboard‘s ranking below.