Simply enough, Taylor Swift is the greatest songwriter to ever grace this Earth — and she’s yet to reach 25.
While many may justifiably lament about the stronger lyrical stylings by the likes of Lennon, Dylan, McCartney, Mitchell, and Springsteen — being a diehard fan of the latter — people have to understand that Taylor Swift wrote all 14 songs on her 2010 album, Speak Now, by herself. And not only that, but she did so between the ripe ages of 16 and 19. And being just 19 myself, I couldn’t even imagine anyone I know (including the obnoxiously loud, but gifted, guitarist living down the hall in my dormitory) to come up with such melodic, yet mainstream, stories that she’s been able to effortlessly curate out of heartbreak over the years. I honestly don’t think anyone can.
This alone grants her the title.
— Huffington Post on why Taylor Swift is the best songwriter of all time