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Taylor Swift's birthday videos

She's 23--we rewind her 10 best

December 12, 2012|By Dana Moran, @redeyedana | RedEye

She may not be a Lindsay Lohan-level partier, but Taylor Swift still knows how to tie one on. The country/pop cutie celebrates her 23rd birthday this week by releasing her 23rd music video, for "I Knew You Were Trouble," thr.com reports. It will first air at 3:40 p.m. Thursday on MTV. Now, we're not insane enough to actually WATCH 22 Taylor Swift videos in a row to prepare for Thursday's premiere, but here are 10 that are worth checking out.

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2006

"Tim McGraw"

Premise: Taylor and ex-boyfriend listen to separate radios while remembering their summer together

Watch for: Tim McGraw is not, in fact, in this video.

2007



"Teardrops on My Guitar"

Premise: Taylor mopes in bed with her guitar wearing a gown and full makeup while singing about her school crush

Watch for: Taylor is a real klutz when it comes to chemistry class AND REAL-LIFE CHEMISTRY.

"Our Song"

Premise: Taylor gossips on an old-timey phone about her man, sits in a giant pile of rose petals

Watch for: The debut of scary hair-straightener Taylor. It's almost like old school Christina Aguilera.

2008


"Picture to Burn"

Premise: Tay and friend spy on her ex-boyfriend with some other chick; she fantasizes about letting her band destroy his house

Watch for: Pranks include spitting used mouthwash back into the bottle. Ew.

"Love Story"

Premise: Campus hottie becomes Shakespeare-era suitor in Taylor's way-too-elaborate fantasy

Watch for: Lace cravats. So many lace cravats.

2009

"White Horse"

Premise: Taylor considers giving a scuzzy ex a second chance. No dice.

Watch for: Boyfriend is played by Stephen Colletti from "Laguna Beach."

"You Belong With Me"

Premise: Nice blonde Taylor battles an evil brunette cheerleader for her neighbor's affections

Watch for: Trickery! Taylor's nemesis is actually HERSELF in a wig.

2010


"Back to December"

Premise: Emo dude mopes as Taylor mopes in a bathtub. But wait ...

Watch for: Turns out when you REALLY go back to December, it snows indoors.

2011

"Ours"

Premise: Downtrodden office worker slumps through her day and watches videos of her boyfriend before meeting him at the airport

Watch for: Her boyfriend, who's returning from the military, is played by Evanston's Zach Gilford.

2012

"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

Premise: Big-city Taylor relives her on-and-off relationship with some scuzzbag

Watch for: Taylor's band dressed as furries. Helloooo, dude in a bear suit.

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