Many of us have one, a compilation of favorites that sustains and entertains.

Over the last 7 months, I’ve listened to everything from Gaga to The Twilight Singers to Gabby Barrett while running, but it’s Taylor Swift that I return to again and again.

Below is my go-to short list.

Let me know what’s been playing in your ears.

Her live performance of “Out of the Woods” at the 58th Grammys.  I never tire of it.  And when I’m tiring, it’s just perfect.   Uphill or down.

The medley she performed for her NPR Tiny Desk concert.

“Exile,” her new song with Bon Iver, has been on repeat.

Just about any live performance of “All Too Well.”

And… For the perfect pandemic pick-me-up, Andra Day’s “Rise Up” hits just the right note, as does Kelly Clarkson’s cover.