The Intriguing Story of Taylor Swift’s Lucky 13


There are many lucky numbers, broken mirrors and black cats in the world of superstitions. However, did you know that pop superstar Taylor Swift has an unusual lucky number of her own? This isn’t your normal 7, 8 or 11, so be ready – it’s the number 13. You did read correctly. Taylor’s favourite number is the commonly considered unlucky thirteen. Curious? Let’s investigate the intriguing story of how 13 became Taylor Swift’s fortunate number.

As with many oddball superstitions, its origins can be traced back to childhood. Not only does Taylor’s birthday fall on 13 December, there’s a lot more to the number 13 in Taylor’s life. As she once explained to MTV News, “I was born on the 13th. I turned 13 on Friday the 13th. My first album went gold in 13 weeks. My first No. 1 song had a 13-second intro. Every time I’ve won an award, I’ve been seated in either the 13th seat, the 13th row, the 13th section or row M, which is the 13th letter. Basically, whenever a 13 comes up in my life, it’s a good thing.”

More recently, she won her 13th Grammy at the recent 2024 Grammies, collecting the golden gramophone for best pop vocal album for “Midnights”, while her boyfriend Travis Kelce won the Super Bowl which Taylor attended – coincidentally the 13th game she attended. Indeed, 13 has symbolically come to represent luck and prosperity for Swift.

The Strength of Faith

There’s no doubting the power and influence of belief on our lives, regardless of one’s stance on skepticism or superstitions. Taylor offers a reminder that sometimes the things we think are unlucky could actually be the reverse, thanks to her unwavering confidence in the wonderful energy of 13.

With her passion for the apparently unlucky number, Taylor challenges convention in a world where superstitions determine behaviour. Instead of being afraid of it, she welcomes it completely. She dismisses the idea that her passion for the number 13 is unlucky, while discussing it with pride in interviews.

Indeed, Taylor could be said to have reversed the story of the number 13, making the number a positive and empowering symbol. She believes that 13 stands for originality, bravery and going against the grain – elements that have surely contributed to her success in the very competitive music business.

So, the next time you see the number 13, embrace it with wide arms rather than running away in terror. Channel your inner Taylor Swift. Who knows? Maybe it will bring good fortune your way!