9 years ago today (September 12) Taylor Swift released one of the best selling self-written singles of all time and kicked off her entire career.
“Love Story,” a song written about a love interest her parents didn’t approve of was released 9 years ago and is still critically acclaimed as one of the best songs in history. Many critics praised Swift’s songwriting as it went on to sell over 8 million copies worldwide. It also became the third best selling digitally downloaded song by a female and sixth overall.
I started this song with the line, ‘This love is difficult, but it’s real.’ When I wrote the ending to this song, I felt like it was the ending every girl wants to go with her love story. It’s the ending that I want. You want a guy who doesn’t care what anyone thinks, what anyone says. He just says, ‘Marry me, Juliet, I love you, and that’s all I really know.’ It’s sort of told in a character kind of thing, where it’s Romeo and Juliet, and it’s not me saying that I’m getting married or anything…but I think it’s fun to write about it.” – Taylor Swift
The song has become a fan favorite and one that Swift never seems to want to retire. She’s played the song on every tour and continues to mix it up. Can we please talk about the 1989 pop version? It’s magical.
In November 2009, the track was awarded from BMI as the ‘Country Song of the Year’. To this day, the track continues to be a fan favorite and undoubtedly has gone down in history as one of the best.
We can’t believe the song was released 9 years ago. Do you remember where you were when you first heard it on the radio? Let us know your story by sounding off in the comments or tweeting us @FansOfTaylorFS