Day 1 of my week with Taylor Swift and to kick us off its 'Love Story'.
'Love Story' was released in 2008. It was the lead single from her second album Fearless, which was released the same year. This was the first song I ever heard by Taylor Swift.
Taylor co-wrote the song, but it was apparently based on her own love life, which she had likened in part to the story of Romeo and Juliet. Its quite a mid paced song, and gently moves along.
Her voice sounds light and gentle, and although she does have a good range, her voice isn't powerful, more feather light. She does have a twang which nods to her country music influence and style throughout, but its still firmly a pop country song, not just pure country.
Its probably for exactly that reason that this song broke Taylor through as an artist to the mainstream and also internationally. 'Love Story' reached number 2 in the UK singles chart and was her first major hit.
The video is very pretty and very romeo and juliet, so actually totally befitting a song titled 'Love Story'. Taylor looks very young and innocent dressed almost like a fairytale princess w ith her hero coming to find her in a palace. Lots of classical dancing and running through fields, then finally back in the present time as she meets her love outside her high school. Lovely stuff.
This is a song that you can't help sing along to. Its memorable, and easy listening and very sweet.
So there we have it. First day with Taylor Swift and it was lovely.
If you can't wait for Day 2, then you can find loads more music over at My Music page - just click here. Happy listening :)