Legendary singer/songwriter Taylor Swift unveiled her award-successful keep track of “Our Song” as the third single off of her debut self-titled album on this working day in 2006.
Initially composed for her freshman yr large faculty talent present, Swift pumped out the iconic, self-penned monitor in a mere 20 minutes.
“I wrote this track in my freshman year of substantial college, for my ninth-quality talent show. So I was sitting there imagining, ‘I’ve gotta compose a track that’s gonna relate to every person in the expertise display, and it’s gotta be upbeat.’ And at that time, I was dating a person, and we did not have a song. So I went forward and wrote us one, and I performed it at the talent exhibit at the finish of the year. And months afterwards, men and women would arrive up to me, and they’re like, ‘I liked that tune that you played — ‘Our Music.” And then they’d start singing lines of it back again to me. And they’d only heard it the moment, so I assumed, ‘There have to be something listed here!’” the singer beforehand shared with The Boot.
As a consequence of the good results of the track with her classmates, Swift understood she had to encourage her then-label, Significant Device Data, to function the tune on her forthcoming album.
“I’m so glad this music is a solitary,” Taylor discussed in an job interview with Great American Country. “When we were being finding music for the album, I stood by this just one and created confident it got recorded. I just understood there was a thing about it.”
With relatable lyrics that highlight a younger couple’s connection by ordinary each day things to do they share collectively paired with an upbeat banjo-driven monitor made by Nathan Chapman, the solitary was destined to be an great hit.
“Our Song” was released to US region radio in September of 2007, as properly as a crossover one for the US pop radio later on in March of 2008.
In a backstage interview at the 2008 CMT Awards, Swift shared, “The fact that pop radio stations are participating in my tracks is amazing to me. I am so blown absent and so thankful for it. I like to believe of it much less as crossover and much more as spillover. That is what they phone it at my history label — ’spillover.’ I am so thankful for the spillover and for every person who’s just been so incredible.”
The single introduced in great achievements for the celebrity, securing her the range sixteen place on the Billboard Very hot 100, peaking at the range thirty place on the Canadian Warm 100 and producing her the youngest human being at 18 yrs old to produce and sing a amount-one particular track by herself on the Warm Place Tunes chart. The one remained at the top of the chart for a total of six months. It was also bundled on Rolling Stone’s 2019 checklist of the best woman nation tracks because 2000, licensed 4X platinum by the RIAA and certified platinum by Tunes Canada.