Our Song

Album: Taylor Swift (2006)
Charted: 16

Songfacts®:

  • In an interview with America Online (AOL) Taylor Swift was asked if there was a true story behind this song. The teenage Country music singer-songwriter replied: "I wrote this song in my freshman year of high school for my ninth grade talent show. I was sitting there thinking, 'I've gotta write an upbeat song that's gonna relate to everyone.' And at that time, I was dating a guy and we didn't have a song. So I wrote us one, and I played it at the show. Months later, people would come up to me and say, 'I loved that song that you played.' And then they'd start singing lines of it back to me. They'd only heard it once, so I thought, 'There must be something here!'"
  • In an interview with Blender magazine, Swift said that this song was written about the same guy as in "Tim McGraw." She said that his name is Drew, and one night in 2008 when she was going out, he was in her driveway. She said, "It would have been really poetic and romantic if he showed up right after my album released, but it's been two years. I told him, 'It's really nice to see you. But you're too late.'" >>
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    Andrea - Syracuse, NY
  • As a result of the success of this album, 17-year-old Taylor Swift became the first female solo artist to write or co-write every song on a platinum-selling debut album.
  • "Our Song" was #1 for 6 weeks on the Hot Country Songs chart. This placed Swift in a 4-way tie for second place on the list of the longest-running #1 songs by solo female artists in the history of this chart. The record is held by Connie Smith, who spent eight weeks at #1 in 1963-64 with "Once a Day."
    Immediately before Swift reached the summit on the Hot Country Songs chart, Carrie Underwood reigned for 3 weeks with "So Small ." This 9 week string of #1 songs by solo female artists is the longest in the history of the country singles chart. Again the record had previously been set by Connie Smith's "Once a Day" 8 consecutive weeks at #1, which was both preceded and succeeded at the top by solo male artist recordings.
  • At the 2008 CMT Music Awards this won the video of the year award, plus female video of the year.
  • When this reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart on the chart week of December 22, 2007, Swift became the youngest performer ever to write and sing a chart-topping Country single.
  • Swift recalled: "I just sat down one day with my guitar and got in a groove, and went with it. I like to write about how music affects people, and this was fun to write because it's about a couple who DOESN'T have a song. I like the banjo and you really can't go wrong with banjo. I wanted it to be last on the album, because the last line of the chorus is 'play it again'. Let's hope people take it as a hint to go ahead and play the album again. Haha!"

Comments: 18

  • Peter from Coventry, United KingdomVery nice tune, 'Our Song'. I also like her song, 'Picture to Burn'.
  • Star from Bestrolls.webs.com, GaGreat Song!!! She's so pretty!
  • Karen from Manchester, Nh- Randy, Reading, PA...bitter, much?
  • Melissa from Corapeake, Ori love this song tis song you can think about the people you love and like

    -Melissa,Corapeake NC
  • Victoria from Toronto, Ontaylor swift rocks
  • Ashleigh from ?????, MoTaylor Swift is a talented and charismatic person and anyone who questions her success has no brain.
  • Jake from Groveland, FlI love this song. It is easy for anyone to relate to who is in a relationship. P.S. If you notice in the music video, Taylor has a small tattoo of a heart just above her little toe:) It's cute...
  • Randy from Reading, PaI competed against Taylor in karaoke contests at Pat Garrets Roadhouse Bar in Straustown PA. I didn't think she was very good then and still think she is overrated as a singer.
  • Jodee from A City, Deactually BJ, there are many other kick ass country singers you wannabe prick!!!!!!!
  • Bj from Brisbane, AustraliaTaylor Is The Only good Country Singer
  • Savannah from Wellington, Flit is my fave song ever
  • Daniel from Indianapolis, InThe video for this song is amazing, Tayolr Swift is really an amazing singer
  • Cathy from Dallas, PaCute lil ol' Taylor won a couple of CMT awards for the video to this song in 2008, Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year
  • Talya from Manchester, United KingdomI love this song. The words are really interesting if you listen carefully. And also, I never thought i'd like country!
  • Bethanii from Okc, Oki love this song. and i relate to it soo much.
    me and my bf dont really hav "a song" so when i heard this song i was like aw. thats so me and tyler! lol.. :]
  • Valerie from None Of Ur Buisness, Bcthis song is really cool! Taylor Swift is really talented! :)
  • Amy from Nunyabiz, AlI so love this song. Idk why but it's great.
  • Don from B G, KyTaylor Swift did a great job singing this song on the "Tonight Show With Jay Leno". It was the first time I heard her perform it.
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