Before He Cheats. The first country song and the first song by an Idol contestant to go multi-platinum, it won multiple Grammy awards, it was nominated for a VMA, it won multiple awards at every country music awards show you can think of, the video was #1 on VH1's Greatest Diva Music Video of All-Time, it was used as the official Pepsi Smash song, it was the first video by a country music artist to be premiered on TRL, everyone remembers Teri Hatcher singing the song on Idol Gives Back and the scene where James Denton fixes Carrie's sink after which she tries to steal him from Teri, it was played during an NBC Sunday Night Football telecast of a Dallas Cowboys-New York Giants game over the Dallas offensive lineup announcements after Carrie broke up with Dallas QB Tony, it was played when Carrie was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, etc.
By a landslide.
Originally posted by Legend ReX
Not Beyoncé fighting literacy like Angiallah fights breast cancer.
"'I Will Be' is a song I have known for a while… From the outside looking in I know that everyone was fighting for Avril to put this on her record but for reasons I will not disclose, Avril, did not... I remember Luke playing this song for me months ago and I was at the point of tears knowing I heard a song that would be the hugest thing ever… I mean, people, be prepared to hear this song at EVERY WEDDING for a LONG time."
The song was a critical success with critics complimenting Swift's writing style and the song's plot. It was also a commercial success, selling over 6.5 million copies worldwide since January 2010, therefore establishing itself among of the best-selling singles of all time. In the United States, the song peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold over 5 million digital downloads, becoming Swift's best-selling single to date. It was also deemed one of the best-selling singles in the United States and was once the best-selling country single of all time. The single was certified quintuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Internationally, "Love Story" became Swift's first and only number one single in Australia thus far and certified triple platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).
Decade-end chart (2000s)
Australian Singles Chart 10
US Billboard Hot 100 73
I don't know Taylor Swift before LS, did she do any promo for LS in AU?
"honestly, almost every song on red (which i’ve heard is a reference to joni mitchell’s ‘blue’ which is pretty badass) is really truly amazing. trouble, state of grace, all too well, i almost do, red, 22, holy ground, sad beautiful tragic… like these are all CLASSIC songs. really amazing songs and if i could ever write a song as good as T swift does i would be pretty ****ing proud of myself."
BRITNEY SPEARS | TAYLOR SWIFT
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