Wikia

Taylor Swift Wiki

You Belong with Me

Talk0
315pages on
this wiki
For the lyrics see You Belong with Me (lyrics)
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).
"You Belong with Me"
Taylor Swift - You Belong with Me.png
Single by Taylor Swift
from the album Fearless
B-side "Love Story" (Stripped)
Released April 21, 2009
Format CD single, music download
Genre Country pop
Length 3:51
Label Big Machine
Writer(s) Taylor Swift, Liz Rose
Producer Nathan Chapman, Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift singles chronology
"White Horse"
(2008)
"You Belong with Me"
(2009)
"Fifteen"
(2009)

"You Belong with Me" is a country pop song performed by American recording artist Taylor Swift. The song was co-written by Swift and Liz Rose and produced by Nathan Chapman with Swift's aid. It was released on April 21, 2009, by Big Machine Records as the third single from Swift's second studio album, Fearless (2008). Swift was inspired to write "You Belong with Me" after overhearing a male friend of hers arguing with his girlfriend through a phone call; she continued to develop a story line afterward. The song contains many pop music elements and its lyrics have Swift desiring an out-of-reach love interest.

Critical reception for "You Belong with Me" was middling to positive. At the 52nd Grammy Awards, the song received nominations for the Grammy Awards for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. "You Belong with Me" enjoyed commercial success as well; it became a top ten hit in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. In the United States, the song became Swift's best-charting single on the Billboard Hot 100 to date and Swift's second best-selling single. It managed to gain the largest crossover radio audience since Faith Hill's "Breathe" did in 2000. The single was certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The song's accompanying music video was directed by Roman White. The video featured Swift portraying two characters, a nerd (the protagonist) and a popular girl (the antagonist), while American actor Lucas Till portrayed the male lead. The video's plot centers on the protagonist secretively loving the male lead, although he has a girlfriend. The video won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, but during Swift's acceptance speech, rapper Kanye West interrupted, protesting in support of Beyoncé Knowles. The incident caused a reaction in the media, with most people coming to Swift's defense. The song was performed live at numerous venues, including the 2009–10 Fearless Tour, where it was the opening number. It was covered by various artists, including Butch Walker and Selena Gomez & the Scene, and parodied by "Weird Al" Yankovic.

BackgroundEdit

Swift became inspired to write "You Belong with Me" after she overheard a male friend of hers speaking to his girlfriend through a phone call.[1] He acted defensive as his girlfriend yelled at him, and said to her, "No, baby...I had to get off the phone really quickly... I tried to call you right back... Of course I love you. More than anything! Baby, I’m so sorry."[1] Out of the sympathy she felt towards him in the situation, Swift developed a concept for a song.[1] In a writing session with co-writer Liz Rose, Swift explained the situation along with her idea and conceived the song's opening line, "You’re on the phone with your girlfriend / she’s upset / she's going off about something that you said."[1] Together, they developed a story line, which described Swift being in love with the male friend and her having the desire for him to breakup with his current girlfriend for her.[1] Swift described the song's concept as "basically about wanting someone who is with this girl who doesn't appreciate him at all. Basically like 'girl-next-door-itis.' You like this guy who you have for your whole life, and you know him better than she does but somehow the popular girl gets the guy every time."[2] Swift recalled, "It was really fun for us to write the line, 'She wears short skirts, I wear T-shirts'."[1] "You Belong with Me" was first released as a promotional single from Fearless on November 4, 2008 as part of Countdown to Fearless, an exclusive campaign by the iTunes Store;[3] the song was then released as the third single from Fearless on April 21, 2009.[4]

CompositionEdit

"You Belong with Me" is a country pop song with a length of three minutes and fifty-two seconds.[5] According to Kate Kiefer of Paste magazine, it is "a straight-up pop song."[6] The song is set in common time and has a moderate tempo of 130 beats per minute. It is written in the key of G♭ major and Swift's vocals span two octaves, from G♭3 to D♭5. Leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly felt Swift's vocals were light and twangy while the melody was "lilting".[7] It follows the chord progression G♭–D♭–A♭m-C♭.[8] The instrumentation consisted of clucking banjos alongside New Wave electric guitars.[9]

The lyrics to "You Belong with Me" alternate between narrative modes, where she speaks of herself, a male friend whom she has an unrequited crush on, and his girlfriend. Greenblatt described Swift's role as a storyteller, the song being a narrative set to music, which describes concerning about love and boys "just [being] very hard to catch".[7] Craig Rosen of The Hollywood Reporter believes "You Belong with Me"'s plot is "confessional" and regards scenarios themed with high school, while Swift "is the girl next door who's had her heart broken and takes refuge in music".[10] Lucy Davies of the BBC noted, "Swift deals in the prosaic imagery of high school boys".[11] In one verse, Swift contrasts herself with her friend's girlfriend and states, "She wears high heels, I wear sneakers / She's cheer captain, I'm on the bleachers", which Davies interpreted as the song's protagonist feeling envy towards cheerleaders, in particular, the one dating her male friend.[11] In the choruses, Swift attempts "to persuade some boy to come to his senses and submit to her everygirl charms".[9]

Critical receptionEdit

A young woman with blond, curly hair looks up while being dressed in a black cocktail dress and standing on a taxi cab.

Swift performing "You Belong with Me" at rehearsals for the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

"You Belong with Me" received positive to mixed reviews from critics. For instance, Sean Dooley of About.com labeled "You Belong with Me" as one of the "best songs on Fearless",[12] while Johnny Davis of The Observer believed some parts of the song "may needle British ears", although he felt that it was better than single releases by pop singer Hilary Duff.[13] Lucy Davies of the BBC was not impressed by the song's theme being similar to those of other songs on Fearless or on her eponymous debut album, Taylor Swift.[11] She opined that "You Belong with Me"'s "lyrical palette has few colours [...] and it's repetitive".[11] Jonathan Keefe of Slant Magazine said, "'You Belong with Me' isn't her best-written song by a long shot, but it's hard to fault its construction."[14] Jody Rosen of Rolling Stone commented, "It's hard not to be won over by the guilelessness".[15]

A Times Editor review from The St. Petersburg Times also described it as sounding similar to other hits: "She hankers for a boy who either doesn't love her back or wants to ditch this small town."[16] Josh Love of The Village Voice thought "preternatural wisdom and inclusiveness" shined through the lyrics and theme of "You Belong with Me"; Love also mentioned that it was one of Fearless' "great songs".[17] Leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly said Swift's vocals fit the song's melody and instrumentation, which, according to her, is "slick" and "radio-friendly".[7] Rob Sheffield of Blender magazine recommended for readers to download "You Belong with Me",[18] and Jeniffer Webb, also from About.com, predicted that the song would reach different age groups.[4] Webb said, "It continues the artist's tradition of having a little something for everyone, so it's no wonder she has such a large fanbase."[4]

Awards and nominationsEdit

At the 52nd Grammy Awards, "You Belong with Me" received nominations for three awards. The song received a nomination for the Grammy Award for Song of the Year but lost to Beyoncé Knowles' "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" (2008), for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year but lost to Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" (2008), and for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance but lost to Knowles' "Halo" (2009).[19] "You Belong with Me" won Favorite Song at the 2010 Kids Choice Awards and was nominated for Song of the Year at the 45th Academy of Country Music Awards, but lost Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" (2009).[20][21]

Chart performanceEdit

Upon its release as a promotional single, on the week ending November 22, 2008, "You Belong with Me" debuted at number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100 because of sales of 172,000 digital downloads, tying her with the Jonas Brothers for most top twenty debuts in 2008, a record which she later beat; the song fell from the Billboard Hot 100 in the following week.[22][23] Following its single release, the song re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number eighty-seven on the week ending May 16, 2009.[24] "You Belong with Me" moved to number three on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week ending August 15, 2009, thus making the song Swift's highest-charting effort, surpassing her previous best-charting effort "Love Story", which peaked at number four in January 2009.[25] Driven by non-country radio airplay, the song established the largest crossover radio audience since Faith Hill's "Breathe" (2000).[25] The following week, it peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.[26] The song is one of thirteen songs from Fearless charted within the top forty of the Billboard Hot 100, breaking the record for the most top forty entries from a single album.[27] It also peaked at number two on Mainstream Top 40 (Pop Songs) and at number-one on both Hot Country Songs and Adult Contemporary.[28][29] The single was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments exceeding two million copies.[30] As of February 2011, "You Belong with Me" has sold over 3.6 million copies in the United States, becoming Swift's second best-selling single in the country.[31] In Canada, "You Belong with Me" entered at number eighty-four and peaked at number three.[29] It was also certified double platinum by Music Canada for sales of 160,000 digital downloads.[32]

"You Belong with Me" was a success in Australia and New Zealand. On the week ending May 24, 2009, the song entered the Australian Singles Chart at number fifty.[33] On the week ending July 5, 2009, the song reached its peak on the Australian Singles Chart, at number five, a position it maintained on for three non-consecutive weeks.[33] "You Belong with Me" was placed at number eighty-eight on the decade-end Austrian Singles Chart.[34] It was certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for shipments exceeding 140,000 copies.[35] On the week ending May 25, 2009, "You Belong with Me" debuted at number twenty-eight on the New Zealand Singles Chart and, after two weeks of ascended positions, it peaked at number five.[36] The single was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) for shipments exceeding 15,000 copies.[37]

The song debuted at number ninety-nine on the week ending July 18, 2009, on the UK Singles Chart.[38] It reached its peak on the UK Singles Chart at number thirty on the week ending September 26, 2009.[38] In Ireland, it peaked at number twelve and spent a total of six weeks on the chart.[39] In mainland Europe, "You Belong with Me" peaked at number sixty-one on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles Chart,[29] number eleven on Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders),[40] and number thirty-two on the Danish Singles Chart.[41] "You Belong with Me" experienced similar commercial outcomes throughout the rest of Europe; it became a top forty hit in Belgium (Wallonia) and a top fifty hit in Sweden.[41]

Music videoEdit

Template:Multiple image "You Belong with Me"'s accompanying music video was directed by Roman White. In the video, Swift portrays both the protagonist and antagonist, which she respectively described as "the nerd, who is pining away for this guy that she can't have" and "the popular girl."[2] Swift described the popular girl's persona as "horrible and scary and intimidating and perfect".[42] Her love interest is portrayed by American actor Lucas Till; Swift met Till while acting on the set of Hannah Montana: The Movie in April 2008. She later asked him to act in the video, as she was intrigued by his "cool look", embodying a "dreamy guy".[42] In regards to his acting on the video, Swift said, "He's absolutely perfect for the part and really fun to be around, too."[2] According to her, the video's plot is "charming"; she also said that, "the whole video, I'm just sitting there pining away, wishing I could be in her position."[42] In regards to the video's conclusion, White explained that Swift "becomes who she really is", while Swift thought it was a happy ending.[42] Swift commented, "One of my favorite things about this video is that there wasn't a standard performance scene. This video was pretty much all story line and I'm narrating it in the moment, basically narrating while all this is happening around me."[42]

The video was shot in two days between Gallatin, Tennessee and Hendersonville, Tennessee.[2] On the first day of filming, Swift used a body double in order for both Swift, as the protagonist and antagonist, to appear in one shot.[42][43] In a scene where she appeared dancing, White replaced Swift's routine with a one having no rhythm; she recalled, "It was some of the most fun I'd had in a long time, just freaking out and doing the dumbest moves."[42] On the second day, they first filmed a prom scene and, lastly, the football game, both being filmed at Pope John Paul II High School. The school supplied many students as extras, including football players, band members, cheerleaders and students for the final prom scene. When filming for a touchdown, Till was unable to catch the ball, furthering the length of the shoot.[42] "You put a lot of good solid effort in it and it looks good", Swift stated about filming.[42]

The video commences with Till arguing with his girlfriend through a phone call. As soon as Swift, as the protagonist, notices, they begin to communicate by holding up signs through their bedroom windows. Till closes his curtains, and Swift holds up a sign saying, "I love you". As the song's chorus approaches, Swift starts to sing and dance in front of a mirror, changing to different clothing multiple times. Afterward, Swift is sitting in a bench while reading a book. Till arrives and the two converse. Then, Swift, as the antagonist, arrives in a red convertible car and Till gets in it; Swift, as the antagonist, kisses him and gives a vicious look towards the protagonist. Suddenly, she is seen cheerleading at a football game while Swift's other persona is in the bleachers, performing in the school band. After scoring the winning touchdown, Till moves toward his girlfriend and finds her flirting with a teammate; meanwhile, Swift, as the protagonist, stares in amazement. Back in their bedroom windows, they again communicate through signs, Till asked Swift, as the protagonist, if she was attending prom and she responded, "no, studying". Shortly after, Swift is seen entering prom with a white dress, no longer looking like a nerd, while all her peers stare in amazement. When Till spots her, he walks towards her and Swift, as the antagonist, attempts to impede him, but he ignores her. Ending the video, Till and Swift reveal folded signs saying "I love you" and kiss.

Video receptionEdit

A young woman with blond, curly hair, in left profile, holds up an award. She is dressed in a red dress while standing on the red carpet.

Swift with her MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video at the 2009 MTV Music Video Awards.

The video premiered on May 2, 2009, on CMT.[44] Chris Ryan of MTV commented, "'You Belong With Me' was a teen rom-com wrapped up in a music video, wherein Taylor plays two roles.[45] See Dooley of About.com believed Swift worked "doubly hard", playing two roles.[46] A Times Editor review from The St. Petersburg Times compared the large glasses Swift wore to those of Clark Kent.[16] Michael Deacon of The Daily Telegraph felt the video suited the song, "in that they’re equally sappy and dull".[47]

At the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, the video won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video. During Swift's acceptance speech, rapper Kanye West interrupted Swift, grabbing the microphone and stating, "Yo Taylor, I'm really happy for you and I'ma let you finish, but Beyoncé [Knowles] had one of the best videos of all time", regarding her video for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)".[48] According to Jayson Rodriguez of MTV News, Knowles "looked on from the crowd, stunned".[48] Later in the evening, during her acceptance speech for winning the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, Knowles told about her first experience winning her first Video Music Award with Destiny's Child and how much it meant to her. She then called Swift from backstage to complete her acceptance speech.[49] Numerous critics, celebrities, and fans criticized West's actions, including the President of the United States, Barack Obama, who called West a "jackass".[50] At first, West made no effort in contacting Swift, but he later issued an apology, which Swift accepted.[51] The video was nominated for Video of the Year at the 45th Academy of Country Music Awards.[21] At the 2010 CMT Music Awards, the video received nominations for the CMT Music Award for "Video of the Year" and "Female Video of the Year", but lost to Carrie Underwood's "Cowboy Casanova" and Miranda Lambert's "White Liar", respectively.[52] The video was nominated for the MuchMusic Video Award for Best International Artist Video and the MuchMusic Video Award for People's Choice: Favourite International Video, but lost to Miley Cyrus' video for "Party in the U.S.A." and Adam Lambert's video for "Whataya Want From Me" at the 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards, respectively.[53]

Live performancesEdit

Taylor Swift - Fearless Tour - Foxboro 02

Swift performing "You Belong with Me" during the Fearless Tour in 2010.

Swift's first televised performance of "You Belong with Me" was at a free outdoor concert on May 29, 2009, broadcast by The Today Show.[54] Following promotion for the song, she performed it on Tonight with Jay Leno,[55] Studio 330 Sessions,[56] at the 2009 CMA Music Festival,[57] at the 2009 CMT Music Awards,[58] and at the 2009 V Festival,[59] in the summer of 2009. Swift performed "You Belong with Me" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards on September 13, 2009, the same day in which Kanye West interrupted her acceptance speech. She began the performance in a subway station, dressed in a brown trench coat and black beanie, and continued it in a subway, taking off the trench coat and revealing a red cocktail dress. Once the subway docked at a stop, Swift completed the performance atop a yellow taxi cab.[60] Swift later performed the song on The View and Saturday Night Live.[61][62] In the fall of 2009 and winter of 2009 through 2010, Swift commenced promotion for "You Belong with Me" countries outside of the United States; she performed the song on the United Kingdom channel GMTV,[63] the Australian charity concert Sydney Sound Relief,[64] and the Japanese talk show The Sukkiri Morning Show.[65]

Swift performed a medley, which included "You Belong with Me" at the 52nd Grammy Awards. Wearing casual white blouse and black skinny jeans, Swift performed "Today Was a Fairytale" and then announced, "Its a fairly tale and an honor to share the stage with Stevie Nicks". Following, the two performed a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Rhiannon" (1976). Swift then grabbed her acoustic guitar for the third and final part in her medley, jumping into a twangy version of "You Belong with Me". Nicks stood back, tapping her tambourine and nodding, every so often stepping up to the microphone to sing with Swift.[66] Eric Ditzian of MTV News was disappointed at Swift's and Nicks' harmonies, but said the two "made for a compelling twosome".[66] The performance followed much backlash in regards to Swift's off key singing,[67] which caused Scott Borchetta, CEO of Big Machine Records, to issue a statement defending the performance.[68]

"You Belong with Me" is performed as the opening number on all 2009 and 2010 dates of Swift's first headlining tour, the Fearless Tour.[10] Before Swift or the dancers entered the stage, a video played on the overhead screens; it showed various celebrities, including Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Faith Hill, Lucas Till and Swift herself, sharing their definitions of the word "fearless".[69] Following the video's completion, the band and backup dancers appeared, dressed in yellow cheerleading uniforms. Swift, dressed in a white marching band uniform, then emerges from the bottom of the stage and commences singing. Swift roams around the stage singing and backup dancers perform cheerleading routines while projections of cheerleaders are shown on the stage.[69] Midway through the performance, the backup dancers removed Swift's marching band uniform to reveal a sparkly cocktail dress; she is then handed a rhinestoned acoustic guitar and finishes the performance.[69] Craig Rosen of The Hollywood Reporter believed Swift's performance of "You Belong with Me", coupled with the performance of "Should've Said No", at the May 22, 2009, concert in Los Angeles, California at the Staples Center made the show a success.[10] The song is also performed on the Speak Now World Tour.[70][71][72]

Cover versionsEdit

Kidz Bop Kids recorded "You Belong with Me" for a digital single release in October 2009, which is included on the seventeenth installment of Kidz Bop.[73] In November 2009, American rock singer Butch Walker covered "You Belong with Me" for a digital single release.[74] James Christopher Monger of Allmusic said the cover was infused "with the same karaoke glee that fueled previous installments".[75] Bill Lamb of About.com described the composition as a "folksy almost honky-tonk sound" and "a bit more country than Taylor Swift's original".[76] According to Mikael Wood of Billboard, the cover's instrumentation is fueled by banjo; he claimed it was an "online success".[77] Jonathan Keefe of Slant Magazine described the cover's arrangement as "fantastic" and, to him, it "emphasized the terrific melody and structure that are the song's real selling points".[78] After hearing Walker's cover, Swift posted via her official Twitter account, "I'm losing my MIND listening to it! Blown away."[76] Band Hero for consoles features "You Belong with Me" as one of sixty-five songs from "mainstream acts".[79][80] American pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene covered "You Belong with Me" live on their Selena Gomez & the Scene: Live in Concert Tour (2009–10) and A Year Without Rain Tour (2011).[81] A parody entitled "TMZ" was included on "Weird Al" Yankovic's studio album Alpocalypse (2011).[82] A music video for the parody, directed by Bill Plympton, was filmed in October 2010, and will be included on the album's DVD.[83] The music video was released on "Weird Al"'s Vevo on June 24, 2011.[84]

Track listingsEdit

  • US Digital Download
  1. "You Belong with Me" (Album Version) – 3:52
  • 2-Track CD Single
  1. "You Belong with Me" (Album Version) – 3:52
  2. "Love Story" (Stripped) – 3:54
  • AUS / EU Promo Single
  1. "You Belong with Me" (Radio Mix) – 3:54

  • 2-Track CD Single 2
  1. "You Belong with Me" (Album Version) – 3:52
  2. "You Belong with Me" (Radio Mix) – 3:54
  • US Digital Pop Download
  1. "You Belong with Me" (Pop Mix) – 3:47

Chart and certificationsEdit

ChartsEdit

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart

[33]

5
Belgian Tip Singles Chart (Flanders)[85] 11
Belgian Tip Singles Chart (Wallonia)[86] 23
Canadian Hot 100

[29]

3
Danish Singles Chart

[41]

32
Dutch Top 100

[87]

68
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles

[29]

61
Hungarian Airplay Singles Chart

[88]

31
Japan Hot 100

[29]

14
Irish Singles Chart

[39]

12
New Zealand Singles Chart

[36]

5
Swedish Singles Chart

[89]

47
UK Singles Chart

[38]

30
US Billboard Hot 100[29] 2
US Adult Contemporary[29] 1
US Hot Country Songs[29] 1
US Mainstream Top 40 (Pop Songs)[29] 2

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2009) Position
Australian Singles Chart

[90]

17
Canadian Hot 100

[91]

14
New Zealand Singles Chart

[92]

25
UK Singles Chart

[93]

177
US Billboard Hot 100[94] 11
US Hot Country Songs[95] 13

Decade-end chartsEdit

Decade-end chart (2000s) Position
Australian Singles Chart

[34]

88

CertificationsEdit

Country Certification
Australia 2× Platinum[35]
Canada 2× Platinum[32]
New Zealand Platinum[37]
United States 3× Platinum[30]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Swift, Taylor. "Cut By But". Bigmachinerecords.com. Big Machine Records. Archived from the original on July 27, 2010. http://www.webcitation.org/5rXkDwe4d. Retrieved March 12, 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Vena, Jocelyn (May 5, 2009). "Taylor Swift Hooks Up With Lucas Till In 'You Belong With Me' Video". MTV News. Viacom. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1610687/20090505/index.jhtml. Retrieved March 22, 2010. 
  3. "Countdown to Fearless". iTunes Store. Apple, Inc. http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/taylor-swift-countdown-to/id293154082. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Webb, Jeniffer (April 20, 2009). "What are the latest country music singles to hit radio?". About.com. The New York Times. http://countrymusic.about.com/od/countrysingles2009/tp/042009_singles.htm. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  5. [[[:Template:Allmusic]] "allmusic {{{Fearless > Overview}}}"]. Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Template:Allmusic. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  6. Kiefer, Kate (June 4, 2009). "Six Great Taylor Swift Songs". Paste. Paste Media Group LLC. http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2009/06/six-great-taylor-swift-songs.html. Retrieved April 17, 2010. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Greenblatt, Leah (November 5, 2008). "Fearless (2008)". Entertainment Weekly. Time Warner, Inc. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20237814,00.html. Retrieved March 12, 2010. 
  8. "Digital sheet music - Taylor Swift - You Belong with Me". Musicnotes.com. Alfred Publishing. http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/scorch.asp?ppn=SC0142862. Retrieved April 16, 2010. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 Richards, Chris (November 11, 2008). "Taylor Swift, 'Fearless' and Full of Charm". The Washington Post. The Washington Post Company. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/11/10/ST2008111002776.html. Retrieved July 14, 2011. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Rosen, Craig (May 26, 2009). "Taylor Swift at Staples Center -- Concert Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Global Media. http://login.vnuemedia.com/hr/music-reviews/concert-review...or-swift-1003976509.story. Retrieved April 17, 2010. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Davies, Lucy (March 9, 2009). "Fearless is now triple platinum. But will it fare similarly in the UK?". BBC Online. BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/r2xm. Retrieved March 12, 2010. 
  12. Dooley, Sean. "The Blossoming of Taylor Swift – The Artist". About.com. The New York Times Company. http://countrymusic.about.com/od/cdreviewsmz/fr/TaylorSwiftFearlessReview.htm. Retrieved March 12, 2010. 
  13. Davis, Johnny (February 15, 2009). "Pop review: Taylor Swift, Fearless". The Observer. Guardian Media Group. http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/feb/12/taylor-swift-fearless. Retrieved March 12, 2010. 
  14. Sal Cinquemani, Eric Henderson and Jonathan Keefe (January 21, 2010). "2010 Grammy Awards: Winner Predictions". Slant Magazine. http://www.slantmagazine.com/house/2010/01/2010-grammy-awards-winner-predictions/. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 
  15. Rosen, Jody (November 13, 2008). "Taylor Swift - Fearless". Rolling Stone. Jann Wenner. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/fearless-20081113. Retrieved March 21, 2010. 
  16. 16.0 16.1 Times Editor (July 27, 2009). "Taylor Swift: New song "You Belong With Me"". The St. Petersburg Times. Times Publishing Company. http://blogs.tampabay.com/popmusic/2009/07/taylor-swift-new-song-you-belong-with-me.html. Retrieved March 29, 2010. 
  17. Love, Josh (November 19, 2008). "Taylor Swift's Teenage Country-Star Tales, Spiked With Actual Wisdom". The Village Voice. Village Voice Media. http://www.villagevoice.com/2008-11-19/music/taylor-swift-s-teenage-country-star-tales-spiked-with-actual-wisdom/. Retrieved March 12, 2010. 
  18. Sheffield, Rob (November 11, 2008). "Fearless". Blender. Alpha Media Group. http://www.blender.com/guide/new/55348/fearless.html. Retrieved March 12, 2010. 
  19. "First GRAMMY Performers Announced". Grammy.com. Grammy Awards. December 22, 2009. Archived from the original on January 3, 2010. http://www.webcitation.org/5mWI4VX4B. Retrieved March 29, 2010. 
  20. Vena, Jocelyn (March 27, 2010). "Miley Cyrus, Taylor Lautner Win Big At Kids' Choice Awards". MTV News. Viacom. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1634869/20100327/cyrus__miley.jhtml. Retrieved March 30, 2010. 
  21. 21.0 21.1 "45th Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees". Academy of Country Music. Country Music Association. http://www.acmcountry.com/awards/nominees.php. Retrieved March 29, 2010. 
  22. "Taylor Swift - You Belong with Me - Music Charts". aCharts.us. http://acharts.us/song/40324. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  23. Cohen, Jonathan (November 13, 2008). "T.I. Leads Hot 100; Kanye, Taylor Debut High". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. http://www.billboard.com/search/?keyword=T.I.+Leads+Hot+100%3B+Kanye%2C+Taylor+Debut+High&x=0&y=0#/news/t-i-leads-hot-100-kanye-taylor-debut-high-1003890832.story. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  24. "US Singles Top 100 - May 16, 2009". aCharts.us. May 16, 2009. http://acharts.us/us_singles_top_100/2009/20. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  25. 25.0 25.1 Ben-Yehuda, Ayala (August 6, 2009). "T.I., Jay Sean Post High Debuts On Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. http://www.billboard.com/#/news/t-i-jay-sean-post-high-debuts-on-billboard-1004000836.story. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  26. Ben-Yehuda, Ayala (August 13, 2009). "Black Eyed Peas, Jason Mraz Tie Records On Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. http://www.billboard.com/news/black-eyed-peas-jason-mraz-tie-records-on-1004002946.story#/news/black-eyed-peas-jason-mraz-tie-records-on-1004002946.story. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  27. Pietroluongo, Silvio (November 12, 2009). "Rihanna's 'Roulette' Lands In Hot 100's Top 10". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. http://www.billboard.com/#/news/rihanna-s-roulette-lands-in-hot-100-s-top-1004042315.story. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  28. "allmusic {{{Taylor Swift > Charts & Awards > Singles}}}". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&searchlink=TAYLOR. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 29.9 "You Belong with Me - Taylor Swift". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. http://www.billboard.com/#/song/taylor-swift/you-belong-with-me/12052734. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  30. 30.0 30.1 Belong with Me&perPage=25 "RIAA - Gold & Platinum". RIAA.com. Recording Industry Association of America. http://riaa.org/goldandplatinumdata.php?resultpage=1&table=SEARCH_RESULTS&title=You Belong with Me&perPage=25. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 
  31. Grein, Paul (February 6, 2011). "Week Ending Feb. 6, 2011: Katy Stands Alone". Yahoo! Music. Yahoo!. http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart_watch/74329/week-ending-feb-6-2011-songs-katy-stands-alone/;_ylt=Ag8zG6ferN0Mq1zTNx2bLT8PwiUv. Retrieved February 12, 2011. 
  32. 32.0 32.1 "Gold and Platinum". Musiccanada.com. Music Canada. http://www.musiccanada.com/GoldPlatinum.aspx. Retrieved July 11, 2011. 
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 "Taylor Swift - You Belong with Me (Song)". Australian-charts.com. Australian Recording Industry Association. http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Taylor+Swift&titel=You+Belong+With+Me&cat=s. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  34. 34.0 34.1 McCabe, Kathy (January 7, 2010). "Delta Goodrem's talents top the charts". The Daily Telegraph (News Limited). http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/delta-goodrems-talents-top-the-charts/story-e6frfn09-1225816830674. Retrieved July 29, 2010. 
  35. 35.0 35.1 "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2010 Singles". ARIA.com.au. Australian Recording Industry Association. http://www.aria.com.au/pages/httpwww.aria.com.auaccreds2010.htm. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  36. 36.0 36.1 "Taylor Swift - You Belong with Me (Song)". Charts.org.nz. Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Taylor+Swift&titel=You+Belong+With+Me&cat=s. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  37. 37.0 37.1 "New Zealand Gold/Platinum Singles". Radioscope. Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. http://www.radioscope.net.nz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=77&Itemid=63. Retrieved March 12, 2010. 
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 "Chart Stats - Taylor Swift - You Belong with Me". Chartstats.com. The Official Charts Company. http://www.chartstats.com/songinfo.php?id=34435. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  39. 39.0 39.1 "Discography - Taylor Swift". Irish-charts.com. Irish Recorded Music Association. http://irish-charts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Taylor+Swift. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  40. "Taylor Swift - You Belong with Me (Song)" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be/nl. Ultratop. http://www.ultratop.be/nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Taylor+Swift&titel=You+Belong+With+Me&cat=s. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 "Taylor Swift - You Belong with Me (Song)". Danishcharts.com. Tracklisten. http://danishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Taylor+Swift&titel=You+Belong+With+Me&cat=s. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 42.7 42.8 "On the Set Behind the Scenes 'You Belong with Me'". Taylor Swift: On the Set. Great American Country. 20:45 minutes in. Retrieved on March 22, 2010.
  43. [citation needed]
  44. "Taylor Swift - You Belong with Me". CMT. Viacom. http://www.cmt.com/videos/taylor-swift/377889/you-belong-with-me.jhtml. Retrieved March 24, 2010. 
  45. Ryan, Chris (December 31, 2009). "Chris Counts Down Buzzworthy's Top 5 Videos Of The Year -- Number 1: Taylor Swift, 'You Belong With Me'". MTV. Viacom. http://buzzworthy.mtv.com/2009/12/31/chris-counts-down-buzzworthys-top-5-videos-of-the-year-number-1-taylor-swift-you-belong-with-me/. Retrieved March 25, 2010. 
  46. Dooley, Sean (May 16, 2009). "Taylor Swift - You Belong with Me Video". About.com. The New York Times Company. http://countrymusic.about.com/b/2009/05/16/taylor-swift-you-belong-with-me-or-video.htm. Retrieved March 25, 2010. 
  47. Deacon, Michael (September 14, 2009). "Kanye West is an idiot. But he's got a point". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/michaeldeacon/100009637/kanye-west-is-an-idiot-but-hes-got-a-point/. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  48. 48.0 48.1 Rodriguez, Jayson (September 13, 2009). "Kanye West Crashes VMA Stage During Taylor Swift's Award Speech". MTV News. Viacom. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1621389/20090913/west_kanye.jhtml. Retrieved March 29, 2010. 
  49. Rodriguez, Jayson (September 13, 2009). "Beyonce Brings Taylor Swift On VMA Stage After Kanye West Rant". MTV News. Viacom. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1621406/20090913/knowles_beyonce.jhtml. Retrieved March 29, 2010. 
  50. Kaufman, Gil (September 15, 2009). "President Obama Reportedly Called Kanye West A 'Jackass'". MTV News. Viacom. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1621541/20090915/west_kanye.jhtml. Retrieved March 29, 2010. 
  51. Vena, Jocelyn (October 14, 2009). "Taylor Swift Tells Oprah Winfrey She's Accepted Kanye West's Apology". MTV News. Viacom. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1623863/20091014/swift__taylor.jhtml. Retrieved March 29, 2010. 
  52. "CMT Music Awards: 2010 CMT Music Awards". CMT Music Awards. Viacom. http://www.cmt.com/cmt-music-awards/nominees.jhtml. Retrieved June 28, 2010. 
  53. "2010 MuchMusic Video Awards". MuchMusic. CTVglobemedia. http://mmva.muchmusic.com/awards. Retrieved July 30, 2010. 
  54. "Taylor Swift's You Belong with Me". MSNBC. NBC Universal. May 29, 2009. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/30997295#30997295. Retrieved April 17, 2010. 
  55. "Ben Affleck; Taylor Swift Season Episode". TV.com. CBS Interactive. http://www.tv.com/the-tonight-show-with-jay-leno/ben-affleck-taylor-swift/episode/1266022/summary.html. Retrieved April 17, 2010. 
  56. "Taylor Swift – You Belong with Me (Studio 330 Sessions)". CMT. Viacom. http://www.cmt.com/videos/studio-330-sessions/taylor-swift/422339/you-belong-with-me.jhtml. Retrieved April 17, 2010. 
  57. "Taylor Swift "Belongs" on GAC". Great American Country. Scripps Networks Interactive. June 15, 2009. http://www.gactv.com/gac/nw_headlines/article/0,,GAC_26063_5944079,00.html. Retrieved April 17, 2010. 
  58. "Taylor Swift – You Belong with Me (from the 2009 CMT Music Awards)". CMT. Viacom. http://www.cmt.com/videos/misc/402149/you-belong-with-me-from-the-2009-cmt-music-awards.jhtml. Retrieved April 17, 2010. 
  59. "Oasis and Killers to headline V Festival". The New Musical Express. IPC Media. March 2, 2009. http://www.nme.com/news/nme/43140. Retrieved April 17, 2010. 
  60. Wilkinson, Amy; Jocelyn Vena (September 13, 2009). "Taylor Swift Puts NYC Front And Center With VMA Subway Performance". MTV News. Viacom. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1621394/20090913/swift__taylor.jhtml. Retrieved April 17, 2010. 
  61. Vena, Jocelyn (September 15, 2009). "Taylor Swift Tells 'The View' Kanye West Hasn't Contacted Her". MTV News. Viacom. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1621550/20090915/swift__taylor.jhtml. Retrieved April 17, 2010. 
  62. "Taylor Swift's 'SNL' Gig Includes Jokes About Taylor Lautner, Kanye West". MTV News. Viacom. November 8, 2009. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1625788/20091108/swift__taylor.jhtml. Retrieved April 17, 2010. 
  63. "Taylor Swift, the teen queen of country music, performs her latest single and US No.1, You Belong With Me". GMTV. ITV. August 21, 2009. http://www.gm.tv/videos/live-performances/37336-taylor-swift-performs.html. Retrieved April 17, 2010. 
  64. "Sydney Relief: Sydney Info: Line-Up". Soundrelief.com.au. Sound Relief. http://soundrelief.com.au/sydlineup.php. Retrieved April 17, 2010. 
  65. "The Sukkiri Morning Show – You Belong with Me". CMT. Viacom. http://community.cmt.com/Video/Taylor-Swift--You-Belong-With-Me/0BEDCFFFF01B30196001B00E10D92. Retrieved April 17, 2010. 
  66. 66.0 66.1 Ditzian, Eric (January 31, 2010). "Taylor Swift Shares The Stage With Stevie Nicks At The Grammys". MTV News. Viacom. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1630891/20100131/swift__taylor.jhtml. Retrieved April 17, 2010. 
  67. Montgomery, James (February 3, 2010). "Taylor Swift Backlash: Readers Weigh In". MTV News. Viacom. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1631150/20100203/swift__taylor.jhtml. Retrieved April 17, 2010. 
  68. Vena, Jocelyn (February 3, 2010). "Taylor Swift's Grammy Performance Defended By Label CEO". MTV News. Viacom. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1631244/20100204/swift__taylor.jhtml. Retrieved April 17, 2010. 
  69. 69.0 69.1 69.2 Vena, Jocelyn (August 28, 2009). "Taylor Swift Brings Fearless Tour To Madison Square Garden". MTV News. Viacom. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1619780/20090828/swift__taylor.jhtml. Retrieved April 17, 2010. 
  70. "Taylor Swift shimmers in Omaha". Coffey, Kevin. Omaha World-Herald. 28 May 2011. http://www.omaha.com/article/20110528/NEWS01/305289989/912797. Retrieved August 19,2011. 
  71. Herrero, Javier (19 March 2011). "Taylor Swift encandila a unos 4.000 madrileños con su country edulcorado [Taylor Swift dazzle some 4,000 locals sweetened country]" (in Spanish). La Rioja. Grupo Vocento. http://www.larioja.com/agencias/20110320/mas-actualidad/cultura/taylor-swift-encandila-unos-4.000_201103200004.html. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  72. Sträter, Andreas (13 March 2011). "Blaue Augen, süße Songs: Taylor Swift in Oberhausen [Blues, sweet songs: Taylor Swift in Overhausen]" (in German). Soester Anzeiger. http://www.soester-anzeiger.de/nachrichten/kultur-nrw/blaue-augen-suesse-songs-taylor-swift-oberhausen-1159212.html. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  73. "Amazon.com: You Belong with Me: Kidz Bop Kids: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/You-Belong-With-Me/dp/B002QG2KSQ/ref=sr_1_28?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1270047512&sr=8-28. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  74. "Amazon.com: You Belong with Me: Butch Walker: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/You-Belong-With-Me/dp/B002XXG0D8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1269932191&sr=8-1. Retrieved March 30, 2010. 
  75. [[[:Template:Allmusic]] "allmusic {{{Kidz Bop 17 > Review}}}"]. Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Template:Allmusic. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  76. 76.0 76.1 Lamb, Bill (November 12, 2009). "Butch Walker Covers "You Belong With Me" In a Version Taylor Swift Loves". About.com. The New York Times Company. http://top40.about.com/b/2009/11/12/butch-walker-covers-you-belong-with-me-in-a-version-taylor-swift-loves.htm. Retrieved March 30, 2010. 
  77. Wood, Mikael (February 26, 2010). "Butch Walker & The Black Widows, I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. http://www.billboard.com/#/new-releases/butch-walker-the-black-widows-i-liked-it-1004071478.story. Retrieved April 18, 2010. 
  78. Keefe, Jonathan (February 12, 2010). "Butch Walker and the Black Widows: I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart". Slant Magazine. http://www.slantmagazine.com/music/review/butch-walker-and-the-black-widows-i-liked-it-better-when-you-had-no-heart/2003. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  79. "Sneak Peek: 'Band Hero' Tunes Up". MSNBC. Microsoft. July 21, 2009. http://paralleluniverse.msn.com/features/music/band-hero-trailer/. Retrieved March 30, 2010. 
  80. Reilly, Dan (October 16, 2009). "'Band Hero' Tracklist Revealed – Exclusive". Spinner.com. AOL. http://www.spinner.com/2009/10/16/band-hero-tracklist-revealed/. Retrieved March 30, 2010. 
  81. "Selena Gomez Sings BFF Taylor Swift's You Belong with Me". Tiger Beat. Laufer Media. September 20, 2010. http://www.bopandtigerbeat.com/selena-gomez/selena-gomez-sings-bff-taylor-swifts-you-belong-with-me/. Retrieved March 6, 2011. 
  82. Graff, Gary (June 1, 2011). "'Weird Al' Yankovic: Lady Gaga Has 'Rocked the Zeitgeist'". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. http://www.billboard.com/news/weird-al-yankovic-lady-gaga-has-rocked-1005209612.story. Retrieved June 6, 2011. 
  83. "Idiots & Angels: COED’s Interview With Oscar Nominated Animator Bill Plympton". Coed Magazine. Coed Media Group. October 6, 2010. http://coedmagazine.com/2010/10/06/idiots-angels-coed%E2%80%99s-interview-with-oscar-nominated-animator-bill-plympton/#photo=1. Retrieved June 6, 2011. 
  84. "TMZ (Parody of "You Belong With Me" by Taylor Swift)". YouTube. YouTube.com. June 24, 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwqFgnl4rMs. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
  85. "Taylor Swift - You Belong with Me (Song) Flanders" (in Belgian). Ultratop.be. MegaCharts. http://www.ultratop.be/nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Taylor+Swift&titel=You+Belong+With+Me&cat=s. Retrieved May 7, 2010. 
  86. "Taylor Swift - You Belong with Me (Song) Wallonia" (in Belgian). Ultratop.be. MegaCharts. http://www.ultratop.be/fr/showitem.asp?interpret=Taylor+Swift&titel=You+Belong+With+Me&cat=s. Retrieved May 7, 2010. 
  87. "Taylor Swift - You Belong with Me (Song)" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. MegaCharts. http://dutchcharts.nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Taylor+Swift&titel=You+Belong+With+Me&cat=s. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  88. "Top 40 album- és válogatáslemez- lista - 200952" (in Hungarian). Mahasz. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. http://www.mahasz.hu/?menu=slagerlistak&menu2=archivum. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 
  89. "Taylor Swift - You Belong with Me (Song)". Swedishcharts.com. Sverigetopplistan. http://swedishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Taylor+Swift&titel=You+Belong+With+Me&cat=s. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  90. "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2009". ARIA.com.au. Australian Recording Industry Association. http://aria.com.au/pages/aria-charts-end-of-year-charts-top-100-singles-2009.htm. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  91. "Best of 2009 - Canadian Hot 100 Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Archived from the original on March 12, 2010. http://www.webcitation.org/5oCpvZ3dV. Retrieved March 12, 2010. 
  92. "RIANZ Annual Top 50 Singles Chart 2008 (see "2009 – Singles")". RIANZ.org.nz. Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. http://www.rianz.org.nz/rianz/chart_annual.asp. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  93. "UK Year-end Songs 2009" (PDF). ChartsPlus. The Official Charts Company. p. 4. http://www.ukchartsplus.co.uk/UKChartsPlusYE2009.pdf. Retrieved June 14, 2010. 
  94. "Best of 2009 - Hot 100 Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Archived from the original on March 12, 2010. http://www.webcitation.org/5oD0ghn2N. Retrieved March 12, 2010. 
  95. "Year End Charts - Hot Country Songs - Issue Date: 2009". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on July 12, 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/6082wbGAm. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
Selena Gomez Covered "You Belong with Me"

External linksEdit

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki