Love Story free piano sheet music by Taylor Swift
About the song
Written and performed by the American songwriter and singer Taylor Swift, Love Story is the lead single on her second album Fearless (2008).
The song is about a story similar to Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet".
The lyrics are about a love interest that her family and friends wouldn't agree with.
She based her text on the original plot of Romeo and Juliet and wrote it from Juliet's perspective but, contrary to the original Shakespearean plot, her version is finished with a happy ending.
After the release of the album, Taylor Swift promoted the single on more than one tour including the Fearless Tour during 2009-2010, the Speak Now World Tour during 2011-2012, and the Red Tour during 2013-2014.
She sang it on the Good Morning America show, the Late Show with David Letterman, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, at the 2008 Country Music Awards and as a duet with English rock band Def Leppard on CMT Crossroads.
Swift was very appreciated by the critics for her writing style and the song's plot. Kate Kiefer of Paste magazine, Sean Dooley of About.com, Jonathan Keefe of Slant Magazine, James Reed of The Boston Globe, and Fraser McAlpine of the BBC are just some of those critics.
They all agree that the text and music, as well as Swift's interpretation are incredible and that this is a stunning pop song, one of her best singles ever. With Love Story, Swift's songwriting skills are once again confirmed.
Commercially, Love Story was a hit. After selling over 8 million copies all over the world it entered the select group of best-selling singles of all time.
In the United States it sold nearly 6 million digital downloads becoming Swift's best selling single and the best selling single download by a female country solo artist.
Peaking at number four on the Billboard Hot 100, it is one of the best selling singles in the State and it was once the best-selling digital country single of all time there. It was certified 7 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
It also had great success in other countries. In Australia for instance, Love Story was number one and was certified triple platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Broadcast Music Incorporated declared Love Story the "Country Song of the Year".
The single won Swift some awards and nominalizations like: New Female Vocalist of the Year award (won), Female Vocalist of the Year (nominated), Video of the Year (nominated), Entertainer of the Year (nominated), Artist of the Year (won), Song of the Year at BMI Country Awards (won).
Love Story's free piano sheet can be downloaded from below. Enjoy!
|Producers:||Taylor Swift And Nathan Chapman|
|Released:||September 12, 2008|
|Labels:||Big Machine And Universal Republic|