"Our Song" Becomes Taylor Swift's First Number One Single
On November 7, 2007, Swift won the 2007 CMA Horizon Award and also performed "Our Song," the third single from her album, which would go on to become her first #1 song the week of December 22, 2007, where it leaped up from the #6 spot.
This was the biggest jump to Number One since January 1998, when Tim McGraw's "Just to See You Smile", also jumped from #6 to #1. "Our Song" spent six weeks at #1 on the Country charts and also peaked at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #24 on the Billboard Pop 100.
"Our Song" is a single by country pop artist Taylor Swift. It was released to radio on August 22, 2007, as the third single from her triple platinum album,Taylor Swift. The song became Swift's first Number One in December 2007, also making her the youngest artist to be the sole writer of a Number One country song.
Swift wrote the song for a ninth grade talent show. Swift said on her MySpace page that it was released because of the large reaction it gets from fans at her shows and online. She also stated it was one of her best-selling songs on iTunes.
The song was released as the second single from the album Fearless in Italy in 2009.
On the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart dated for the week of September 2, 2007, "Our Song" debuted at No. 55. The song reached No. 1 on the chart week of December 22, 2007, when it moved up from the No. 6 position. The five-notch jump to No. 1 was the biggest on the Hot Country Songs chart since January 1998, when Tim McGraw's "Just to See You Smile" also moved up from #6 to Number One.
With six weeks at No. 1, "Our Song" forged a four-way tie for the second-longest running No. 1 by a female artist in the history of the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Other songs also spending six weeks atop the chart are "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" by Kitty Wells (in August 1952), "Breathe" by Faith Hill (January 2000) and "Jesus, Take the Wheel" by Carrie Underwood (February 2006). Only Connie Smith's "Once a Day" had a longer reign, accomplishing its feat in January 1965.
"Our Song" eventually became a crossover hit, becoming Swift's first Top 20 entry on the Billboard Hot 100. The song eventually peaked at No. 16.