You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift would have hit my radar back in 2008/ 2009 when it was released. I don’t know if I purchased the album, Fearless, straight away, but I’ve definitely been listening to Taylor for a long time. There are some absolute gems of songs hidden in her albums that I wish had become more well known, unfortunately, none of them reached the tops of any of the lists except for this one. Maybe in a few years time she’ll start creeping up higher, but for now, you’ll have to make do with this being her only appearance.
You Belong With Me is one of Taylor’s first songs and it still has that country twang to it. I have a soft spot for country music and I really should listen to more of it. A lot of Taylor’s later music deviates into pop rather than country, so I appreciate her older albums because of their country roots. It’s quite a light-hearted love song too. It’s not dreary or depressing so it’s easy to listen to, no matter what mood you might be in. The video for You Belong With Me is at the bottom of the post. It’s a really cute video, so definitely worth a few minutes of your time.
You say you’re fine,
I know you better than that.
Hey, what you doing with a girl like that?
I can’t be the only one that can relate to the above lyrics when it comes to a friend and the relationship that they’re in, can I? More than one of my friends has been in a relationship with someone that was just plain disrespectful. You literally want to ask them, ‘What the hell do you see in that idiot?’, but you can’t. Love is blind, or so they say. I love the fact that the people in the song know each other enough that they can tell something is wrong by just one look. I’m quite good at noticing when something is wrong with a friend. Even if they don’t want to tell me what’s bothering them, they know that I care enough to ask.
There aren’t many songs beginning with ‘Y’ on my iPod and I wasn’t expecting You Belong With Me to be at the top either, purely because I feel like I’ve listened to some others a lot more, but here are two songs that I thought could have reached the top. Firstly, with his third appearance in a row, James Morrison’s, You Make it Real, came in second. (Purple text for videos.) It’s from his second album and it’s one of the songs that best showcases his incredible voice.
Secondly, it’s You’re the Voice by John Farnham. I only know about this song because of the BBC TV series Merlin. In the behind the scenes section of the DVD’s, Colin Morgan and Bradley James, (Merlin and Arthur) have a joke about this song and the fact that one of them can never remember the name of the singer. It’s a fantastic power ballad with a powerful message too.
Until the next time,
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A few fun facts: Of the 1,199 songs on my iPod – I know, feeble compared to some – there have been a total of 16,039 plays. This equates to an average of 13.4 plays per song. If each song is an average of 3 minutes long, this means that I have spent approximately 801.95 hours listening to the music on my iPod or 33.4 days. This doesn’t include the many times that I have watched and re-watched music videos or the time before the iPod. I can guarantee things would look a little different if I could get the data from my MP3 Player or Windows Media Player days.