The Crazy Meanings Behind Your Favorite Top 40 Songs
“Love Story,” Taylor Swift
“Love Story” was the Old Taylor’s signature song, a classic tale of Girl Meets Boy, Girl Marries Boy in A Fantasy World. The song, from Taylor’s Grammy-winning sophomore album Fearless, was written before Taylor started dating fellow celebrities — “Hey Stephen” on the album was written for a Love & Theft bandmember, but last-minute Joe Jonas diss “Forever & Always” is likely her first song about a famous beau. Taylor told Time that “Love Story” was inspired by a boy Taylor that her family and friends didn’t like, leading her to reimagine William Shakespeare‘s classic tragedy Romeo and Juliet with a happy ending from the perspective of Juliet.