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    Which Was Taylor Swift’s First Song? How Old Was She When It Was Released?

    Taylor Swift is arguably one of the most influential American pop and country music singer-songwriters. When it comes to Swift, not much introduction is needed as she is one of the most renowned singers and performers in the world. This ‘Cruel Summer’ singer has made it to the Billboard Hot 100 list several times.

    At the age of 14, Swift signed her first music publishing deal with Sony/ATV, and became the youngest singer in the company’s history. In 2006, she signed her deal with Big Machine Records and produced her first hit song. She then released four more singles and a self-titled album. Today, she is a billionaire with an unparalleled legacy in the music industry.

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    All About Taylor Swift’s First Song

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    Tay-Tay’s first song that got released was ‘Tim McGraw‘. It is the song she wrote about a guy that she dated before all the celebrity boyfriends she had. She crooned, “I was dating and he was about to go off to college and I was thinking about all the things that I knew would remind him of me. I didn’t really think of Tim McGraw personally when I wrote this song. It was a song where I was listing personal things. One of the things that I listed was that my favorite song is by Tim McGraw.” The song came out on June 19, 2006, and instantly became a hit.

    Although you may be surprised to know that this was not the first song that the ‘Lover‘ star wrote. The first song she ever wrote was called ‘The Outside‘, and she wrote it at the age of 12. The song is included in her first album ‘Taylor Swift‘ which was released on October 24, 2006. She was just 16 when she released her self-titled album as a debut in the music industry. There has been no looking back after that. Taylor has released 14 original studio albums to date.

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    What Was The Inspiration Behind The Song?

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    Taylor Swift has revealed on several platforms that she wrote her first song, ‘The Outside‘ by keeping an outcast as the central character. The song is autobiographical and expresses Taylor’s desire to fit in her school. She confessed that she wrote the song about, “the trouble” she was having at school. She added, “You know I’d go to school some days and not know if I was gonna have a conversation with anybody. I mean, I was really sort of an outcast.”

    The ‘Evermore‘ singer also said that the song was the reason why she started to write songs and became a singer and songwriter: “I was at a point in my life where I realized, You know what, people haven’t always been there for me but music has.” She explained that most of the lyrics were inspired by her observation of people and the experiences they had from an outsider’s perspective.

    She surely has come a long way from the place where she craved acceptance. Today, she has millions of fans and money. She also had a record-breaking Eras tour. There is no stopping Swift.

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    Arushi Rai
    Arushi Rai
    Arushi is an undergrad literature student at Delhi University, which explains her love for writing. If you ever see a girl in wide-leg pants and crop top with earphones in, and a book in a metro that's probably her. Go say Hi! cause she loves to meet new people. Pro tip: Music is always a conversation starter with her.

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