Please Don’t Be In Love With Someone Else Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift's 2010 album Speak Now added another smash hit to her growing list of hits. Among a large group of quotable lines from the songs on the album, one of the most popular is the line "please don't be in love with someone else" which occurs near the end of the song.

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While the quote seems self-explanatory, the phrase has nonetheless resonated with her American and international audience. As lyric appears in a song, we’ll give the entire verse from which it comes.

As I was leaving too soon I was enchanted to meet you
Please don’t be in love with someone else
Please don’t have somebody waiting on you
Please don’t be in love with someone else
Please don’t have somebody waiting on you

Taylor Swift, Enchanted, Album Speak Now, Date released: October 25th, 2010

Who wrote the quote?

Taylor Swift

Where did the quote first appear?

This quote first appeared in the song Enchanted, in her album Speak Now. Which, according to VeryBestofAllTime is her second favorite album amongst fans.

When did the quote first appear?

Speak Now was released on October 25, 2010.

What does she mean by “Please don’t be in love with someone else?

With all due respect to Ms. Swift, explaining this quote is pretty straightforward. Taylor is praying to meet a special someone again (a major theme in her work). She describes being previously enchanted (see what we did there) to meet this person before and doesn’t want them to be in love with someone else when they meet again.

Who is Taylor Swift?

Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed with the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest artist ever signed by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. The release of Swift’s eponymous debut album in 2006 established her as a country music star. “Our Song”, her third single, made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Hot Country Songs chart. Swift’s second album, Fearless, was released in 2008. Buoyed by the pop crossover success of the singles “Love Story” and “You Belong with Me”, Fearless became the best-selling album of 2009 in the United States. The album won four Grammy Awards, with Swift becoming the youngest Album of the Year winner.

Swift was the sole writer of her 2010 album, Speak Now. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Its singles “Mine” and “Back to December” reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100. TSwift, as she is called by her fans, released her fourth album, Red, was released in 2012. Its opening US sales soared to 1.21 million which was the highest recorded in a decade, with Swift becoming the only female artist to have two million-plus opening weeks. Its singles “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “I Knew You Were Trouble” reached number one in the US. Swift’s fifth album, the pop-focused 1989, was her first number-one album on the Billboard 200 and featured the singles “Shake It Off”, “Blank Space”, and “Bad Blood”, which peaked at number one on the Hot 100. Her sixth album, Reputation (2017), and its lead single, “Look What You Made Me Do”, topped the UK and US charts; with the former, she became the first act to have four albums sell one million copies within one week in the US.

Having sold more than 50 million albums—including 32.1 million in the US—and 150 million singles worldwide, she is one of the highest-selling artists of all time. As a songwriter, she has received awards from the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was included in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time in 2015. As of 201, Taylor Swift has won ten Grammy Awards, five Guinness world records, one Emmy Award, 23 Billboard Music Awards, and 12 Country Music Association Awards. Swift has an eponymous fashion line and has been included in the Forbes Celebrity 100 and Forbes’ list of highest-paid women in music (2011–2015). She was ranked the 69th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes in 2015. In 2016, she became the first woman and fifth act overall to win Album of the Year twice. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010 and 2019, and Forbes included her in their 30 Under 30 list in 2009, 2010, and 2011.

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