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"Forever & Always"
Song by Taylor Swift
from the album Fearless
Released November 11, 2008
Recorded October 2008 (original version)
2009 (piano version)
Genre Country pop
Length 3:46 (original version)
4:27 (piano version)
Songwriter(s) Taylor Swift
Producer Nathan Chapman
Taylor Swift
Singles chronology
Forever & Always
(November 11, 2008)

"Forever & Always" is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift for her second studio album, Fearless (2008). It was a last-minute addition to the album. It became certified Platinum by the RIAA peaking within the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, despite not being individually released or promoted as a single. "Forever & Always" revolves lyrically around a breakup and the resultant heartache.

Background and recording

Inspired by her recent break-up with Joe Jonas, Swift quickly wrote and recorded the song at the last minute for inclusion on Fearless. As Swift explained in a track-by-track insight into the album, the song was written about a man in her life who she could see "slowly [slipping] away" from her and the confusion she felt in dealing with a crumbling relationship.

In 2009, Swift re-recorded the song in an acoustic ballad style for the Platinum Edition re-issue of Fearless. This remastered cut is officially titled Forever & Always (Piano version).

Live performances

Swift performed "Forever & Always" (along with "Love Story") on Saturday Night Live on January 10, 2009 and on the Fearless Tour. She also performed the song during the 2009 Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve as part of a medley with "Picture to Burn", "Love Story", and "Change". Swift performed "Forever & Always" again in 2018 as the surprise song on the Reputation Stadium Tour in Indianapolis on September 15.

Chart performance

Chart (2008) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 32
US Billboard Hot 100 34