Taylor Swift’s re-recording of Fearless is off to a great start.
According to Billboard, the new version of “Love Story” sold 10,000 downloads in the US on the day of its release (February 12th). To compare, in the week ending on February 4th, only three songs sold more than 10,000 in the entire week in the U.S – Tom MacDonald's “Fake Woke”, BTS' “Dynamite”, and Olivia Rodrigo's “Drivers License”.
She is sharing the success with some of the original artists who worked on the 2008 version of Fearless. Jonathan Yudkin is back on fiddle, Caitlin Evanson has returned as a harmony vocalist and Amos Heller resumed his original role on bass. Additionally, the Christopher Rowe who’s credited as her co-producer on the new “Love Story” is the same Nashville-based Chris Rowe who worked on remixes for the original Fearless project.
Swift showed gratitude to her fans on Sunday (February 14th ), writing, “Hey guys so who’s gonna tell 18 year old me that our love story would still be going strong all these years later? Pleading face Thanks for the ways you fill my life with love 24/7, every damn day. Happy Valentines Day”.