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Music 2012/02/15 14:00:00
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At 22, Taylor Swift has won six Grammys (including Album of the Year), landed in the Guinness Book of World Records (twice), sold 40 million albums, and been ranked the "7th most powerful celebrity" by Forbes. She's a pretty big deal. Contributing a song to the upcoming "Hunger Games" movie almost seems like a favor, with a measly 2.9 million copies of the book in print. But that's what she did.

Her latest single, "Safe & Sound," is off of "The Hunger Games" soundtrack, and though the movie is still more than a month away (March 23), she's already got a music video for it. The song features Nashville folk duo The Civil Wars and is produced by Bob Dylan alum T-Bone Burnett; the video is dreamy and ambient. It's a little more rural than her usual, but fits comfortably into her catalogue. Let us know what you think!

Click on the image to view Taylor Swift's "Safe and Sound" video.

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  • Hannah Shania Campbell 2012/02/29 10:28:42
    Lame
    Hannah Shania Campbell
    taylor swift will never beat shania twain. shania twain is the country music queen. idc who here disagrees there is more shania fans.
  • Detective_Alibi_Lawliet 2012/02/24 07:07:41
    Lovely
    Detective_Alibi_Lawliet
    Its beautiful.
  • ghosiejackson 2012/02/23 15:23:32
    Lovely
    ghosiejackson
    i love the song.
  • JenXAsh 2012/02/22 13:35:00
    Lovely
    JenXAsh
    First heard it when I saw the video on VH1. At first I was like, 'Is that Taylor Swift? It looks a lot like her.' Then I was like, 'I like this song. This band is good! I gotta figure out who does this song and add it to my playlist.' Then at the end of the video I saw it was Taylor Swift. I really thought it was a new band or something. O.o
  • byz 2012/02/21 04:02:48
    Lovely
    byz
    Excellant. She has outdone herself. The video perfectly captures the look and feel of the books. I'm looking forward to the whole HG soundtrack album, which looks really interesting.
  • opaleyes 2012/02/20 20:43:49
    Lovely
    opaleyes
    It's an amazing song and the video is lovely.

    This girl deserves MAD props for the fact that she was able to get famous while remaining fully dressed.
  • laurenvuz 2012/02/20 19:54:50
    Lovely
    laurenvuz
    I'm a big fan of the Hunger Games and Taylor Swift so when I heard that she made a song for the movie I was so excited to see the music video... I'm not gonna lie... it wasn't very exciting... but Taylor Swift's voice is so awesome it doesn't matter what the video was :D taylor swift hunger games
  • Nisa PinkySwear(*~*) 2012/02/20 05:34:00
    Lame
    Nisa PinkySwear(*~*)
    i dont like her...she is a great writer but she cant sing
  • kallen.... Nisa Pi... 2012/02/22 12:04:01
    kallen.stadt
    +1
    She CAN sing.... i think you just don't listen to her singing...
  • Nisa Pi... kallen.... 2012/03/21 02:26:49
    Nisa PinkySwear(*~*)
    No, have you hear her live before. She can hit some note but other than that, shes not a great or good singer to me. Just ok
  • Catherine-Grace 2012/02/20 04:46:20
    Lovely
    Catherine-Grace
    but i like the song better than the music video!
  • ♥Milli♥ 2012/02/19 22:35:31
    Lovely
    ♥Milli♥
    +1
    I love The Hunger Games and Taylor Swift. She does this song beautifully! I can't think of anyone better to do it.
  • Saяahღ 2012/02/19 20:25:21
    Lovely
    Saяahღ
    she is the most beautiful human being on the entire earth and so amazingly talented <3
    I have a huge girl crush. the video is just stunningly simple.
  • Coat Jesta 2012/02/19 15:22:27
    Lovely
    Coat Jesta
    i love that songg!!!!! it's one of my favorites right now!
  • Argyro 2012/02/19 12:14:25
    Lovely
    Argyro
    Loved the song!!! And the video is what is should be for this kind of song!!! :)
  • Mini Twuby 2012/02/19 04:27:43
    Lame
    Mini Twuby
    IT'S NOT LAME I just don't like her voice :P
  • Awwmandawashere 2012/02/18 23:20:00
    Lovely
    Awwmandawashere
    +1
    I loved the music video! The song was like a lullaby and if she made the music video all crazy then you would be more distracting with the music video itself than the music. Taylor Swift should do more songs like this and I loved that The Civil Wars was in it because they just made the song so much prettier. I love both these artists and they did nicely collaborating with each other.
  • cmille19 2012/02/18 16:40:17
    Lovely
    cmille19
    She is a great talent of our time
  • Kelsie 2012/02/18 03:24:48
    Lovely
    Kelsie
    +1
    If I made a music video that song it would have been almost exactly what I would do. I love the imagery--the woods, the fire, the shack. It's got that eerie, dark vibe the song itself has. I think it's wonderful. It's very different from her usual kind of cutesy vids. The video perfectly fits the lyrics, what she's dressed up in and how her hair is goes great with it too. I love the part at the end when the mood kind of lifts and she glances at the deer and it like fades to dust. Great symbolism. She's so pretty with no makeup, too.
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  • Allie 2012/02/17 20:06:54
    Lovely
    Allie
    I thought is was amazing, and the video fit the song well. Im not really into her music, but i <3'ed this song :D
  • Lovatic135 2012/02/16 22:23:48
    Lovely
    Lovatic135
    She is lovely. taylor swift lovely
  • Vanessa 2012/02/16 20:03:30
    Lovely
    Vanessa
    Absolutely adorable!
  • monroe7 2012/02/16 19:49:16
    Lame
    monroe7
    +1
    This looks like every other video she has done and tried to look broken hearted, she just comes across as looking constipated.
  • BishopReginald 2012/02/16 17:42:19
  • Smiley 2012/02/16 16:33:36
    Lovely
    Smiley
    I think Taylor did a terrific job on this video. The song is amazing! I can't wait to go see The Hunger Games.
  • JoshuaHarper 2012/02/16 16:23:03
    Lovely
    JoshuaHarper
    +1
    Taylor Swift is an amazing singer :). I like all of her music videos
  • Red Pixy 2012/02/16 16:19:19
    Lovely
    Red Pixy
    for my first time i like a song by Taylor Swift
  • misha 2012/02/16 16:18:52
    Lovely
    misha
    The song is really nice and she looks so great when she's not done up so much.
  • Cassandra Black 2012/02/16 15:18:13
    Lovely
    Cassandra Black
    oh, and for those who call he song bland, you do have to remember it was written for a specific scene in the movie, and it fits perfectly for that scene. maybe it's not extremely marketable or top chart material but for those who know the backstory it's just amazing :D and although i'm not a taylor fan i have to say she delivered, even in her look, which i personally think is far better than the washed up barbie blond thing she usually has going on. she looks more believable and less plastic in this video :D
  • *~The Doctor's Rose♥~* 2012/02/16 15:05:02
    Lovely
    *~The Doctor's Rose♥~*
    +1
    The song and video are so different from everything she has done before..but I still love it. Taylor Swift is amazing.
  • Cognito22 2012/02/16 14:58:03
    Lovely
    Cognito22
    Sounds like a misquito at 0:28
  • Carmen Genis 2012/02/16 14:35:56
    Lovely
    Carmen Genis
    +1
    So beautiful...
  • amarreola12 2012/02/16 14:20:37
    Lovely
    amarreola12
    +1
    Taylor Swift is very classy.
  • GrëgØvęr§Öūt 2012/02/16 13:00:23
    Lovely
    GrëgØvęr§Öūt
    Well it is just NOT lame.
  • geneticmistake 2012/02/16 11:19:50
    Lovely
    geneticmistake
    I wouldn't go so far as to call Safe And Sound lame so the only other choice. However I don't like the song.
  • Rachel 2012/02/16 08:38:20
    Lovely
    Rachel
    ... pretty much captured some of the important themes of the book.

    Well done.
  • Charmedtears♥ 2012/02/16 07:48:58
    Lovely
    Charmedtears♥
    +1
    I don't care what others have to say about her. 'I' Think the song is beautiful and so is the Music Video.
  • Smiley Charmed... 2012/02/16 16:35:14
    Smiley
    +1
    As do I.
  • JJ 2012/02/16 07:23:58
    Lame
    JJ
    Sweet and pretty girl with a decent voice for some of her songs, but this one was so bland I didn't even have the heart or patience to listen to the whole thing!
  • MAX POWERS 2012/02/16 06:36:15
    Lovely
    MAX POWERS
    I ALWAYS SAID THAT I WOULD BANG HER UNTIL HER HAIR WENT STRAIGHT!!















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