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"Mine" is a song written and recorded by American country pop artist Taylor Swift. It is the lead single and opening track from her third studio album, Speak Now, and her eleventh single release. The song was released on August 4, 2010, two weeks ahead of the planned August 16 release, due to its online leak. It has sold 1,109,000. copies. The track has also been added to Radio 1's A-Playlist in the United Kingdom.[1]


"Mine" is the first single from Swift's third album, Speak Now, which was released on October 25, 2010 via Big Machine Records. She wrote the song herself and co-produced it with Nathan Chapman, the producer of her first two studio albums. Unlike with her past two albums, Swift wrote all of its material by herself.[2]

In a live chat through Ustream.tv on July 20, 2010, Swift said about the song: "It's a song that is about ... [Swift's] tendency to run from love." She added that every relationship she has been in "has ended in goodbye, has ended in breakups," and that "Mine" is "sort of about finding the exception to that."[2]

On August 4, 2010, the song was leaked online, forcing it to be shipped to country radio prematurely, ahead of the intended August 16 release date.[3][4] It is her eleventh official release to country radio, following five singles each from her debut and sophomore studio albums.


According to Taylor,

Lately I've had this bad habit of running away from love. Kind of getting to the place where it's about to commit, and then you just, like, run in the opposite direction. "Mine" is about the idea that I could find someone who would be the exception to that, someone who would be so sturdy and so much of a sure thing that I wouldn't run from it. Sometimes I look back on a lot of examples that I've seen of love, long term, and a lot of times it doesn't work out. There are goodbyes and people get really hurt, so I tend to be a little 'run-awayish.' But I'm never past hoping that at some point that could change.

This song is the first single because it has this…there was this moment between Nathan and I, my producer, when I brought this song in and when we made this demo in one day in his basement and we just kinda looked at each other and we were like, "This is it. This is the one. All of the times that I've had "The Moment" with songs of "This is the one," it's been a good call, so I'm hoping for the best on this one. Wish me luck.

Hidden message

Hidden message: Toby

British actor Toby Hemingway played Taylor’s love interest in the official music video for “Mine.”


Critical reception

The song has been reviewed positively by music critics. KILT-FM describes "Mine" as "an uptempo song that’s unmistakably Taylor," comparing its theme to "Love Story" but saying that however it had "a much more realistic look" than the latter. The review also said the song showed "growth" and "maturity," and has a "big chorus."[5] Giving it three-and-a-half stars out of five, Bobby Peacock of Roughstock thought that the song was similar in sound to her previous works, but added that it fit well into "her own musical niche."[6] Blake Boldt of The 9513 gave the song a thumbs-down, saying that it seemed more mature than her previous work and calling it a "mishmash of ideas bolted together by a terrific power-pop chorus that will stick in your brain," but adding that the line "You made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter" did not have a "payoff."[7]

Chart performance

After the first two days of radio airplay, "Mine" climbed to the twenty-sixth position on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, and the forty-fourth position on the Hot 100 Airplay chart. Sales of approximately 350,000 were predicted, through digital downloads, for the first week, with a possible debut in the top three on the Billboard Hot 100, on August 12, 2010.[8] Mine debuted at number three on the Hot 100 and number one on the Hot Digital Songs chart due to 297,000 digital downloads, after four days of sales. The song also debuted at #53 on Radio Songs due to 23.9 million listeners, about 60% of them were via country radio.[9] "Mine" debuted at #26 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week dated August 21, 2010. In November, it peaked at #2, having been bloked from #1 by Easton Corbin's "Roll With It." [10] "Mine" holds the position of fourth-highest debut sales for a digital song in 2010, and eighth overall.[11] On its second week downloads decreased 41% (176,000), but airplay increased 55% (37 million listeners).[12] On its third week it fell out of the Top Ten to number 14 due to only having sold 89,000 copies though airplay was still quickly rising. On its fourth week sales increased by 11% (97,000) and aiplay increased by 20% and came back to the Top Ten at number 9. On iTunes, "Mine" was #1 in the category of country.

In Canada, "Mine" debuted at number three on the Canadian Download Chart and number seven on the Canadian Hot 100 with 15,000 digital downloads sold in the week of 2 August.[13][14] On 9 August, "Mine" debuted on the New Zealand Singles Chart at number thirty. It also debuted at #25 on the U.S. Billboard Pop Songs chart for the week of August 27, 2010. It also debuted at #30 on the UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) chart for the week of November 8, 2010.

"Mine" became Swift's 4th single to miss the top spot, and eventually peaked inside the top two. The others were "Teardrops on My Guitar" which peaked at number two and "Picture to Burn" which peaked at number three, just recently White Horse also at number two.

Awards and nominations

“Mine” has received four awards from twelve nominations.

Year Organization Award Result
2011 American Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Song Nominated
Billboard Music Awards Top Country Song Nominated
BMI Country Awards Publisher of the Year Won
Award-Winning Songs Won
CMT Music Awards Video of the Year Won
Female Video of the Year Nominated
Best Web Video of the Year Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards Best Female video Nominated
Best Pop Video Nominated
Much Music Video Awards Most Watched Video of the Year Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Love Song Nominated
2012 BMI Pop Awards Award Winning Songs Won

Music video

Swift as the Bride in the music video

The music video was shot in Maine, specifically Kennebunkport[2][15] as well as on Ram Island, Cape Elizabeth, and features Swift getting married to a groom played by British actor Toby Hemingway.[16] The director, Roman White, posted a blog on August 15, 2010 stating that the video was completed and that it was "insanely great." He went on to say that "you never really know what a piece is going to look like in the end, but when we were shooting this video everything was just perfect and you just had a feeling that it was all going to fall in to place perfectly . . . as it did."[17]

The video premiered August 27, 2010 on CMT as part of a live half-hour special event that discussed the making of the video.[18]

On August 20, a 30 second sneak peek of the video was released prior to the premiere on August 27 on CMT.[19]

Photographs of many of the scenes, including the wedding scene, were leaked onto the internet prior to the video's release.

The video shows Swift being deeply troubled by her parents' relationships. She meets a guy and falls in love with him, and the viewers follow the couple through a wild relationship. The video ends with them eventually marrying and having children.[20]

Swift chose her longtime friend and look-alike Jaclyn Jarrett (the daughter of professional wrestler Jeff Jarrett) to play the younger version of herself in the video.[21] Jaclyn's sisters Joslyn and Jeryn as well as Kyra Angle (daughter of professional wrestler Kurt Angle) also appear.

On October 8th 2021, the music video for "Mine" was deleted and later reuploaded alongside "The Best Day". While no reason was given from Swift or her team, fans speculated that the reuploaded videos could be upscaled versions that were meant to keep all the data from the original videos. This has not yet been confirmed. Later in the month, the original video for "Mine" had returned.

Live performances

The song was first performed live on June 11, 2010 in an intimate performance that aired on September 1, 2010 as part of the CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock television special. It was also performed in Kennebunkport, ME after the CMT video premiere on August 27, 2010.[3] On October 5, 2010, she sang the song on the Italian X Factor.[22] On October 27, 2010, Swift sang the song at the Scholastic Corporation headquarters for its 90th anniversary live event.[23] Swift also sang "Mine" on the show Dancing With the Stars.

Track listing

Digital download[24]
  1. "Mine" – 3:50
Nokia OVI Music Download[25]
  1. "Mine (Pop Mix/Version)" – 3:49

UK CD Single[26]

  1. "Mine" (International Version) - 3:51
  2. "Mine" (Main Version) - 3:51

Charts, certifications and succession

Chart positions

Chart (2010) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[27] 9
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)[28] 48
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[29] 7
European Hot 100[30] 70
Germany (Media Control AG)[31] 57
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[32] 14
Ireland (IRMA)[33] 38
Italy (FIMI)[34] 34
New Zealand (RIANZ)[35] 16
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[36] 48
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[37] 30
US Billboard Hot 100[38] 3
US Country Songs (Billboard)[39] 2
US Pop Songs (Billboard)[40] 12
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[41] 3
US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard)[42] 7


Country Certification
(sales thresholds)
Australia Gold[43]

Release history

Country Date Type
United States August 4, 2010[3] Airplay, digital download
Australia August 6, 2010 Digital download
New Zealand
Greece August 7, 2010
Asian Territories (OVI Store) August 18, 2010[44]
Brazil August 26, 2010
United Kingdom October 18, 2010[45] Digital download, CD single

Cover versions

The song "Mine" was featured on an episode of Glee sung by Naya Rivera (Santana Lopez) and was also covered by Maroon 5.


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