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"Two Is Better Than One" is a song written by Martin Johnson and Taylor Swift, recorded by Boys Like Girls, a Boston alternative rock band. The track features Taylor Swift. It is featured as the fourth track on their second studio album Love Drunk, released in 2009.[1]

Due to both of their rising popularity, the song has become Boys Like Girls' third and second consecutive Top 40 single on the Billboard Hot 100. Also, it gave Swift her twenty-first Top 40 on that chart. For the chart week of January 9, 2010, the song became Boys Like Girls' first Top 20 single on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their biggest hit single to date, and Swift's eleventh Top 20 single.

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1: Martin Johnson]
I remember what you wore on the first day
You came into my life and I thought
"Hey, you know, this could be something"
'Cause everything you do and words you say
You know that it all takes my breath away
And now I'm left with nothing

[Chorus: Martin Johnson & Taylor Swift]
So maybe it's true that I can't live without you
And maybe two is better than one
But there's so much time to figure out the rest of my life
And you've already got me coming undone
And I'm thinking two is better than one

[Verse 2: Martin Johnson & Taylor Swift]
I remember every look upon your face
The way you roll your eyes, the way you taste
You make it hard for breathing
'Cause when I close my eyes and drift away
I think of you and everything's okay
I'm finally now believing

[Chorus: Martin Johnson & Taylor Swift]
Then maybe it's true that I can't live without you
And maybe two is better than one
But there's so much time to figure out the rest of my life
And you've already got me coming undone
And I'm thinking two is better than one

[Bridge: Martin Johnson]
I remember what you wore on the first day
You came into my life and I thought, hey (Hey, hey)

[Chorus: Martin Johnson & Taylor Swift]
Maybe it's true that I can't live without you
And maybe two is better than one
But there's so much time to figure out the rest of my life
And you've already got me coming undone

[Outro: Martin Johnson & Taylor Swift]
And I'm thinking, ooh, I can't live without you
'Cause, baby, two is better than one
There's so much time to figure out the rest of my life
But I'll figure out with all that's said and done
Two is better than one
Two is better than one

Reception[]

The single was sent to mainstream radio in the United States on October 19, 2009.[2] "Two Is Better Than One" debuted at #92 on the Billboard Hot 100. It fell off the following week but re-entered at #79 and rose the following week to #64. It has since become Boys Like Girls' third Top 40 on the Hot 100 as well as Swift's twenty-first entry in the Top 40. It is also the group's biggest hit to date.

Music video[]

A music video for the song was made. Swift does not appear in the video, but her vocals are still heard. It was directed by Meiert Avis. The music video features Erik Huffman from Survivor: China and Mika Combs from The Amazing Race 15. The music video shows the story of the relationship between a couple (played by Huffman and Combs). A scene where the band performed in a hall was also shown, starting with Johnson playing a guitar alone before the rest of the band members walked in.[3]

Charts[]

Chart (2009–2010) Peak
position
Canadian Hot 100

[4]

18
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 18
U.S. Mainstream Top 40 (Pop Songs)[4] 7
U.S. Adult Contemporary[4] 29

Lyric video[]

Two_is_Better_than_One_Lyrics_-_Boys_like_Girls_ft._Taylor_Swift

Two is Better than One Lyrics - Boys like Girls ft. Taylor Swift

References[]

Collaborations
Taylor Swift songs featuring other artists
"Anti-Hero" (Bleachers) • "Bad Blood" (Kendrick Lamar) • "Breathe" (Colbie Caillat) • "Castles Crumbling" (Hayley Williams) • "coney island" (The National) • "Electric Touch" (Fall Out Boy) "End Game" (Ed Sheeran, Future) • "evermore" (Bon Iver) • "Everything Has Changed" (Ed Sheeran) • "exile" (Bon Iver) • "Florida!!!" (Florence + The Machine) • "Fortnight" (Post Malone) • "I Bet You Think About Me" (Chris Stapleton) • "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" (ZAYN)• "Karma" (Ice Spice) • "Lover" (Shawn Mendes) • "ME!" (Brendon Urie) • "no body, no crime" (HAIM) • "Nothing New" (Phoebe Bridgers) • "Run" (Ed Sheeran) • "Safe & Sound (The Civil Wars) • "Snow On The Beach" (Lana Del Rey) • "Soon You'll Get Better" (The Chicks) • "That's When" (Keith Urban) • "The Last Time" (Gary Lightbody) • "You All Over Me" (Maren Morris)
Songs featuring Taylor Swift
"Babe" (Sugarland) • "Best Days of Your Life" (Kellie Pickler) • "Birch" (Big Red Machine) • "Both of Us" (B.o.B) • "Gasoline" (HAIM) • "Half of My Heart" (John Mayer)
"Highway Don't Care" (Tim McGraw ft. Keith Urban) • "Renegade" (Big Red Machine) • "The Alcott" (The National) • "The Joker and the Queen" (Ed Sheeran) • "This Is What You Came For" (Calvin Harris) • "Thug Story" (T-Pain) • "Three Sad Virgins" (Pete Davidson, from SNL) • "Two Is Better Than One" (Boys Like Girls) • "us." (Gracie Abrams)
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