“Today Was a Fairytale” is a song performed by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. “Today Was a Fairytale” was released as a single from the Valentine’s Day soundtrack on January 19, 2010, exclusively through the iTunes Store. The song was written by Swift and produced by Nathan Chapman with Swift’s help. Swift
had previously written the song and offered it to producers for the film’s soundtrack. Musically, “Today Was a Fairytale” is pop-influenced and, lyrically, speaks of a magical date. On the week ending February 6, 2010, “Today Was a Fairytale” debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and therefore equaled her highest-peaking song on the chart, “You Belong with Me”, from August 2009. This was due to the sales of 325,000 digital downloads, which broke the record for largest first-week download sales by a female artist previously set by Britney Spears’ “Womanizer” (the current record is held by Lady Gaga, with her single ‘Born this way’ selling 448,000 downloads in its first week). In the succeeding week, the song descended to number twenty-two on the Billboard Hot 100. It spent a total of fifteen weeks upon the chart.