"Ours" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Sweet country love song dismisses rumors and gossip.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 12 reviews

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Positive Messages

Worthwhile message about ignoring gossip and looking at the facts.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Encourages listeners to turn a deaf ear to rumors and hearsay.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that in the single "Ours," country star Taylor Swift offers a clean track about making your own choices when it comes to love. As usual, she avoids adult topics like sex and substance use, as well as profanity. Overall, the tune is another age-appropriate choice for the legions of young Taylor Swift fans.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bymusic fan2.0 February 24, 2012

love it

i am a guy and am not afraid to admit i love this song and do get it stuck in my head all the time and i have a huge crush on taloir and cant wait to see what s... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bylabyrinthofsuffering September 18, 2019

sweet and emotional

I love Taylor Swift and this is one of my favorite of her songs. This song is super catchy and cute and it makes me cry I don't know why. There's no b... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old February 1, 2015

Happy song means something

There is a positive message about ignoring gossip and rumors and the best part it's catchy.

What's the story?

Romance is once again on the table in "OURS," a single from young country singer Taylor Swift originally released on the Target-exclusive deluxe edition of her record Speak Now. In this clean track, Swift reassures the object of her affection that it doesn't matter what other people may be saying about them, because their feelings for each other are priority number one: "It's not theirs to speculate if it's wrong / And your hands are tough but they are where mine belong / And I'll fight their doubt and give you faith with this song for you."

Is it any good?

Piano and acoustic guitar combine in this cute, light single. With lots of lovely harmonizing, the track has a slightly stronger country tone than many of Swift's pop-country tunes.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why it's important to ignore rumors and gossip. What are some of the consequences that can come from spreading or starting rumors?

  • What should you do if you're the victim of a rumor? What should you do if you hear gossip about someone you know?

  • Is it OK to gossip about people you don't know, like celebrities? Why or why not?

Music details

  • Artist: Taylor Swift
  • Release date: November 8, 2011
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Big Machine Records
  • Genre: Country
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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