Sweeter Than Fiction

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Sweeter Than Fiction is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift for the film One Chance. The song was written and produced by Swift along with Jack Antonoff, best known as the guitarist for indie pop band fun., and was released through Big Machine Records as the lead single from the soundtrack album on October 21, 2013.

Chart performance

"Sweeter Than Fiction" debuted at number thirty-four on Billboard Hot 100, her forty-third top forty hit, thus tying with Aretha Franklin for the second-most top forty entries among women in the chart's history. It also Swift's fifth movie song to crack the top forty, following "Crazier" from Hannah Montana: The Movie which reached number 17 in 2009, "Today Was a Fairytale" from Valentine's Day which reached number two in 2010 and two songs from The Hunger Games: "Safe & Sound" with The Civil Wars which reached number thirty in 2012, and "Eyes Open" which reached number nineteen in 2012. On Hot Digital Songs, "Sweeter Than Fiction" entered at number six with 114,000 downloads sold. It is Swift's twenty-eighth song to reach the top ten of the Digital Songs chart, thus tying with Rihanna for the most top ten hits among all acts.


"Sweeter Than Fiction" was nominated for Best Original Song at the 71st Golden Globe Awards. This was Swift's second consecutive nomination in the category, after "Safe & Sound" the previous year.