Taylor Swift - White Horse (Grey’s Anatomy Version)
Five years ago today, White Horse debuted during the two-part season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy. The version played during the show is actually slightly different than the album version. It’s more stripped down, only featuring Taylor, a guitar, and a violin. The drums, piano, and backing vocals of the final version are missing. Taylor on how the song came to be used on the show:
I actually wasn’t going to put this song on the album. I was going to wait for the third album because I really felt like we had the “sadness” represented on this record. Then my agency out in LA set up a meeting with executive producers Betsy Beers and Shonda Rhimes at Grey’s Anatomy because that’s my favorite show. It would just be a dream come true to have a song on it. So, I played them “White Horse.” It was just me and my guitar and they freaked out. They loved it. They said, “We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.” For a while, we didn’t know if we were going to put it on the record because if it wasn’t going to be on the show, then we weren’t going to put it on the album. Then they called and said they were very interested in the song. We recorded it right away, sent it off to them, and they put it in!
All the dialogue has been removed as have most of the sound effects.
And it’s too late for you and your white horse to come around.