This article was originally published on LDSLiving.com in March 2021.
David Archuleta’s hit song “Crush” came out in 2008, but back in March it got the brilliant mash-up we didn’t know we wanted.
“When a Crush turns into a Love Story ...” Archuleta posted on Twitter with a video of him singing the chorus of “Crush” to pop star Taylor Swift’s own 2008 hit: “Love Story.” Simply based on how well the songs complement each other, we’re surprised no one figured this out sooner.
When a Crush turns into a Love Story... 🎶 Of course with #LoveStoryTaylorsVersion. Gotta show my support :) Thanks for the inspo @Savannah_Kunze! @taylorswift13 @taylornation13 pic.twitter.com/EWijXOVahN
— David Archuleta (@DavidArchie) March 4, 2021
And the craziest part of all? Less than 24 hours after Archuleta shared his post, Taylor Swift herself responded to the video. “I LOVE THIS!!!” Swift wrote, along with three smiling emojis with stars in their eyes. (See below the video.)
I LOVE THIS!!! 🤩🤩🤩
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) March 5, 2021
Before he began singing, Archuleta explained that he got the idea for the mash-up from Twitter user @Savannah_Kunze who posted a video of her singing the chorus of “Love Story” to “Crush.” Archuleta shared a video of him reacting to Kunze’s video and said, “I wasn’t expecting that! You killed it!!” Watch the reaction video and hear Kunze’s song here.
Archuleta’s mash-up video has over 518,000 views so far on Twitter. The original “Crush” music video, which was released in 2009, has 130 million views on YouTube and over 116 million listens on Spotify.
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Archuleta rose to popularity as an American Idol contestant in 2008. In 2012, he stunned the music world when he chose to put his professional career on hold and serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chile. He has been the guest artist for the Tabernacle Choir on Temple Square’s annual Christmas concert, and recently released a children’s book, My Little Prayer.
Based on the lyrics of David's popular and moving song, My Little Prayer tells the story of a young boy who discovers that what God wants for him is even better than what he wanted for himself. Learn to trust, learn faith, and most of all, learn to pray in this beautifully woven tale of art, music, and faith.