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*The copyright for the cover art for “Carolina” by the artist Taylor Swift is believed to belong to the label, Republic Records, or the graphic artist(s).

Carolina (From the Motion Picture “Where The Crawdads Sing”)

Taylor Swift

Album Carolina (Single) from the “Where The Crawdads Sing” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

“Carolina” is the single from Taylor Swift for 2018 book-turned-film “Where The Crawdads Sing“, which was released in July 2022. The track was written by Taylor Swift, as well as being produced by Swift along with Aaron Dessner.

The Appalachian folk song sees Swift detail the storyline of the book, where a young woman named Kya grows up isolated in the marsh of South Carolina (hence the song’s title). Swift took to her Instagram to reveal the track:

“Where The Crawdads Sing is a book I got absolutely lost in when I read it years ago. As soon as I heard there was a film in the works starring the incredible Daisy Edgar Jones and produced by the brilliant Reese Witherspoon, […] I wanted to be a part of it […].  I wanted to create something haunting and ethereal to match this mesmerizing story.” 

The official lyric video for the song was uploaded to Swift’s YouTube channel on the 24th June 2022. As of the 19th July 2022, the video had a total of 2.7 million views.

Read the lyrics to “Carolina” here.

*All information accurate at the time of publishing. 

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Release Date

24th June 2022


Taylor Swift


Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift



Chart Rankings

- #62 in Australia - #49 in Canada - #45 on the Billboard Global 200 - #20 in Hungary - #42 in Ireland - #30 in the Netherlands - #5 in New Zealand - #63 in the UK - #60 on the US Billboard Hot 100 - #51 in Vietnam *All chart rankings accurate at the time of publishing.

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