As it turns out, though, the first song Swift learned to play on the guitar wasn’t a country song at all. It was “Kiss Me,” the crossover pop hit from the Christian rock band Sixpence None the Richer. The song was off their 1997 self-titled album. So even though Swift was destined for country stardom early in her recording career, the song that paved the way for her as a guitar player — and maybe even influenced some of her own music later on — was this up-tempo love song.