Taylor Swift is breaking several chart records with Red (Taylor's Version). Among those records is a very impressive feat: the record for longest #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100.
Swift's 10 minute version of "All Too Well" now holds the record after it had been previously held by Don McLean’s “American Pie,” which clocks in just short of nine minutes long. McLean's song held the record for nearly a half-century, beginning in January 1972.
Swift celebrated the accomplishment with a barrage of social media posts. On Twitter, she replied with a "FERAL SCREECH" to the Billboard Charts announcement, as well as a 'thank you' post to fans and collaborators. She also created a funny TikTok in response to the big news.
*FERAL SCREECH* https://t.co/YYhcecLUfm— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 22, 2021
Swift first released "All Too Well" on her 2012 album Red, with that version spending a week on the Hot 100 at No. 80. With the updated recording, Swift scores her eighth Hot 100 No. 1. “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” was released on Red (Taylor’s Version) Nov. 12 on Republic Records, via two versions: 5 minutes, 29 seconds and 10 minutes, 13 seconds, both of which are combined into one listing on Billboard's charts. (The song’s original 5-minute, 29-second 2012 version is tracked separately.)
"All Too Well's" chart position also accounts for the new 9-minute, 58-second "Sad Girl Autumn Version – Recorded at Long Pond Studios." What else could have boosted the song to #1? Undoubtedly, it would be Swift's recent performance of the track on Saturday Night Live, as well as an "All Too Well" short film starring Dylan O'Brien and Stranger Things actress Sadie Sink.
As for other records, Red (Taylor's Version) has become Swift's tenth #1 debut on the Billboard 200. With the album landing atop that chart and the Hot 100 charting (an achievement she’d previously accomplished with last year’s evermore and folklore), Swift becomes the only artist to have topped both charts simultaneously three times.
Red (Taylor’s Version) is the second release, following Fearless (Taylor’s Version), in Swift’s campaign to re-record all of her old material in an effort to retain control of her master tapes.
Listen to "All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor's Version)" below.
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