Taylor Swift Sets Record For Longest No.1 Song With ‘All Too Well’

The record was previously held by Don McLean with his classic, ‘American Pie.’

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Taylor Swift - Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Taylor Swift - Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Taylor Swift’s 10-minute version of “All Too Well,” which appears on Red (Taylor’s Version), has reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It’s the longest song to ever do so, besting a several-decades-long record held by Don McLean’s classic “American Pie.”

On Twitter, Swift celebrated the news with a “FERAL SCREECH,” going on to thank the studio team that helped her create the extended version of “All Too Well” and handed over all the credit for its success to her fans.

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Earlier this month, Swift stormed in at No.1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart dated Nov. 27 with Red (Taylor’s Version), her re-recording of her 2012 album, Red, which led the list for seven weeks in 2012-13.

The new 30-track release, which adds a bevy of previously unheard “From the Vault” songs, gives Swift a milestone 10th No.1 on the chart, making her just the second woman with 10 or more No.1s in the chart’s 65-year history. Barbra Streisand has the most No.1s among women, with 11.

Red (Taylor’s Version) earned 605,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Nov. 18, according to MRC Data. That marks the second-largest week of the year, trailing only the debut frame of Drake’s Certified Lover Boy, which racked up 613,000 units in the week ending Sept. 9. Red (Taylor’s Version) also launches with the best week of the year in terms of traditional album sales: 369,000.

Red (Taylor’s Version) is Swift’s second re-recorded album, following Fearless (Taylor’s Version), which also debuted at No.1, in April. Also in the new top 10: Silk Sonic — the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak — enters at No.2 with their debut collaborative project, An Evening With Silk Sonic; TWICE’s Formula of Love: O+T=<3 starts at No.3; and Jason Aldean’s Macon bows at No.8.

Red (Taylor’s Version) contains new versions of the original album’s 16 songs, along with its four deluxe edition bonus tracks and the 2012 charity single “Ronan.”

Buy or stream Red (Taylor’s Version).

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