Singer Taylor Swift is breaking records left and right!
The “Love Story” singer has been having an amazing year. Her first re-recorded album, “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” was celebrated by fans.
On November 12, Swift followed it up with “Red (Taylor’s Version).” Within four days, she promoted the album on “Saturday Night Live” and released the music video for “I Bet You Think About Me (Featuring Chris Stapleton)(Taylor’s Version).”
The video marked the directorial debut of actress Blake Lively and featured Swift crashing the wedding of Miles Teller and real-life wife Keleigh Sperry Teller.
Swift also released a short film for the 10-minute version of the fan-favorite song “All Too Well” starring Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien. Swift had often teased that the original cut of the song, which debuted on “Red” in 2012, was meant to be much longer, and fans are now celebrating the full release.
Swift even traveled to Long Pond Studios, where she recorded the “folklore” acoustic concert, to record another version of the song called “Sad Girl Autumn Version.”
Swift has good reason to celebrate the 10-minute hit, which recently broke a 50+ year record!
Don McLean Praises Taylor Swift After Smashing His ‘American Pie’
Let’s face it. How many hundreds thousands knew only now of Don McLean because of Taylor Swift?
— Ana (@castillo19939) November 25, 2021
In 1971, singer-songwriter Don McLean made history with “American Pie.” The 8-minute and 42-second song hit Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972 and set the record for the longest song to hold the title…
…until Swift came along, making the 10-minute and 13-second version of “All Too Well” the longest number one hit of all time.
“There is something to be said for a great song that has staying power,” said McLean.
He continued, “‘American Pie’ remained on top for 50 years and now Taylor Swift has unseated such a historic piece of artistry. Let’s face it, nobody ever wants to lose that #1 spot, but if I had to lose it to somebody, I sure am glad it was another great singer/songwriter such as Taylor.”
Taylor Swift Celebrates Accomplishment With A ‘Feral Screech’
*FERAL SCREECH* https://t.co/YYhcecLUfm
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 22, 2021
Earlier this week, Swift tweeted out “FERAL SCREECH” when Billboard announced the news.
“I’m so proud of this song and the memories I have with you guys because of it,” Swift added. “You truly chose this one and now you did THIS?! I’m floored. A ten-minute song is at the top of the Hot 100.”
She also sent a big “THANK YOU to the team that made All Too Well (the 10 min): The ultimate craftsman of songs that sound epic @jackantonoff, bad a– @Sharp_Stick, @rowedizzle and @lizrose06! Love you all.”
Fans offered their own congratulations as well, with one fan writing, “I’m a crumpled up piece of paper lying here because I’m going to remember this moment all too well. CONGRATULATIONS!!! and thank you so much for making our 9-year dream come true.”
The “cardigan” singer also thanked her fans for the awards she picked up last Sunday at the 2021 American Music Awards. In addition to picking up the award for Favorite Female Pop Artist, Swift’s ninth studio album, “evermore” scored a win for Favorite Pop Album, despite its experimental chamber pop vibe.
With several more albums left to record, it leaves fans asking just one question: What record is Swift going to break next?