Taylor Swift Sets Record for Longest Billboard No. 1 Hit With ‘All Too Well (10-Minute Version)’

    Taylor Swift‘s 10-minute version of ‘All Too Well’ has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, setting the record for the longest song ever to do so. For almost 50 years, the record had previously been held by Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’, which runs just short of nine minutes and topped the Hot 100 in January 1972.

    Red (Taylor’s Version), the second in the singer’s promised series of re-recorded albums, debuted at the top of the album charts, making her the second woman with 10 or more No. 1s in the chart’s 65-year history. It follows Fearless (Taylor’s Version), which also debuted at No. 1 in April.

    Taylor Swift promoted Red (Taylor’s Version) and ‘All Too Well (10-Minute Version)’ with appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night With Seth Meyers on the eve of the album’s release. She went on to release a short film for the song starring Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien, and performed the full version on Saturday Night Live.  She also shared a ‘Sad Girl Autumn’ version of the track, recorded with Aaron Dessner and Jonathan Low at Long Pond Studios.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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