The US singer stormed to number one in the US charts with a ten-minute version of her hit – and has broken a nearly 50-year record by Don McLean.
US pop singer Taylor Swift set a new record with a more than ten-minute version of her song “All Too Well”: The hit made it to the top of the US charts as the longest song in history – and replaced the previous one after almost 50 years Record holder, the eight-minute and 42-second long “American Pie” by Don McLean.
“American Pie” stormed to number one on the charts in January 1972. The ballad has been the longest song to have made it to this position since then – up until this week.
Taylor Swift was delighted with her new record. “For the first time in history you sent a ten-minute song to number one,” wrote the 31-year-old on the online platform Instagram to the address of her fans.
Taylor Swift’s new album “Red (Taylor’s Version)” – a re-recording of her album “Red” from 2012 – contains two versions of “All Too Well”: “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” and “All Too Well (10 Minute Version). ”According to the rules of the industry service Billboard, which publishes the US charts, both songs are combined for the ranking list.
Dispute over music rights
Swift wants to re-record their first six albums in the dispute over the rights to their music. “Red (Taylor’s Version)” is the second new recording after “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” and has made it to the top of the album charts.
The singer has been arguing openly with the music mogul Scooter Braun about the rights to her music since 2019. Braun had previously bought the Big Machine label, where Swift released her first six albums from the age of 15. He also acquired the majority of the rights to the so-called master recordings of the six records and thus control over the music. Braun later sold the rights to the investment firm Shamrock Holdings.