Taylor Swift sends flowers to Don McLean after song breaks record held by 'American Pie'

Taylor Swift’s rerelease of her hit song “太好了” 打破了登上 Billboard Hot 榜首的最长歌曲记录 100 图表 — 斯威夫特优雅地赢得了胜利.

The songstress sent flowers to Don McLean, whose songAmerican Piefirst set the record when it hit No. 1 在 1972, with a runtime of around 8 分钟和 37 秒. The new version of “太好了,” a part of Swift’s rerelease of her 2012 专辑 “红色的,” clocks in at just over 10 分钟.
What a class act!” Mclean said of Swift in an Instagram post thanking the artist for the flowers.
    In a note to McLean, Swift wrote about the singer’s impact on her music.
      I will never forget that I’m standing on the shoulders of giants,” Swift wrote. “Your music has been so important to me. Sending love one writer of LONG SONGS to another.
        上个月, McLean spoke about losing the top spot 在一份声明中, expressing zero regret after holding the record for almost 50 年份.
        There is something to be said for a great song that has staying power,” McLean said. “‘American Pieremained on the top for 50 years and now Taylor Swift has unseated such a historic piece of artistry. 面对现实吧, nobody ever wants to lose that #1 点, but if I had to lose it to somebody, I sure am glad it was another great singer/songwriter such as Taylor.
            This record isn’t the only one Swift has broken following the release of “红色的 (泰勒的版本). With the album, 她 also set the record for most simultaneous US Hot 100 entries by a woman, 与 26 songs from the album making the Hot 100 图表. The record was previously 18 歌曲, which she set in 2019 with the albumLover.
            The Grammy award-winning singer dropped “红色的 (泰勒的版本)” 上个月, a recording of her acclaimed 2012 专辑 “红色的,” known for hits likeI Knew You Were Trouble” 和 “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.The rerelease is part of Swift’s efforts to regain ownership of her early catalog, after record executive and music manager Scooter Braun gained control of her first six albumsmaster recordings 在 2019 via an acquisition deal.