The American singer broke into #1 on the US charts with a ten-minute version of her song – and broke the record held by Don McClain nearly 50 years ago.
American pop singer Taylor Swift set a new record by releasing more than ten minutes of her song “All Too Well”: the song reached the top of the US charts as the longest-running single in history – and replaced the previous one thereafter. Nearly 50 record holder, “American Pie” for eight minutes and 42 seconds without McLean.
“American Pie” broke into #1 on the charts in January 1972. The poem was the longest-running song to reach that position since – until this week.
Taylor Swift was happy with her new record. “For the first time in history, I sent a ten-minute song to number one,” the 31-year-old wrote on Instagram to her fans.
Taylor Swift’s new album “Red (Taylor Edition)” – a re-recording of her “Red” album from 2012 – contains two versions of “All Too Well”: “All Too Well (Taylor Edition)” and “All Too Well (10 Minute Edition)” ).
Dispute over music rights
Swift wants to re-record the first six albums in the dispute over their music rights. “Red (Taylor Version)” is the second new recording after “Fearless (Taylor Version)” and has reached the top of the album charts.
The singer has been arguing candidly with music mogul Scooter Braun about the rights to her music since 2019. Braun had previously purchased the Big Machine label, with Swift releasing her first six albums from the age of 15. He also acquired the majority of the rights to the so-called master recordings for the Six Records and thus control of the music. Brown later sold the rights to the investment firm Shamrock Holdings.