As you may be aware about me, I’m a bit of a chart nerd when it comes to Billboard, and from that perspective, this week has definitely been a bit of a feast.
This week, two very longstanding chart records on the Hot 100 fell, and both of them are honestly pretty interesting to chat about. The first record has to do with the longest song to top the Hot 100. At a breathtaking 10 minutes and 13 seconds long, the extra-long take on Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well,” released earlier this month as a single, managed to destroy Don McLean’s 49-year-old record for the longest song to top the Billboard Hot 100 … and by more than a minute, at that.
For his part, McLean seems to be a good sport to realize that losing a record to Taylor Swift is probably an honor in its own right.