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

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(CNN)Taylor Swift's rerelease of her deed opus "All Too Well" has breached the grounds for the longest opus to instrumentality the apical spot connected the Billboard Hot 100 illustration -- and Swift has handled the triumph with grace.

The songstress sent flowers to Don McLean, whose opus "American Pie" archetypal acceptable the grounds erstwhile it deed No. 1 successful 1972, with a runtime of astir 8 minutes and 37 seconds. The caller mentation of "All Too Well," a portion of Swift's rerelease of her 2012 medium "Red," clocks successful astatine conscionable implicit 10 minutes.

"What a people act!" Mclean said of Swift successful an Instagram station thanking the creator for the flowers.

    In a enactment to McLean, Swift wrote astir the singer's interaction connected her music.

      "I volition ne'er hide that I'm lasting connected the shoulders of giants," Swift wrote. "Your euphony has been truthful important to me. Sending emotion 1 writer of LONG SONGS to another."

      Last month, McLean spoke astir losing the apical spot in a statement, expressing zero regret aft holding the grounds for astir 50 years.

      "There is thing to beryllium said for a large opus that has staying power," McLean said. "'American Pie' remained connected the apical for 50 years and present Taylor Swift has unseated specified a historical portion of artistry. Let's look it, cipher ever wants to suffer that #1 spot, but if I had to suffer it to somebody, I definite americium gladsome it was different large singer/songwriter specified arsenic Taylor."

        This grounds isn't the lone 1 Swift has breached pursuing the merchandise of "Red (Taylor's Version). With the album, she also acceptable the record for astir simultaneous US Hot 100 entries by a woman, with 26 songs from the medium making the Hot 100 chart. The grounds was antecedently 18 songs, which she acceptable successful 2019 with the medium "Lover."

        The Grammy award-winning vocalist dropped "Red (Taylor's Version)" past month, a signaling of her acclaimed 2012 medium "Red," known for hits similar "I Knew You Were Trouble" and "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." The rerelease is portion of Swift's efforts to regain ownership of her aboriginal catalog, aft grounds enforcement and euphony manager Scooter Braun gained power of her first six albums' maestro recordings successful 2019 via an acquisition deal.

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