Taylor Swift’s All Too Well Soars In at #1 on Billboard Hot 100
Taylor Swift blasts in at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart with “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version).” The song, long considered a classic among her catalog, is from her new re-recorded LP, Red (Taylor’s Version), which concurrently launches at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Streams, airplay, and sales: “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” begins with 54.4 million U.S. streams, 286,000 radio airplay audience impressions and 57,800 downloads sold in the Nov. 12-18 tracking week, according to MRC Data.
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30 career top 10s: “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” is also Swift’s 30th Hot 100 top 10, as she becomes just the sixth artist to reach the milestone.
Most Hot 100 Top 10s: Drake (54), Madonna (38), The Beatles (34), Rihanna (31), Michael Jackson (30), and Taylor Swift (30).
No. 1 in streams and sales: “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” bounds in at #1 on both the Streaming Songs and Digital Song Sales charts. It’s Swift’s fifth leader on the former tally, pushing her past Cardi B for the most among women, and her record-extending 23rd #1 on the latter list.
As for the splits between the longer and shorter versions of the song over Nov. 12-18, streams and sales for the extended mixes dominated, accounting for 62% of all its clicks and 78% of all paid downloads.
Record-extending Billboard 200 and Hot 100 debuts: Swift is the first artist to debut atop the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 simultaneously as many as three times. Swift became the first act to swoop in with such a double when Folklore and “Cardigan” bowed atop the Billboard 200 and Hot 100, respectively, on Aug. 8, 2020. She repeated the feat with “Willow” and Evermore on Dec. 26, 2020. BTS, Justin Bieber and Drake have scored one such simultaneous start each.
Longest Hot 100 #1: Given the 10-minute, 13-second version of “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version),” the song can now be considered the longest #1 by run time in the Hot 100’s history. Don McLean’s “American Pie (Parts I & II),” at 8 minutes, 37 seconds, held the mark for nearly a half-century, dating to its first of four weeks at No. 1 in January 1972.
Ruling remakes: With the original “All Too Well” having charted on the Hot 100, at #80, Swift notches the first #1 cover of a previously-charted Hot 100 hit (not counting samples or interpolations) in over 20 years, since Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya and P!nk’s “Lady Marmalade” started its five-week rule on the June 2, 2001, survey.
‘My old self again...’: Meanwhile, Swift is the first artist to send an update of an act’s own prior Hot 100 hit to #1 since Elton John, whose “Candle in the Wind 1997″/”Something About the Way You Look Tonight” dominated for 14 weeks in October 1997-January 1998.
The original ‘All Too Well’: For comparison’s sake, the 2012 “All Too Well” drew 2.6 million streams (down 23%) and sold nearly 700 downloads (up 195%) in the Nov. 12-18 tracking week (with no radio plays detected among the over 1,300 stations that report to Billboard‘s Radio Songs chart).
As the song has won acclaim among Swift’s entire 15-year catalog, from journalists and fans alike, the original version has drawn 145.5 million U.S. streams, 1.6 million in radio airplay audience and 304,000 in sales to date.
Swift’s ninth Hot Country Songs #1: “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” concurrently crowns the Hot Country Songs chart, which uses the same multi-metric methodology as the Hot 100. It debuts as Swift’s ninth Hot Country Songs leader and her second this year, after “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” roared in at No. 1 on the survey dated Feb. 27.
‘Well’ Done: Swift’s First Global 200 #1: Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” premieres at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200, as it drew 131.3 million streams and sold 41,700 downloads worldwide. Swift scores her first Global 200 No. 1 over the chart’s 14-month history, among three top 10s.
‘All Too Well’ Also Tops Global Excl. U.S.: Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” also bounds in atop the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, with 76.9 million streams and 10,300 sold in territories outside the U.S.
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