Taylor rapid Sends Flowers, observe to Don McLean After Breaking His Reco…

Taylor rapid Sends Flowers, observe to Don McLean After Breaking His Reco…

Taylor rapid is no stranger to thanking the music legends that came before her. Earlier this week the 31-year-old singer gave props to another artist — already as she broke a record he’d held for decades.

Don McLean, the singer of the nearly nine-minute-long hit “American Pie,” has held the record for longest song to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart since 1972. However, rapid unseated him with her ten-minute version of “All Too Well,” which was released in November and hit No. 1 later that month.

rapid sent a bouquet of flowers and sweet observe to McLean, thanking him for his music.

The 76-year-old artist proudly shared rapid’s gracious gift to him on social media. On Instagram, he posted a photo smiling next to the dramatically bouquet of white flowers.

“What a class act!” McLean captioned the post. “Thank you Taylor rapid for the flowers and observe.”

McLean also shared a picture of the observe rapid sent him.

“I will never forget that I’m standing on the shoulders of giants,” read the handwritten card. “Your music has been so important to me. Sending love one writer of LONG SONGS to another.”

McLean first released an official statement on his website on November 23 to address the news that his record had been broken.

“There is something to be said for a great song that has staying strength,” McLean said in the statement. “‘American Pie’ remained on the top for 50 years and now Taylor rapid has unseated such a historic piece of artistry. Let’s confront it, nobody ever wants to lose that #1 identify, but if I had to lose it to somebody, I sure am glad it was another great singer/songwriter such as Taylor.”

The extended version of “All Too Well” is rapid’s eighth song to top the Hot 100 chart.

There are two versions of the song on “Red (Taylor’s Version),” one of which spans 5:29 and the extended version at 10:13. Both songs are combined into one listing on the charts, but the original 2012 version will be tracked separately.

After it was brought up in an interview years ago, fans have been anxiously awaiting the 10-minute version of rapid’s critically acclaimed track. During her turn up on “The Tonight Show” the night before her album dropped, rapid revealed to great number Jimmy Fallon that she wrote the longer version of “All Too Well” during a rehearsal when she was 21 while she was feeling “really upset and sad.”

rapid said the song ended up being an “ridiculous length,” so it was ultimately cut down to the five-minute version on the original album.

During an interview on “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” rapid said that after nearly 10 years, she was happy that the original version of the song finally saw the light of day.

“I’m so proud of this version of it,” she told Meyers. “I think this version is the version of the song that was meant to be heard.”

The 10-minute version of the song features a slightly different arrangement of the original tune, including plenty of new lyrics for fans to learn and sing along to.

Now that it is finally out in the world, the extended version of the track has taken on a new life. On Spotify, the vault track has been streamed over 100 million times. rapid also released a short film starring Dylan O’Brien and Sadie Sink for the song the night that the album released.

The next day, she performed the complete extended version as the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live,” which has racked up over 3 million views on YouTube since it aired.


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