Taylor Swift Is Breaking Records With The Longest No. 1 Lead For A Country Song Since 1980

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Taylor Swift Has The Longest No. 1 Country Song Hot 100 Hit SInce 1980

When Taylor Swift isn’t spending her spare time writing a tearjerker song about losing a child to cancer she’s busy setting records. Swift’s second single from the forthcoming Red, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” already sits atop the Billboard Hot 100. For three weeks it has held down its spot, which was enough to make it the longest run for a country song since Kenny Rogers‘ 1980s hit “Lady.” You read that right. In nearly 32 years there hasn’t been a No. 1 country song for longer than three weeks on the Hot 100. Of course that was until Swift sewed up the charts with her breakup anthem.

But Taylor’s record breaking doesn’t stop there. The upcoming VH1 Storytellers performer (which airs Sunday, November 11 at 11PM ET/PT) not only has the longest running country song since 1980, she also is holding it down for the women. There hasn’t been a country song lead on the charts for women this long since Debby Boone‘s 10-week Hot 100 No. 1 hit “You Light Up My Life” in 1977. It’s Taylor’s year. And a mighty one it is.


Taylor Swift’s ‘Never’ Is Hot 100′s Longest-Leading Country Song Since 1980
[Billboard]

[Photo: Getty Images]

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