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It’s Taylor’s model of successful, too. Taylor Swift’s first providing of her rerecorded catalog, “Love Story (Taylor’s Version),” debuted at No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, Billboard’s flagship nation chart. It’s Swift’s first No. 1 on the chart in over eight years, her first No. 1 debut, and her eighth Hot Country Songs No. 1 general following “We Are Never Getting Back Together” in October 2012. (If we’re getting technical, Swift final had a rustic No. 1 with Tim McGraw’s “Highway Don’t Care,” which hit No. 1 on Country Airplay, the nation business’s different chart of file, in June 2013.) “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” additionally joins Swift’s authentic model of “Love Story,” which peaked at No. 1 on the chart in November 2008. Swift had a four-year drought on the nation charts after “Highway Don’t Care,” her duet with Tim McGraw, in 2013; her subsequent music to crack Hot Country Songs was popularity’s “New Year’s Day” in December 2017. Since then, a number of Swift songs have entered the Hot Country Songs, with Lover’s Chicks collaboration “Soon You’ll Get Better” peaking at No. 10, folklore’s “betty” peaking at No. 6, and evermore’s Haim collaboration “no physique, no crime” peaking at No. 2.
With “Love Story (Taylor’s Version),” Swift turns into the primary artist with Hot Country Songs No. 1’s in every decade of the twenty first century together with the second artist to high the chart with two variations of the identical music after Dolly Parton did it with “I Will Always Love You” in 1982. “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” can be the top-selling music of the week, propelling it to a No. 11 entry into the Hot 100 — a feat for a music not being expressly promoted to radio.
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