Taylor Swift sends flowers to Don McLean after song breaks record held by ‘American Pie’
The songstress sent out flowers to Don McLean, whose tune “American Pie” very first set the record when it struck No. 1 in 1972, with a runtime of around 8 minutes and 37 seconds. The brand-new variation of “All Too Well,” a part of Swift’s rerelease of her 2012 album “Red,” clocks in at simply over 10 minutes.
In a note to McLean, Swift discussed the vocalist’s effect on her music.
“I will never forget that I’m standing on the shoulders of giants,” Swift composed. “Your music has been so important to me. Sending love one writer of LONG SONGS to another.”
“There is something to be said for a great song that has staying power,” McLean stated. “‘American Pie’ remained on the top for 50 years and now Taylor Swift has unseated such a historic piece of artistry. Let’s face it, nobody ever wants to lose that #1 spot, but if I had to lose it to somebody, I sure am glad it was another great singer/songwriter such as Taylor.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.