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It is also Taylor’s version of a hit. Taylor Swift’s first offering from her rerecorded catalog, “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)”, debuted at No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, Billboard’s flagship country chart. It is 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 overall after “We Are Never Getting Back Together” in October 2012. ( If we’re getting technical, Swift last had a No. 1 country with Tim McGraw’s “Highway Don’t Care,” which reached No. 1 on Country Airplay, the country’s other industry record list, in June 2013. ) “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” also joins Swift’s original version of “Love Story,” which peaked at No. 1 on the chart in November 2008. Swift had a four-year drought on the country charts afterward. from “Highway Don’t Care,” His duet with Tim McGraw, in 2013; his next song to crack Hot Country Songs was reputation“New Year’s Day” in December 2017. Since then, some songs by Swift have entered Hot Country Songs, with LoverChicks’ collaboration “Soon I’ll Get Better” peaked at number 10, folklore“Betty” peaks at No. 6, and IncreasinglyHaim’s “no body, no crime” collaboration peaked at No. 2.
With “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)”, Swift becomes the first artist with Hot Country Songs No. 1 in every decade of the 21st century along with the second artist to top the list with two versions of the same song after Dolly. Parton did. with “I Will Always Love You” in 1982. “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” is also the best-selling song of the week, which propelled it to No. 11 on the Hot 100, a feat for a song not known. expressly promoted to radio.