Taylor Swift has achieved a feat previously only reached by country legend Dolly Parton.
“Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” has became Swift’s first song to debut at the top of the country charts – and it’s only the second song in history to achieve a unique feat: an artist having two renditions of one song reach the peak of the ‘Hot Country’ charts.
The updated version of her 2008 hit is part of her plan to re-record her early discography, and it debuted at the number one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Although she’s previously notched up 8 number one’s already, it’s the first time one of her songs has debuted in the coveted top spot, thanks to 25,000 paid downloads, 13.7 million streams and 1.1 million radio play impressions across the U.S. for the week ending 18 February.
Swift now joins Dolly Parton as the only other artist to have two versions of the same song to reach the number one slot – Parton having done so with “I Will Always Love You” back in 1974 and an updated recording in 1982.