Taylor Swift's All Too Well 10-minute version breaks Billboard record

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Taylor Swift's 10-minute version of her track All Too Well has helped her break the record for the longest track (at 10 minutes and 13 seconds) to reach the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The song, taken from the singer's re-recorded Red album, is also her 30th song to reach the top 10, making her the sixth artist in history to achieve that milestone.

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Making the announcement on Twitter, Billboard revealed that Taylor beat out Don McLean's American Pie, which is eight minutes and 37 seconds long, to earn the record. 

American Pie "held the record for nearly a half-century, beginning in January 1972."

Both the 10-minute and five-minute versions of All Too Well (Taylor's Version) are included as one entry on the Hot 100 chart, raking in a combined 54.4 million US streams between 12 and 18 November. The clean, acoustic and Sad Girl Autumn versions of the song were also included.

However, stats from the original All Too Well of Taylor's 2012 album were not used.

Sharing the news on Instagram with a short clip of herself reacting to Billboard's announcement, Taylor wrote: "You guys sent a 10 minute song to number one for the first time in history honestly WTH."

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