Taylor Swift is the epitome of grace and this is showcased by her antics with her counterparts, seniors in the industry as well as fans.
31 years old starlet Taylor Swift sent a beautiful flower bouquet to the legendary singer Don McLean after she beat his song “American Pie” with her track “All too well (Taylor’s version)” on the Billboard’s hot 100 charts as the longest song to hit no.1.
American Pie which was released in 1972 hit the no.1 track soon after its release. It is an 8 minutes and 42 seconds long song whereas Taylor Swift’s track “All too well (Taylor’s version)” beats it by being 10 minutes and 13 seconds long.
Don McLean posted on his Instagram handle, a picture with the flowers sent by Swift and a note, captioning it as “what a class act!”
Earlier, McLean had congratulated Taylor Swift over her accomplishment of beating American Pie with a statement on his website. “There is something to be said for a great song that has staying power,” the artist stated.
He further added, ” ‘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 No. 1 spot, but if I had to lose it to somebody, I sure am glad it was another great singer/songwriter such as Taylor.”
American Pie is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
Taylor Swift vehemently thanked her fans for helping her accomplish a unique feat by writing on Twitter stating “I’m so proud of this song and the memories I have with you guys because of it.”
“You truly chose this one and now you did THIS?! I’m floored,” the singer wrote further. “A 10-minute song is at the top of the Hot 100.”
Taylor Swift surely knows how to respect her seniors in the industry and show a sportsman spirit by acknowledging others’ achievements and staying humble.