Taylor Swift pretty old-fashioned in that she likes to send physical letters, even if they’re to friends her age like Olivia Rodrigo or to Swiftie nurse. Recently, she took out her pen and paper again when she sent Don McLean flowers and notes after “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” broke the record for Longest song ever to be number 1 above Billboards Hot 100 chart, beat McLean’s “American Pie” to the honor.
McLean shared photos of the flowers and the letter, and wrote: “What a classy artist! Thanks @taylorswift13 for the flowers & notes! As for the letter, it reads, “Don, I will never forget that I am standing on the shoulders of giants. Your music is very important to me. Send a writer’s love of LONG SONG to others. Your fan, Taylor. ”
McLean also told Billboards after Swift topped his record, “There’s something to be said about a great song that has lasting power. ‘American Pie’ has remained at the top for 50 years and now Taylor Swift has proved such a historic work of art. Let’s face it, no one wants to lose that #1 spot, but if I had to lose it to someone, I’d definitely be happy that it’s another great singer/songwriter like Taylor. ”
This is Swift’s latest brush with classical music copyright in recent days, as Billy Joel recently compared her to The Beatles, that naturally blew her mind.
https://uproxx.com/pop/taylor-swift-don-mclean-letter-record/ Taylor Swift sent Don McLean a letter after his top.