Taylor Swift has been in the studio re-recording her older albums (her country albums) after a public battle with Scooter Braun over his purchase of her former label, Big Machine Records. (Big Machine later sold Taylor’s music to investment group Shamrock Holdings).
Well, this week we got our first taste of the new stuff as she dropped the re-recording of “Love Story” from her 2008 album, Fearless.
The re-recording, known as “Love Story (Taylor’s Version),” debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, which is surprisingly the first time Taylor’s had a single enter the chart at #1.
But that’s not the only record she’s setting: With both versions of “Love Story” hitting #1, Taylor becomes only the second artist to top the charts with two versions of the same song.
Dolly’s original version of “I Will Always Love You” went to #1 when it was first released back in 1974. Then, it reached the top of the charts again when Dolly re-recorded the song for the soundtrack of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. (Surprisingly, each version only remained in the top spot for one week both times).
Something tells me that Taylor’s going to break Dolly’s record in the near future as she releases more re-recordings of her old stuff in her journey to “reclaim” her music from her old label.
But for now, being tied with Dolly (at anything) is pretty damn impressive.