Monday, May 20, 2024

Taylor Swift Swamps Spotify Singles Charts But Shout Out Doesn’t Help Charlie Puth


Taylor Swift has broken all of her own records this weekend.

On Spotify, she’s taken the top 32 of 34 positions. Only two other songs — by Hozier, and by Future — are folded in there.

Swift also has two more singles on the Spotify top 50, making an unforgettable 34 entries.

“Fortnight,” which sounds a lot like a Lana Del Rey song, is number 1 with 25 million total streams. Of those, 10 million are just from today.

As I reported before, Taylor has all 31 tracks from “The Tortured Poets Department” on the iTunes top 50.

“Fortnight” includes a shout out to Charlie Puth, but it hasn’t helped put one of his singles on the chart.

Swift is so all encompassing on the charts that no one cares that Drake has a new rap single. Beyonce’s songs have been completely eclipsed.

Taylor will rule the charts until Dua Lipa’s new release on May 3rd. Next after that is Billie Eilish’s release on May 17th — in four weeks.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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