Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” has turned into a very sweet fall, as her fan-favorite love track has reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs chart on October 28, 2023 — four years after its initial release.Read more: Malaika Arora talks divorce with Arbaaz Khan: Best Reveals emotional details and says…
In a video posted to Instagram on Monday (October 23), Swift and her co-writer Jack Antonoff shared their excitement over the achievement, talking about each other as they thanked fans for their support. “We said that song was the best song, but we thought, ‘Oh, you know what? This has to be our secret best song.’ “This is what we thought,” Antonoff said of “Cruel Summer” before Swift spoke, “We just want to say thank you so much for making ‘Cruel Summer’ a Hot 100 No. 1, and now it’s summer.” It’s not even there. It’s deep autumn, I’m wearing a sweater.”
Taylor Swift – Cruel Summer
Before screaming, she concluded by sending Swifties love. The post also includes two filmed photos of the longtime musical collaborators in the studio, with Antonoff looking surprised while Swift holds up her index finger in celebration of her 10th No. 1 hit. “This is good,” she captioned the post, referencing the lyrics of the song’s hook.
With “Cruel Summer,” Swift joins an exclusive club of artists with 10 or more No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. “Cruel Summer” was released on Swift’s 2019 album Lover and was promoted as a proper single in June of this year. Helping to boost streams for “Cruel Summer” were two new mixes that arrived on October 18: a live version, recorded in Los Angeles during the Eraz tour, and the LP GeoB remix. They followed on October 13 with the premiere of the film Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour.