Taylor Swift's "Lover" is her 25th song to hit the Top 10, and her latest single, "You Need to Calm Down," is still ranking at No. 4
Swift’s touching ballad is her 25th song to hit the Top 10, and her latest single, “You Need to Calm Down,” is still ranking at No. 4.
All 18 songs from Lover also charted on the Hot 100, breaking Billie Eilish’s previous record of 14 total entries.
The superstar's latest album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with the biggest sales for any album since, well, her own reputation in 2017. (That album sold a whopping 1.238 million units in its first week, with 1.216 million in pure album sales.)
Lover has racked up a total of 867,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music, and 679,000 units impressively came from pure album sales.
In the retro-tinged music video, which Swift co-directed with Drew Kirsch, the singer and dancer Christian Owens star as a couple as they swim in a fishbowl, slow dance at home and party with their pals while going through ups and downs together.
At the end of the video, the lovebirds get their happily ever after as their child opens a Christmas present containing a snow globe holding their memories.
In her recent Vogue cover story, the superstar said the ballad features one of her “favorite bridges,” and that she “was really able to go to Bridge City” for the song.
“Ladies and gentleman / Will you please stand / With every guitar string scar on my hand / I take this magnetic force of a man to be my lover,” she sings on the sweeping bridge.
Ahead of the music video’s release, Swift spoke to fans about her latest work during a YouTube Live appearance. “Reputation for me was cityscape-nighttime-darkness … like full swamp witch,” she said. “But with this album … [it] felt aesthetically and from an energetic perspective very daytime, very sunlit fields. I really just pictured this and wrote music from a perspective of a much more open, just free, romantic, whimsical place.”