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Don McLean Shares Sweet Gift Taylor Swift Sent After She Broke His Billboard Hot 100 Record

Don McLean has shared the sweet gift Taylor Swift sent him after breaking his long-held record for the longest song to reach the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

The 10-minute 13-second version of “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” broke the record held by McLean’s 8-minute and 42-second-long song “American Pie” since 1972.

“Let’s face it, nobody ever wants to lose that #1 spot, but if I had to lose it to somebody, I sure am glad it was another great singer/songwriter such as Taylor,” McLean said at that time.

Upon breaking the nearly 50-year record, an elated Taylor shared her joy with the former record-holder by sending him flowers and a handwritten message.

McLean shared photos of the gift on Twitter with the caption, “What a classy artist! Thank you @taylorswift13 for the flowers & note!”

Swift’s brief letter reads, “Don, I will never forget that I’m standing on the shoulders of giants. Your music has been so important to me. Sending love [from] one writer of LONG SONGS to another. Your fan, Taylor.”

(Photo: Don McLean/Twitter)

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