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Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” Breaks Records on Billboard’s Adult Pop Airplay Chart

Swift and Travis Kelce Celebrate Chiefs’ Playoff Victory Hand-in-Hand

In a testament to its enduring popularity, Taylor Swift’s hit song “Cruel Summer” has made history on Billboard’s Adult Pop Airplay chart, securing the top spot for a remarkable 18 consecutive weeks. Originally released in 2019, the electro-pop track rose to prominence in 2023 when it claimed the number one position on the Hot 100 charts, solidifying its status as a fan favorite.

As 2024 commences, “Cruel Summer” continues to dominate, currently holding the title of the longest-running number-one song by a female artist on the Adult Pop Airplay chart. This achievement surpasses the previous tie with Miley Cyrus’s “Flowers,” which now sits at No. 1 for an impressive 17 weeks.

Taylor Swift not only overtakes Cyrus but also shares the spotlight with esteemed radio hitmakers Nickelback’s “Photograph” and Matchbox 20’s “Unwell.” Should Swift maintain her current momentum, she is poised to surpass these records in the coming days, further solidifying her place in chart history.

While “Cruel Summer” has reached remarkable heights on the Adult Pop Airplay chart, it still trails behind enduring male-fronted hits. Santana and Rob Thomas’s “Smooth” holds the record for the longest reign at 25 weeks, followed by The Calling’s “Wherever You Will Go” at 23 weeks. The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” takes the third spot with 20 weeks at No. 1.

In a different spotlight, Taylor Swift, 34, celebrated her boyfriend Travis Kelce’s victory in the NFL Playoffs on Saturday. Following the Kansas City Chiefs’ triumph over the Miami Dolphins with a score of 26-7, Swift and Kelce were spotted leaving Arrowhead Stadium hand-in-hand. The couple, joined by Patrick Mahomes and his wife Brittany Mahomes, exuded happiness as they exited the stadium.

Swift, dressed in an oversized red varsity jacket with black attire, grinned as she walked with Kelce. Earlier in the game, she was seen cheering on her boyfriend from the stands, singing along with fellow Chiefs supporters, and sharing high-fives in the chilly arena.

Kelce, 34, had an impressive performance in the game, catching seven passes for 71 yards. As the Chiefs advance to the next round in the playoffs, Swift’s unwavering support at the games over the past few months has become a notable feature, showcasing the couple’s shared enthusiasm for football.

Swift’s attendance at Saturday’s game follows a series of appearances at Chiefs games throughout the year, emphasizing her commitment to cheering on Kelce and the team. With the possibility of more victories on the horizon, Swift and Kelce’s celebratory hand-in-hand exit marks another highlight in their joyful journey together.

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