Taylor Swift’s ‘Mine’ Makes Musical History
Taylor Swift rewrites the record books yet again, as she becomes only the second female artist to debut multiple tracks in the Top 5 on Billboard's Hot 100 during a calendar year. Her new single, 'Mine,' which was rush-released last week after an unauthorized leak of the song hit the web, will enter the chart at No. 3 this week. The tune falls one spot shy of her previous offering, 'Today Was a Fairytale,' which bowed at No. 2 in February. The 20-year-old joins Mariah Carey as the only other female with multiple Top 5 debuts in a single year. The pop/R&B star's 'Fantasy' and 'One Sweet Day' with Boyz II Men both entered the chart at No. 1 in 1995.
'Mine,' the first single from Taylor's upcoming album 'Speak Now,' also debuts at No. 1 on the Hot Digital Songs chart with 297,000 downloads, only two-and-a-half days into its tracking week. The song arrives on the country chart at No. 26, and the Hot 100 at No. 53. Also appearing on Billboard's Hot 100 chart was Kenny Chesney's 'Boys of Fall,' which rises from No. 96 to 18.
In a recent online chat, Taylor explained that 'Mine' was "about my tendency to run from love. It's sort of a recent tendency. I think it's because, for me, every really direct example of love that I've had in front of me has ended in goodbye and ended in breakups and things like that. So I think I've developed this pattern of running away when it comes time to fall in love and to stay in a relationship. This song is sort of about finding the exception to that and to finding someone who would make you believe in love and realize that it could work out."
'Speak Now,' featuring the newly-minted hit 'Mine,' is set for release October 25.