Taylor Swift’s ‘Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version)’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

The song is her 11th leader, and dethrones her own “Cruel Summer.”

Taylor Swift’s “Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version) [From the Vault]” launches at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. The track is from Swift’s newest rerecorded album, 1989 (Taylor’s Version), which blasts in atop the Billboard 200, becoming her 13th No. 1 set, extending her mark for the most among women.

On the Hot 100, Swift scores her 11th No. 1 – and dethrones her 10th, “Cruel Summer,” after two weeks on top. She replaces herself at the summit for a second time, and is the only woman ever to have achieved the feat.

Swift claims eight songs in the Hot 100’s top 10, with her two latest leaders joined by six additional debuts from 1989 (Taylor’s Version). She ups her career count to 49 top 10s, the most among women and second among all acts only to Drake’s 69.

The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data, the lattermost metric reflecting purchases of physical singles and digital tracks from full-service digital music retailers; digital singles sales from direct-to-consumer (D2C) sites are excluded from chart calculations. All charts (dated Nov. 11, 2023) will update on Billboard.com Tuesday (Nov. 7). For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both X, formerly known as Twitter, and Instagram.

Here’s a look at the coronation of “Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version) [From the Vault],” the 1,159th single to top the Hot 100 over the chart’s 65-year history, and the 73rd to debut at No. 1 (and Swift’s sixth to enter at the top spot) – as well as a rundown of all of Swift’s new top 10s on the list.

Streams, airplay & sales: Released Oct. 27 on 1989 (Taylor’s Version), “Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version) [From the Vault]” drew 32 million streams and 4.7 million radio airplay audience impressions and sold 5,000 downloads in the tracking week ending Nov. 2, according to Luminate.

The single also debuts at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, becoming Swift’s eighth leader, and No. 7 on Digital Song Sales. It also begins at No. 38 on the Pop Airplay chart, and is being actively promoted as a single to radio.

Swift’s 11th Hot 100 No. 1: With her 11th Hot 100 No. 1, Swift ties Whitney Houston for the eighth-most since the chart began on Aug. 4, 1958.

Most Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s:

  • 20, The Beatles
  • 19, Mariah Carey
  • 14, Rihanna
  • 13, Drake
  • 13, Michael Jackson
  • 12, Madonna
  • 12, The Supremes
  • 11, Whitney Houston
  • 11, Taylor Swift
  • 10, Janet Jackson
  • 10, Stevie Wonder

Here’s a recap of Swift’s 11 Hot 100 No. 1s, which now include two rerecorded “(Taylor’s Version)” tracks, as her new leader joins “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version),” from 2021:

  • “Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version) [From the Vault],” one week at No. 1 to-date, Nov. 11, 2023
  • “Cruel Summer,” two weeks, beginning Oct. 28, 2023
  • “Anti-Hero,” eight weeks, beginning Nov. 5, 2022
  • “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version),” one week, Nov. 27, 2021
  • “Willow,” one week, Dec. 26, 2020
  • “Cardigan,” one week, Aug. 8, 2020
  • “Look What You Made Me Do,” three weeks, beginning Sept. 16, 2017
  • “Bad Blood,” feat. Kendrick Lamar, one week, June 6, 2015
  • “Blank Space,” seven weeks, beginning Nov. 29, 2014
  • “Shake It Off,” four weeks, beginning Sept. 6, 2014
  • “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” three weeks, beginning Sept. 1, 2012

3 No. 1s, 3 Albums in ‘23: Swift becomes the first artist to spend time atop the Hot 100 with three songs in 2023. Prior to “Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version) [From the Vault],” she led with “Cruel Summer,” revived from her 2019 album Lover, and “Anti-Hero” (which first led in 2022), from last year’s Midnights.

Swift is the first woman to top the Hot 100 with three songs from three distinct albums by the same act in a single year. Among all acts, she’s the first since the Jackson 5 in 1970; the group broke through that year with the No. 1s “I Want You Back” from Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5; “ABC” and “The Love You Save”/”I Found That Girl” from ABC; and “I’ll Be There” from their Third Album LP. (The Beatles lead the category with six No. 1s from five albums in 1964.)

Swift Takes ‘Over’ for Swift: As “Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version) [From the Vault]” bumps “Cruel Summer” from No. 1 on the Hot 100, Swift replaces herself at the summit for a second time, and is the only woman to have achieved the feat at all. She first made for a one-person relay team when “Blank Space” supplanted “Shake It Off” atop the Nov. 29, 2014-dated chart.

Click here for a rundown of all 19 instances in which artists have replaced themselves atop the Hot 100.

Swift’s Seven New Top 10s: “Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version) [From the Vault]” paces seven songs from 1989 (Taylor’s Version) in the Hot 100’s top 10. Here’s a recap of their ranks, and streaming totals (with streams marking each title’s top metric in the tracking week).

  • No. 1: “Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version) [From the Vault],” 32 million streams
  • No. 2: “Now That We Don’t Talk (Taylor’s Version) [From the Vault],” 28.2 million
  • No. 3: “Slut! (Taylor’s Version) [From the Vault],” 27 million
  • No. 5: “Say Don’t Go (Taylor’s Version) [From the Vault],” 25.8 million
  • No. 7: “Bad Blood (Taylor’s Version),” 21.64 million
  • No. 9: “Style (Taylor’s Version),” 21.58 million
  • No. 10: “Suburban Legends (Taylor’s Version) [From the Vault],” 20.2 million

Swift swells her career total to 49 Hot 100 top 10s, the most among women and second among all acts only to Drake’s 69.

Most Billboard Hot 100 Top 10s:

  • 76, Drake
  • 49, Taylor Swift
  • 38, Madonna
  • 34, The Beatles
  • 32, Rihanna
  • 30, Michael Jackson
  • 29, Elton John
  • 28, Mariah Carey
  • 28, Stevie Wonder
  • 27, Janet Jackson
  • 26, Justin Bieber
  • 25, Lil Wayne
  • 25, Elvis Presley (whose career start predated the Hot 100’s inception)

New ‘Blood,’ Not Out of ‘Style’: Swift returns two compositions to the Hot 100’s top 10, as “Bad Blood (Taylor’s Version)” debuts at No. 7 and “Style (Taylor’s Version)” starts at No. 9. The original version of the former, as noted above, led for a week and the initial version of the latter hit No. 6, both in 2015.

Swift sends revamped versions of her songs to the Hot 100’s top 10 for the first time. She previously came closest to the feat when “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” hit No. 11 in 2021, after the original reached No. 4 in 2009. She’s the first artist to take a song to the top 10 via different versions in just over 20 years: In August 2003, Uncle Kracker’s update of “Drift Away,” featuring Dobie Gray, hit No. 9, after Gray’s original reached No. 5 in 1973.

(Notably, the original “Bad Blood” was remixed adding featured artist Kendrick Lamar in 2015. Two “[Taylor’s Version]” mixes of the song are on 1989 [Taylor’s Version]; with the mix without Lamar drawing more consumption in the tracking week than the one with him, he is not billed on the Hot 100 on “Bad Blood [Taylor’s Version].”)

Easy as 1-2-3: Swift infuses the Hot 100’s top three for a second time, following the Nov. 5, 2022, chart, when her album Midnights premiered atop the Billboard 200. The Beatles (five weeks, 1964), Drake (three, 2021-23) and Swift are the only acts with multiple such weeks, with Ariana Grande having earned the honor once, in 2019.

Plus, as Swift scores eight songs in the Hot 100’s top 10, she achieves her second week with at least that many simultaneous top 10s, following the frame in which 10 tracks from Midnights made for a historic sweep, led by “Anti-Hero” at No. 1. The only other such weeks belong to Drake, who logged nine and eight top 10s on the charts dated Sept. 18, 2021, and Nov. 19, 2022, respectively, each likewise sparked by his chart arrivals of new albums.

All-Female Hot 100 Top 10: In addition to Swift’s eight songs in the Hot 100’s top 10, Doja Cat’s “Paint the Town Red” ranks at No. 4 and SZA’s “Snooze” drifts off to No. 8. The chart hosts just the second all-woman top 10 in its history, following, again, the Nov. 5, 2022, chart, when Swift ranked at Nos. 1-10 with songs from Midnights (with Lana Del Rey featured on the No. 4 track that week, “Snow on the Beach”).

Swift, Warren & Martin’s Top 10s as Writers: As Swift expands her haul to 49 career Hot 100 top 10s as a recording artist, she now boasts a milestone 50 top 10s as a songwriter. She has written all 49 top 10s that she’s recorded and also sports writing credit on Olivia Rodrigo’s “Deja Vu,” which hit No. 3 in 2021; Swift is among those credited as a writer on the song, given its perceived similarities to “Cruel Summer.”

Meanwhile, two other writers with extensive Hot 100 histories pad their counts of top 10s. Diane Warren co-wrote “Say Don’t Go (Taylor’s Version) [From the Vault]” and Max Martin co-penned both “Bad Blood (Taylor’s Version)” and “Style (Taylor’s Version).” Warren has now written 33 top 10s – which have charted over a span of 40 years and six months – while Martin has authored 78 top 10s, spanning 26 years and four months.

Beyond Swift’s seven new Hot 100 top 10s, “Cruel Summer,” down to No. 6 from No. 1, adds a third week atop the Radio Songs chart, with 75.4 million audience impressions (down 6%).

Elsewhere in the Hot 100’s top 10, as noted above, Doja Cat’s “Paint the Town Red” drops 2-4 and SZA’s “Snooze” falls 3-8. The former, which led for three nonconsecutive beginning in September, notches a ninth and 10th week, respectively, atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which use the same methodology as the Hot 100. The latter, which hit No. 2 on the Hot 100, rules the multimetric Hot R&B Songs chart for a 14th week.

Again, for all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram and all charts (dated Nov. 11), including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh on Billboard.com tomorrow (Nov. 7).

Source: billboard.com