Taylor Swift’s ‘Cruel Summer’ Soars to the Billboard Hot 100 Surpassing Dua Lipa

Published 12/20/2023, 3:31 AM EST

Taylor Swift is championing the musical panorama with her strings of accolades. The pop sensation has managed to etch her name to some big titles while her success was evidence of a historic musical takeover. From the record-breaking Eras Tour to becoming the Time’s Person of the Year, one could not have imagined another epic win just a few days ahead of the year’s end. However, shattering all expectations in the best of ways, Swift charted on the Billboard Hot 100 of the decade with her single, ‘Cruel Summer’.

Additionally, Swift also outmatched the iconic songstress, Dua Lipa, with her major hit track from 2019.

Which song did Taylor Swift’s Cruel Summer outperform in the Billboard chart?

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Reigning for weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 all-format Radio-Songs chart, ‘Cruel Summer’ became the longest-leading single, surpassing her record for ‘Blank Space’. While it fell a leg short of making it to the Top Songs of 2023, Swift ensured that she took the uphill road to rank as the 27th Biggest Billboard Hot 100 of the decade. With that, she has now also risen above Dua Lipa’s ‘Don’t Start Now’.

Dua Lipa’s success in the musical arena is also no less than a ship rocket. Her ‘Don’t Start Now’ became her biggest hit in the States, leading her spot in the second position on the Billboard Charts. Furthermore, her success also touched the cinematic landscape with her sensational track, ‘Dance the Night’, in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie. However, it seems that Swift has the final word because her roadway of conquest shows no stop of slowing down.

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With the gripping of another noteworthy record, it looks like it is truly the year for Swift’s crowning. And for the Swifities, word has it that they have been over the moon since the announcement.

Fans go gaga with Taylor Swift’s touch on another milestone

For the ‘Cruel Summer’ hitmaker, it could be just another day with yet another victory. But for her fandom, it is yet another day of crowning the songstress with unending compliments. While the craze seems justified, it also makes one believe that the pop icon truly will not take respite until she achieves the number one spot.

Many fans did not fail to laud both icons to maintain their competition. However, an X (formerly Twitter) thread is nothing without the overriding reactions. As a result, competition was sure to unfold.

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Some fans also sharpened the detailing of how the track does not even have an official video. With the astounding influence that the song carries, breaking records in consecutive rows, there is no denying that Swift is the Person of the Year. And even amidst the never-ending surprises from her end, one cannot help but wonder if the year is still to witness another breakthrough for the artist.

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Anushka Bhattacharya

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I'm Anushka Bhattacharya, an entertainment journalist at Netflix Junkie. Armed with a degree in literature, I once wielded my words to catalyze change within society through my work with NGOs. However, as I stumbled into the exuberant hole of crime thrillers and documentaries on Netflix, it was love at first sight and pushed me into entertainment journalism.

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