During her concert in Pittsburgh, Taylor Swift expressed her amazement that "Cruel Summer," a track from her 2019 album "Lover," has was popular now, years after its initial release. She revealed that the song was meant to be a single off the “Lover” album, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, its release was postponed.
“The weirdest, most magical thing is happening. It’s never happened to me in the whole time I’ve ever been doing this…No one understands how this is happening, but you guys have streamed ‘Cruel Summer’ so much right now in 2023 that Republic Records just decided to make it the next single.”
Billboard confirmed that the song reentered their charts and currently sits at number 47 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Thank you to anyone who’s been listening to that song like 500 times a day,” Swift joked.
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