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Taylor Swift 'Shake It Off' debuts strong at No. 1

Taylor Swift's brand new single "Shake It Off" had all the right elements to get a debut at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She surprise released it along with the video, it's a catchy pop tune and it is Taylor Swift afterall. One week later for the chart posted yesterday, she has done that, landing at the top of the chart with a strong 544,000 downloads.

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That was also fueled by the 71 million radio impressions Swift got in that time. Combine all that with over 18 million streams on YouTube and Vevo and that makes up the formula of the Hot 100. She debuted at No. 2 on the Streaming Songs chart.

Taylor has another feat to add to her Billboard states. Out of 1,038 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 songs, "Shake It Off" becomes the twenty-second single to debut at No. 1. That makes 60 Hot 100 chartings for the singer-songwriter since her debut in 2006 and only her second No. 1. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" had only two days in its first tracking week, but the following week went right to No. 1 and went platinum in just two weeks.

Swift will be releasing her fifth album 1989 on October 27 and is her first official pop record. Her previous record Red saw a slight departure from such country tones and with the new set, she's moved further away from the last sound and radio doesn't mind. She's growing up and having a great time with her gal pals and hasn't publicly dated anyone in a year. So she won't be singing about boys!