Cannot say that I am surprised, considering how extremely popular Taylor Swift has been worldwide, but a surprise track to reach these types of statistics is worth congratulating over. Taylor Swift’s surprise release of her re-recorded version of “Wildest Dreams” from her massively popular album 1989 has piqued the interest of fans and the general public. 

After being released for a little over four hours, her new recording of her seven year old song which was released on Friday, 17th of September, passed the 2 million milestone mark on Spotify.  This super impressive number easily surpassed the previous records for the most listens to the original song which is currently owned by Big Machine. While the older version’s streams spiked up followed by the release of the new rendering, it could not catch up to the thrill of fans who were excited to listen to the new version, and thus the gap was too large to fill. 

The new version of “Wildest Dreams” has its work cut out for it in catching up to the total plays of the original, which stands at 395,608,000 on Spotify. With the support of fans and casual listeners worldwide, it will easily surpass the margin and widen the gap even more, with the song’s growing popularity on social platform Tik Tok.

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