Taylor Swift Breaks More Records With “Shake It Off,” Highest Billboard Top 40 Debut Since Mariah Carey’s “Dreamlover”

Bradley Stern | September 3, 2014 1:52 pm

Another week, another round of chart and radio records being shattered by Taylor Swift‘s unstoppably catchy new 1989 ditty (and current #1 single in the country), “Shake It Off.”

According to a new press release from Swift’s label, “not only did “Shake It Off” make the highest Billboard Top 40 debut since Mariah Carey‘s 1993 single “Dreamlover,” but the song breaks the record for Most Adds to Top 40 and Hot AC Stations in its first week, being added to over 277 radio stations across the country.

And, in nerdier chart news, “Shake It Off” also now notches the highest debut in Mediabase Hot AC history (#10), and the largest one week spin gain on both the Mediabase Top 40 and Hot AC charts. Damn, Tay! Haters gonna hate, but Swift just keeps on shake, shake, shaking up the charts.

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