‘American Pie’ singer Don McLean congratulates Taylor Swift for breaking his longest No. 1 hit record
Taylor Swift in January 2020 at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California. - Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America/TNS

Don McLean is singing Taylor Swift’s praises. The Songwriters Hall of Famer congratulated Swift after her 10-minute edition of “All Too Well” broke his “American Pie” record for longest song to reach the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. “Let’s face it, nobody ever wants to lose that #1 spot, but if I had to lose it to somebody, I sure am glad it was another great singer/songwriter such as Taylor,” McLean tweeted Tuesday. McLean’s seminal “American Pie” is eight minutes and 42 seconds long. He had held the record since 1971, when the song came out. Swift debuted her longer versi...