30 of the longest and shortest singles of all time

Taylor Swift has smashed Billboard chart records

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25/11/21 | StarsInsider

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Taylor Swift made musical history when the 10-minute version of her hit 'All Too Well' soared to the top of the US charts, making it the longest song ever to top the Billboard Hot 100. Harking back to the days when pop songs had to fit onto a 45-revolution-per-minute, seven-inch vinyl that held roughly three minutes' worth of music, most records still clock in at roughly the same length. But artists have played around with the established format over the decades, with the introduction of formats such as 12-inch singles and CDs allowing for longer tracks to find commercial success, and the advent of the streaming era meaning tracks can be as long or short as musicians want. But which are the longest and shortest singles ever? Click through this gallery to find out.

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