Taylor Swift Sends Flowers to Don McLean After Beating 'American Pie' for Longest-Ever No. 1 Hit

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Taylor Swift is topping the charts with grace.

The Grammy winner, 31, sent Don McLean a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a special note after her song "All Too Well (Taylor's Version)" topped "American Pie" as the longest song to hit No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

"What a class act! Thank you Taylor Swift for the flowers and note," wrote McLean, 76, alongside a photo of him posing with the gift on Instagram.

"American Pie," which hit No. 1 hit following its 1971 release, runs 8 minutes and 42 seconds long. "All Too Well (Taylor's Version)" clocks in at 10 minutes and 13 seconds.

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Last week, McLean congratulated Swift for her accomplishment in a statement shared on his website. "There is something to be said for a great song that has staying power," the artist wrote.

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images Taylor Swift

" 'American Pie' remained on the top for 50 years and now Taylor Swift has unseated such a historic piece of artistry," he added. "Let's face it, nobody ever wants to lose that No. 1 spot, but if I had to lose it to somebody, I sure am glad it was another great singer/songwriter such as Taylor."

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Taylor Swift; Don McLean
Taylor Swift; Don McLean

Mike Coppola/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images; Taylor Swift (left) and Don McLean

On Monday, Swift thanks fans for helping her accomplish the rare feat in a special message on Twitter. "I'm so proud of this song and the memories I have with you guys because of it," she wrote.

"You truly chose this one and now you did THIS?! I'm floored," the singer continued. "A 10-minute song is at the top of the Hot 100."

"American Pie" is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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