Taylor Swift’s Cruel Summer” has re-entered the Top 40 of the UK Singles Chart four years after its release.
The song was released on Swift’s 2019 ‘Lover’ LP, but was never formally released as a single due to the outbreak of the COVID pandemic.
After a surge in streams following Swift’s “Eras” tour debut, where she performed “Cruel Summer” live for the first time, her record label released it as an official single this month.
Following the re-release, ‘Cruel Summer’ has climbed the charts and is now at number 12, surpassing its original peak of number 27 from 2019, according to BBC News.
At a recent concert on the “Eras” tour, Swift thanked fans for their airing of “Cruel Summer,” which prompted the record label to release it as a single.
Swift told fans at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh that the song was her “pride and joy” and her “favorite” from her 2019 album.
“It’s the weirdest, most magical thing that’s happening,” Swift said of the ‘Eras’ leg of the tour. [vía Billboard]. “It never occurred to me the whole time I was doing this.
“‘Cruel Summer’ is a song, I just played it a second ago. I don’t know if you remember. We had a blast, right? The one on the bridge where we all screamed,” he said.
Separately, Swift recently added a fifth concert at Wembley Stadium to the international leg of her “Eras” tour, which is set to take place next year.
It adds to the previously announced dates of June (21-22) and August (16-17). Swift UK will also stop in Liverpool, Edinburgh and Cardiff.
Currently, the US leg of the “Eras” tour will continue across North America through August 9, where it will conclude with the last of six concerts at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
Last night (June 1) in Cincinnati, Swift performed the song “Ivy” from “Evermore” live with the help of her co-writer and Ohio native Aaron Dessner.