Swift is the first artist ever in Billboard chart history to simultaneously launch straight to the No. 1 spots on the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 tallies. And just like an old cardigan, the Swifties couldn’t stop calling her their favorite artist. But one fan noted the new No. 1 song as something more than just a melody and lyrics.
“Cardigan by Taylor Swift isn’t just a song. it’s a lifestyle, a reason to breathe, an escape from this cruel world filled by thieves,” they wrote. “It’s art, the first gift you open on Christmas, a hug from a loved one, it’s everything you ever wanted, it’s everything you need.”
And another fan came more than prepared for the celebration: He baked her a cake to commemorate her dual success, with a painstaking hand-painted frosting design of the singer-songwriter standing in the woods.
#ProudOfTaylor quickly began trending on Twitter, with fans sharing their excitement over Swift’s double feat.
See the best fan reactions to Swift’s sixth No. 1 hit below.
Cardigan by Taylor Swift isn’t just a song. it’s a lifestyle, a reason to breathe, an escape from this cruel world filled by thieves. it’s art, the first gift you open on christmas, a hug from a loved one, it’s everything you ever wanted, it’s everything you need pic.twitter.com/SN4ajqO4AL
— Rez (@rzdwicy) August 3, 2020
Last year if you told me we’d get a surprise album, critical acclaim, 846k without physical copies and a #1 single all during a global pandemic I would have literally slapped you #ProudOfTaylor
— Chris Swiftlore™ ️ (@HuffleBoy) August 3, 2020
taylor took a huge risk dropping a suprise album with no lead up no promo no physical albums and yet look what she accomplished
— Audrey (@almostfuckingdo) August 3, 2020
.@taylorswift13 YOU DID IT AGAIN! DESPITE BEING 14 YRS INTO YOUR CAREER YOU KEEP ON BREAKING MASSIVE RECORDS. YOUR SUCCESS NEVER FAILS TO AMAZE ME. CARDIGAN IS A WELL DESERVED #1. AS THE POPULAR SAYING GOES “Taylor Swift IS the music industry.”
— Pop Base (@repugodtion) August 3, 2020
STAN TAYLOR SWIFT pic.twitter.com/siB4hU7u3M
— flor! (@goodfortayIena) August 3, 2020
CARDIGAN BY TAYLOR SWIFT OFFICALLY DEBUTED #1 ON BILLBOARD! pic.twitter.com/4IZO3HoMPS
— Nils Sjöberg (fan acc.) (@icantunseeit) August 3, 2020
Taylor Swift earns her sixth #1 single on the Hot 100 with “cardigan”. The song has just debuted on the #1!pic.twitter.com/1PUTlCBT5B
— Taylor Swift Charts (BUY CARDIGAN ON ITUNES) (@TaylorSwiftChar) August 3, 2020
what a roller coaster of a week. first, taylor tells us about folklore out of nowhere. second, swifties work as hard as we can to help taylor own her first #1. (meanwhile taking photo shoots in the woods. ) third, we did it! #folklore #cardigan @taylornation13 @taylorswift13 pic.twitter.com/mo6z3pjH2g
— mollie ✨ (@simply__mollie) August 3, 2020
3 SONGS IN TOP 10 OHMYFUCKIGGOD. AND CARDIGAN GOING #1. WE DID IT OMG. I’M SO FUCKING PROUD OF THIS WOMAN. TAYLEGEND FOR A REASON. AND SHE DID IT WITH A SURPRISE ALBUM! #ProudOfTaylor pic.twitter.com/IM1JL9tdwu
— ⋆┊ (@adorinqtay) August 3, 2020
— FOLKWHORE (@jpcleds) August 3, 2020
— Jose | Folklore Out (@Jose_Tohidi) August 3, 2020
— PAN (@forumpandlr) August 3, 2020
I SPENT EVERY SINGLE HOUR LAST WEEK STREAMING CARDIGAN A SONG THAT CHANGED MY LIFE. I DIDNT SLEEP AND I DIDNT EAT JUST SO IT COULD GO #1 AND IT WAS ALL WORTH IT. I LOVE YOU AND AM SO PROUD OF YOU @taylorswift13. CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING #1 #ProudOfTaylor pic.twitter.com/tqjEItLzty
— sassas | Folklore (@messuwanted) August 3, 2020
— Adri (@adrienchanted) August 3, 2020
— T.y.l.e.r # (@tylerzmith13) August 3, 2020