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Taylor Swift’s Rerecorded ‘Wildest Dreams’ Could Eclipse the Original on U.K. Chart

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Taylor Swift, winner of the Global icon Award, is seen during The BRIT Awards 2021 at The O2 Arena on May 11, 2021 in London.

Taylor Swift’s surprise release of “Wildest Dream” could stage a dream run on the U.K. chart, where it’s on track for a Top 40 debut.

Without warning, TayTay dropped the "Taylor's Version" of the 1989 single "Wildest Dreams" last Friday (Sept. 17).

In the U.K., at least, Swifties tuned in. “Wildest Dreams (Taylor's Version)” blasts to No. 22 on the latest Official Singles Chart Update. That’s well up on the No. 40 peak for the original version, which got its official release as a single in late August 2015.

If it keeps its momentum, the track will become Swift's 37th U.K. Top 40 single.

The new cut of "Dreams" was a curveball, especially when considering the next "Taylor's Version" album is a reimagining of 2012's Red collection, due out in November.

"Wildest Dreams" has been popping up on TikTok lately because Swifties have been using it to soundtrack their clips using the service's new "slow zoom" filter. The viral treatment apparently inspired the pop icon to bring forward her fresh version.