Mountain Stage recently learned that Taylor Swift shattered a 48-year-old record when her song “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” spent its ninth week atop the Billboard Country Songs chart. You can debate exactly how country this Max Martin-produced track is among yourselves - but since we’re all friends here, I’ll admit to finding the country radio version especially catchy.
Instead, let’s celebrate the undeniable staying power of the previous record holder - “Once a Day,” by West Virginia Music Hall of Fame member Connie Smith. We were fortunate enough to hear Smith sing this song on Mountain Stage just a few weeks ago, and you can listen yourself at NPR Music.

Mountain Stage recently learned that Taylor Swift shattered a 48-year-old record when her song “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” spent its ninth week atop the Billboard Country Songs chart. You can debate exactly how country this Max Martin-produced track is among yourselves - but since we’re all friends here, I’ll admit to finding the country radio version especially catchy.

Instead, let’s celebrate the undeniable staying power of the previous record holder - “Once a Day,” by West Virginia Music Hall of Fame member Connie Smith. We were fortunate enough to hear Smith sing this song on Mountain Stage just a few weeks ago, and you can listen yourself at NPR Music.

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