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When Swifties Speak, Charts Listen: The Kelce Brothers on the Unexpected No. 1 Triumph

NFL stars Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs and Jason Kelce of the Philadelphia Eagles recently extended their appreciation to Taylor Swift and her devoted fanbase, known as Swifties, as Swift’s […]

NFL stars Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs and Jason Kelce of the Philadelphia Eagles recently extended their appreciation to Taylor Swift and her devoted fanbase, known as Swifties, as Swift’s song, “Fairytale of Philadelphia,” claimed the top spot on the iTunes chart.

In a recent episode of the New Heights podcast presented by Wave Sports + Entertainment, the Kelce brothers shared an anecdote highlighting the influential role Swifties played in propelling the song to No. 1.

Initially reaching No. 8 on the chart, Jason Kelce expressed his excitement on social media, only to be met with a flood of determined Swifties aiming higher.

“I got like 85 tweets from Swifties across the world being like, ‘You think eight is good? We’re taking this to Number One,’” Jason recalled. “It’s a powerful group of people.”

Travis Kelce joined in, expressing gratitude to Taylor Swift and her dedicated fanbase, saying, “Thanks, Taylor, appreciate you. And thank you to the Swifties. Thank you.”

The song, titled “Fairytale of Philadelphia,” is a remake of a 1987 song by The Pogues, noted by Sophie Schillaci of Entertainment Tonight.

Featured on the Philadelphia Eagles’ album, “A Philly Special Christmas Special,” the track is a reinterpretation of The Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York,” a tale of an Irish immigrant spending Christmas Eve in a drunk tank.

The romantic connection between Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift has been widely recognized, and with the Chiefs performing well, the impact of their collaboration is expected to endure, despite the recent Week 11 loss to Jason’s Eagles.