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Tool hasn’t released an album in 13 years. But on Aug. 30, the group released the new 10-song album, which has performed superbly on the charts. A week ago, it reached the No. 1 spot on iTunes’ top album sales. Meanwhile, Swift released Lover after a two-year gap after her last album reputation. Lover is currently No. 1 on iTunes and the Billboard chart.
Swifties are thrilled with the success of the new album, and they are not ready to lose the coveted spot. They took to Twitter to rally support for the album.
“Keep streaming guys! This band Tool is dropping a new album after 13 years (lmao 13) is okey but.. We still have a chance!” one stan wrote, urging others to continue streaming Lover.
Through their rallying calls, it became apparent that swifties have no idea who or what Tool is.
“Who the fuck is TOOL? and can they move their fat ass like genuienly no idea who that is am i the only one??????” one questioned.
Another was “shook” by the length of their songs upon doing more research on Swift’s valiant competitor.
“Apparently they were really big in the ’90s,” a stan account wrote.
16 year old Taylor Swift fans who have no clue who Tool is freaking out that they’re gonna surpass her in sales (they will) is hilarious pic.twitter.com/TMj81gi6SQ— Tool fan acct (@Uppercut_Slut) August 31, 2019
Taylor Swift stans learning who Tool are because they're currently selling more copies than "Lover" is really something special pic.twitter.com/k398YRDzvZ— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) September 4, 2019
Omg wtf are they big or sth?— Ellie (@outsoldurfaves) August 18, 2019
you know i really love to see it i truly was nervous she wouldnt pass lover just because i know the t swift fanbase is so big ... anyways who the fuck is TOOL? and can they move their fat ass like genuienly no idea who that is am i the only one?????? pic.twitter.com/K8a3hKSaCA— dumplinghead (@eurodolI) August 30, 2019
Needless to say, Tool fans–and people who aren’t crazy about Swift–are giddy about the Twitter fodder.
“Just made my day to find out that Taylor Swift fans are crying about Tool taking over the charts. Lolololol,” Twitter user @gilligilliam wrote.
Just made my day to find out that Taylor Swift fans are crying about Tool taking over the charts. Lolololol pic.twitter.com/2uJuTSd1zt— gilligilliam (@gilligilliam) August 31, 2019
The best thing about being a Tool fan is ruining the lives of all Taylor Swift fans right now. pic.twitter.com/sThN2UPP2a— Bon Jorman (@bonjorman) September 5, 2019
Even if Swift loses her spot, she still had massive success. Lover had the most sales in the first week compared to any other album in the last two years, according to Forbes.
Sierra Juarez is a freelance journalist and fact-checker based in Mexico. She most enjoys writing about human rights and politics and working in audience engagement. Her work has appeared in the Texas Tribune, the Austin American–Statesman, and the San Antonio Current.