Rapper Lil Nas X’s hit song “Old Town Road” just broke the record for longest-running number one song on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Old Town Road” beat out Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s single from 1995 as well as Louis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’ single from 2017. Both groups had their singles stay at number one on the Top 100 for at least 16 weeks, according to a report published Monday by The Hollywood Reporter.
— chart data (@chartdata) July 29, 2019
Chart Data announced the milestone on Twitter writing, “@LilNasX and @billyraycyrus’ ‘Old Town Road’ is now the longest running #1 hit in Hot 100 history (17 weeks).”
Lil Nas X celebrated the news by sharing a video of himself with Billy Ray Cyrus behind the scenes of the making of the remix, as well as different newsworthy moments from the past 17 weeks. (RELATED: Lil Nas X Drops 80th ‘Old Town Road’ Remix With Korean Pop Star RM)
“this song has changed my life and the way i see the world around me in less than a year. thank you to every single person who has been apart of this journey. as i said before, it’s just the beginning!” Lil Nas captioned the post.
I definitely streamed “Old Town Road” a couple times over the weekend to help contribute to his success. Like I’ve said before, I can’t pick out exactly which part of the song makes it as great as it is. However, it’s definitely great. Here’s to week 18.