Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Ties Billboard Record for Most Weeks at No. 1 on Hot 100
"Old Town Road" came in at No. 1 again for its 16th week on Monday (July 22), tying it with only two other songs that have been able to achieve that same feat in the chart's nearly 61-year history. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber accomplished the feat in 2017 with "Despacito," while Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day" was the first to set the record from 1995-96.
The song has already broken tons of records for the newcomer, most recently becoming the longest-running No. 1 hip-hop record ever. After topping the hip-hop charts for 13 weeks, "Old Town Road" surpassed three songs that had previously held the record with 12 weeks a piece: Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" with Charlie Puth in 2015, The Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" in 2009 and Eminem's "Lose Yourself" in 2002.
The song has been propelled by its numerous high-profile remixes, with everyone from Billy Ray Cyrus to Young Thug jumping on it—and current talks of even more to come. Even country legend Dolly Parton seems to be keen on the idea.
Could Lil Nas X go another week at No. 1 and officially set a new record? We will have to wait and see.
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