It’s Official! Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ Just Became The Longest Running No. 1 Song In Billboard History Beating Out Mariah Carey ‘One Sweet Day’ and ‘Despacito’

Posted July 29, 2019

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Lil Nas X has just cemented his place in the music history books, as his crossover hit smash ‘Old Town Road‘ just became the longest running No.1 song in Billboard Hot 100 chart history.

The news comes on Monday (July 29), as the rap-singer has rode his horse to the top of the charts for a historic 17 weeks! and broke the record for the longest running No. 1 in the chart’s six-decade history after he dethroned the previous spot holders.

Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s collaboration “One Sweet Day” and Luis FonsiDaddy Yankee and Justin Bieber’s “Despacito (Remix),” which spent 16 weeks at No. 1 in 1995/1996 and 2017, respectively.

The news also comes after the rapper was previously denied entry onto the Billboard country charts and country music fans had called for a boycott of his song. Lil Nas X later teamed up with Billy Ray Cyrus to secure the ‘Old Town Road’ (Remix) which took the song to the next level and has remained on the charts for months now.

Nas also broke a record previously held by Drake’s “In My Feelings” for most streams in one week in the U.S.

Per Billboard, here is the updated leaderboard of the 10 longest-leading No. 1s in the chart’s archives:

Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist, Date Reached No. 1
17, “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, April 13, 2019
16, “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, May 27, 2017
16, “One Sweet Day,” Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, Dec. 2, 1995
14, “Uptown Funk!,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, Jan. 17, 2015
14, “I Gotta Feeling,” The Black Eyed Peas, July 11, 2009
14, “We Belong Together,” Mariah Carey, June 4, 2005
14, “Candle in the Wind 1997″/”Something About the Way You Look Tonight,” Elton John, Oct. 11, 1997
14, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix),” Los Del Rio, Aug. 3, 1996
14, “I’ll Make Love to You,” Boyz II Men, Aug. 27, 1994
14, “I Will Always Love You,” Whitney Houston, Nov. 28, 1992

He took to Instagram to celebrate the victory after the news broke.


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last year in october ? , as a struggling artist ??‍♂️starting to lose faith in what i could be, i went looking for beats on youtube??‍?. i remember clicking on so many generic sounding beats??trying to find the right one for me?. when suddenly i came across a country-trap ??‍??sounding masterpiece?. i immediately knew i would make something special out of it??⚡️! my sister?? told me i had little time left ⏳before i had to leave her house ? after being there for months? promoting my music? online ??and not helping??‍♂️ her out much. i was so upset ?! i used it as motivation for the song?! i jokingly/seriously saw myself as a loner ??‍♂️ cowboy? needing to ??run away from it all?! I went out ?? on my sister’s back porch ? and listened to the beat ?OVER ?& OVER ?& OVER?!! then it came to me?!! in my best singing voice? i sung? “YEAHHH IM GONNA TAKE MY HORSE? TO THE OLD TOWN ROAD ? IM GONNA RIDEEEE TIL I CANT NO MORE ??” I LOVED IT ALREADY! i started to work on it??‍? ??EVERY SINGLE DAY??. it needed to be funny?, it needed to be catchy??, it needed to be hip hop ??, it needed to be country??, & it needed to be short??!! by the time i was finished ? setting it up ??‍♂️ i was out of my sister’s crib? and at my brothers ??‍? place. on ☃️?december 2️⃣nd i went into the studio ??? & recorded OLD TOWN ROAD??✨ & put it out the exact same ?day!! did i know it would become the longest running number 1️⃣ song of all time? ?NO! ‼️ but i am so thankful?? that this blessing ✨ has been placed upon me?. 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! ???⚡️

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