'Old Town Road' ties Billboard Hot 100 record set by 'One Sweet Day' and 'Despacito'
The viral hit has officially tied the record for longest run at the top of the chart with Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day,” and Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito.”
The single has been getting continuous boosts by Lil Nas X orchestrating three different remixes of the song. First, after Billboard had removed the single from the Country charts, Lil Nas X recruited his dream collaborator Billy Ray Cyrus. Next, he released producer Diplo‘s remix of the song and performed it live for the first time with Cyrus during Diplo’s set at Stagecoach Festival.
Lil Nas X has continued to joke that he will just keep releasing “Old Town Road” remixes, with Dolly Parton and Mariah Carey both jokingly teasing collaborations.
However, the young musician has already moved on to making the video for his next single, “Panini.”
If “Old Town Road” is to break the Billboard Hot 100 record, the track will do so next Monday on the chart dated Aug. 3.