‘Old Town Road’ Is The Longest-Running No.1 Single Ever

Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, is officially the longest-running No.1 song in the 60-year history of the Billboard Hot 100.

The viral sensation has now spent a whopping 17 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, earning the record for the most time at No.1 ever. “Old Town Road” beat the previous record of 16 weeks, which was first held by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” and later reached by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber.

Lil Nas X, 20, took to Twitter to share a video message with fans upon hearing the news of the chart record.

“I’m on the toilet right now, but I want to say thank you to every single person who has made this moment possible for me,” he shared. “We just broke the record for the longest-running No. 1 song of all-time…”

Prior to “Old Town Road” securing the chart record, Billy Ray Cyrus took the stage at the Grand Ole Opry to perform the song alongside Mason Ramsey. Ramsey is featured on a remix of “Old Town Road” with rapper Young Thug.

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus will perform “Old Town Road” with special guest Keith Urban on the upcoming ABC special, CMA Fest. Hosted by Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini with special guest host Bobby Bones, CMA Fest airs Sunday, Aug. 4 at 8/7c on ABC.