‘Old Town Road’ Ties Record For Most Weeks Atop Billboard Hot 100 Chart

Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X; Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for BET
Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X; Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for BET
Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X; Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for BET

There’s no stopping “Old Town Road.”

The viral sensation has now spent a whopping 16 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, tying the record for the most time at No.1 in the chart’s 60-year history.

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, currently shares the record with Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, which was No.1 for 16 weeks in 2017, and Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day,” which spent 16 weeks at the top in 1995-96.

Additionally, “Old Town Road” is spending a 12th week atop the Digital Song Sales Chart and is leading both the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts for a 16th week each. The track is also No.1 on the Songs of the Summer chart for the eighth week.

Earlier this month, Lil Nas X dropped a new remix of the song adding Mason Ramsey and rapper Young Thug to the mix. If fans’ predictions are correct, another remix featuring Dolly Parton may be coming down the pipeline. The iconic entertainer recently sent a cryptic tweet in reply to Lil Nas X asking her to collaborate with him on a remix of the track.

According to Billboard, “Old Town Road” is poised to remain at No.1 for a 17th week. If it holds its spot, it will become the longest-running No.1 in Billboard chart history. The chart position will be revealed on Monday, July 29.

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