Lil Nas X’s viral hit “Old Town Road” just overshadowed Billboard’s record for most weeks at No. 1.
The 20-year-old’s melody simply broke the record as his single goes through its seventeenth week on the Hot 100 outline.
Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” recently set the precedent in 1996 — with the main tune verging on breaking it was the hit “Despacito,” which tied the 16-week record in 2017.
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“YEEE TF HAWWW,” Lil Nas X tweeted on Monday because of the news.
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Hours after the fact, he posted a video expressing gratitude toward his fans for helping his tune set another precedent.
“I’m on the can at the present time, yet I need to state thank you to everyone who has made this minute feasible for me. We simply broke the record for the longest-running No. 1 melody ever,” said Lil Nas X, brandishing a cattle rustler cap as he played “Old Town Road” out of sight. “How about we go!”
“Old Town Road,” which has made the majority of its encouraging through sound gushing, was initially an independent melody, however Lil Nas X added Billy Ray Cyrus to the track.
The tune additionally has remix adaptations including Diplo, Young Thug, Mason Ramsey and BTS, and Billboard tallies the first tune and its remixes as one when figuring diagram position, along these lines helping “Old Town Road” remain on top.
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“17 is my new most loved number,” Cyrus said in an announcement Monday, additionally alluding to his presentation collection “Some Gave All,” which went through 17 weeks at No. 1 of every 1992. “My objective was consistently to make music that would contact individuals’ lives far and wide.”
Mariah Carey likewise took to Twitter to praise Lil Nas X on his achievement.
“Sending love and well done to @LilNasX on breaking one of the longest running records in music history! We’ve been honored to hold this record with a melody that implies a lot to @BoyzIIMen and myself and has contacted such a significant number of. Continue carrying on with your best life!” Carey composed on Monday.
“Old Town Road” at first was in a touch of contention in March when Billboard expelled it from its nation graphs, regarding it not nation enough (it crested at No. 19 on the nation graphs). However, the show didn’t hurt the melody; it just pushed it.
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Tunes have verged on uprooting “Old Town Road” from the top spot — including Billie Eilish’s “Trouble maker” and a couple of Taylor Swift singles — in any case were ineffective.
Quick was effective in 2017 when her melody “Look What You Made Me Do” halted Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber’s “Despacito” from achieving a seventeenth week at No. 1. Celine Dion’s “Since You Loved Me” finished Carey and Boyz II Men’s epic keep running in 1996.(Source)
Here’s a bit of irony. I dislike this song. Can’t understand how it can set a record. That’s not the irony. Maybe I mean coincidence. This song features Billy Ray Cyrus. I think he is one of the most talentless performers in history.
Years ago there… https://t.co/vHDYz375VQ
— James Cooper (@icooper916) July 30, 2019