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‘Old Town Road’ Is Now The Longest Running #1 In US Chart History

Written by Jackson Langford on July 30, 2019

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus have done the truly unthinkable – ‘Old Town Road’ now holds the record for the longest running #1 song in American chart history.

Clocking in its 17th week at the top spot on the Billboard charts, the smash hit song has now outdone previous record holders, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s ‘Despacito’ and Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men’s ‘One Sweet Day’.

Lil Nas X took to Twitter to document the huge milestone, decrying, “YEEE TF HAWWW”.

“This song has changed my life… and the way I see the world around me … in less than a year,” he added in a later, longer post.

Billy Ray Cyrus also took to social media, writing, “From the time I started a band my goal was to make music heard around the world that would touch people’s lives.”

“Congratulations my friend @LilNasX,” he added. “You sir are what ya call a ‘game changer’. Love ya man. You are a light.”

As for Australia, ‘Old Town Road’ held a total of 13 weeks at the top spot on the ARIA Charts – briefly dethroned by Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber’s ‘I Don’t Care – but it has since fallen to number two, being overtaken by Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello’s ‘Señorita’.

In case you haven’t already, watch the ‘Old Town Road’ video below and all hail our new king, Lil Nas X.

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