Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Old Town Road” is now officially the longest running No. 1 song in U.S. chart history, Billboard reports. The single has spent 17 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100, breaking the previous record of 16 weeks shared by “One Sweet Day” (by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men) and “Despacito” (by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber).
“Old Town Road” first reached No. 1 back in April, shortly after Lil Nas X shared the Billy Ray Cyrus remix of the track. In the months since, “Old Town Road” has received additional remixes from Diplo, Young Thug and Mason Ramsey, and RM of BTS. CupcakKe also made her own raunchy edition of the hit.
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Originally Appeared on Pitchfork