Old Town Road Breaks One Of The Longest-Standing Records In Music History

30th July 2019 | Category: Concerts

On Monday, Little Nas X conquered one of the longest-held records in pop music history with his single “Old Town Road”.

The record has officially been broken after an astounding 17th week on the Billboard Hot 100, beating the record first set by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day”, which ran for an impressive 16 weeks.

That iconic collaboration began its run atop the chart at the beginning of December 1995 until March 1996.

Another single threatened to break the record in 2017. Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” tied with “One Sweet Day” for most weeks at No.1, however, it was unseated by Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do.”

“Old Town Road” did, however got off to a rocky start, with a controversy regarding whether or not it was more of a country song or a hip-hop song. Lil Nas X went back to the drawing board and added country musician Billy Ray Cyrus to the track.

Later, it catapulted to No.1 where it has been since mid-April and served as Cyrus’s second No.1 song in his career since the 1990’s “Achy Breaky Heart.”

If you wish to hear “Old Town Road” performed live, you can. Z100 has announced that Lil Nas X will perform at their Summer Bash, which will take place on Thursday, August 29th as part of the Seaport District Community Concert on The Rooftop at Pier 17 in New York City.

This link will take you to your tickets.

Seaport District Community Concert

Show Date and Time: Thursday, August 29th, 8 p.m.

Show Location: The Rooftop at Pier 17, New York

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