"Old Town Road" Overtakes "One Sweet Day"..

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Lil Nas X's viral hit "Old Town Road" just eclipsed Billboard's record for most weeks at No. 1.
The 20-year-old's song just broke the record as his single spends its 17th week atop the Hot 100 chart.


Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day" previously set the record in 1996 — with the only song coming close to breaking it was the hit "Despacito," which tied the 16-week record in 2017.


"Old Town Road," which has achieved most of its success through audio streaming, was originally a solo song, but Lil Nas X added Billy Ray Cyrus to the track.
The song also has remix versions featuring Diplo, Young Thug, Mason Ramsey and BTS, and Billboard counts the original song and its remixes as one when calculating chart position, thus helping "Old Town Road" stay on top.
 

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