This song just equaled the old record of “Despacito” and “One Sweet Day”.
Earlier this week, Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” hit and Billy Ray Cyrus officially leveled the 16-week record led by Mariah Carey’s ‘One Sweet Day’ and Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” ft. Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber on the Hot 100.
With this achievement, Lil Nas X is the third singer in history to have a single holding No.1 Hot 100 for weeks after Luis Fonsi and an American diva. In the past, there were also many songs that were expected to usurp “One Sweet Day” but all failed, such as ‘Uptown Funk!’ Bruno Mars also stopped with 14 weeks in 2015.
As expected by many people, the chances are high that Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus will throw both Mariah Carey and Luis Fonsi to a throne alone with a new record of 17 weeks No.1 next week. Currently, their song “Old Town Road” continues to maintain an impressive performance as it leads in a number of other ratings such as Streaming Songs, Hot R&B / Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs.
Ranking of the songs that pile on the longest No.1 Hot 100 according to Billboard:
16 weeks – ‘Old Town Road,’ Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
16 weeks – ‘Despacito,’ Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
16 weeks – ‘One Sweet Day,’ Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
14 weeks – ‘Uptown Funk !,’ Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
14 weeks – ‘I Gotta Feeling,’ The Black Eyed Peas
14 weeks – ‘We Belong Together,’ Mariah Carey
14 weeks – ‘Candle in the Wind 1997’ / ‘Something About the Way You Look Tonight,’ Elton John
14 weeks – ‘Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix),’ Los Del Rio,
14 weeks – ‘I’ll Make Love to You,’ Boyz II Men
14 weeks – ‘I Will Always Love You,’ Whitney Houston