Old Town Road

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"Old Town Road"
Single by Lil Nas X
from the EP 7
ReleasedDecember 3, 2018 (2018-12-03)
Format
Recorded2018
Genre
Length1:53
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Lil Nas X singles chronology
"Old Town Road"
(2018)
"Old Town Road (Remix)"
(2019)
Audio video
"Old Town Road" at YouTube

"Old Town Road" is a song by American rapper Lil Nas X. It was initially released independently on December 3, 2018, and gained popularity on social video sharing app TikTok.

"Old Town Road" has been officially remixed four times, featuring a different array of guest artists including Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo, Young Thug, Mason Ramsey and RM.[1][2]

In March 2019, the song reached number 19 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart before the magazine disqualified it.[3] Though the song was not re-entered onto the overall country charts, both the original version of the song and the remix featuring Cyrus eventually peaked at number one on the flagship Billboard chart, the Hot 100, for a record-breaking nineteen consecutive weeks.[4][5]

The song was the first-ever number-one song on the Rolling Stone Top 100 chart.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus team up for 'Old Town Road' remix". The Tennessean.
  2. Kaplan, Ilana; Kaplan, Ilana (2019-04-29). "Hear Diplo's Uptempo Remix of Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus' 'Old Town Road'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2019-05-01.
  3. Elias Leight (March 26, 2019). "Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Was a Country Hit. Then Country Changed Its Mind". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  4. "Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Leads Billboard Hot 100 for 19th Week, Ariana Grande & Social House's 'Boyfriend' Debuts in Top 10". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  5. "Winner's Circle: Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Breaks Record With 17th Week Atop Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  6. "RS Charts: Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Is Number One on Rolling Stone Top 100 Chart". Rolling Stone. 2 July 2019. Retrieved 3 July 2019.