Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ sets record for longest run at No 1
The much remixed song’s popularity is being driven by a social video app
Boston — Old Town Road, the genre-bending hip-hop/country smash by Lil Nas X, set a record on Monday with its 17th straight week atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The much-remixed song, whose most popular version features Billy Ray Cyrus, has been No 1 since early April. The social video app TikTok drove much of that popularity as fans posted clip after clip after clip of their own takes on the tune.