After seventeen weeks, “Old Town Road” from Lil Nas X is now the longest running #1 in the history of the Billboard Hot 100. It tops the record previously held by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” as well as Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber’s “Despacito.”


“Old Town Road” was originally released independently in December 3rd, 2018. The song first hit #1 on the week ending April 13. Over the last 17 weeks, Lil Nas X has also released remixes of “Old Town Road” featuring Diplo, Mason Ramsey and Young Thug, and RM of BTS.

It was threatened this week by a Billie Eilish re-issue with Justin Bieber, but stayed atop the list.

See the top 10 tracks which have spent the most time at the top of the Hot 100 below.

Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist, Date Reached No. 1
17, “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, April 13, 2019
16, “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, May 27, 2017
16, “One Sweet Day,” Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, Dec. 2, 1995
14, “Uptown Funk!,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, Jan. 17, 2015
14, “I Gotta Feeling,” The Black Eyed Peas, July 11, 2009
14, “We Belong Together,” Mariah Carey, June 4, 2005
14, “Candle in the Wind 1997″/”Something About the Way You Look Tonight,” Elton John, Oct. 11, 1997
14, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix),” Los Del Rio, Aug. 3, 1996
14, “I’ll Make Love to You,” Boyz II Men, Aug. 27, 1994
14, “I Will Always Love You,” Whitney Houston, Nov. 28, 1992

 

via Billboard