‘Old Town Road’ Has Giddy Up And Beaten A Chart Record Held By The Fkn ‘Macarena’

Like eclipsing a bright star, Lil Nas X has now surpassed the god damned ‘Macarena‘ to take out the top spot of longest-running debut single sitting at number 1 on the Hot 100 charts in the US with ‘Old Town Road’.

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With his little ditty that has absolutely been stuck in my head for the better part of the last couple of months, Lil Nas X has now found himself sitting very comfortably in the saddle on top of the charts for a whopping 15 weeks. Yee fuckin’ haw, mates.

The staying power of a track that started out being barred by the Billboard country charts until Billy Ray Cyrus stepped in with a feature is undeniable, and with Lil Nas X bringing in both Yung Thug and Mason Ramsey for a remix released last week, the track looks like it’s got the grip to hang in there for a while yet.

Just quietly, lil’ Mason Ramsey’s got the best lyric in this, and yes I have been routinely singing “if you ain’t got no giddy up then giddy out my way”

As per Uproxx, The next hurdle for the track to jump like a champion dressage horse is to stick in the top spot above Billie Eilish‘s ‘Bad Guy‘ (who also released a remix, with Justin Bieber). If Lil Nas X can do that, well then the world is this man’s oyster.

‘Old Town Road’ also joins the coveted club of ‘longest-running number 1 single’ alongside Mariah CareyBoys II Men‘s ‘One Sweet Day’ and ‘Desposito’ from Biebs, Luis Fonzi and Daddy Yankee. It looks like this will make Lil Nas X the youngest artist in this Number 1 Club, too.

Some big yeehaw energy around this one, folks. The age of rhinestone country trap is well and truly here, get your chaps and spurs out.