King of The Hill

King of The Hill

For the first time in the 60 years of Billboard’s Hot 100 history Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” ft. Billy Ray Cyrus has claimed the No. 1 spot for the record breaking 17th week!

“Old Town Road” beats the previous record of 16 consecutive weeks at No. 1 which was first achieved back in 95′ by Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men with their song “One Sweet Day” and later matched by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” featuring Justin Bieber back in 2017.

Now that “Old Town Road” is king of the hill here is the new leaderboard of the 10 longest-leading No. 1s according to Billboard.

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

With “Old Town Road” making history on Billboards Hot 100 it now sits along side other notable record-setters. These record-setters include, The Beatles who have the most No. 1s with 20, Mariah Carey who has spent the most time at No. 1 with 79 weeks and Cuhubby Checker’s “The Twist” which took the top spot on Billboards Greatest of All Time Retrospective Chart.

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