But it shows no signs of fading. What if the song never fades away? And yet it goes deeper than that. Every weird strain of American culture is in this song somewhere, as Lil Nas X rides his tractor all over our cliches of sexual and cultural identity. He just came out, on the last day of Pride Month.
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Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," a country-inflected rap song celebrating the act of taking your horses down to the "old town road" of the title, is currently the number one song in America. It's been that way all summer. From a charting perspective, the song had a relatively humble beginning. On April 8, Billboard announced that the track had moved from No.
After gaining popularity, the single was re-released by Columbia Records in March The song has been widely labeled as " country rap ", a genre that had not often reached the mainstream prior to its release. Dutch record producer YoungKio produced the instrumental and made it available for purchase online in The sample was placed behind trap -style Roland TR drums and bass. At the time, he had been living with his sister after dropping out of college; his real world struggles served as an influence on some of the lyrics. The song initially gained popularity on social video sharing app TikTok and eventually entered the Billboard charts in March The song reached number 19 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart before the magazine disqualified it from being included on the chart on grounds that it did not fit the genre, sparking a debate on the definition of country music. Though it 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 , for a record-breaking nineteen consecutive weeks.