And remixes are also a big part of why "Old Town Road" is probably going to break that record. Lil Nas X' song, which is also titled "Carry On", sounds very close to Caldwell's track. Now that another worldwide phenomenon's name is attached to an incarnation of the song, we're better off adjusting to the reality that "Old Town Road" has joined the sunrise, the tides and the inevitability of death among the ranks of our permanent realities.
Called "Seoul Town Road", it comes in at just under two minutes and features RM delivering bars with a Southern twang. The BTS A.R.M.Y. wasted no time jumping on the midnight release and are loving RM's verse. But now it's leaked, and you can hear below it in all its Lil Nas X + Billy Ray Cyrus + Young Thug + Lil Wayne glory. "(Yeah)/Homis made of steel, from Korea, they the be-e-est, Riding to the farm (Huh)/Grabbing all the corn (Huh), We gon' get yo' money with my homi in your backyard", RM raps.
If you check out the song online, you'll notice the addition of a purple horse on the record's artwork which is a nod to BTS and their fandom.
Only 3%of all Hot 100 No. 1 hits have led the list for 10 weeks or more.
Meanwhile, Lil Nas X continues his hot streak as his viral song has notched a record-tying 16th week on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. While Sony wouldn't have, they say that the label should have "vetted" the rapper previously.
The two "Old Town Road" remixes come a month after the rapper's raved-about performance alongside Cyrus at the BET Awards, where Lil Nas X called it "the most awesome thing I've ever experienced in my life".