Today’s thread is brought to you by the numbers 5 and 10.
Lil Nas X just gonna keep on riding ’til he can’t no more. “Old Town Road” spends its 14th week on the top of the Hot 100 becoming only the 10th song to last that long at the apex of that chart. It ties the following songs: “Uptown Funk!”, “I Gotta Feeling”, “We Belong Together”, “Candle in the Wind 1997”, “Macarena”, “I’ll Make Love to You” and “I Will Always Love You”. If it lasts another week, it will be the lone song at 15 weeks. If it lasts two weeks, it will tie “Despacito” and “One Sweet Day”. Three weeks? It sets a new record.
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello continue to be a power couple as their “Señorita” drops from number 2 to number 5.
Over on the Billboard 200, being arrested for beating your superstar girlfriend and being an overall obnoxious twit is no impediment to topping the chart. You can even still get people to work with you.