Sound & Vision: Looking at the Chart Dominance of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road”

“Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X has been number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart since early April. It’s now been there for 18 weeks. That’s two weeks longer than previous record holders.

Chris Molanphy is a pop chart analyst and host of the Hit Parade Podcast. He spoke with Sound & Vision’s Emily Fox when “Old Town Road” hit 17 weeks about what has made this song a hit as well as well as the controversy around the song crossing genres between hip hop and country.

Podcast audio. Transcript of selected excerpts.