Your Favorite Song Just Knocked ‘Old Town Road’ From the Top of the Billboard Chart

You guys, it happened: “Old Town Road” is no longer the No. 1 song in the United States. After spending a record-breaking 19-week run atop the Billboard 100 chart, the viral single by Lil Nas X just got knocked out of the spot by another mega-hit.

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Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” has the throne

On Aug. 19, Eilish’s hit song, “Bad Guy,” dethroned “Old Town Road.” The song is from the 17-year-old’s debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, which came out in March. While the song isn’t exactly new, it recently received a big boost in the form of a Justin Bieber-assisted remix.

According to Billboard, this is Eilish’s first chart-topping single. She’s also reportedly the first musician born in the 2000s to earn a No. 1 song.

The singer reacted to the news on both Twitter and Instagram, retweeting a trove of posts celebrating the milestone.

Lil Nas X’s reaction to losing the spot

You’d think Lil Nas X would be bummed about this moment. But if he is, he definitely hasn’t shown it. He quickly congratulated Eilish on the accomplishment via Twitter, writing, “U deserve this!”

The “Panini” rapper also shared a sweet post on Instagram. “This is the first week in 5 months old town road hasn’t been number 1. This journey [has] taught me so much! Can’t wait for y’all to see what’s next. Panini official music video coming soon. I love y’all!!!” he wrote, adding on a series of happy emojis.

Billy Ray Cyrus, who has a verse on the single, also congratulated Eilish. “Well deserved,” he tweeted. “Your persistence paid off. Thanks everybody. It was a hell of a ride.”

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congrats to these two on number 1 ❤️

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“Old Town Road” smashed records

“Old Town Road” is currently sitting at No. 3, but don’t be sad for it. The behemoth hit spent 19 weeks at No. 1, beating Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” (1995) and Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber’s “Despacito” (2017), both of which held the No. 1 spot for 16 weeks.

When the song officially became the longest-running No. 1 single back in July, the rapper shared an emotional post on Instagram, reflecting on how he was a “struggling” artist less than a year ago and explaining how his life has turned around.

“Last year in October, as a struggling artist starting to lose faith in what I could be, I went looking for beats on YouTube. I remember clicking on so many generic sounding beats trying to find the right one for me. When I suddenly came across a country-trap sounding masterpiece, I immediately knew I would make something special out of it,” he explained.

“Did I know it would become the longest running number 1️⃣ song of all time? NO! but I am so thankful that this blessing has been placed upon me,” Lil Nas X continued. “This song has changed my life and the way I see the world around me in less than a year.”

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last year in october , as a struggling artist ‍♂️starting to lose faith in what i could be, i went looking for beats on youtube‍. i remember clicking on so many generic sounding beatstrying to find the right one for me. when suddenly i came across a country-trap ‍sounding masterpiece. i immediately knew i would make something special out of it⚡️! my sister told me i had little time left ⏳before i had to leave her house after being there for months promoting my music online and not helping‍♂️ her out much. i was so upset ! i used it as motivation for the song! i jokingly/seriously saw myself as a loner ‍♂️ cowboy needing to run away from it all! I went out on my sister’s back porch and listened to the beat OVER & OVER & OVER!! then it came to me!! in my best singing voice i sung “YEAHHH IM GONNA TAKE MY HORSE TO THE OLD TOWN ROAD IM GONNA RIDEEEE TIL I CANT NO MORE ” I LOVED IT ALREADY! i started to work on it‍ EVERY SINGLE DAY. it needed to be funny, it needed to be catchy, it needed to be hip hop , it needed to be country, & it needed to be short!! by the time i was finished setting it up ‍♂️ i was out of my sister’s crib and at my brothers ‍ place. on ☃️december 2️⃣nd i went into the studio & recorded OLD TOWN ROAD✨ & put it out the exact same day!! did i know it would become the longest running number 1️⃣ song of all time? NO! ‼️ but i am so thankful that this blessing ✨ has been placed upon me. this song has changed my life and the way i see the worldaround me‍♂️ in less than a year. thank you to every single person☝️ who has been apart of this journey. as i said before, it’s just the beginning! ⚡️

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Congratulations to him and Eilish. With any luck, this is just the beginning of their respective No. 1s.