The crossover hit featuring Billy Ray Cyrus is spending its 15th week in the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, which measures the most commercially successful songs in the U.S. If the track maintains the top spot for two more weeks, it will break the record of 16 weeks at No. 1 jointly held by 1995’s “One Sweet Day” by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men and 2017’s “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber.
However, as Billboard reported Tuesday, “Old Town Road” now holds the distinction of being the longest-leading No. 1 hit by an openly queer artist in Hot 100 history.