Billboard’s year-end music recaps are based on chart performance during the charts dated Nov. 24, 2018, to Nov. 16, 2019. Data registered before or after a title’s chart run is not considered in these standings. That methodology detail, and the December-to-November time period, account for some of the differences between these lists and the calendar-year recaps that are independently compiled by Nielsen Music.
“Old Town Road” was a runaway chart hit on the weekly Hot 100 chart, as it spent a record-shattering 19 weeks at No. 1. It surpassed the previous record for the most weeks at No. 1 on the weekly list -- 16 weeks -- held by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, and Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day.”