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Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road,’ Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, Dominates Songs Of the Summer Chart

The smash is on track to be crowned top summer song of 2019 after Labor Day.

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, unsurprisingly leads the race halfway through for top song of the summer, as the smash has ruled Billboard‘s Songs of the Summer chart in each of the seven weeks since the ranking made its annual return. Seven more chart weeks remain until the top song of the summer will be revealed.

The 20-position Songs of the Summer chart tracks the most popular titles based on cumulative performance on the weekly streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Billboard Hot 100 survey from Memorial Day through Labor Day (this year encompassing charts dated June 8 through Sept. 7).

“Road” concurrently tops the Hot 100 (dated July 20) for a 15th week (having first hit No. 1 on the chart dated April 13) and is now a week from tying the record for the most time spent at No. 1 in the chart’s six-decade history.

“Road” boasts a commanding cumulative points lead over Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy,” at No. 2, at the Songs of the Summer competition’s midpoint. Rounding the top five are Khalid‘s “Talk” (No. 3), Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber‘s “I Don’t Care” (No. 4) and Jonas Brothers‘ “Sucker” (No. 5).

The top five has been as steady as possible so far, with all five songs having held their respective ranks each week.


Last year, Drake’s “In My Feelings” wrapped as the No. 1 song of the summer. In 2017, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Bieber, wore the crown, becoming the fourth song this decade to lead the list from start to finish, following Drake’s “One Dance,” featuring WizKid and Kyla (2016); Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX (2014); and Katy Perry’s “California Gurls,” featuring Snoop Dogg (2010).

With seven weeks down and seven to go, can “Road” become the fifth such champ this decade? Check out the weekly Songs of the Summer chart in its entirety.