Lil Nas X’s Unlikely Smash ‘Old Town Road’ Is Now Available on Vinyl

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Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ has taken the music industry by storm, and its story just keeps getting better. The song, which is a fusion of country and hip-hop, has become a cultural phenomenon since its initial independent release on December 3rd, 2018. It quickly gained popularity on the social media app TikTok, where it was embraced by the community and incorporated into countless videos. From there, the track spread like wildfire, climbing the charts, gaining popularity on the internet as a whole, and potentially shifting the course of country (and hip hop) in the process.

The track even assumed a prominent place on Billboard’s Country charts for a time, before eventually being taken down for not fitting into the genre well enough. Needless to say, Lil Nas X was a bit confused after listening to other songs that remain on the Country charts to this day. And Billboard was blasted for the takedown, which emitted a whiff of racism. However, the snub ended up being a godsend to Lil Nas X.

In fact, ‘Old Town Road’ only served to become more country when all-star country musician, Billy Ray Cyrus, connected with Lil Nas X to record his own verse and version of the song. In the age of the internet and meme culture, the collaboration only added fuel to the growing fire around the track. Now, both versions are on the limited 7″ release, which is cashing in on a track gone wild.

Since then, the song has continued to break records and capture the hearts of listeners all over the world. It has spent a record-breaking 19 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, surpassing previous records held by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” and Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber’s “Despacito.”

The song has been remixed countless times, with artists such as Diplo, Young Thug, and Mason Ramsey joining in on the fun. The catchy tune has even made its way into pop culture, appearing in commercials and TV shows.

Now, fans of the song can get their hands on a limited edition 7” vinyl release, which includes both the original version and the Billy Ray Cyrus remix. The 7″ also comes with a free download code, giving listeners the chance to take the track with them wherever they go.

It’s hard to believe that a song that began as a viral hit on TikTok has become such a cultural phenomenon, but ‘Old Town Road’ has proven that anything is possible in the age of the internet. With its catchy melody and infectious lyrics, it’s no wonder that the track has captured the hearts of listeners all over the world.

Exactly how ‘limited’ of an edition this is remains to be seen. After all, money talks, though it’s hard to tell how many TikTokers want to spin a 7″ on their non-existent turntables. Nonetheless, there’s no doubt that ‘Old Town Road’ will continue to be a hit for years to come, and its story will be one for the books.