“Old Town Road” deserves its own special award for most remixes ever teased for a song. Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo, Young Thug, yodeling legend Mason Ramsey and RM of BTS fame have all contributed to the extensive list of “OTR” remixes. The tracks were strategically released the moment interest in the original song began to dwindle. The kicker? All remix streams count as the same Hot 100 listing. Is this an unfair way to earn an easy No. 1 hit? Maybe. If a pop music enthusiast from the ‘90s were to time-travel to 2019 and hear of this practice, they would be baffled. But times are changing and “OTR” is leading a very calculated, polarizing charge.
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