How LIL NAS X Created The Most Popular Song Ever

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Описание: Get 2 FREE months of Skillshare premium: Support the channel on Patreon: Follow Middle 8 on: Twitter: Instagram: Discover something great in my Spotify Playlists: #Middle8 #LilNasX #OldTownRoad This video is sponsored by Skillshare Written, voiced & edited by Frank Furtado ------------------------------- Montero Hill. You know him better as Lil Nas X. His track “Old Town Road” has spent the most weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 (19 Weeks). Cock-blocking Billie Eilish from reaching the top spot and destroying “Despacito”’s reign. It’s gone platinum in: Sweden, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Belgium, New Zealand, Germany, Poland, America, The UK and Australia 8 times! It surpassed Drake’s weekly streaming record (143 million vs 116.2 million for “In My Feelings”) He won Song of The Year at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, performed at the BET Awards, Glastonbury and posed on the cover of TIME Magazine. Lil Nas X has only been making music for just over a year. All of this is what a dedicated kid can do with an insanely catchy hook, a knack for making memes and a little luck. But there’s plenty an artist can learn from “Old Town Road”'s success. This is how Lil Nas X created the most popular song ever. ------------------------------- Disclaimer: I do not own any of the videos, photos or music used in this video. They are used for education and discussion purposes under fair use law.
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Middle 8 (11 дней назад)
Just because it's popular doesn't mean it's good.
jeryjohn (16 часов назад)
@Envy Adams i like my music all kinds from edm to classic rock to rap i can apreciate good music when i hear it and this is garbage pure comercial garbage if u like the simple tune listen to merkules rendition of this song has least ten trillion times better rap on it.
no x42 (1 день назад)
Christopher Fonville lol good joke
Swazey (1 день назад)
Middle 8 it is good to me OK I’m sorry
TheOg Greatest Ever (2 дня назад)
Just enjoy the darn song!
Lory (3 дня назад)
Is it in reference to The Voidz?
Tira A (10 часов назад)
Just because it is popular in the usa, doesn’t mean it is popular in other countries
Lucas Ponce (23 часа назад)
No way that this is the most popular song ever wtf
FuZe Mjp (1 день назад)
Yeah his song thanos
Heorge Garrison (1 день назад)
Not gonna lie, I prefer older music and even I like old town road lol
Nint (1 день назад)
Too bad he couldn't hide the social engineering behind his success. He is by no means the first to do this and he won't be the last. Good on him though.
IloveCzechia (2 дня назад)
The song is half decent and the rapper sucks at making more even half decent songs.
archive angel (3 дня назад)
One word it is thriller
archive angel (3 дня назад)
It isn't actually any good at all
Brendan Mullin (3 дня назад)
Findlay - forgotten pleasures, check that album out
Up the Irons! (3 дня назад)
Wouldn't We will rock you or We are the champions be more popular?
Poor BaconHair Verified User (4 дня назад)
There is a little racist
Penguïno (4 дня назад)
This song is more annoying than if a fly was buzzing around my ear for an hour. His older songs were better.
Overware (4 дня назад)
Wait a minute... This isn't about Hey Ya
its Aria (4 дня назад)
If you wanna clickbait come up with something original 🤦🏻‍♂️
Naethan Castro (5 дней назад)
Can you please do a video on the "Cold War Kids"
Zedi gan (5 дней назад)
Ngl I kinda want to hear more country trap, it sounds so, I don't know silly? I still don't know if I like Old town road ironically or unironically
Echo Extra (5 дней назад)
Hate that stupid song
Echo Extra (5 дней назад)
Hate that stupid song
D: (5 дней назад)
Opinion: not a sonically interesting song and in all honestly just kinda plain and boring
anon anon (6 дней назад)
Summary:Beating a dead horse,yuh🎶
MrJgreenwell (6 дней назад)
I think you said it right in the end. The song is far from a "game changer", it's just a fun, catchy tune. Not every track should be a masterpiece for it to be considered good. We can always use some good old fashioned fun, as you said.
Robbie Arroyo (6 дней назад)
I hope he paid out the guy who made the beat! That's got to be a strange feeling.
Robbie Arroyo (4 дня назад)
@Zoe Glaspie good to hear! I can only imagine how strange it would be to suddenly start hearing your beat everywhere LOL
Zoe Glaspie (4 дня назад)
Robbie Arroyo he did! And The beat maker is getting royalties also. I was so surprised it happened so quickly.
Heppler (6 дней назад)
you should do a video on how Maroon 5 have stayed relvant in pop culture for like 20 yrs
Abi Nyxx (6 дней назад)
"The most popular song ever" lol
Ignatius (6 дней назад)
Whats the point
Willz __ (6 дней назад)
Oh Christ, mumble fuck boy rap.. Gtfo with that. Most populer song eh? Ive never heard of it, you do no about one hit wonders right? That's usually pop music with no talent (just like this) with just one song that's annoying.
Miguel Pereira (6 дней назад)
I am happy for the guy but at the same we all know this will most certainly be a one hit wonder story
Matthew Sijpheer (4 дня назад)
what about Panini
Alex's Sunshine (6 дней назад)
Kid see ghost next?
bighomie jomar (7 дней назад)
Some people saying he played the system. Yeah, he fucking did and he made history.
Sam Crossland (7 дней назад)
This only inspires me to implement his tactics to rocket myself to stardom, I'll see yall up there in a years time. now what genres can I utilize best to spark thoughtful debate...
tyr0n3e (7 дней назад)
We all think Tik-Tok is weird but it isn't, it makes songs blow up.
gutsgonebad (7 дней назад)
wow, not only have I never heard of this guy, but I've never heard of the other people mentioned in the first minute. Probably because its all garbage, but your content is cool Middle 8.
MrJgreenwell (6 дней назад)
Careful! Your superiority complex is showing
Spud Man (7 дней назад)
I think I'm just one of those people who will never find the song appealing.
Spud Man (4 дня назад)
@Zep Langston Oh right, I retract my comment now. I forgot I can only type one under the circumstances that people would care what I think.
tehtehkitty (7 дней назад)
man, this dude has more marketing chops in his little finger than most people who have done it their whole lives! need to share this video wirh the mkt community
Justin Knutson (7 дней назад)
I don’t know if it’s the most popular song EVER, but great video
fyukfy (8 дней назад)
How is it the most popular sing ever?
of mice and men (8 дней назад)
Whether a song is good or not is totally subjective😁😁
of mice and men (8 дней назад)
I just love how people in these comments are trying too hard to not be basic by discrediting the song LMAO😂😂😂
Ayo (8 дней назад)
Damn gotta say he was smart with that song I mean I’ve heard that song more times than I’ve breathed at this point. And I thought despacito was going to be the death of me
E. D (8 дней назад)
I would give that distinction to Psy. A fat korean managed to make a shit song about the Korean bourgeoisie go global.
Mikey Tavarez (8 дней назад)
who, what??
of mice and men (8 дней назад)
Hey you are very cool because you don't know a popular song🙂🙂
of mice and men (8 дней назад)
Very cool of you haha
Nurlan Beketov (8 дней назад)
I've never heard of this song, if you believe me))
of mice and men (8 дней назад)
I don't😂😂😂it was in this video
FSJ (8 дней назад)
*H I P H O P C R I S Y*
Mukkel (8 дней назад)
its not most popular song ever
of mice and men (8 дней назад)
It is
Mister Soupman (8 дней назад)
If old town road comes back in a few years and is considered a classic then maybe I'll agree
Connor RK505 (9 дней назад)
anyone here who share lil nas x's birthday? 🤠
smitezer (9 дней назад)
The Troller (9 дней назад)
Please talk about bass in music
Drew Arnold (9 дней назад)
i love how lil nas x beat billie eilish, taylor swift, ed sheeran, and justin bieber with a nine inch nails banjo sample, a generic trap beat, and some cowboy rhymes
relativeGif RelativeGif (9 дней назад)
0:36 the reason for his success, let’s see who catches it
of mice and men (8 дней назад)
Bobby?I heavily disagree
Cruz Rodriguez (9 дней назад)
The previous most popular song ever, Gangnam Style, anyone remembers it?
of mice and men (8 дней назад)
Kevinglas Olmedo (9 дней назад)
Argentinian here: Nobody knows this dude or his song.
Kevinglas Olmedo (7 дней назад)
@of mice and men Nice, you know it, so there is someone. But be honest, if a song isn't on the radar of any group of listeners... then it's like it doesn't exist for these people. Well, that is what is going on in my country
of mice and men (7 дней назад)
@Kevinglas Olmedo I don't truly understand because you keep contradicting yourself..lets just say you can't say literally nobody in your country knows the song and leave it there lol
of mice and men (7 дней назад)
My country is Kenya..its maybe a lot smaller
of mice and men (7 дней назад)
@Kevinglas Olmedo then just say it's not popular in my country or just speak for yourself😁😁it's not popular in my country also but me and my friends know every single word of it😂
Kevinglas Olmedo (7 дней назад)
@of mice and men Maybe you don't truly understand, Argentina is not a very populous nation. I'm not saying literally nobody knows the song, but if it isn't on the radio, nor is classic nor is on the minds of the musical elite... then nobody knows it.
Walker Melson (9 дней назад)
He did it by ripping off nine inch nails
no x42 (23 часа назад)
Sampling is not ripping off, especially when they have copyright permissions.
Megan O (9 дней назад)
This has been one hell of a year...
Some_Russian_Kid (9 дней назад)
I’m not a huge fan of his music But I absolutely admire him And his voice is great And I think his music is way better than all the other people that you mentioned I can’t wait to see where this kid will go
Jett Rainbow (9 дней назад)
4:34 If you don't actually have any investment in country music/culture and just use it as cheap window dressing in order to push your novelty song, then, yeah, maybe you don't belong on the country charts.
Jett Rainbow (9 дней назад)
0:16 That's not what "cock blocking" means, homeboy.
Ivan Kazuo (9 дней назад)
This video give me the chills. Truly inspiring. And the guy is 2 years younger than me. Kinda jealous but also proud for a fellow memer
William Fog von Qualen (9 дней назад)
Old town road aint got shit on Gangnam style
thendwave (9 дней назад)
its not the most popular song ever, it just charted the longest because of wide demographic , if niggas still are listening to it in 30 years consistently , which they aren't even doing NOW, then u can say that, til then, dont disrespect Michael Jackson like that
Cercles? (9 дней назад)
Lil nas x fucking sucks
RAGEGAMER21 p (9 дней назад)
Not even a good song literally, it’s just spread quickly because it’s modern. When will this generation listen to good music
Dtrix Lamar (7 дней назад)
When will you get with the times and stop being grumpy like an old ass man 😂
of mice and men (8 дней назад)
Good music is relative😂😂
Johnny1248 (9 дней назад)
How did he achieve that? Slap a trap beat and with some hi hats and then call it a day.
Ban Y E E T os (9 дней назад)
Rename the title to "How lil Nas x made the charts for a few months"
Joseph Walter (9 дней назад)
Hey middle8, what’s your opinions on the band Kasabian?
Joseph Walter (9 дней назад)
Hey middle8, what’s your opinions on the band Kasabian?
Daniel Perez (9 дней назад)
Thats... a reach
of mice and men (8 дней назад)
It really is NOT
Joel Velasco (9 дней назад)
Is no one else going to comment on the fact this man called Glastonbury ‘glastonburr’
Aiman Uzair (9 дней назад)
cockblocking 😂
Parsa Rathernotsay (9 дней назад)
Nah, Despacito is still bigger. It's a bit more popular than the JB version of despacito, but the overall song, especially in Spanish speaking countries, is WAAAAAAY bigger
of mice and men (7 дней назад)
@Parsa Rathernotsay if you're using YouTube views it just makes sense you give them the same amount of time😂😂OTR already has 1B counting the remixes
Parsa Rathernotsay (8 дней назад)
@of mice and men international charts success, and youtube views. The original despacito vid has 6 BILLION views on youtube
of mice and men (8 дней назад)
What are you using to determine popularity??😂
Black Ferdinand (10 дней назад)
I haven’t heard anyone outside of America liking it
of mice and men (8 дней назад)
It was in trending list of my country, Kenya lol..and it has gone platinum in several countries
Daniel Bye (8 дней назад)
EXTREMELY popular out here in Australia, particularly with kids.
InkeyS (10 дней назад)
it's 34 ghosts iv not ghost 4 lmao
Danny Aghdam (10 дней назад)
The mislabeling of genre was pretty smart, I’m gonna try that one myself lol
Bryan Harris (10 дней назад)
In regards to the hypocrisy of Nashville, they allow handclaps and electronic influences and call it country and play it on country radio, but Old Town Road, is more country than what is on country radio today, yet they don't call it country.
Yasmeen Tan (10 дней назад)
This is literally the meaning of "15 minutes of fame"
of mice and men (8 дней назад)
It wasn't though😂😂
Skankhunt 87 (10 дней назад)
Credit due to him for making the right moves and keeping this song at #1. But, this song is a meme. It’s not real art.
of mice and men (6 дней назад)
@MrJgreenwell funny because a coup just happened..our now her highness art overlorde has declared that song art. And that's on baby
MrJgreenwell (6 дней назад)
Alright boys, our art overlord has deemed this song not real art. We must respect his almighty, objective opinion.
of mice and men (8 дней назад)
@Dawn Pettaway I second😂😂
Dawn Pettaway (10 дней назад)
Skankhunt 87 art is subjective.
Lean Mean Green Bean Machine (10 дней назад)
Little nosex
K-Next yes very much, all the time. (10 дней назад)
If anything this has just exposed yet another flaw in the way popularity is measured in a music industry that is still trying to adapt to the internet. Vulfpeck also exposed a flaw in the way artists get revenue by "making" an album consisting solely of silence and encouraging fans to listen to it on repeat to fund a free-of-charge concert run. Perhaps they need to rework the whole thing with the remixes. If The Godfather was remade every year with slight variations it still wouldn't count as the same movie, would it? Or how about the countless variations of the Robin Hood movies or people who've remade famous paintings in their own style... You get what I mean. It's a flaw in the system for sure.
Griffin Polis (10 дней назад)
As a guy he seems pretty cool, but God does this song annoy the shit out of me lol
Griffin Polis (7 дней назад)
@of mice and men They don't listen because I'm the only person who doesn't like the song
of mice and men (7 дней назад)
@Griffin Polis then just tell them lol
Griffin Polis (7 дней назад)
@of mice and men Honestly, if people just used headphones instead of blasting on their Bluetooth speakers when the walls are only 2 inches thick there wouldn't be a problem.
of mice and men (7 дней назад)
@Griffin Polis I'm sorry can be addictive
Griffin Polis (7 дней назад)
@Zero subs with no Videos Or 700 times in my university dorm 😕
Alfie Solomons (10 дней назад)
Mr. Brightside > Old Town Road
rockon (10 дней назад)
The thing is after 5 years or smth everbodys gonna forget about this song... for those of you who like this song do you see yourself going on spotify and listening to that in 5-10 years?
of mice and men (8 дней назад)
rockon (9 дней назад)
Dom haha no not specifically sry
rockon (9 дней назад)
Dom lol thats actually cool. My point is that most people, definitely not everyone though, usually stop listening to songs after a few years or so
Dom (9 дней назад)
@rockon specifically 2014? Idk. I listen to Electric Worry by Clutch fairly frequently, Yeah! by Usher, lot of 90s/00s songs, theme songs and memes too. Maybe since I'm a nerd, or something, but yeah, I do.
rockon (9 дней назад)
Or 2009?
wanking johnman (10 дней назад)
does this prove that being gay is partly a trend right now?
MrMoosers (10 дней назад)
Most popular song ever? More like the most overrated and overplayed song ever.
of mice and men (8 дней назад)
That means popular
George Vivanco (10 дней назад)
My two year old starts hopping around soon as this starts...
Paulo Renato Orione (10 дней назад)
AsrielKekker (10 дней назад)
19 weeks? Try 5 years *cough* Smells like teen spirit
Overnord19 (9 дней назад)
AsrielKekker 19 weeks at #1
Assassin Rhys12 (10 дней назад)
Can you do a video about Wu-Tang
spacey tree (10 дней назад)
you can’t pretend that Old Town Road isn’t a good song. it’s a bop
no x42 (23 часа назад)
Yes you can. Music is subjective.
r s (10 дней назад)
i just love him as a person <3
Trevor Corcoran (10 дней назад)
Being the longest charting song =/= Most popular song of ALL time.
Theurban Robinhood (10 дней назад)
That always sunny meme earned my like immediately.
Shikuya (10 дней назад)
I don't like the song but I really like lil nas X, hes such a nice dude
Morty (10 дней назад)
Disd not know he was gay 😮
Oliver Rosenqvist (11 дней назад)
Did the creator of the beat get a share of the track's profits?
Chani (10 дней назад)
Oliver Rosenqvist yes. Lil Nas X reached out to him and they are getting equal pay for the song
Tyler (11 дней назад)
Hope he invests his newfound money and saves!
abi rose (11 дней назад)
respect the hustle
Ezekiel Curry (11 дней назад)
I have never heard this song or guy. Not that popular
Timothy Rice (11 дней назад)
Stop making Old Town Road some act of civil rights. It wasn't included in the country charts because country is trying to remove the rap and pop influences in it. Rap and pop fans might like the mix but country fans don't!!! They don't!!! They want more Chris Stapleton, not this and not Florida Georgia Line, etc
BandomBeviews (10 дней назад)
You aren’t the only country fan you know.
Fruity Pebbles (11 дней назад)
0:37 I've never heard someone pronounce Glastonbury this poorly.
Skippymabob (10 дней назад)
Aha If you think that was poorly you need to listen to more Americans. Edinburgh is by far my favourite/ the worst

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