Mariah Carey and Smash Mouth reply to Lil Nas X’s callout for more “Old Town Road” remixes

Lil Nas X isn’t slowing down.

July 15, 2019
Mariah Carey and Smash Mouth reply to Lil Nas X’s callout for more “Old Town Road” remixes Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Stagecoach.  

If there’s one thing the world actually needs, it’s even more “Old Town Road” remixes and Lil Nas X might have enough artists in the back to deliver them all. The viral star took to Twitter to proclaim that he wants to release yet another remix of the single, which dropped its most recent iteration with Billy Ray Cyrus, Young Thug, and another Twitter meme-gone-legit star, Mason Ramsey.

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"Deep down inside I wanna release another old town road remix,” he tweeted, prompting responses from the diva of all divas Mariah Carey, and rock band Smash Mouth. While Carey suggested the song should get the mashup treatment alongside her 1995 hit “One Sweet Day” (aptly titled “One Sweet Town Road”), Smash Mouth opted for a more straightforward response: “let’s do it.”

What might make Mariah's take the most appropriate one is that “Old Town Road” is on its way to being the third song to outlast 14 weeks at the top of the Billboard chart alongside Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day,” and Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's Justin Bieber-featuring "Despacito." In another three weeks at the top, Lil Nas X may even take the top spot as the longest-running #1 single of all-time.

It’s quite possible that we’ll be hearing more “Old Town Road” remixes than we can count, something recent collaborator Ramsey poked fun at on Twitter. "The year is 2043. I’m fully grown up with my own ranch and kids and Lil Nas x is still releasing old town remixes," Ramsey tweeted.

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Mariah Carey and Smash Mouth reply to Lil Nas X’s callout for more “Old Town Road” remixes