The Crazy Meanings Behind Your Favorite Top 40 Songs

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“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X

Crazy Song Meanings


“Old Town Road” is the longest-running number-one of all time, and it isn’t because there have been 100,000 remixes. It’s because Lil Nas X‘s breakout single is a damn good song. The country star and rapper told Time that the song’s pre-chorus, “can’t nobody tell me nothing,” was inspired by his family’s lack of faith in his music career, but that during the writing process he decided to make “Old Town Road” about his inevitable future success. The road, you see, is success, and Lil Nas really is going to ride it until he can’t anymore.

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