Songs That Almost Broke Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s Hit Single “One Sweet Day”
As you all know the 16-week streak of One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey featuring Boyz II Men was knocked off the charts by Lil Nas X’s newest single Old Town Road featuring Billy Ray Cyrus! Old Town Road has a 17 week streak as of this week, and might even keep growing.
A lot of songs almost broke the record though such as The Boy Is Mine by Brandy and Monica which stayed on the top 1 for 13 weeks.
Foolish by Ashanti stayed on for 10 weeks and even We Belong Together by Mimi herself that stayed on for 14 weeks.
Despacito by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber tied with One Sweet Day staying on top for 16 weeks.
But Despacito didn’t last for long when Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift was released. It also stayed on top for 16 weeks.
Ever the gracious queen that she is, Mariah gracefully congratulated Lil Nas X on Twitter and on Instagram as soon as he achieved the record:
Sending love & congrats to @LilNasX on breaking one of the longest running records in music history! We've been blessed to hold this record with a song that means a great deal to @BoyzIIMen and myself and has touched so many. Keep living your best life! ❤ pic.twitter.com/3YorLCg3lx
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) July 30, 2019
This is a great break in music history, and we can’t wait to see what the next single that will top the charts for maybe 18 weeks or more. Who do you think will break this record next?