Jack White Loves "Old Town Road" As Much As You Do

Is it even possible to not like this song?

July 17, 2019

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We've posted about Lil Nas X's runaway smash "Old Town Road" before, citing it's Alt roots in sampling Nine Inch Nails, alongside mashing together a number of genres.  But even we expected some raised eyebrows and hold outs from the old guard - that is until king curmudgeon himself, Jack White, co-signed the track earlier this week.

“The song is only a minute and 47 seconds long or something — that’s how long ‘Fell in Love With a Girl’ was,” he tells Rolling Stone in a new interview, adding “People said, ‘They’re not going to play that on radio.’ But it worked, and it’s great that it’s happening again.”

While White himself stands a legend, OTR is poised to have an iconic moment of it's own, as it hits the 15 week mark at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, a feat only previously matched by ubiquitous tracks "Decpacito" and "One Sweet Day".  If this keeps up, which seems likely, our unlikely hero will find himself with the longest running #1 of all time. 

While White didn't have much more to add on the tune, he did however confirm he is about as confused as the rest of us on whether or not he'll be playing Woodstock in less than a month.

"I don’t really understand it myself" he confesses, continuing, "Someone told me they didn’t have the right size permit or something. I didn’t really understand it. All I know is whenever I hear about things like that, all I can think is, “I’m so glad I’m not a producer for a festival because it sounds like a nightmare.” Every time you pull into one, you’re like, “Wow, I don’t want any part in organizing this thing, man. Jeez oh mighty.” Just the bathrooms alone could just be complicated enough."

Tbh sounds like White might be a step ahead of promoters in that regard, as we're pretty sure you can't even begin to think about logistics like renting porta-potties until you have, you know, locked down a festival site.

Regardless of if the fest happens or not, OTR will likely still be dominating the charts, in no small part thanks to a viral video released this week, in which X enlists a whole band of riders to storm Area 51 (the internet is truly collapsing on itself with this one) including Yodel Kid and rapper Young Thug, who now both appear on the track.  Who knows, maybe after this little shout out we'll hear White on a version sooner than later.

Check it out for yourself, below.