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Wednesday October 20th

Alec Critser


Culture

Word on the street: Old Town Road

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” is an unavoidable song right now. You may not know it by its official name, but it’s hard to open a social networking website without seeing a meme or video using the song’s line “I got the horses in the back.” It was controversially removed from the Billboard country charts for not being country enough, but its remix has now made its way to being the No. 1 song in the world, including the country charts, with a little help from country music star and celebrity-dad Billy Ray Cyrus.

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