The excitement for Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ looks to show no sign of slowing down, with new wave Blondie dishing up their own version of the track on their current tour.
If you’ve ever gone along to see Blondie perform live, then you’d more than likely be aware that there’s a good chance you might hear a couple of cover versions. While ‘Hanging On The Telephone’ was originally recorded by The Nerves, even 1980 classic ‘The Tide Is High’ was originally performed by The Paragons.
However, if you managed to head along to catch Blondie performing on their co-headlining tour Elvis Costello & The Imposters recently, you would have heard one chat-topping track that no one had expected.
Yes, tucked away in the middle of their sets, the familiar sounds of Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ have begun to ring out, before singer Debbie Harry begins to croon those words which almost everyone in the world knows by this point.
While footage of the band’s performance in Boston has been uploaded to YouTube, setlist.fm tells us that Blondie have tackled the track a few times on their current tour.
Check out Blondie covering ‘Old Town Road’:
As we’ve reported over the last couple of months, ‘Old Town Road’ has become something of a cultural phenomenon, with its controversial beginning giving way to a number of remixes, including Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo, and even Mason Ramsey.
This week though, Lil Nas X managed to tie for a record which has stood for almost 24 years, matching both Mariah Carey and Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee for the longest-running song at #1 on the US charts.
As it stands, the young musician is within reach of beating the same record in Australia as well, with just a few weeks to go before Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’ is also dethroned from its impressive title.
While there’s no word yet which other big-name artists might perform a cover version of the song, we’re still eager to see a Nine Inch Nails x Lil Nas X collaboration, especially since the former’s instrumental serves as the basis for the now-iconic track.