“Please stop taking your horses down to our Old Town Road. This quiet neighborhood off Troy Road is not a suitable filming location for your amateur rap videos. For our older followers, please disregard this pop culture reference and continue your equestrian activities as usual.”
In what amounts to being Cotton Eye Joe for 2019, Old Town Road has become quite a chart-topper. It is also objectively awful either as country or hip-hop. The mouth-full-of-granola sound of Billy Ray Cyrus, the fake southern drawl of Lil Nas X overtop a lazy trap beat amounts to a novelty song at best. It probably will be remembered more as a veritable memesource.
That being said, it is popular at the moment. Old Town Road is currently drawing ire from some Good ol’ boys claiming that it is appropriating cowboy culture.
Who cares, right?
Anyway, a local New Hampshire police department is asking citizens to stop bringing horses to Old Town Rd. I personally despise selfie and social networking culture, but being libertarian minded I’m also inclined to tell the police to pound sand.
In the meantime, I guess we just have to wait until this “song” quietly rides into the sunset.