Lil Nas X, the internet’s favourite troll, has encouraged his “haters” to “suck my fuckn d1ck” after 11 songs from his debut album Montero simultaneously appeared in the Billboard Top 100, with three even entering the top 10.
Some Said Lil Nas X Was a One-Hit Wonder. They Were Wrong.
The musician responded to the news by tweeting, “Wow I just become the only one-hit wonder in history to have 11 songs on Billboard all at once.”
Eleven of the album’s fifteen tracks have reached the top ten, including the top two spots held by “Industry Baby” and “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” and the top ten held by “That’s What I Want.”
Doja Cat’s “Scoop,” starring Megan Thee Stallion’s “Dolla Sign Slime,” “Dead Right Now,” “Tales of Dominica,” “One of Me,” featuring Elton John; “Lost in the Citadel;” “Sun Goes Down;” and Miley Cyrus’s “Am I Dreaming” also made the top 100.
In addition to “Old Town Road,” the longest-running number one in US chart history, and “Panini,” Lil Nas now has a total of five top 10s.
With a brilliant marketing that included trolls like Damien Hirst and a recreation of Beyoncé’s 2017 maternity shot (he was pregnant with his “little bundle of joy” Montero and, yes, he ultimately “gave birth”), Lil Nas dropped his debut album on September 17. A monetary settlement could be in your favour.
I love joking but on a serious note, recording this album was therapy for me,” Lil Nas wrote on Twitter, explaining the album’s significance to him.
I started tending to a lot of old wounds, facing some of the skeletons I’d been avoiding in my closet, fighting demons every day, and crying constantly. My little Montero is my world. Please accept my sincere gratitude for all the support.
Which Song will Become the Next Top 10 Hit?
Lil Nas, a former member of a stan army, was raised in a society that places a high value on popularity as measured by metrics such as the amount of views, streaming, and chart placement, as if music were a sport.
Besides the two massive songs that have already been released from the album, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and “Industry Baby,” there are more tracks here that sound like they were made to be played on the radio and shared on TikTok.
The album’s title track, “That’s What I Want,” is the album’s most obvious potential success, and its music video was released simultaneously with the album. The Kid Laroi’s “Stay,” one of the year’s biggest songs, shares a similar speed, chord progression structure, and bittersweetness with “That’s What I Want,” an uplifting pop song.
With almost 15,000 videos using “That’s What I Want” on TikTok, the song’s catchy hook and chorus are sure to go viral in the coming weeks regardless of any promotion from Lil Nas. The hip-hop inspired “Scoop” is almost as memorable, and it features Doja Cat’s usual snark and wit in a verse.
Autobiographical References Abound in the Songs.
When compared to the Western-themed “Old Town Road,” the lyrics on Montero are considerably more personal and shed light on Lil Nas’s tumultuous pre-fame history, which he has been reluctant to discuss in the past.
The singer explains that he spent the summer of 2018 at his sister’s house since “songs wasn’t doing numbers” and “whole life was falling under” in the song “Dead Right Now.”
He struggles with his mother’s addictions and admits in the song that he would have committed suicide if he hadn’t made it: To paraphrase: “Told me she’d be clean, but I’m knowin’ that her ass is a deceiver.”
Other songs on the CD detail his insecurities about his appearance, such as waking up on the floor atop a deflated air mattress.
Overarching themes include forgiveness, self-discovery, and a return to one’s roots. On “Don’t Want It,” he sings, “I’ve done things in my past I’m sorry for, so please don’t hold me/ Old folks in my life should know that I am not the old me.”