Kid Cudi’s ‘Beautiful Trip’ Breaks Record for Shortest Billboard Hot 100 Hit Ever

Kid Cudi’s “Beautiful Trip” runs just 37 seconds long and debuts at the No. 100 anchor spot on the latest Billboard Hot 100 chart, but those numbers are enough for the song to make history.

Upon its entrance, the track breaks the record for the shortest Hot 100 hit by song length in the chart’s entire 62-year archives.

The song is eight seconds shorter than the former record-holder, Piko-Taro’s “PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen).” At 45 seconds in its quickest form, “PPAP” reached No. 77 on the Hot 100 in October 2016.

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Kid Cudi sets the mark on the Hot 100 dated Dec. 26, 2020, a year after Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, became the shortest No. 1 hit by length since 1965, running 1:53 in its briefest iteration.

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