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Kid Cudi’s ‘Beautiful Trip’, at 37 Seconds, Breaks Record for Shortest Billboard Hot 100 Hit Ever (Watch)

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Kid Cudi. Photo: Nicholas Hunt/2015 Getty Images

*Kid Cudi’s “Beautiful Trip,” all of 37 seconds long, debuts at the No. 100 anchor spot on the latest Billboard Hot 100 chart, but it’s enough for the song to make history as the shortest Hot 100 hit by length in the chart’s entire 62-year history.

The tune 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.

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.

Watch Kid Cudi’s blink-and-you’ll-miss visual video for “Beautiful Trip” below:

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