Oliver Anthony’s Viral “Rich Men North of Richmond” Dethrones Taylor Swift for No. 1 on Apple Music

Posted by on August 20, 2023 3:04 am

Move over elites, the everyman has taken the stage!

We’ve seen viral trends come and go, but every so often, something strikes a chord (pun intended) and becomes the voice of the masses.

If you haven’t heard the tune that’s got America tapping its feet, prepare to be enlightened.

This isn’t just a song; it’s a movement.

Oliver Anthony’s “Rich Men North of Richmond” is sweeping the charts and, most importantly, the hearts of everyday hardworking Americans.

It’s not just about the beats or the catchy lyrics; it’s the soulful representation of the working-class spirit.

And guess what?

It’s outpacing music juggernauts like Taylor Swift and Morgan Wallen.

That’s right – a former factory worker is giving pop royalty a run for their money!

Need some perspective on this epic rise to fame?

Let’s talk about the indomitable Taylor Swift, who’s been a music sensation across all genres.

And yet, here’s Oliver Anthony, with his blue-collar anthem, potentially overshadowing Swift’s star power.

It’s like a modern-day David vs. Goliath, set to a toe-tapping tune.

In case you haven’t heard the song yet, you can listen to it below:

And it doesn’t stop there. The predictions are rolling in, and they’re wild!

If the rumblings are to be believed, “Rich Men North of Richmond” could soon claim the No. 1 spot on the revered Billboard’s Hot 100, dethroning Morgan’s hit, “Last Night.”

That’s not just big; it’s monumental.

The Western Journal has the details on Anthony’s meteoric rise:

Oliver Anthony’s viral, working-class anthem “Rich Men North of Richmond” shows no sign of slowing down.

Since last week, the song has dominated the iTunes charts and now it also holds the No. 1 spot on Apple Music’s global charts.

The former factory worker turned singer is beating out much more established musicians such as Morgan Wallen and Taylor Swift.

The 33-year old Swift is one of the biggest music stars in the world, across any genre, to put Anthony’s viral success in perspective.

Incredibly, outlets are already predicting the track might debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 next week, which would topple the many weeks Morgan’s “Last Night” has taken the title.

Oh, what a ride we’re on!

Remember 2016?

The unmistakable rift between the elites and ‘we the people’?

The undeniable chasm between Hollywood glamour and hardworking America?

Well, folks, it seems history has a knack for repetition, but with a more impassioned resonance this time.

The liberal media, in their gleaming ivory towers, just proved how disconnected they truly are.

Here’s Oliver Anthony’s “Rich Men North of Richmond” — a song capturing the essence of the American spirit — and guess how the mainstream media labels it?

A “right-wing,” “conservative anthem.”

Imagine, a song that resonates so deeply with the common man, but is simply tossed aside by the elites as political propaganda.


Yet it is connecting with everyone…

Yes, everyone… even with people you wouldn’t expect!

And yet, this “obscure” tune has skyrocketed past big shots like Jason Aldean.

It’s more than just a melody — it’s a shared sentiment, a collective sigh of a nation that’s felt ignored and pushed to the margins.

The song isn’t just a hit; it’s a movement.

From the Iraq vet who feels the weight of the world on his shoulders, to the countless others who feel robbed by their own government.

It’s an anthem for the silenced, the overlooked, the ones who’ve been told to sit down and shut up.

Fox News reports that even as the liberal media bashes the song, millions of every day Americans are moved by it:

Many liberal media outlets appear to be “out of touch” with Americans after labeling viral country song “Rich Men North of Richmond” a “right-wing,” “conservative anthem.”

Despite the labels, the viral song has topped the Apple Music charts, even surpassing country singer Jason Aldean’s hit “Try That in a Small Town.”

“According to the media, this is a viral right-wing anthem. It’s offensive, it’s fat-phobic, it’s controversial, it’s championed by the right, it’s obscure. He punches down. I can go on and on. But I mean, how out of touch can you be?” co-host Kayleigh McEnany asked on “Outnumbered” Friday.


Many immediately resonated with Anthony’s song and the sentiments he shared while strumming his guitar. Some fans even shared personal stories of what the song meant to them.

One person responded to Radio WV’s video, saying, “I’m a 39-year-old Iraq vet and Construction worker, struggling like a dog to take care of two kids and keep a farm going when I’m not working 11-hour days. This hit so hard today I had to stop my old Peterbilt and tear up. Preach brother.”

Another person called the song “an anthem for 80+ million Americans who have been smeared, ignored, mocked, slandered, and robbed by their own government.”

“One of the reasons that he said he wrote this song was not for fame, not for glory, but he was feeling a sense of mental illness, depression and anxiety because of the state of our economy. And so many Americans resonate with that,” Fox News medical contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat said on “Outnumbered” Friday.

“That’s why he shot up to number one, because he understood and acknowledged the pain, the suffering and the struggling that so many Americans are dealing with on a daily basis. he is a voice for all of those who aren’t able to express what they’re feeling, what they’re going through, and be able to say, we need change now.”

This is more than a catchy tune.

It’s a call to arms, a cry from the heartland, a plea for understanding.

Can you feel it?

The electric charge in the air?

It’s that feeling of 2016 all over again.

The collective heartbeat of a nation ready to be heard?

The elites might roll their eyes, but the rest of America?

We’re listening.

We’re singing.

And we’re standing united.