Lil Nas X is no stranger to remixes, having released a handful of reworks to his chart-breaking hit “Old Town Road,” and recently announcing that there will be a total of 25 remixes to his latest single “Panini.”
During his Billboard cover shoot, Lil Nas X was asked to take a look at the top 10 Hot 100 songs of all time and give his suggestions as to who he thinks should remix them.
First pulling Elton John’s "Candle in the Wind 1997"/"Something About the Way You Look Tonight” out of a fishbowl, Lil Nas X suggests that Usher could fit well on a remix of the song that ran for 14 weeks at No. 1.
As for Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together,” which the rapper calls a “classic song,” he notes that Beyoncé would be a great addition to it. Meanwhile, everyone’s favorite '90s dance phenomenon "Macarena” would, according to Lil Nas X, benefit from a modern remix by Bad Bunny.
Lil Nas X has a surprising suggestion when it comes to Boyz II Men’s "I'll Make Love to You,” stating, “I think John Cena could be great on this.” He then proposes remixing The Black Eyed Peas’ "I Gotta Feeling” with Ludacris.
And if there were any Lil Nas X fans out there longing for just one more “Old Town Road” remix, he has a suggestion for yet another rework pairing: “Over and Over” collaborators Nelly and Tim McGraw.
You can check out the full video above to find out even more remix suggestions for songs from Whitney Houston, Mark Ronson and more. Plus, you can take a behind-the-scenes look at Lil Nas X’s Billboard cover shoot below.