After 16 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, ‘Despacito,’ by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber has been dethroned by Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do,” just one week after its release.
The Spanish-language smash hit tied with Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s 1995 “One Sweet Day” for the longest run at the No.1 spot. If the track had stayed at the top for one more week, it would’ve made history as the longest-running song at No. 1 of all time. But the possibility dwindled once Swift released her long-awaited song—the Grammy winner’s first solo single in three years.
This single is the first off of Swift’s forthcoming album, Reputation, which is set to drop on Nov. 10th. It soared from the 77th spot on the chart, where it debuted, to No. 1. It also earned the highest weekly streams and sales for a song in 2017.
Last week, Mariah Carey and Taylor Swift fans banded together on social media to help Swift’s song get to the top spot in hopes of putting the ‘Despacito’ phenomenon to an end and not letting it surpass Carey’s record. They urged fans to stream the song as much as possible with one user tweeting, “All fandoms must unite to stop Despacito from breaking Mariah’s record by buying and streaming Taylor Swift’s new song.”
Ending that streak wasn’t a difficulty for Swifties after its strong start. “Look What You Made Me Do” immediately broke records, garnering the most YouTube global streams in a span of 24 hours, according to Billboard.