‘Despacito' Ties with Mariah Carey For Longest Run at Number One
Whether “Despacito” would make it up to 16 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 as the longest running No. 1 song on the charts has been in question for weeks, and now it’s been confirmed that the hit-single has successfully reached that standing goal this week.
No song has been able to do that in nearly 21 years since Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s 1995 smash hit “One Sweet Day,” and now the Spanish-language song by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber has finally made it.
“This is a historic day for Latin music! I’m incredibly thankful for all of my fans and their amazing support. Feeling very blessed right now,” Fonsi told The Associated Press.
Making it up to 16 weeks isn’t the only record that the smash hit has broken. The music video for the original version of “Despacito” has now become the most watched video on YouTube with over 3 billion views. It also snagged the title as the most-streamed song of all time, with more than 4.6 billion streams and is also the first Spanish-language song to reach the Top 10 of the Hot 100 in 20 years—the last one being the popular “Macarena” by Bayside Boys.
Even though the song was released in January, it’s been titled the “Song of the Summer” not only because of its success on the charts but also because of all the funny videos and big-name parodies. Late-night host James Corden sang about the summer’s news events to the tune of mega-hit.
Now, if “Despacito” makes it just one more week at the top of the Hot 100 chart, they will take the throne as the longest-running song at No. 1 of all time. Will they be able to make history all over again?