“Despacito” Is Now Tied For The Longest Running Number One Song

If it moves down the charts it will be... slowly.

August 28, 2017
“Despacito” Is Now Tied For The Longest Running Number One Song Sergi Alexander / Getty Images  

"Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, and featuring Justin Bieber, is now tied for the longest running number one song on the Billboard Hot 100. Last week the song came in at number one for the sixteenth week in a row, tying with Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day." That song set the record all the way back in 1995, and it has not been broken since. If the song stays in first place one more week it will be the stand alone, record breaking hit song.

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The original video for "Despacito" without Justin Bieber is also the most viewed video in Youtube's history, with over three billion views. It is also the first spanish langauge song to top the charts in 20 years.

“Despacito” Is Now Tied For The Longest Running Number One Song