Luis Fonsi and Veteran Artist Daddy Yankee Tie the All-Time Record For Weeks at Number 1 With "Despacito"

by VVN Music

When the Billboard Hot 100 comes out tomorrow, one major record will be tied and a second will be broken.

"Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber will tie "One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men for the longest run at number 1 on the Hot 100.  Both have now topped the charts for sixteen weeks.  The record had stood for over 21 years.

The records with the longest stay at the top:
  • 16 weeks
    • One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men (1995–96)
    • Despacito - Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber (2017)
  • 14 weeks
    • I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston (1992–93)
    • I'll Make Love to You - Boyz II Men (1994)
    • Macarena (Bayside Boys mix) - Los del Río (1996)
    • Candle in the Wind 1997 / Something About the Way You Look Tonight - Elton John (1997–98)
    • We Belong Together - Mariah Carey (2005)
    • I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas (2009)
    • Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars (2015)
Last week, it broke the record for the longest run at number 1 by a foreign language record which also had been held for 21 years by Los del Rio with Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix).

On other charts, "Despacito" has been number one for 17 weeks on Digital Song Sales, 16 weeks on Streaming Songs and an astounding 30 weeks on the Hot Latin Songs.

Another major record also falls this week as Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" spends its 33rd week in the Hot 100 top ten, passing LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live" and The Chainsmokers' "Closer" which both spent 32 weeks. Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" (31 weeks) and Santana and Rob Thomas' "Smooth" (30 weeks) round out the top five longest top ten reigns. 

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