“Despacito” is at it again — this time tying the legendary Mariah Carey for a MAJOR record, which could be broken at any moment.
Since its debut in January 2017, “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee and its remix featuring Justin Bieber, has been breaking records left and right, and now its very close to pushing out Carey for the biggest Billboard title of them all: the song to have the longest run at number one.
Carey’s smash hit has held the title for the longest amount of time at number one since the creation of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart (which began in 1958) when it ruled the airwaves for 16 weeks between 1995 and 1996.
If “Despacito,” which currently holds the title of “most-streamed song of all time,” sits at the number one spot for another week it will break Carey’s record entirely, which is wild. Carey and Boyz II Men’s catchy tune has held that record for over 20 years and it’s SO close to going away forever.
The only saving grace for Carey is that if “Despacito” does swing in and steal her spot at the top, the duo of Fonsi and Daddy Yankee (and Bieber) are nowhere near having any other hits on the chart as long as she has. In addition to having “One Sweet Day” currently tied for number one with 16 weeks on top, Carey also has “We Belong Together” tied for the number two spot with 14 weeks at number one.
Do you think “Despacito” will break Carey’s current record next week? Is it a better song in your mind than “One Sweet Day?” Sound off in the comments below!
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