There’s no new news about the number-one spot on this week’s Billboard Hot 100, dated July 22. It belongs to “Despacito” by Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi featuring Justin Bieber for the ninth straight week, and it’s the top song on all metrics: digital sales, streaming, and radio airplay. In fact, “Despacito” is the first predominantly Spanish song ever to be number-one on the radio. But that’s not the only song on the chart enjoying a historic run.
It’s been 12 weeks since Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape of You” last topped the chart, but it has remained one of the top songs in the country even after slipping from its perch. This week it holds on in the number-five spot, which marks its 26th straight week in the top-five. That’s six whole months, which extends its record: no other song has ever spent its first 26 weeks among the top-five.
While those two songs celebrate new milestones, a country crossover star rises once more into the top-10. “Body Like a Back Road” by Sam Hunt has already made history on the country charts, and it peaked several weeks ago at number-six on the Hot 100, but after slipping out of the top-10 it’s now back in at number-eight.
But while the chart giveth, it also taketh away. Missing this week is “Something Just Like This” by The Chainsmokers featuring Coldplay. That makes the end of more than a year of uninterrupted top-10 hits for the electronic dance music duo. They spent 61 consecutive weeks in the top-10, but that ends now, leaving them eight weeks short of Katy Perry‘s record of 69 straight weeks. I guess you can’t win them all.