Billboard Hot 100: Is ‘Despacito’ the song of the summer? It spends a 7th week at number-one

Is “Despacito” the song of the summer? The Spanish-language hit single by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber, is on top of the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week in a row. As we get deeper into the season — this chart is dated July 8 — “Despacito” could be on its way to following such summer smash hits as Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” in 2013, Iggy Azalea‘s “Fancy” in 2014 and Drake‘s “One Dance” in 2016. If “Despacito” doubles its run at number-one it will tie Los Del Rio‘s “Macarena” at 14 weeks as the longest-running Spanish-language chart-topper in Billboard history.

But DJ Khaled poses a serious threat to “Despacito” not once, but twice. “I’m the One,” his collaboration with Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo and Lil Wayne, holds steady in the runner-up spot after topping the chart eight weeks ago. And Khaled also makes a big debut at number-four with “Wild Thoughts” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller. Rihanna has now charted 31 songs in the top 10, which places her third on the list of all-time artists since the Hot 100 was established in August 1958. Only Madonna (38) and The Beatles (34) have more top-10 hits in the Hot 100 era.

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Speaking of inching towards a record, The Chainsmokers‘ “Something Just Like This” featuring Coldplay stubbornly holds on to the top-10, slipping from number-seven to number-nine. But that’s good enough to notch a 60th consecutive week in the top-10 for the electronic dance music duo. They’re just nine weeks away from Katy Perry‘s 69-week record.

See what else made this week’s top-10 in Billboard’s video above. Do you think “Despacito” is likely to hold on to the top spot for the rest of the summer, or will DJ Khaled and Rihanna make a move next week?

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