Billboard Hot 100: ‘Despacito’ ties Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ as 2017’s longest running number-one hit

If “Despacito” isn’t the song of the summer, then I don’t know what is. The groundbreaking Spanish-language single by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber is number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for the 12th week in a row. It’s now tied with Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape of You” as the longest-running chart-topper of 2017 so far and only 19 singles in Billboard history have spent that long or longer on top. But which ubiquitous hit do you prefer? Watch the video above to see the rest of this week’s Billboard top 10, and then vote in our poll at the bottom of this post.

“Despacito” took the number-one spot on the chart dated May 27 and hasn’t budged since. Just reaching the top spot was a groundbreaking achievement. It became the first Spanish song to top the chart since Los Del Rio‘s “Macarena” way back in 1996. “Macarena” spent 14 weeks in the top spot, so “Despacito” is only two weeks away from matching that accomplishment.

“Shape of You” dominated the chart earlier in the year. It first topped the chart on the week of January 28, then dropped down for two weeks while “Bad and Boujee” by Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert took over at number-one. Then “Shape of You” returned for another 11 straight weeks from February 18 to April 29. Actually, “Shape of You” still hasn’t gone away. It tied the record for the most weeks spent in the top five (27!), and even now it’s still in the top 10. Watch above to find out where it ranks.

There have been only eight weeks this year that weren’t led by either “Shape of You” or “Despacito,” so let us know below which earworm you’d rather keep listening to, and discuss this and more in our forums.

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