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Will 'Despacito' Break Mariah Carey + Boyz II Men's 'One Sweet Day' Billboard Record? Probably.

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It's not looking good for "One Sweet Day."



It's getting serious.



No one can doubt the impact and cultural ascendance that Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" has made this summer. And yet, even after the visual to the original version became the most-watched video on YouTube, the Justin Bieber remix to the Spanish-language smash is also on track to take down Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's long-lasting record for most weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100.

Word around the blogosphere is that the pop monarch's '90s classic, "One Sweet Day," a collaborative effort with the R&B group, might just pass over the crown to the Biebster's remix of "Despacito" if it stays on top in the coming weeks. So, here's the stats: Fonsi's smash has topped the Hot 100 for 13 weeks, surpassing Ed Sheeran’s "Shape of You" for the longest streak of 2017. However, it only needs a few more weeks atop the Hot 100 before it matches the all-time record of 16 weeks, which was set by "One Sweet Day."

And while, yes, "Despacito" isn't making as strong of an impact on radio airwaves as, say, a month ago, the track is gearing up for some major exposure. On Monday (August 7), Good Morning America announced that Luis Fonsi will hit Times Square for a performance of the dance hit next Wednesday, which will only further its longevity.

Silver lining: Even if it does overthrow "One Sweet Day," at least we can count our blessings and remember that it wasn't The Chainsmokers' "Closer" that took the title away from the '90s gem.





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I think yes, but I don't like the fact that it's Justin Bieber being given the spotlight here. A lot of people will associate the track and it's success with him, when it's the two Latino artists that made the song an international hit in the first place, while being veterans in their respective fields, Reggaeton and Latin Pop. Justin Bieber only helped push the song into the Anglosphere.

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20 hours ago, Gayseus911 said:

Well at least Mariah holds the crown for the most number 1's :brit: 

No, she doesn't. The Beatles have 20 #1's :brit:

20 hours ago, Gayseus911 said:

anyone can make a hit these days 

except for Britney. :reductive:

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17 minutes ago, Gâteau said:

No, she doesn't. The Beatles have 20 #1's :brit:

except for Britney. :reductive:

That's her teams fault, not Britney's, they didn't try there best in promoting her recent material on Beyonce level :rihstare:

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8 minutes ago, Gayseus911 said:

That's her teams fault, not Britney's, they didn't try there best in promoting her recent material on Beyonce level :rihstare:

Keep saying that to yourself, if that makes you feel better :drown:

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