Just a month after Gangnam Style lost its long running spot at number 1 on YouTube, another video has taken first place.
Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa knocked Psy’s Gangnam Style off the top spot as most viewed video ever on YouTube after years of the South Korean’s domination. Their own streak wasn’t quite as lengthy though, as there’s already a new video at the top of the video just 1 month later.
The new video that has taken the spot as the most viewed video ever, on the biggest video hosting platform in the world is… Despacito. Yeah, that Spanish pop song that everyone is listening to at the moment because, well I don’t know.
Despacito has been the song of the summer this year topping charts around the world. It was the first Spanish-language song to make it the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in over 20 years since Macarena in 1996.
The song, coming from Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee has been a viral hit shooting up in views since it was released at the start of this year. Daddy Yankee has since made an Instagram video sharing his gratitude for being part of what is now the biggest video on the web.
Yankee says: “Thank you YouTube for Despacito’s success. I recognise the influence that the platform has. The music industry has changed. The rules of music have changed. And YouTube has a big responsibility, and I recognise it. Breaking the record is overwhelming, and I’m happy to keep [inspiring] others to do the same.”
The song has no doubt been boosted by a remix featuring Justin Bieber, but with none of Bieber’s own tracks holding the same accolades it’s safe to say that Despacito is in a league of its own.