Taylor Swift Just Dethroned ‘Despacito’ From No 1 Spot, and Mariah Fans Are Rejoicing

“We knew the only person who could stop the evil that is Despacito was Taylor Swift,” one fan writes

Last Updated: September 5, 2017 @ 10:40 AM

Taylor Swift dethroned Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” on the No. 1 spot of the Billboard Hot 100 with her song, “Look What You Made Me Do,” and fans rushed to social media to thank the singer for stopping the “Despacito” takeover.

“We knew the only person who could stop the evil that is Despacito was Taylor Swift. We knew and we were right,” one user tweeted.

“Thank you @taylorswift13 for stopping that crap of a song called “Despacito” from breaking @MariahCarey‘s legendary @billboard record,” tweeted another.

Indeed, “Despacito” logged its 16th week at No. 1 on Sept. 9, matching Mariah Carey’s and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day,” which reigned for 16 weeks from 1995 to 1996. It was the longest command in the chart’s archives. Now, on the new Sept. 16 list, “Despacito” dropped to No. 2, which “Look What You Made Me Do” taking the top spot.

“Look What You Made Me Do” also launched with the top weekly download sales this year: 353,000 in the week ending Aug. 31. Swift is the 13th woman with at least five Hot 100 No. 1 singles. Carey leads the pack with 18 No. 1 songs. Swift has also now topped the Hot 100 with the first single from each of her last three albums: “Look What You Made Me do,” “Shake It Off” and “Never.”

Swift is also the first woman to top the Hot 100 this year. “Look What You Made Me Do” is the first song by a woman unaccompanied by a male artist to rule the Hot 100 since Adele’s “Hello.”

See reactions to Swift’s ascension to the throne below.