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.
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.
we knew the only person who could stop the evil that is Despacito was Taylor Swift. we knew and we were right pic.twitter.com/W2g5RNI9V3
— giselle ???? (@alltoowellmp3) September 5, 2017
— Sonny (@PenguinsBGay2) September 5, 2017
Taylor, you are my friend. (She stopped Despacito from passing Mariah's record) https://t.co/cHoJoe8VlG
— Dartunorro Clark???????? (@DartDClark) September 5, 2017
can we all thank taylor swift for knocking despacito off of no.1
— Jason RL (@sacredshapes) August 26, 2017
Billboard Hot 100:
1. Taylor Swift – "Look What You Made Me Do" (+76) *new peak*
CONFIRMADO PELA BILLBOARD! pic.twitter.com/6DaCSQx0CI
— Taylor Swift Chart (@chartsTS) September 5, 2017
Now that Taylor Swift dethroned Despacito, let's have her help us dethrone Trump.
— Jonny Tsunami (@jwebmusic) September 5, 2017
— dev (@hiiamdevd) September 5, 2017
I was fed up of Despacito . Thank God Taylor is there !
— REPUTATION | HER (@Musiclover_anu) September 5, 2017
— Gabriel Pereira (@gabrielpere1ra) September 5, 2017
— Cicco チコ (@missciccone) September 5, 2017
You're entitled to your own opinion about Taylor Swift, but we all have her to thank for pushing Despacito down the iTunes chart pic.twitter.com/2dS2aIej4C
— jамe$ (@jameseyfbaby) September 4, 2017
I would like to thank Taylor Swift for essentially killing Despacito and blocking Justin "I Don't Know Spanish" Beiber from making history. pic.twitter.com/pXTeu0752Z
— Lucas Brookwood (@lucasbrookwood) September 3, 2017
Finally the worst song of the year, Despacito, has been dethroned. Thank you @taylorswift13!!!!
— Katie (@Katiecusss) August 27, 2017