Latin songs soundtrack the summer in Spotify's chart

Latin songs soundtrack the summer in Spotify's chart

Spotify has revealed the – not overly surprising – result that Despacito is its most streamed song of the summer, with over 786 million streams. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s Despacito - Remix featuring Justin Bieber is No.1 on the streaming service’s global summer chart.

The track was named the most streamed song ever in July, as well as breaking the YouTube record last month. DJ Khaled’s Wild Thoughts featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller is at No. 2, ahead of French Montana’s Unforgettable.

Latin music also made its mark with Mi Gente by J Balvin and Willy William at No.5, behind DJ Khaled’s I'm the One (feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper, Lil Wayne). Latin music makes an impression with five Spanish-language songs featured in the global Top 30 list, including Mi Gente, Felices los 4 by Maluma, Me Rehúso by Danny Ocean and both the original Despacito, and remix featuring Justin Bieber.

“2017 gave us the summer of Latin Music,” said Rocio Guerrero, Spotify’s head of Latin culture. “For the first time ever we have seven Latin songs on Spotify’s global chart, including both the original and remix of Despacito, this summer’s undisputed anthem. Another huge success has been Danny Ocean, one of Spotify’s emerging Latin artists who has racked up more than 318 million streams with Me Rehúso.”

Other artists in the Top 10 of Spotify’s global songs of the summer list include Calvin Harris, Liam Payne and Ed Sheeran.

The Top 30 is based on Spotify’s most listened to tracks between June 21 and August 27, 2017.

Spotify’s Global Top 30s Songs of the Summer:

1. Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi - Despacito - Remix (feat. Justin Bieber)
2. DJ Khaled - Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller)
3. French Montana, Unforgettable (feat. Swae Lee)
4. DJ Khaled - I'm the One (feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper, Lil Wayne)
5. J Balvin, Willy William - Mi Gente
6. Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
7. Calvin Harris - Feels (feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean)
8. Charlie Puth - Attention
9. Liam Payne - Strip That Down (feat. Quavo)
10. Imagine Dragons - Thunder
11. Jonas Blue - Mama (feat. William Singe)
12. David Guetta - 2U (feat. Justin Bieber)
13. Lil Uzi Vert - XO TOUR Llif3
14. Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
15. Axwell & Ingrosso - More Than You Know
16. Kendrick Lamar - Humble 
17. Jason Derulo - Swalla (feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign)
18. The Chainsmokers, Coldplay - Something Just Like This
19. Maluma - Felices los 4
20. Imagine Dragons - Believer
21. Danny Ocean - Me Rehúso
22. Luis Fonsi - Despacito (feat. Daddy Yankee)
23. Post Malone - Congratulations (feat. Quavo)
24. Maggie Lindemann, CADE, Cheat Codes - Pretty Girl (Cheat Code X CADE Remix)
25. Rita Ora - Your Song
26. Niall Horan - Slow Hands
27. Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry
28. Martin Garrix, Troye Sivan - There For You
29. Clean Bandit - Symphony (feat. Zara Larsson)
30. Bruno Mars - That’s What I Like

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