OCC crowns Despacito as biggest song of the summer

OCC crowns Despacito as biggest song of the summer

The Official Charts Company has named Despacito as the official biggest song of summer 2017, based on sales and streams between June and August 2017. Spotify recently put the track by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber atop their global summer rundown.

Between the first week in June and the last week in August, Despacito notched up 1.2 million combined sales, according to Official Charts Company data. The sales were split across 347,000 downloads and 84 million plays across streaming services including Spotify. Despacito’s lifetime combined sales to date stand at 1.8m.

French Montana’s Unforgettable ft. Swae Lee is the UK’s second biggest song this summer with 693,000 combined sales over the three months. The song peaked at No.2 in August. DJ Khaled’s Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller is in third position, with 691,000 combined sales during the summer period.

Jonas Blue is the highest-ranking British artist on the list – Mama ft. William Singe is at No.4 (578,000). Liam Payne’s first solo single, Strip That Down ft. Quavo, is in fifth place (541,000). 

Rita Ora claims the biggest song of the summer by a female artist with Your Song at No.8 (470,000), with Little Mix’s Power at No.9 (460,000) thanks to a remix featuring Stormzy. 

Ariana Grande’s One Last Time is the 12th biggest song of the summer. The track was originally released in 2015 but reached a new peak on the Official Singles Chart at No.2 in June in the wake of the terrorist attack on Manchester Arena. Proceeds from the reissued track went to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund in coordination with the British Red Cross.

The full chart of the summer is available at the Official Charts website.

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