‘Despacito’ was NOT the ‘Song of the Summer’ in Every State, Not Even Close
Despite the fact it tied the record for most weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, 'Despacito' was not every state's pick for the coveted 'Song of the Summer.'
'Despacito' was the first Spanish-language song since 'Macarena' to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and tied Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men's 'One Sweet Day' for most weeks to hold that spot on the chart. With over 3 billion views on YouTube, you might think that the song performed by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber may be a shoe-in for 'Song of the Summer' across the country. However, that is not even remotely close.
Spotify did the research based on streams, and it seems that Philadelphia rapper Lil Uzi Vert's single, 'XO Tour Llif3' dominated the south/southeast in the U.S. and DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller's 'Wild Thoughts' was voted 'Song of the Summer' in the northeast and in California.
'Despacito' earned the title in 24 states, including North Dakota. 'XO Tour Llif3' took the title in 19 states and 'Wild Thoughts' was the victor in the remaining eight (including Washington, D.C.). The full map can be viewed here.
Whether you still love dancing to it, or you can't stand how much it's played, 'Despacito' at least claimed the 'Song of the Summer' title in the most states of any song played throughout the summer.