After spending 16 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, tying the all-time record set by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men for their hit song “One Sweet Day,” the summer smash “Despacito” has finally been knocked down to second place. Billboard reported on Tuesday that Taylor Swift’s new song “Look What You Made Me Do” had jumped from its #77th debut spot to #1 in just a week, knocking “Despacito” to second place. Twitter took notice.
Some were just as unamused as this little girl:
Despacito has been dethroned pic.twitter.com/CmETfQ3UDM
— Crisp Rat (@JinniesPurpose) September 5, 2017
She was just trying to nosh on some mac-n-cheese when Snow Felicia walked up. Bye, Ms. White.
Some lumped it in with bigger, sadder news.
End of #DACA, Despacito dethroned by Taylor Swift. Its a sad start to Hispanic Heritage Month.
— EV∆ (@4Eva2juan) September 5, 2017
Sad way to start the month, indeed. Although Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15th to October 15th, this pain will definitely linger for the next 10 days.
Some were more interested in keeping Mariah Carey’s record intact.
taylor has officially dethroned despacito and saved mariah’s record pic.twitter.com/N6BTVPgZJY
— ryan :$ (@Iustforlove) September 5, 2017
People were also reminded that Justin Bieber was on the remix.
STAN TWITTER LOGIC
Despacito is #1 for 16 weeks ; Congrats Luis
Despacito gets dethroned ; Justin Bieber was found dead
— ⚫ (@outalented) September 5, 2017
Although the “Despacito” music video made it to over 3 billion views without Bieber in it at all, there was a time when he was getting all the praise for helping the song reach #1, even though he couldn’t even really sing it…
It was a good run while it lasted, and though they didn’t surpass “One Sweet Day,” it at least tied, cementing the song’s spot in history.
despacito still tied the record and made history I don't care if y'all like it or not pic.twitter.com/fMvSQqmjnu
— ㅤً (@reclaimbieber) September 5, 2017
Feeling the “Despacito” blues? Listen to it being played on two calculators, that should cheer you up.
Credit: It’s a small world/ YouTube
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