Luny Tunes Make Star-Studded Return to Hot Latin Songs
Also: Farruko’s 'Visionary' bows at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums and Grupo Mania crowns Tropical Songs
Ten years after the Luny Tunes-produced reggaeton smash “Mayor Que Yo” arrived on Hot Latin Songs (and spent 37 weeks in the top 10, peaking at No. 3), the Dominican production team returns with “Mayor Que Yo 3.” The new track bows at No. 40 (chart dated Nov. 14) and boasts the all-star team of Daddy Yankee, Wisin, Don Omar and Yandel, mirroring the A-list affair of the 2005 track (which featured Baby Ranks, Daddy Yankee, Tonny Tun Tun, Wisin & Yandel and Hector). The new cut also starts at No. 5 on Latin Digital Songs (3,000 sold).
The original “Mayor Que Yo” spent a lengthy 46 weeks on the list, and notched the longest climb to the top 3 (it hit No. 3 in its 36th frame).
There was a “Mayor Que Yo Pt. 2” by Wisin & Yandel that appeared on the duo’s 2005 set Pa’l Mundo (it spent four weeks at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums), however the track did not chart.
Farruko Frenzy: Elsewhere on the charts, Farruko enters Top Latin Albums at No. 1 with his latest set, Visionary (3,000 copies sold in the week ending Oct. 29, according to Nielsen Music). The entry marks the Puerto Rican singer/rapper’s second No. 1, following his 2014 set Farruko Presents Los Menores. The arrival comes one week after lead single “Sunset,” featuring Shaggy & Nicky Jam, topped Latin Airplay -- becoming Farruko’s first solo No. 1 on the chart (it currently dips 1-2).
Grupo Mania Marks Fifth No. 1: Fifteen years after Grupo Mania last reigned on Tropical Songs with “Bajo La Lluvia” (two weeks at No. 1 in 2000), the Puerto Rican group returns to No. 1 as “Te Vi” jumps 6-1 in its sixth week on the chart (up 49 percent in spins).
The climb marks the longest gap between No. 1s for a lead act on the chart, with only Venezuelan duo Servando y Florentino having a lengthier pause between chart-toppers (17 years), first in 1998 with “Una Fan Enamorada,” then again in 2015 as a featured act on Sharlene’s “Mal de Amor.”
“Te Vi” is the fifth crowning visit for Grupo Mania, dating back to 1997 when “Linda Eh” spent five straight weeks at the peak. Additionally, Grupo Mania has reached the top 10 more than any other duo or group (18 times in total), with bachata group Aventura following with 15.