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Latin Artists Take Over YouTube's Top 25 Global Songs of the Summer

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Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee, "Despacito"

It’s not a surprise that Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” the most viewed video of all times, leads YouTube’s top 25 Songs of the Summer global chart. But what is definitely a surprise is that 16 of 25 songs worldwide this year include Latino artists. 

According to the streaming platform statement, Ozuna is the Latin artist with the highest number of songs in the global list with four videos, followed by J Balvin with three and Shakira, Maluma and Daddy Yankee have two respectively.

In the U.S. chart, “Despacito’’ also leads as the video of the summer, followed by Bruno Mars’ “That's What I Like”, DJ Khaled with “I'm the One”, Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You”, DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts”, French Montana’s “Unforgettable” and Maluma with “Felices los 4”.

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s summer smash was the song of the summer in 47 of the 50 states, while Mars' hit led in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. And, interestingly, even though Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do” was released just a week before Labor Day weekend, it got enough views to reach to the summer song list in the United States.

See below both lists below:

YouTube’s Top 25 Songs of the Summer (GLOBAL)

Luis Fonsi - Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee
Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
Maluma - Felices los 4
J. Balvin, Willy William - Mi Gente
Clean Bandit - Rockabye ft. Sean Paul, Anne-Marie
Jason Derulo - Swalla ft. Nicki Minaj, Ty Dolla $ign
Shakira - Chantaje ft. Maluma
Chris Jeday - Ahora Dice ft. J. Balvin, Ozuna, Arcángel
Wisin - Escápate Conmigo ft. Ozuna
DJ Khaled - I'm the One ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne
Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
Enrique Iglesias - Súbeme La Radio ft. Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox
DJ Khaled - Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
Charlie Puth - Attention
BLACKPINK - As If It's Your Last
CNCO - Reggaetón Lento
J Balvin - Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola ft. Bad Bunny
Nicky Jam - El Amante
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This
Danny Ocean - Me Rehúso
Daddy Yankee - La Rompe Corazones ft. Ozuna
Major Lazer - Sua Cara ft. Anitta, Pabllo Vittar
Ozuna - Tu Foto
Shakira - Me Enamoré
French Montana - Unforgettable

YouTube’s Top 25 Songs of the Summer (US)

Luis Fonsi - Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee
Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
DJ Khaled - I'm the One ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne
Post Malone - Congratulations
Lul Uzi Vert - XO TOUR Llif3
Ayo & Teo - Rolex
Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
DJ Khaled - Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
Future - Mask Off
Cardi B - Bodak Yellow
French Montana - Unforgettable
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
KYLE - iSpy FT. Lil Yachty
Rae Sremmurd - Swang
21 Savage - Bank Account
Playboi Carti - Magnolia
Migos - Bad and Boujee
Imagine Dragons - Believer
Donald Glover - Redbone
Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do
A Boogie wit da Hoodie - Drowning
YFN Lucci - Everyday We Lit
Migos - Slippery
Tee Grizzley - First Day Out
Maluma - Felices los 4

Methodology: Songs that came out in the last year were ordered by the number of views on YouTube globally and in the United States during the period from Memorial Day 2017 to Labor Day 2017.