Despacito wins close battle to score 11th week at Number 1

It seems there’s no stopping Despacito – the track has fought off some strong competition to claim another week at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart.

The Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber track logs a 11th week in pole position and is now one of the UK’s longest-reigning chart toppers of all time.

Only six songs in the Official Charts’s 65-year history have spent longer at Number 1, while the only other songs to manage 11 weeks at the summit is Rose Marie by US country singer Slim Whitman in 1955.

Finishing less than 2,500 combined sales behind Despacito is former Number 1 Wild Thoughts, by DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, while Calvin Harris’ Feels ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean is at 3.

New entries and high climbers

Elsewhere in the Top 10, Rudimental’s Sun Comes Up ft. James Arthur continues to climb, moving two spots to 8, and Dua Lipa’s New Rules zooms ten places to crack into the Top 10 to Number 9. It’s the star’s third single to reach the top tier of the Official Chart: 2016’s No Lie with Sean Paul topped out at 10 and Be The One peaked at 9 in February this year.

Further down, Demi Lovato’s Sorry Not Sorry moves 11 places to a new peak this week at 16, and Finnish newcomer Alma breaks into the Top 20 with Chasing Highs, up six to Number 18.

Making its Top 40 debut this week is Mi Gente, the latin-pop track by Columbian star J Balvin and French producer Willy William. The song, which has already been a massive hit across South America and Europe, bounds 25 places to Number 21 this week.

Finally, two songs rebound back into this week’s Top 40: Yungen’s Bestie ft. Yxng Bane is up 11 spots to 30, and The Script’s Rain leaps 13 to Number 31.

View this week’s Top 100 Official Singles Chart in full