Hot Hitmakers: Despacito Proves A Huge Success For Contributing Songwriters

Jul 11, 2017

As the first predominately Spanish song to top the charts since "Macarena" in 1996, "Despacito" is rewriting the standards. Owning the Billboard Top 100 as well as the Digital Song Sales chart and Streaming Songs chart, "Despacito", translated to "slowly" in English, shows absolutely no sign of slowing down.

For Puerto Rican artists, Luis Fonsi & Ramón Ayala Luis Rodríguez, better known as Daddy Yankee, "Despacito" serves as their first Top 100 No.1 seat. For featured remix artist, Justin Bieber, it serves as his 5th. For Bieber, the song solidified him as the first ever artist to earn back-to-back new No.1 seats in consecutive weeks. Proceeding "Despacito" No.1 seat was DJ Khaled's "I'm The One", which featured Bieber as well.

Songwriters Ramón Ayala Luis Rodríguez & Erika Ender worked with Fonsi in order to create the swinging hit. Ender claims the original lyrics were born in Fonsi's home in 2015. The addition of Daddy Yankee added a reggaeton-pop feel, ultimately solidifying the song for huge success on Latin and U.S. charts.


Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

July 22, 2017
1

Quavious Marshall

"Slide"   Calvin Harris [ft. Frank Ocean & Migos]
"I’m The One"   DJ Khaled [f. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Little Wayne]
"Portland"   Drake [ft. Quavo & Travis Scott]
"Strip That Down"   Liam Payne [ft. Quavo]
"T-Shirt"   Migos
"Slippery"   Migos [ft. Gucci Mane]
"Bad And Boujee"   Migos [ft. Lil Uzi Vert]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
2

Kendrick Lamar

"DNA"   Kendrick Lamar
"Element"   Kendrick Lamar
"Humble"   Kendrick Lamar
"Loyalty"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Rihanna]
"Love"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Zacari]
"Goosebumps"   Travis Scott
3

Benjamin Levin

"Crying In The Club"   Camila Cabello
"Castle On The Hill"   Ed Sheeran
"Issues"   Julia Michaels
"Now or Never"   Halsey
4

Michael Williams II

"Rake It Up"   Yo Gotti [ft. Nicki Minaj]
"DNA"   Kendrick Lamar
"Humble"   Kendrick Lamar
5

Ed Sheeran

"Strip That Down"   Liam Payne [ft. Quavo]
"Shape Of You"   Ed Sheeran
"Castle On The Hill"   Ed Sheeran
6

Leland Wayne

"Mask Off"   Future
"Tunnel Vision"   Kodak Black
"Bad And Boujee"   Migos [ft. Lil Uzi Vert]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
7

Symere Woods

"XO Tour Llif3"   Lil Uzi Vert
"Bad And Boujee"   Migos [ft. Lil Uzi Vert]
8

Kiari Cephus

"Slippery"   Migos [ft. Gucci Mane]
"Slide"   Calvin Harris [ft. Frank Ocean & Migos]
"T-Shirt"   Migos
"Bad And Boujee"   Migos [ft. Lil Uzi Vert]
9

Christopher Brody Brown, Bruno Mars, & Philip Lawrence

"24K Magic"   Bruno Mars
"That's What I Like"   Bruno Mars
"Versace On The Floor"   Bruno Mars
10

Charlie Puth & Jacob Kasher

"Attention"   Charlie Puth
11

Justin Tranter

"Bad Liar"   Selena Gomez
"Believer"   Imagine Dragons
"Issues"   Julia Michaels
12

Ludwig Göransson & Donald Glover

"Redbone"   Childish Gambino
13

Bryan Simmons

"XO Tour Llif3"   Lil Uzi Vert
14

Michael James Ryan Busbee

"The Fighter"   Keith Urban [ft. Carrie Underwood]
"You Look Good"   Lady Antebellum
15

Audrey Graham

"Signs"   Drake
"Passionfruit"   Drake
"Portland"   Drake [ft. Quavo & Travis Scott]
16

Jordan Jenks & Jordan Carter

"Magnolia"   Playboi Carti
17

Miley Cyrus & Oren Yoel

"Malibu"   Miley Cyrus
18

Ayleo & Mateo Bowles

"Rolex"   Ayo & Teo
19

Miles McCollum & Kyle Harvey

"iSpy"   KYLE [f. Lil Yachty]
20

Luis Fonsi & Ramón Ayala Luis Rodríguez & Erika Ender

"Despacito"   Luis Fonsi [ft. Daddy Yankee]