We have another repeat artist today, as Bad Bunny sits at the #13 spot with ‘Tití Me Preguntó,’ another of the four singles from his Un Verano Sin Ti album to reach the top six. This track peaked at #5 before falling out of the top ten.
This song is a bit more interesting, musically, than the last Bad Bunny track I featured. It has some twists and turns and a pretty sick beat.
Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny owns the sixth spot on this week’s Billboard Hot 100, with ‘Me Porto Bonito,’ a collaboration with vocalist Chencho Corleone from Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Plan B. That sentence probably induced heart attacks in any Republican readers of this blog.
To date, only three Spanish-language songs have reached #1 on the Hot 100. The first was ‘La Bamba’ in 1987 (the Los Lobos cover, not Ritchie Valens’ original), the second was ‘Macarena’ in 1995, and the most recent was ‘Despacito’ in 2017. Bad Bunny has yet to have a #1 hit in his native tongue, but this is his sixth Spanish-language track to reach the top ten, and three of those made it to the top five.
‘Despacito’ was the undisputed Song of the Summer last year. Could Cardi B’s ‘I Like It’ be the second track sung primarily in Spanish to claim that title?
It’s a catchy multi-cultural hodge-podge, with a “trap salsa” beat, a prominent sample of a 60s boogaloo song and rapped verses by Cardi along with Puerto Rico’s Bad Bunny and Colombia’s J Balvin.