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Song of the Summer: 'Despacito' or 'I'm the One'?

🎶  Summer, summer, summertime. Time to sit back and unwind. 🎶

Ah, it's summer—the time of the year when the weather is hot, ACs are blowing, the grills are fired up, people are wearing short shorts and tank tops, and folks are chilling at the beach. But it's also the time of the year when music is heating up, and we jam out all summer long to the hottest bangers out. So, the Tylt celebrating the season with our picks for the coveted title of "Song of the Summer." Between July and September, we are asking you to predict which smash hit should be crowned the Song of the Summer in our bracket.

In the second round, "Despacito" won again, but this time over Zedd and Alessia Cara's "Stay." DJ Khaled's "I'm the One" crushed Bruno Mars' "That's What I Like."

Now it's "Despacito" versus "I'm the One" in our second round. Which song makes the cut?


Luis Fonsi's "Despacito" featuring Daddy Yankee and Just Bieber is now officially a record-breaking smash. The song now holds the record of second-longest-running No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 after 15 weeks. Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day" still holds the record for most weeks atop the Hot 100 with 16, but that record may not hold for long. There's quite literally no stopping the monster smash. 

Below are some significant lyrics to "Despacito," per Genius

🎶 Comin' over in my direction. So thankful for that, it's such a blessin', yeah. Turn every situation into heaven, yeah 🎶
🎶 Despacito. Quiero respirar tu cuello despacito. Deja que te diga cosas al oído. Para que te acuerdes si no estás conmigo 🎶

Check out the original music video below.


"I'm the One" topped the Billboard Hot 100 right before "Despacito," and the hit has remained on the heels of "Despacito" all summer long. The banger features not only Bieber, but Chance the Rapper, Quavo and Lil Wayne, and it goes hard. It's not that impossible for "I'm the One" to come out on top as the Song of the Summer. 

Beliebers love the song, just as much as they love "Despacito." And as it's been stated already, the only one Bieber is competing with is himself. Tylters just might root for this underdog.

Below are some notable lyrics to "I'm the One," per Genius.

🎶 Yeah, you're lookin' at the truth. The money never lie, no. I'm the one, yeah, I'm the one. Early mornin' in the Dawn. Know you wanna ride now (let's ride, let's ride!). I'm the one, yeah, I'm the one, yeah. 🎶

Watch the summery music video below.

Song of the Summer: 'Despacito' or 'I'm the One'?
A festive crown for the winner