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How the chaos of 2020 changed the song of the summer

22 days ago   |   By The Guardian

With holidays and festivals cancelled in favour of indoor TikTok challenges and a wave of activism, this year's big summer hits have warped in the heat
In the summer of 2017, Despacito travelled through the air like pollen. From February that year, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's reggaeton single climbed with the mercury from No 88 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart to No 1, where it sat, unchallenged, for a record-tying four months. It wasn't just the song of that summer: “It was the biggest song of probably all the summers,” jokes the singer-songwriter Poo Bear, who put together the smash-hit...
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