CZB -- 'Despacito' is the 2nd Single to spend 18 consecutive Weeks at No.1 in the Europarade Chart. In 1991,
Bryan Adams also achieved it, with '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You'.
Link:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_E ... ts_of_1991
Francis Plaiy took the Europarade Charts back to the late 1950's. His calculations revealed 3 further Hits,
with 18, (or more), No.1 Weeks:
A)... 'It's Now Or Never -- Elvis Presley -- (1960-1961) -- 19 No.1 Weeks -- (Consecutive)
B)... 'In The Summertime' -- Mungo Jerry -- (1970) -- 19 No.1 Weeks -- (Consecutive)
C)... 'Fernando' -- ABBA -- (1976) -- 18 No.1 Weeks -- (Non-Consecutive -- 15 Weeks + 3 Weeks)
The 'Official' Europarade Chart began in late May 1976. The 1st No.1 was 'Save Your Kisses For Me' by
Brotherhood Of Man - 6 Weeks at No.1. But, Francis found that, when you take the Chart back further,
that Hit was not as big in Europe as 'Fernando'. It was unable to displace the ABBA Hit from No.1, and
spent 13 Weeks at No.2. That made it once of the Europarade's biggest ever No.2 Hits.
Francis also revealed 3 further Europarade No.1 Hits for ABBA, by taking the Chart back further:
'Waterloo' - 9 Weeks, 'S.O.S.' - 4 Weeks, and 'Mamma Mia' - 6 Weeks. With 'Fernando, that gave
ABBA 4 more No.1 Europarade Hits, than the 13, that they got from May 1976 onwards.