After 13 weeks on the Latin charts, Daddy Yankee’s “Que Tire Pa’ Lante” just landed itself another No. 1 spot. According to Billboard, the single reached the top of the Latin Pop Airplay chart this week, following its lead on the Latin Airplay chart and Latin Rhythm Airplay chart on December 21, 2019. Billboard also reports that this marks “Yankee’s eighth No. 1 on the tally,” and well, we’re not surprised.
The latter half of 2019 saw the reggaeton superstar breaking chart records left and right, thanks to a series of collaborations and hit singles from the earlier “Con Calma” to the summertime mashup “China” featuring Anuel AA, J Balvin, Ozuna and Karol G. “Que Tire Pa’Lante,” released October 18 via El Cartel Records, is just the latest to trend on the Latin Pop Airplay charts.
Daddy Yankee’s single similarly led in Latin Digital Song Sales and Latin Rhythm Digital Song Sales for two weeks soon after its release, from November 12 to November 16, 2019. Meanwhile, on the Hot Latin Songs chart — which as per Billboard, “blends Latin Airplay, digital sales and streaming data” — the “Que Tire” single sits at No. 11 for the second week in a row, having peaked at No. 7.
Like “Con Calma” and “China,” it’s also worth noting that Yankee’s later hit “Que Tire Pa’ Lante” heavily samples a dancehall throwback. This time, “A Who Seh Me Dun” by Cutty Ranks. Uncredited features only include Natti Natasha, Bad Bunny, Becky G, Anuel AA, Wisin and Zion & Lennox on the track.
As Remezcla writer Gary Suarez noted recently, this strategy is ushering in a period of “novelty” inasmuch as it’s successful on the charts. So while we praise Yankee for his efforts, let’s see how the artist decides to continue his everlasting rise — perhaps alongside Jamaican dancehall artists themselves, for a change.
“Que Tire Pa’ Lante” is the 13th single released off of Daddy Yankee’s forthcoming seventh studio album, El Disco Duro.