Luis Fonsi reflects on the worldwi acceptance for hit song Despac o.
SEARCH “Despacito cover” on YouTube and you’ll get over four million results. The Spanish reggaeton pop number by Luis Fonsi (pic, right) featuring rapper Daddy Yankee and pop star Justin Bieber has fans making Bahasa Malaysia, Hindi and even German versions of the song.
Recently, the hit song made history as the first Spanishlanguage song in 20 years to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts while in Britain, it has been certified as the longest-reigning foreign language No. 1 on the Official Singles Chart.
So what is the secret to Despacito’s phenomenal universal appeal? In an interview with Forbes, 39-year-old Fonsi thinks it’s all in the details.
“It’s a catchy song, it’s a great collaboration with Daddy Yankee, and it has that perfect balance between all these different worlds. People who just listen to reggaetón, they love the song. People to pop music, song, and all bases,”
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