Jack is dancing to the Redcar beat!
JUSTIN Bieber’s Latin-infused hit of the summer has been given a Teesside makeover by an 11-year-old schoolboy.
The steamy Spanish language hit Despacito - which this summer topped charts worldwide and became the most streamed song of all time - has been re-imagined as an ode to Redcar.
Former Westgarth Primary School pupil Jack Crossley rewrote the summer’s biggest hit and swapped Puerto Rican romantic tension for lemon tops, seagulls and fish n chips.
Renamed after Redcar’s famous ice cream parlour, Pacitto Pacitto is Jack’s version of the Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee collaboration that topped the UK charts for nine weeks.
Even Redcar’s vertical pier makes an appearance in Jack’s popular YouTube music video which has been viewed more than 3,800 times.
Jack, who starts at Outwood Academy Bydales in September, changed the lyrics to fit the sights of his hometown before persuading his mum, Nichola Crossley, to handle the singing.
Jack said: “Me and mum were just messing around with the words in the song and decided to go and do the video.
“It’s got more than 3,000 views now. I’m happy with it.”
Jack’s mum, Nichola Crossley, said: “Every time we used to hear the song it reminded us of Pacitto’s.
“So we went down to the sea front and took some videos.
“We got back and he put the video together. It only took him about an hour - then he said, ‘mum will you sing on it?”
She added: “I think the video’s quite good when you think it only took us an hour.
“If we’d known how popular it would turn out, we might have spent more time on it.”
Jack Crossley with mum Nichola in front of the vertical pier