Jack is danc­ing to the Red­car beat!

Middlesbrough Herald & Post - - HERALD & POST -

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

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