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nbcnews.com - 94 days ago

Despacito: The unbeliebable explosion of a bilingual song

The fusion of a ballad/pop singer with the king of reggaeton and a little "Beliebing" has lead to the biggest song of the summer and possibly one of the biggest songs in a long time.
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" Remix featuring Justin Bieber is currently the top song in the country. The song took the first place from DJ Khaled's "I'm The One" which also features Bieber. This also makes the "Despacito" Remix the first predominantly Spanish language song to obtain the coveted spot on the Billboard Hot 100 since the "Macarena" in 1996. Play Facebook Twitter Embed Luis Fonsi on Justin Bieber's Spanish, 'Despacito' Hitting No. 1 2:51 autoplay autoplay Copy this code to your website or blog "We never, and I think I can speak for Daddy Yankee when I say this, we never in our wildest dreams saw this coming," Luis Fonsi told NBC Latino at a recent interview in New York. The song's hook, "Pasito a pasito...suave, suave, suavecito (step by step...gently, gently)" is almost prophetic in the way it has also described the journey of a smash hit that's breaking records across the globe. The original "Despacito" has topped iTunes charts in 53 countries. Meanwhile, the remix has topped them in 59 countries.
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