The colder weather has brought some relief from all the heat we felt this summer… Not from the weather, as it was a “bummer of a summer,” as even some weather experts said. No, I’m talking about the heat generated by the song that was undoubtedly the top anthem of the summer: Luis Fonzi‘s Despacito (featuring Daddy Yankee and, depending on what version you’re listening to, Justin Bieber).
Honestly, the first I’d heard about the song was when Bieber made headlines for singing gibberish and words like “burrito” and “Dorito” in place of the actual lyrics, since he’s not a native Spanish speaker. Not long after that, I began hearing it at least once a day (usually more) either here at work, or just out in the world in general. It was inescapable. I mean, hell, it’s now the most-viewed video ever on YouTube.
I get it. It’s a sexy-sounding song. That the lyrics are about lovemaking (or something like that…) goes a long way, but it could probably be about clubbing baby seals or a church burning down or something terrible like that and it would probably sound the same… To me, a non-Spanish speaker, at least. It’s that Spanish language, it just sounds so sexy.
But after a while, you hear anything enough times and it starts to grate on your nerves a bit. So while fall has brought cooler temperatures, it has also brought relief in that the song of summer has to make way for the song of fall or winter. I don’t know if those are even things, but in my mind they’re going to be.
However, I have found my new favourite cover of Despacito, and what’s fun about this one is that the language barrier doesn’t even come into play. Check it out:
I love the attention to detail from that rubber chicken. A pop filter in front of the mic and the lyrics up on an iPad just in case. That chicken is a total pro.
I don’t know about you, I can’t want to see what it covers next!