Wherever you’ve been this summer, you will have surely heard Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee.
It’s simply been absolutely massive, with the Justin Bieber remix helping it take off in English-speaking countries.
Despacito has topped the charts in 45 countries and reached the top 10 in 9 others, making it both Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s most successful single to date.
It became the first song primarily in Spanish to top the Billboard chart in America since Macarena, and it now has over two billion views on YouTube, reaching that accolade after 154 days, the fastest video on the sit to reach the milestone.
In the United Kingdom, where Lovesongs247 is based, we can’t get enough of it. It seems like it has been No.1 for most of the summer, and it has gone platinum twice with 1.2million sales.
This may be the start of a reggaetón take over in our charts, and at Lovesongs247 we don’t think that’s a bad thing.
Mi Gente by J. Balvin is rising up the charts, and while it’s purely in Spanish, the beat will not get out of your head, although perhaps it isn’t quite as catchy as Despacito.
We’ve been championing reggaetón for a while here, mainly because one of our programme controllers loves Spanish music, and has added a bit to our playlists.
So as well as Despacito and Mi Gente, look out for the likes of Picky by Joey Montana, Si Una Vez (both in Spanish and English) by Play-N-Skillz and Quiero Que Sepas by Juan Magan.
Disfruta de la música! (That’s enjoy the music in Spanish).
If it doesn’t take you to a sunny beach or pool, nothing will!