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Luis Fonsi Explains What “Despacito” Means To Him In Latest Interview

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“Despacito was a song that just started out with my guitar.”

Every few years, a song explodes out of nowhere and takes over the pop music landscape. Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” is one of those songs. Despacito hit YouTube on January 12th, and by April 20th, the song had received a billion views — it is currently nearing the 1.8 billion view mark. In an interview with VEVO, Fonsi explains how he originally worked out “Despacito” on just his guitar, and with the help of several talented musicians, it went from a simple song to the Billboard chart-shattering hit it became. Luis also discusses what “Despacito” means to him, saying, “It’s about just slowing things down.” However, Fonsi explains that “Despacito” can mean different things to different people.

If you’re a fan of the song or want to learn a little trivia, check out the short, behind-the-scenes interview Fonsi gave to Vevo.

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Sean Hannity Tried To Pronounce ‘Despacito’ And, Well, It’s Not Totally Surprising

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Sean Hannity Tried To Pronounce ‘Despacito’ And, Well, It’s Not Totally Surprising

Everyone could not stop talking about Joe Biden playing “Despacito” at a recent event. Even Fox News, of course, couldn’t stop talking about it but Sean Hannity made the news on social media. It isn’t because of how he talked about the story. Instead, it was about how he pronounced the song.

Sean Hannity had a real problem with Joe Biden playing “Despacito” at a recent campaign event.

Vice President Biden was in Kissimmee, Florida at a campaign event at the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month when he played “Despacito” in the microphone from his phone. Biden was panned across social media with claims that he was pandering to the Latino community by playing the song. However, it is important to note that Luis Fonsi, the singer of the song, had just introduced him so it seems like a playful moment.

First, some people are really impressed that these are scandals right now for Biden.

President Donald Trump responded to the moment by tweeting a doctored film. The president found the time to find a video where “Despacito” is replaced by N.W.A.’s “F— Tha Police.” The video feeds into President Trump’s campaign against Biden claiming that the former vice president supports defunding the police. Biden has spoken on the issue and is not in favor of defunding police wanting to add to the law enforcement budget.

Some people are curious about how Hannity made it so long without ever hearing the song.

We all remember the times of “Despacito.” The song was on the radio waves on every channel for months. There was no escaping the song because it was everywhere. Somehow, Hannity managed to live during this time and managed to not hear the song as much as the average American.

American truly wants to know how he managed to mispronounce one of the biggest songs in the world.

Like, even Justin Bieber learned how to pronounce the song. It is probably one of the most known Spanish words thanks to Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee making it the song of the summer when it was released. The singers even say is slowly and break it down to the syllables.

Of course, this led people to assume how he pronounces other Spanish words that most people know.

We all know people who can’t properly pronounce some Spanish words. Now, there is nothing wrong with mispronouncing a Spanish word. People who really try are often left working on their pronunciation. However, people are surprised that someone could mispronounce such a widely known word.

The moment has reminded some of another famous mispronunciation on Fox News.

In October of 2018, Lou Dobbs was talking to his viewers about the migrant caravan making their way through Mexico heading to the U.S. While reporting on the caravan, Dobbs tried his best to pronounce Huixtla and what came out was definitely not that.

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Better Get To Sleep, Luis Fonsi Says The Idea For ‘Despacito’ Came To Him In A Dream

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Better Get To Sleep, Luis Fonsi Says The Idea For ‘Despacito’ Came To Him In A Dream

“It sounds a little cliche and a little cheesy, but it’s the truth.”

Get out your notepads and thinking caps, because Luis Fonsi is here to take you to school. He was recently on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” to perform, but also took the time to give away his biggest secrets to writing a hit song. It just so happens there was a secret formula to creating “Despacito,” a song that has dominated the airwaves, staying at number one all over the world and in the U.S. for 16 weeks (tying the all time record), and garnered over 3 billion views on YouTube. So here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Be a talented musician and singer with decades of hard work and several albums under your belt.
  2. Be from Puerto Rico, so you can write authentically from your Puerto Rican experience.
  3. Have a dream where a perfect melody and lyrics just appear to you.
  4. Go to Grammy and Latin Grammy-nominated song writer Erika Ender to help you finish writing it.
  5. Once you’ve gotten that to rise, add a dash of Daddy Yankee, your buddy and fellow Puerto Rican.
  6. After you get that all out of the oven, and it’s hot, fresh and ready to go, throw in a sexy music video with a former Puerto Rican Miss Universe winner, catchy dance moves, and the smiles of Puerto Rican locals from the colorful “La Perla” neighborhood.
  7. Release it all into the world, and once it starts blowing up, have Justin Bieber, one of the biggest names in pop music, garnish it with a verse in Spanish and share it with all of his fans, too.
  8. This is optional, but make sure that when performing it live, Bieber can’t actually sing it and improvises it with insensitive babble.

And voila, folks, there you have it. All the ingredients and steps necessary to have one of the biggest songs of all time. Tune in next time where we show you how to get snubbed at the VMAs.

And now for dessert, watch Luis Fonsi perform “Despacito” on “The Tonight Show.”

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