After two years without releasing new music, Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero with a stage name “Luis Fonsi” wanted to create a fun track that had that Latin feel with a melody that he feels very comfortable singing and that will make people just dance.
The song “Despacito” was originally composed as a cumbia and pop song with lyrics written as a ballad, but Luis Fonsi began to consider giving it an "urban injection" and contacted reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee (Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez), who agreed to collaborate on the song after Fonsi played him the demo.
The rest is history, suffice it to say that the collaboration yielded a super hit “Despacito” which has become the longest-running foreign language number one in UK chart history. And it's been viewed more than a billion times on YouTube! “Despacito” is currently the most popular and the biggest song in the word.
"Despacito" is a reggaeton-pop song composed in common time 4/4 and written in the key of B minor with a tempo of 89 beats per minute and a chord progression of Bm—G—D—A.
Apart from toping the charts in USA since February 2017, “Despacito” has continued to top the charts of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela. In short all over the world, the song to sing now is “Despacito”!