Wow, how I’ve been waiting to write to you about such a hit!
Despacito is written by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee and it was released on 12th of January 2017.
It has also a remix version featuring Justin Bieber, released on 17th of April 2017, version that helped improving the chart performance of the song.
Despacito made such a noise in the Spanish music, that it is considered to be the reason of the worldwide increase of Latin pop music consumption after its release. It broke all records, all charts in almost all countries, you name it.
Looking into the composition, the song is a combination of reggaeton and Latin pop song, with sexual message, with a smooth and romantic rhythm.
It was a hit in over 50 countries and reached top 10, being the most successful single of Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s. We can find elements like guache, guitar, cowbell, drums.
Also, the free Despacito piano sheet music is stunning.
It is also to be taken into consideration that since Macarena in 1996, Despacito is the first song primarily in Spanish to top the Billboard Hot 100, and the first Spanish song to receive a diamond certification by the Recording Industry Association of America.
And, needless to say, it has received a lot of awards, starting with Latin Grammy, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and so on.
Can you imagine that the video became the most-viewed YouTube video of all times with over three billion views?
It was first composed to be a cumbia pop song with ballad lyrics, but Fonsi contacted Daddy Yankee and they agreed to collaborate on the song, giving it more reggaeton rhythm.
Critics said a lot of great things that will remain in history, like for example ""the way the rhythm breaks before the chorus is genius.", or "the perfect mix of everything pop fans want: it's acoustic and sexy, but with a fun beat, and it gives the feeling that you are listening to something new."
The video was directed by Carlos Peres and filmed in La Perla neighborhood and in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is full of summer, love, great dance and energy that Spanish people have in their blood. The lyrics also sexy and sensual.
Try playing this song at your piano, I hope you can reach its intensity in your own home, with the help of our Despacito free piano sheets.