Transcending Language: The 10 Most Popular Foreign Songs
1. “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
Anything in Spanish sounds so much more suave than it does in English, right?
While “Despacito” means “slowly,” the song is actually about what goes on under those sheets (wink, wink), but relayed in such a romantic way, thanks to the mix of Latin pop with a bit of reggaetón it has to it. Add in Justin Bieber and about 90 percent of the female North American population couldn’t quite get enough of “Despacito” during the summer of 2017. Despite the fact that most of us had no clue about what we were actually singing or dancing to.