“When I started writing it, I wanted it to be a kind of sandy feet/piña colada kind of afternoon song.”
The summer without a good song is just not summer. Many songs are competing for the big title of 2017 Song of the Summer, but “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber, has an early leg up because it’s leading the seasonal chart (so far) and is the No.1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 for the fifth consecutive week.
So what does Fonsi think? Will “Despacito” be the song of summer 2017? Well, during Miami’s iHeartSummer festival, the Puerto Rican singer said, “I hope it’s my song. I get asked a lot if it’s going to be ‘Despacito,’ and I don’t know.”
He added: “It’s the perfect summer song! It’s what I thought when I started writing it. I wanted it to be a kind of sandy feet/piña colada kind of afternoon song.”