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Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the past decade, you've definitely heard the song that marked a major change in Latin music and the music industry in general, at least once, or maybe a dozen times.

In January 2017, Puerto Rican reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee and singer Luis Fonsi He moved the world with the release of his hit song, "Despacito,quot;. further Justin BieberHe joined the two Puerto Rican artists to remix the song later that year in April, catapulting it even further into the mainstream.

Now that culture and music critics are preparing for the end of a decade, there is no doubt that "Despacito,quot; is on their lists of the best songs and music videos of the last ten years.

For starters, YouTube Music has exclusively given E! News a decade-by-decade breakdown of his most watched music videos of all time. And guess who it is still leading the charts of the 2010s? The music video "Despacito,quot;, which currently has a whopping 6 billion views and counting.

As NPR "Despacito,quot; was "more than a very popular song of success. It was the culmination of an increase of a decade of sociological and musical forces that finally gave birth and cemented a style now called urban."

In addition to accumulating billions of views on YouTube Music, "Despacito,quot; also broke many other records.

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Written by Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Erika Ender, "Despacito,quot; topped the lists of 47 countries and reached the top 10 of six others, which makes it the most successful single of the Puerto Rican duo to date. In the United States, it became the first song primarily in Spanish to lead the Billboard Hot 100 since "Macarena,quot; in 1996.

He also became the longest-running number one on the Hot Latin Songs list for 56 weeks. and It became the first Latin music song to receive a diamond certification by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Then, in August 2017, it officially became the most watched YouTube video of all time after receiving its three billion view, and the list (and video views) continues.

Other YouTube Music videos that came into the top ten in the last decade include Ed Sheeran"Shadow of you,quot; Wiz Khalifapresents "See You Again,quot; Charlie Puth, Mark Ronson"Uptown Funk,quot; presenting Bruno Marsand PSY"GANGNAM STYLE,quot;, respectively.

Artists like Bieber, Maroon 5, Katy Perryand A republic He also reached the top 10 of this decade.

In addition, "Despacito,quot; recently did it in Rolling rocks The list "The 100 best songs of the years 2010,quot; in n. 2. 3)

"For a song that deals with the pleasure of a slow and sensual breakthrough," Despacito "of 2017 accelerated a massive historical turn in American music, demonstrating the viability of pop in Spanish," writes Suzy Exposito de RS.

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When talking to E! The news about the massive success that "Despacito,quot; had, said Fonsi, created the hit song in a matter of hours.

"I woke up one morning with this little despair in my head, and it was more or less that melody of the choir and obviously just the word slowly … that's all I had. So I recorded it on my phone," Fonsi told E ! News in May 2017. "Then we were in the study of my house with Erika Ender, she is a great songwriter from Panama, and that's where I said:" Maybe we can retake this idea I had. It's a feeling … good song and let's play with the word slowly & # 39; that's where we started, and that afternoon we finished the song. "

He added: "Daddy Yankee added his magic. The rap part was all his. He also had some amazing ideas for the song. His presentation was a special because it was so much more than just rapping his verse. He really added a creative layer on what I had. "

Now, "Despacito,quot; continues to maintain its brand in the history of music as one of the best YouTube Music of the decade.

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