Luis Fonsi Featuring Daddy Yankee - Despacito

November 25, 2017 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Despacito (feat. Daddy Yankee) - Luis Fonsi |

Okay, time to kill me now... Can you believe I've never seen this music video? Yeah, I know, I know. It's the most watched video on YouTube at the moment, and I still haven't seen it. Well, this week I'm having a Daddy Yankee addiction, and I cannot believe I haven't covered this on my blog - mainly because the Justin Bieber remix made it go global and I kept on hoping that version would get a music video, but it never did. This version, surprisingly, is a bit different to the remix and it is very noticeable. Watch Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee perform in La Perta neighbourhood and the bar La Factoría in San Juan, Puerto Rico in this music video for the global international hit song "Despacito".

Luis Fonsi, real name Luis López-Cepero, is a world-renowned Latin-pop singer, who's mainly known for this song due to its popularity. It literally blew up and then Justin Bieber adding his vocals to the remix certainly launched this song into a worldwide hit. Luis Fonsi has been in the music industry since the late 90's and has certainly proved that hard work and persistence definitely pays off. Finally, he's now known all around the globe. He definitely deserves it, especially looking at his contributions to music over the years. All it takes is that one song to launch someone. He's been hitting Latin charts for many years, though. Featuring on this track is Daddy Yankee, real name Ramón Rodríguez. He's the one who hit charts hard with "Gasolina" but didn't keep the chart hits although he certainly made a name for himself. This collaboration pushed him right back into the spotlight, although he's been trying to do so for many years; only this time Daddy Yankee is here to stay, that's for sure. With the release of this song, Latin-Pop has returned to charts around the world, it's popular once again and it's not going anywhere at all. The song was written by Luis Rodríguez, Erika Ender, and Ramón Ayala.

Directed by Carlos Perez, this music video really hasn't got a lot to it, surprisingly! I was so expecting an incredible music video in every way, one that will amaze and shock me, especially since it's the most watched video on YouTube at the moment. Why is this not incredible, it's completely mediocre - people need to watch better music videos.

Starring in the music video is Miss Universe 2006 winner Zuleyka Rivera. We watch her walk the neighbourhood and act sexily, whilst Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee bring energetic performance vibes, ones we totally expect to see on stage, one day.

If anything, Luis Fonsi impresses as he takes on some of the choreography throughout, although it's only a step or two whereas the backing dancers go all out. The music video ends with them in a popular bar as the song finishes.

Overall, there's nothing much to this music video, it's a typical Latin-Pop performance visual, with nothing exciting to keep us entertained; well, unless you count that one risque dance move that will shock anyone watching this for the first time. I was expecting something so much better than this average video, that's for sure.
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