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'Despatico' overtakes 'See You Again' as most watched YouTube video

Despacito has risen to the top of the YouTube chart in just seven months.

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Despatico by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee has managed to become the most watched, and most streamed YouTube video in just seven months. The song is managing to rake in over 15 million views each week, and is still going strong. The little over four-minute song currently has 3,056,060,240 views on YouTube. The song is in Spanish and yet, it has managed to become an internet sensation with people all over the globe. Also Read - Pokemon Unite was the most downloaded mobile game globally in Sep with approx 33 million installs

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The song has multiple versions with the second-most popular version being the one featuring Justin Bieber, which has over 500 million views. It is the second Spanish song after 1996 Macarena to make a global impact, and be popular in all countries. The song is wildly popular in 45 countries, and is also the top song on Spotify and Apple Music. Despatico, which translates to ‘Slowly’ in English has been streamed over 4.6 billion times. The song was first uploaded in January, and has so far been the quickest to reach such large numbers on YouTube as well as other streaming apps. ALSO READ: Here s how YouTube is curbing online terrorism Also Read - Phones launching next week: Pixel 6 series, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, Motorola Edge S, more

Competitors like Psy’s Gangnam Style and See You Again took comparatively longer to make it to the top of the chart. Though the song is immensely popular with catchy lyrics, it is extremely raunchy, and has been banned in some countries. The government of Malaysia issued orders to radio stations to stop streaming the song owing to its obscene lyrics. With Despatico rising to the number one position, See You Again drops to number two on YouTube, while Justin Bieber’s Sorry is second when it comes to streaming songs on popular platforms. ALSO READ: YouTube India plans to double user base riding on surging mobile traffic

Apart from being the most watched video, it is also the top ‘Most Liked’ video on YouTube, and the tenth ‘Most Disliked’ video on the platform. YouTube announced the same through social media channels. It was just a month back that Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again rose to the number one spot after displacing Psy’s Gangnam Style after five long years. However, even then, there were signs that Despatico would soon overtake See You Again as the song was racing ahead ,and had seen spectacular views in just six months of being uploaded. ALSO READ: YouTube to end support for Video Editor, Photo slideshows tools

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That the Spanish song has managed to reach such wide audiences globally talks of the influence music in modern times. The magic of songs is no longer restricted by language barriers. Psy, the South Korean pop star managed to rule the charts for years despite the song being in a language not understood by the English speaking world. Daddy Yankee took to Instagram to share his achievement with fans and said, “Thank you YouTube for Despacito s success. I recognise the influence that the platform has. The music industry has changed. The rules of music have changed. And YouTube has a big responsibility, and I recognise it. Breaking the record is overwhelming, and I m happy to keep [inspiring] others to do the same.”

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  • Published Date: August 7, 2017 1:44 PM IST



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