Turn on virtually any radio station in the world and you are bound to hear Luis Fonsi’s ‘Despacito’ blaring through the speakers. The massively huge hit song features versions with Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber and is turning even non-Spanish speakers into Latin lovers. And Zumba definitely played a role in this!
We first released the song in our Zumba classes where more than 15 million people danced to the jam every single week. So much so that Luis Fonsi even put out a special salsa version just for Zumba fans, featuring Victor Manuel. Daddy Yankee even credited the dance-fitness program for the song’s success, telling billboard.com that “Zumba is a huge platform as well, and it related to the music we’re making. They reach out to millions of people in their platform and that’s another tool we have to promote our music.”
Since the song exploded onto the market, viral spoofs, memes, gifs, and videos have taken the internet by storm. Check out a few of our favorites and make sure to show us any we might have missed! PS – want to get your dance on to ‘Despacito’? All you have to do is find a Zumba class near you!