Despacito is a music single by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi featuring Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee. The song topped the charts in 47 countries and reached the top 10 of ten others, making it one of the most successful music singles of 2017, and it was released in January 2017. The official music video for “Despacito” became the most viewed YouTube video of all time (at the time of writing) after receiving over 3 billion view, which made it the first video on the site to reach that level. Additionally, it became the world’s most streamed song of all time with 4.6 billion stream. Then as recently as September 2017, Billboard ranked it the fifth best Latin song of all time. Luis Fonsi wanted to make “a fun track that had that Latin feel with a melody that I feel very comfortable singing and that will make people just dance.”
The song has received various awards and nominations following its commercial success. The song won four awards at the 18th Latin Grammy Awards including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Urban Fusion/Performance, and Best Short Form Music Video.The original version received two Premios Juventud and a MTV Millennial Award, and was nominated for a Premio Tu Mundo. On the other hand, the remix version featuring Justin Bieber received two Teen Choice Awards and was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award. It also has three pending nominations for the 3rd Latin American Music Awards and the 45th American Music Awards.The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame will recognize “Despacito” as the iHeartLatino Song of the Year at the 5th La Musa Awards.
Despacito is a reggae-ton pop song composed in common time (4/4 time) and written in the key of B minor with a tempo of 89 beats per minute and a common chord progression of Bm—G—D—A.
Thanks to harmonica.com we can now play a Despacito harmonica cover, check out their video, the original below and the accompanying tabs to recreate Despacito on the harmonica. This is played on a 10-hole diatonic, get one by clicking here
Despacito Harmonica Cover:
Despacito Harmonica Tabs:
Despacito by Luis Fons
A harmonica, 3rd Position, Key of B Minor
Here are the tabs for the chorus:
[-5 5 -4 -3” -3” -3″ -3” -4 -4 -4 -4 4 -4 -3’ -3’ -3’ -3’ -3’ -4 -4 -4 -4 5 -5 4 4 4 4 4 -5 -5 -5 -5 6 6 5] x2
And the bridge that goes right after it (* means overblow):
-6 6 -6 6 -6 6 -6 6 -6 6 -6 6* 6* -5 6* 6* 7 6* -6 -6 -6 -6 6* 7 6* -6 6