I like this Spotify summer rewind, I forgot some of these like this one https://open.spotify.com/track/5Nmy8uV1ajY2Qhn4vB3dpu?si=XP8m_hJNT0ab8u0yTfWbIA
@Louisa oh no here comes Despacito
@Louisa The first time I ever heard that song was because the students decided to play it over the PA before morning announcements . . .
. . . on Cinco de Mayo.
@nsmckinnon argh fuck
It's shamefully naïve of me but I had a big "oh, nobody cares" moment when white Americans were gladly singing "this is how we do it down in Puerto Rico" when it's in a hit song, and then just months later saying oh yeah the hurricane, well the government certainly can't afford to help with that oh well
@Louisa we visited my parents like a month before and they were showing us legit articles from sound engineers talking about Why Despacito Is Such A Hit Song
listen it’s a hit song because Daddy Yankee has always had beats that slap and Luis Fonsi is a short king who sings well and because half of America wants to fuck Latinx people while also being terminally scared of them, this isn’t *that* difficult
1) “Despacito,” passim.
2) When John McCain didn’t understand that “gasolina,” in the song “Gasolina,” is a metaphor for cum, and told an audience in NYC, in front of an apparently-horrified Daddy Yankee, that “what this economy needs is more ‘gasolina!’”
Let's go back to 2009, shall we?
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