The Crazy Meanings Behind Your Favorite Top 40 Songs
“Despacito,” Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber
The meaning of 2017’s Song of the Summer isn’t a mystery to any Spanish-speaking listeners, but it turns out that when Justin Bieber advised us to “savor every moment slowly, ˢˡᴼʷᴸʸ,” he was cueing us monolingual b*tches into the true meaning of the song. “Despacito,” the word, literally means “slowly,” and Billboard‘s translation of the song’s chorus describes some dirty slow-motion sex. We’re pretty sure if DJs heard an English-language version, lines like “Want you to show my mouth/ Your favorite places/ Let me trespass your danger zones/ Until I make you scream and you forget your last name” wouldn’t be allowed on air.