Luis Fonsi Hopes 'Despacito' Is the Song of the Summer: Watch

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Luis Fonsi performs at the iHeartSummer '17 Weekend By AT&T, Day 1 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on June 9, 2017 in Miami Beach, Fla.  

"When I started writing it, I wanted it to be a kind of sandy feet/piña colada kind of afternoon song.”

The summer without a good song is just not summer. Many songs are competing for the big title of 2017 Song of the Summer, but “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber, has an early leg up because it's leading the seasonal chart (so far) and is the No.1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 for the fifth consecutive week.

So what does Fonsi think? Will “Despacito” be the song of summer 2017? Well, during Miami's iHeartSummer festival, the Puerto Rican singer said, “I hope it's my song. I get asked a lot if it’s going to be 'Despacito,' and I don’t know.”

He added: “It’s the perfect summer song! It’s what I thought when I started writing it. I wanted it to be a kind of sandy feet/piña colada kind of afternoon song.”

See the video below:

 

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The iHeartSummer ’17 Weekend by AT&T celebrated the beginning of the summer, including performances by DJ Khaled, Halsey, Miley Cyrus, Backstreet Boys, Fifth Harmony, Noah Cyrus, Tinashe and Fonsi at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The event will be broadcast as a two-day television special June 23-24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT via DirecTV.