'Despacito' Gets an Orchestra Remix Thanks to 2Cellos: Watch
There are countless versions and parodies of the Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper “Despacito” up on YouTube in every language. But this instrumental version by 2Cellos may be the most impressive yet.
The duo's Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser covers the Latin hit with no accompaniment whatsoever, alternating their cellos through the melodic lines, rhythmic bass and percussion patterns of "Despacito" effortlessly. The video, shot in what appears to be a storage room, ends with a rousing sing-along with Sulic and Hauser showing off their vocal chops after killing it on the strings.
“It’s Summer time and we just had to do a video of this song for you guys!!! ENJOY!!” wrote 2CELLOS wrote after posting the video, which garnered 3 million views in the first three days it's been online.
Meanwhile, views for the original "Despacito" video keep mounting, sitting at more than 2.5 billion as of July 11, with some predicting it will become the most-viewed of all time on YouTube in just six months.