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Listen to 'Despacito,' Justin Bieber and Luis Fonsi’s Number One Song in the U.S. - in Hebrew

The first mostly Spanish-language song to become a number one Billboard chart hit in 20 years is now in Hebrew

Israeli musicians Ram Vashdi and Shoval Moshon sing 'Despacito' in Hebrew
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Attention Jews who love to dance to Latin grooves: There is a Hebrew version of “Despacito,” the first mostly Spanish-language song to become a number one Billboard chart hit in 20 years.

“Despacito,” sung by Puerto Rican pop artist Luis Fonsi and which translates as “Slowly,” found success rather quickly: Released in January, by April it had became the second-fastest song ever to get a billion views on YouTube (behind Adele’s “Hello”).

Luis Fonsi - Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee (Hebrew Cover) דספסיטו הגרסה העברית

An English-language remix sung by Justin Bieber helped the song find international success (although Bieber clearly didn’t remember the recording process too well).

Earlier this month, Israeli musicians Ram Vashdi and Shoval Moshon uploaded to YouTube a cover version sung in Hebrew. The translation is not exact, but it gets the song’s ideas across.

Luis Fonsi - Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee

Elsewhere on YouTube is a version of the original “Despacito” music video with Hebrew subtitles and a video that translates the Spanish into Hebrew.