The 'Despacito' joke!
I JUST don't understand the hype over Despacito . I really don't. I first heard the song after it made it No. 1 in the US and quickly became a global hit. Despacito , which means 'slowly', has set a new global streaming record of 4.6 billion streams in only six months and has been declared the official song of the summer. To me, it sounds like any other Latin American song. Ok, to give it a little more credit, it's a perfect Zumba song. That's it. Then again, music is subjective. RTM has banned Despacito from its radio and television stations. It's not like their radio and television stations enjoy great ratings compared to their privately-owned counterparts. Some quarters, such as the women's wing of Parti Amanah Negara (Awan), have called for the broadcast of the song to be stopped, alleging obscene lyrics. Ban an afterthought? Didn't anyone check the lyrics before they started singing or airing it? Also, how many people ou