Despacito, by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi, is 2017's runaway worldwide hit. Muy bien!
It follows a long, though not-so-frequent history of non-English songs breaking down language barriers to elbow aside the Beatles or Michael Jackson. From Volare, which was Italy's entry for the 1958 Eurovision contest to Gangnam Style, from South Korean YouTube sensation of 2012, international songs have become classics around the world.
We picked five multilingual tunes to bring back some memories — and get stuck in your head all over again just in time for summer!
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