DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that the hit song "Despacito" is the latest non-English track to top the Billboard charts? The song topped the charts in 2017 and is one of the most successful Latin songs in history. The song's original version is recorded by Puerto Rican musicians Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, which is sung entirely in Spanish. The last non-English track to have topped the famous chart before Despacito, was the famous "Macarena" of the 90's. The song was in Spanish and was performed by Los del Rio. The dance track topped the Billboard Top 100 for 14 weeks.
Long before the age of millenial technology began, music has proved that it crosses the language barrier. In today's day and age, music has no boundaries. If you go to another country and turn on the radio, you’ll stumble on an English song pretty quickly. In the States today, the chances of finding foreign-language songs on American radio is not as impossible as before. As people say, music is the universal language. Listeners may not understand the lyrics of songs but the song's melody can still capture the admiration of music lovers. For people who feel clueless when hearing specific songs, there are already apps that can recognize songs in a few clicks. This available song recognition apps can identify songs and music because of technology. This development further proves that music transcends knowledge and language.