“Despacito” has swept the charts and is undoubtedly the official jam of summer 2017. The song by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee (with a remix version featuring Justin Bieber released in April), has topped the charts in 45 countries, and became the first song with primarily Spanish lyrics to top the Billboard Hot 100 since 1996 (in case you were wondering, in beat out the “Macarena”).
The single hit #1 on the Hot 100 chart at the end of May. This was Bieber’s fifth number one song on the Hot 100, a first for both Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee (begging the question, why aren’t there more Spanish language hits on the top 100?—but that’s a topic for another article). This popularity, however, didn’t seem to be enough to help Bieber remember the Spanish lyrics. In case you missed it, he embarrassingly—and some might say disrespectfully—forgot the words to the song in a few live performances, replacing lyrics with “blah, blah, blah” and words like “Dorito,” and “burrito.”
Fortunately for those of us who are still dancing in our seats every time the song comes on the radio, there’s a new celebrity associated with Despacito, and he blows Bieber out of the water. From his guitar skills, to his dance moves, to his dashing good looks—Doug the Pug is giving us the Despacito remix we all deserve.
For those out of the know, Doug is an internet celebrity living his best life in Nashville, Tennessee. A self proclaimed “king of pop culture,” Doug woos his millions of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter followers with videos, photos, and even live appearances. He’s written a book and has a merchandise line, so, yeah, this little dog is way more successful than you.
In Despugcito, Doug the Pug dances around with Bieber’s crooning in the background, looking fly in big shades, a polo, and even chilling by the pool. We have no doubts that Doug would never forget the lyrics to his remix, and the 18 seconds of Despugcito just isn’t enough. But why tease you with mere descriptions of this work of art, when you can enjoy it yourself: