People are loving this ‘Sesame Street’ remix of summer’s no. 1 song

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If there were ever an anthem of the summer, this is it. “Despacito”—a highly danceable pop song by Luis Fonsi, featuring Daddy Yankee—claims to be an example of “how [they] do it down in Puerto Rico,” and people can’t get enough of it. But this animated kids’ show is here to show viewers how things are done down on Sesame Street.

Yup. The characters of “Sesame Street” remixed “Despacito” and, yes, it’s just as catchy as you’d imagine. So if you hear your child singing “El Patito,” it’s likely because they can’t get this tune out of their head.

“El Patito” means “the little duck” in Spanish, and the song has managed to cleverly turn a song about a favorite bath time toy into a hit song:

The YouTube video of Rosita, Bert and Ernie singing the “Sesame Street” version of this song has already gotten over 600,000 plays.

People are sounding off in the comments section, writing, “So stinkin’ cute. Can’t stop watching. LOL!”

Though others agree with Bert—this song again?!

“Bert: ‘Oh no, not this song…’ Me: ‘I know right,'” another person commented.

In case you’re one of the few people who hasn’t heard “Despacito” at some point this summer, here’s your chance.The music video has gotten over three million plays on YouTube:

And if that version isn’t good enough for you, there’s also a version that includes Justin Bieber. Chances are, that’s the version you’ve heard. The Biebs has quite a following, after all:

You can listen to both versions—but be warned. You will be humming these for the rest of the day once you do!

This isn’t the first time “Sesame Street” characters have won the world over with their songs. Remember when Kermit sang “The Rainbow Connection“? Yeah, it’s hard not to tear up when you hear these gorgeous lyrics:

Add “El Patito” to the list of “Sesame Street” songs that have stolen hearts. Already got it stuck in your head? Us too.

[h/t: Hello Giggles]


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