The 2017 meme calendar was blessed with a gift a few weeks ago, when a brilliant teen decided to set Daddy Yankee’s “Gasolina” to a video of Radiohead performing “Myxomatosis” at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre, framing it as a “cover” of the reggaeton megahit.
Radiohead covered Gasolina and now they're my favorite band of all time pic.twitter.com/uSA6jYkP03
— (@Zareh3000) April 24, 2017
The reggaeton superstar sat down with Rolling Stone to reflect on the meme – and of course, the massive success of “Despacito,” the Luis Fonsi-Justin Bieber remix that just became the first mostly Spanish-language song to rank in the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 since Los del Río’s “Macarena” in 1996.
But of course, the begging question here is whether or not el rey del reggaeton has actually seen the video. Apparently, he has. “When I saw the video, I was like, ‘Is that real?!’” Yankee told Rolling Stone. “It was a great video, even though I thought it was real. I have a ton of respect for Radiohead. They’re a great, amazing band.”
I’ll just be here waiting for that Radiohead and Daddy Yankee collab.
[H/T Rolling Stone]