Bailar means to dance and bailando refers to the action of dancing. It is a common expression in Latin America. It can be used in different situations, such as when someone is saying: " Las mujeres están bailando" - the women are dancing. It is also used when describing something that moves quickly, such as a fast car or airplane.
When Enrique Iglesias's "Bailando" was released, it became a monster hit all over the world, topping charts in places like Italy, Germany, and France. But it flopped in one important place: the UK. It only managed to make it to number 75 in the singles chart. The song is a perfect example of how music transcends cultural, geographical, and language barriers.
The song has been viewed over 2.5 billion times on YouTube and has become an anthem for celebration, living in the moment, and dancing like nobody's watching. It is the longest-running number one on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart and is one of the most successful songs in history.
Enrique Iglesias wrote the song with fellow Latin stars Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona. They are both credited as co-writers on the official version of the song, while the remix featuring Sean Paul is listed as a writer only.