Daddy Yankee has apparently grown over the last 15 years to become one of the most respected and influential artists in the Reggaeton genre. Now if you've never heard Reggaeton before, imagine a Latino mix between reggae and hip-hop with an MC bellowing incredibly fast raps over the top of the rhythm.
Maybe, at 32, I'm the wrong generation to appreciate Daddy Yankee, but to these ears this is just horrible. Second only to the Crazy Frog in terms of irritability, Gasolina yells, hectors and generally sounds utterly infuriating from beginning to end. It's nice to hear a song in another language from English, and the Daddy himself is obviously immensely gifted (there surely aren't as many rappers who can deliver these lines so quickly), it's just a shame that the song itself is so irritating that it almost makes you yearn for the return of Sean Paul. Well, almost.
This is being widely tipped as the song that will be Reggaeton's crossover hit, and no doubt you'll soon hear it blaring from souped up Vauxhall Novas and mobile phones everywhere. If you're under 21, you'll love it. If you're not, prepare to feel very old indeed.