It may be one of the biggest songs of the year, but it seems that the authorities in Malaysia won't be shaking their rumps to 'Despacito' anytime soon.

The Spanish-language song, which is by Puerto Rican artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee (Justin Bieber appears on a remix version of the track), has been banned in the Asia country for being too salacious.

Although Spanish is not spoken in the country, the English translation - which we shared recently - is pure filth, and as a result it has been banned from state-owned radio stations and TV channels after authorities became aware of its nature.

The country's Communications Minister told CNN: "The song was filled with numerous sexual references and innuendos and thus wholly inappropriate to be aired by our national media outlets for our general public, especially children."

Other songs and videios banned in Malaysia over the years include Groovejet's 'If This Ain't Love', Ellie Goulding's 'Love Me Like You Do' and numerous tracks by Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, particularly those that reference sex, drugs or homosexuality in any way.