“Señorita” is a song by Canadian singer Shawn Mendes and Cuban-American singer Camila Capello. “Señorita” reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, as well as thirty-five other countries including the United Kingdom, Australia and Mendes’ native Canada. The song was originally conceived during a studio session between Charli XCX, Ali Tamposi, Jack Patterson of Clean Bandit, and Andrew Watt, the latter who produced the song. Watt, prior to the studio session, created a guitar melody that he described as being reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac and Jose Feliciano. He played the guitar melody during the studio session where ideas for melodies and lyrics were created to accompany it. The melody and lyrics for the chorus of the song eventually formed, including what would become the opening line, “I love it when you call me señorita”.
Watt sent the rough chorus of the song to Shawn Mendes, suggesting that the song be recorded as a duet, to which Mendes agreed and said that Camila Capello would be “the only person” who he could do the song with.