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The secret success of Charlie Puth's popular songs

Charlie Puth was not only attractive with his good looks, but he also won fans over with his songwriting skills and endearing, manly voice. On the occasion of the upcoming star coming to Vietnam, let POPTube take a look at the 8 most popular outstanding songs in Charlie Puth's outstanding career!

1. Marvin Gaye


The song chose the doo-wop genre, combined with soul, which was unpopular then. Furthermore, Charlie Puth is virtually unknown, so the song didn't do much at first. Meghan Trainor's strong vocals were the factor that helped the song score, slowly climbing to the top of many charts around the world, including number one in the UK.


Charlie Puth wrote "Marvin Gaye" and wanted to target Cee Lo Green's vocals, but he kept it for the first single. That decision was absolutely right, the hit also became more famous thanks to the unexpected "lip lock" at the 2015 American Music Awards when both artists performed the song on stage.



2. See You Again


This is the official song of the blockbuster "Fast and Furious 7", which he co-wrote, produced, and performed with Wiz Khalifa, written to pay tribute to the late actor Paul Walker - who is also a brother. , a friend of the singer.


From the moment the piano softly plays in the first seconds, the song draws us into a space tinged with sadness and nostalgia. The lyrics are nostalgic but still contain a ray of hope for a bright tomorrow. Charlie Puth's opening line keeps ringing in the listener's mind: "It's been a long day without you my friend. And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again."



3. One Call Away

At first glance, "One Call Away" has many similarities with "See You Again", from the melody to the sound. DJ Frank E was the one who came up with the idea and molded them both with Charlie Puth.


The song still follows the familiar motif of pop ballads when choosing the piano as the background, not using a synthesizer, but sometimes adding drums to increase the tempo. But in fact, the song has a bit of gospel color (hymn music), sowing in the listener's heart a positive and warm feeling. The song is for those who are deeply in love with someone but haven't seen them for a very long time. The lyrics are simple but full of love: "No matter where you go, know you're not alone".



4. We Don't Talk Anymore


"We Don't Talk Anymore" - the perfect combination of catchy melody, trendy tropical mix, and "straight but true" lyrics. Selena Gomez's sweet voice matches well with Charlie Puth's "bad boy" style. All create a broken love song but do not make listeners moody and tired. Charlie Puth said he wrote the song in a hotel in Japan.


"At the Mandarin Hotel, I looked out over this wonderful city from the rooftop and called my guitarist in the next room... I didn't have a mic, so I recorded the guitar part with his IPhone and put it in. harmonies". That impromptu moment helped Charlie Puth get the hit of a lifetime.



5. Attention


The song is a man's confession to his ex, accusing her of playing with his feelings, and saying sweet words just to seduce him back.


The mix uses materials of the funk and soft soul of the 1980s, with an enchanting guitar sound, recreating the atmosphere of the nightclubs. Taking this opportunity, he did not hesitate to show off the charm of his falsetto voice, especially in the chorus.



6. How Long


In many other songs, Charlie Puth is often the one being deceived and teased emotionally. This time he became the one to blame.


The lyrics are tinged with guilt, the singer locks himself in a chain of negative thoughts and regrets for being unfaithful even once.



7. Left And Right


The song features Jungkook - a member of BTS, the most searched K-pop artist on YouTube at the time of the song's release.


Jungkook's appearance makes Charlie Puth's music more youthful, still a song about how to get over an old love, but "Left And Right" brings a sense of excitement and joy.



8. Light Switch


Acting as the opening single for the 3rd studio album "Charlie" (2022), the song's content puts the perspective of a guy who has been dumped by his lover but his ex suddenly "turns around", calling him. at "11:30 p.m." and wanted them both to go back to the beginning. The action made him feel like a switch, bouncing up and down all day. The lyrics are more playful, the lyrics are humorous and full of parody.



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