Marvin Gaye Charlie Puth
Song Title: Marvin Gaye
Artist: Charlie Puth
Date of release: February 10, 2015
Description: ” Marvin Gaye ” is by Charlie Puth. Written by Charlie and Julie Frost with guest vocals by Meghan Trainor.
The song uses the reference to the iconic soul singer with the lyrics being used to ignite a romance with someone and get them in the mood for love.
Charlie came up with the chorus for his debut single easily, sitting in a cafe in Hollywood he found himself tapping out the beat.
Along with a reference to the singer Marvin Gaye, charlie uses another iconic singer by the name of Ben E King in the song, the bass line for ” Stand by Me ” by the late singer in used in the song.
Critics were to be divided over the song, some hailing it as catchy pop song on par with “Uptown Funk” by chart toppers Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. However some music critics were not quite so enthusiastic and branded ” Marvin Gaye ” the second worst song of 2015. Some have even questioned why the Gaye estate hadn’t launched a lawsuit as they did with ” Blurred Lines ” by Robin Thicke.
Mixed critical reviews mean nothing if the record buying public like the song, and they certainly did. ” Marvin Gaye ” was a commercial success for Charlie.
In the United States, the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 Chart at number 87, then moved steadily to number 21. The second top 40 single for Charlie in the country.
When released in the United Kingdom, ” Marvin Gaye ” entered the UK Charts at number 90, there it stayed for a week before climbing to take the top slot. The song spent 1 week at number 1 and a total of 24 weeks on the chart in total. With this number one both Charlie and Meghan was to notch up their second number one single in the country.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 21
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 4, Austria ( Austria Top 40) 3, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 12, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 4, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 31, Croatia (Croatian Airplay Radio Chart) 1, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 11, Denmark (Tracklisten) 28, Europe (Euro Digital Songs) 1, France (SNEP) 1, Germany (Official German Charts) 15, Hungary (Single Top 40) 21, Ireland (IRMA) 1, Israel (Media Forest) 1, Italy (FIMI) 6, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 60, Mexico Ingles Airplay (Billboard) 32, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 11, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 1, Norway (VG-lista) 17, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 3, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 11, Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 20, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 3, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 29, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 2
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