Paul Walker is not usually being remembered onscreen, though in strain too: The reverence strain for him, “See You Again,” strike a tip of a Billboard Hot 100 draft Thursday.
The strain from rapper Wiz Khalifa and budding thespian Charlie Puth is from a soundtrack for “Furious 7,” a latest installment in a “Fast Furious” film array that featured Walker.
Puth, 23, sings a romantic offshoot on a song. As he wrote “See You Again,” a thespian suspicion about a crony who died around a same time as Walker. From there, a difference came easily.
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“It unequivocally strike home for me when my crony died in a really identical situation,” Puth pronounced in an talk Wednesday. “Paul Walker’s occurrence was devastating, so we suspicion about Paul and my friend. we sat down during a piano, played those chords and those difference only fell out of me.”
It took Puth about 10 mins to write a offshoot of a strain profitable loyalty to Walker, who was killed in a automobile pile-up in 2013. Puth and Khalifa kick out a series of artists who submitted their lyrics and vocals for a Walker reverence song.
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“It only felt right,” Puth said.
“See You Again” already set dual Spotify records: It has warranted a many streams in a day and week with 4.2 million and 21.9 million listens, respectively. And on a Billboard Hot 100 chart, it supplanted Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson’s 14-week run during a tip mark with “Uptown Funk.”
“I didn’t consider it was going to happen,” pronounced Puth. “I’m still astounded since ‘Uptown Funk’ is such a shining record … so for a strain to take a place, it’s major.”
“See You Again,” that has sole 721,193 digital marks so far, helped a “Furious 7” soundtrack entrance during No. 1 on Billboard’s 200 albums draft this week. The film has turn a box bureau winner, earning $252 million so far.
Days ago, “Furious 7” star Vin Diesel sang a dash of a strain in memory of Walker during a MTV Movie Awards.
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Grammy-nominated Khalifa, whose hits embody “Black and Yellow” and “Young, Wild Free,” pronounced he wanted to applaud life and family instead of being unhappy on “See You Again.”
“It’s such a suggestive song, so we attempted to put all those things together,” Khalifa pronounced in an talk Wednesday. “Charlie’s vocals are amazing, so it all came together and done sense.”
Puth expelled his entrance single, a Meghan Trainor-featured “Marvin Gaye,” progressing this year. The New Jersey native, who was once sealed to Ellen DeGeneres’ record label, has been bustling essay for other acts, including Trey Songz’s latest RB hit, “Slow Motion.”
Puth pronounced a courtesy he’s perceived following a success of “See You Again” has turn “surreal.” The thespian pronounced he cried after he got a news of a strain commanding a charts.
“I only walked outside, looked adult during a sky and said, ‘Thank we to Paul and my friend,’” Puth said. “My crony always used to contend we would have a No. 1 hit. So right now, I’m only holding it all in.”
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