STORY OF SONG

Story of Song

On his first day in Los Angeles, Charlie wrote a number 1 hit! He said: “Marvin Gaye” came about my first day in L.A. It was kind of crazy that that’s my first song that I wrote and it blew up that much. What’s crazy is the next day I wrote “See You Again,” so that’s pretty interesting. I was trying to prove myself as a songwriter. I was just having fun, and I was surrounded by all these pretty women, in general in L.A., there’s a lot of pretty women. I don’t know why I said it like that. Pure human emotion is how “Marvin Gaye” happened. I just said the line ‘let’s Marvin Gaye and get it on,’ I don’t know where it came from.” When asked about how Meghan Trainor got involved in this song in an interview with Trevor Anderson from (Billboard.com), Charlie said: “ I was at this coffee place on Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood, and I just started tapping my foot and clapping along, and that’s the drum beat on “Marvin Gaye.” Meghan and I were at a party one night, and we were exchanging the new music, and she heard “Marvin Gaye” and asked, “Who else is singing on this? It should be a duet. Let me sing on it!” So I’m like … OK, Meghan Trainor just asked me to sing on my song, absolutely! In one day, she knew the whole thing. We did it all in one take.”

Release date

Released on February 10, 2015

Songwriter/s

Charlie Puth – Julie Frost

Label

Atlantic

 Chart Rankings

US – 21

UK – 1

GERMANY  – 15

This is Charlie Puth’s second number 1 single in the UK, and his second consecutive top 40 hit in the US. ‘Marvin Gaye’ topped the charts in Croatia, France, Ireland, New Zealand and Scotland. It was in the top 10 charts in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Spain and Switzerland. It was certified double Platinum in Australia and Italy. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it Platinum with sales over 1 million copies. In Denmark and the UK the single was certified Gold with combined sales over 430.000 copies.

Story of Song

On his first day in Los Angeles, Charlie wrote a number 1 hit! He said: “Marvin Gaye” came about my first day in L.A. It was kind of crazy that that’s my first song that I wrote and it blew up that much. What’s crazy is the next day I wrote “See You Again,” so that’s pretty interesting. I was trying to prove myself as a songwriter. I was just having fun, and I was surrounded by all these pretty women, in general in L.A., there’s a lot of pretty women. I don’t know why I said it like that. Pure human emotion is how “Marvin Gaye” happened. I just said the line ‘let’s Marvin Gaye and get it on,’ I don’t know where it came from.” When asked about how Meghan Trainor got involved in this song in an interview with Trevor Anderson from (Billboard.com), Charlie said: “ I was at this coffee place on Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood, and I just started tapping my foot and clapping along, and that’s the drum beat on “Marvin Gaye.” Meghan and I were at a party one night, and we were exchanging the new music, and she heard “Marvin Gaye” and asked, “Who else is singing on this? It should be a duet. Let me sing on it!” So I’m like … OK, Meghan Trainor just asked me to sing on my song, absolutely! In one day, she knew the whole thing. We did it all in one take.”

Artist’s age on release date

Charlie Puth was 23 years old when he released ‘Marvin Gaye’.

Cover Versions

Amateur artists started covering ‘Marvin Gaye’ on YouTube

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