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#1 Single of the week – “Marvin Gaye” – Charlie Puth



I must admit, I had never heard of Charlie Puth before so I had to do a bit of research. He started off as a Youtuber posting acoustic covers and was first signed to ‘eleveneleven’ which is a record label created by Ellen DeGeneres; He is now signed to ‘Atlantic Records’. As well as writing songs he also used to write jingles and theme songs for various YouTube personalities.

‘Marvin Gaye’ is the first UK chart topping song for Charlie Puth, and it features vocals from Megan Trainer who was made famous with her song ‘All About the Bass’.

The whole song sounds like a blend of ‘Stand by Me’ (the bass line is almost identical) and ‘Every Breath You Take’, both great songs…this is not.

The vocal melodies are extremely repetitive, I understand you sort of need that in a song so people can remember verses and sing along better but nothing interesting happens vocally at all in the song. It’s so incredibly bland, and you can hear how excessively tuned the vocals are.

I don’t really know what else to say about the song other than, like most number ones, the production is great, so I decided to read the YouTube comments instead.

Here are some interesting thoughts from the youth of today:

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At least they are educating the younger generation.

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If he was Charlie’s boyfriend then I would be very concerned seeing as how he died 31 years ago.

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I give this song 1 out of 5 because the comments section was fun to read.
It’s just a typical Megan Trainor song; her writers copy the Motown style but do it in such an unoriginal and unimaginative way. Charlie Puth clearly wrote this song with Megan in mind, just copied the basic format and style of Motown, and did nothing else to make it special.



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