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We Don't Talk Anymore (feat. Selena Gomez)

2016Released
3:37

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Charlie Puth wrote this breakup song in Tokyo, Japan. He recalled to MTV News: "I was in my hotel room, at the Mandarin Hotel, looking out at this wonderful city from the top floor, and I called my guitarist who was in the next room and I said, 'Dude, can you come to my room really quickly and play this guitar line?' I didn't have a microphone, so I recorded his guitar with my iPhone, and I put it in the mix. Then, we went to the Philippines the next day, and I put the kick drum in." "I remember a conversation I had had with my friend," Puth continued. "He had just broken up with this girl, and I was like, 'So, are you going to talk to her anymore?' And he was like, 'Nah, we don't talk anymore.' I was trying to cheer him up, so I did a dumb little face, and I was like, [singing] 'We don't talk anymore.' I was just trying to cheer him up, but it became a cool melody, and I realized that this guitar beat fit perfectly over it."

Puth trades verses with Selena Gomez as both wonder how a past relationship went wrong. "I met up with Selena, and she went through a very public relationship, on and off, and she could just relate to the song and the lyrical sentiment," he said. "I was playing the song for her, and she just started singing the second verse. I got chills. I was like, 'Oh my gosh, that sounds so real. You need to sing on it.' And she said yes."

Instead of a bridge, this incorporates a third pre-chorus, which is an unusual tactic for a Top 10 hit, which typically features two. Only three other Top 10 hits in 2016 used three pre-choruses: Kent Jones' "Don't Mind," Meghan Trainor's "No" and Adele's "Send My Love (To Your Lover)." In "We Don't Talk Anymore," Puth takes the lead on the first pre-chorus, Gomez on the second, and they share lead on the third after an instrumental break. These sections reflect the post-breakup jealousy both are struggling with, as neither wants to imagine the other moving on.

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4/4Time Signature
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