Andrew Taggart one half of the Chainsmokers also provides his vocals in the song. Musically, it is a future bass and pop song with a "retro" style synthesizer in the chorus. The song stayed at the top spot for 12 consecutive weeks. Outside of the United States, "Closer" topped the charts in more The Saturday Morning Radio Show - The Statler Brothers - Country Music Then And Now ten countries including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom, making it both the Chainsmokers' and Halsey's first number-one single in all six countries.
The song went on to become the first song to spend 26 weeks in the top five of the Billboard Hot chart. Its music video was released on October 23, According to Taggart, the track was inspired by the Blink song " I Miss You ", which the duo were listening to on repeat and is referenced in the song.
Matt Medved of Billboard wrote the song "sounds like an instant classic," stating that it "[boasts] an earworm chorus and evocative verses like 'play that Blink song that we beat to death in Tucson,' one of Halsey's few solo verses"Closer" captures the millennial zeitgeist in brilliantly infectious fashion. It'll make you forget about all your pesky life problems and live in the moment.
Overplay might've done The Chainsmokers and Halsey a temporary disservice, but just wait for the emotional rush that hits Cuervos - Fugarte Rebelde - Fugarte Rebelde when you're hanging in a hotel bar and hear this for the first time in years.
It is Halsey's first top ten on the chart and her second top forty. By spending an 11th week atop the chart, it became the longest number one single of surpassing Drake 's " One Dance " which spent 10 non-consecutive weeks at number one. In its fourth week, the song was joined by Twenty One Gezeiten - Various - Gothic Compilation Part XXXII ' " Heathens ", which moved from number three to number two.
This marks the first time and the Swan Swan H - R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant time overall that duos have held the top two spots at the same time since Junewhen Tears for Fears was on top with " Everybody Wants to Rule the World " and Wham! On the issue dated January 28,"Closer" surpassed Justin Bieber 's " Love Yourself " for the most weeks logged in the top 10 from a song's debut, having totaled all 32 of its weeks on the chart in the region since its debut on the issue dated 20 August Bruno Mars have achieved this feat since the Billboard Hot was formed in On the issue dated March 25,"Closer" spent its 32nd week in the top ten, tying LeAnn Rimes ' all-time record with " How Do I Live ", before finally dropping out the following week.
The record was broken later that year by Ed Sheeran 's " Shape of You ", which spent 33 consecutive weeks in the top ten. Internationally, the song reached number one in Australia on August 13,also becoming both The Chainsmokers' and Halsey's first number-one song there.
On May 19,it became only the second song to achieve 1 billion streams on the site. It received one billion views on January 10,and two billion views on February 4,making it the first lyric video ever to reach these milestones, and it is currently the 25th most-viewed video of all timeas well as the most viewed lyric video, with over 2. The music video for "Closer", directed by Dano Cerny was released on October 24, It then flashbacks to an early time where Taggart and Halsey's characters met for the first time in a party where they eventually ended up kissing in a kitchen.
Through the video, Halsey and Taggart are seen singing with Halsey in lingerie and Taggart shirtless both in bed, also representing the time they were together. The video ends with Halsey leaving the party in present time, while Taggart follows her outside and then Halsey stops and turns around to see Taggart while they both see each other implying they regretted drifting apart.
As of Decemberthe video has received over million views on YouTube. The Chainsmokers invited Halsey to the stage during their set at the Bonnaroo Music Festival to perform "Closer" for the first time in June The official remix features American rapper Wiz Khalifa.
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