13 Songs You Had No Idea Were Actually Written by Charlie Puth
June 3, 2018
We’re just about halfway through 2018 and we already know that
‘s Charlie Puth Voicenotes is gonna be one of our favorites of the year. Every song is like hit after hit! Considering how much we loved his 2016 album, Nine Track Mind, it makes perfect sense. But did you know that he’s not only responsible for his own music? He’s got a plethora of performers who croon his tunes!
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"Bedroom Floor" by Liam Payne
Along with Jacob Kasher Hindlin, Ammar Malik, Steve Mac, Aaron Jennings and Noel Zancanella, Charlie penned "Bedroom Floor," the October 2017 follow-up single to
Liam Payne's debut solo track, "Strip That Down."
When speaking to
about the tune, Charlie said, "That was the most fun I had ever had, writing that record... I just pictured what a leprechaun would sing because I think there were Lucky Charms in the room or I had had them for breakfast. Like, what would a leprechaun melody be? [Sings "Bedroom Floor" hook.] And Noel, who works with Billboard Ryan Tedder and OneRepublic, had this cool sound like, 'boom boom boom' and I was thinking, 'Oh, it could be like a dance record or something like that.' And out of nowhere, that melody, that joke melody I had, fit perfectly on to one of the dancey chords. The song originally started [with] two parts and we flipped the two parts and 'then it was over,' and we were like, 'Oh it's so great! Your clothes are talking!' We were dancing around, such a fun songwriting session."
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"Broke" by Jason Derulo
Stevie Wonder and Keith Urban may be the featured artists on this Jason Derulo track, but rest assured that Charlie Puth (along with David Brook and Jason Derulo himself) was the one responsible for the lyrics and production of this track from JD's fourth studio album, Everything is 4.
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"Pull Up" by Jason Derulo
The fourth track from Jason Derulo's
Everything is 4 album was also written, in part, by CP.
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"Celebrate" by Pitbull
Pitbull's eighth studio album, Globalization, is full of bops, including "Fireball" and "Time of Our Lives." But did you know Charlie Puth had a hand in "Celebrate," the fifth track from the album? Well, now you do.
"Celebrate" also serves as the lead single featured on the
Penguins of Madagascar soundtrack.
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"Lips on You" by Maroon 5
We are absolutely loving
Maroon 5's latest album, Red Pill Blues. ("What Lovers Do" and "Wait" are some of our faves rn!) What we love even more is that Charlie, along with Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, Julia Michaels and a couple other peeps, penned a song on the compilation disc. Take a listen to "Lips on You" because it's amazing!
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"Slow Motion" by Trey Songz
Trey Songz only had two singles from Trigga Reloaded, the reissue of his sixth studio album, Trigga. One was "About You," which was released in May 2015; the other was "Slow Motion," which was released in January of that same year. Little did we know that that very song was written by Trey, a couple others and, of course, Charlie Puth.
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"Serve It Up" by Trey Songz
Trey Songz must've liked working with Charlie Puth 'cause "Serve It Up" was yet another song from
Trigga Reloaded to be partially penned by the musician.
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"So Good" by Zara Larsson
Get this — the titular song from
Zara Larsson's second studio album, So Good, was also one of Charlie Puth's creations! That's right, although Ty Dolla $ign was a featured artist on the track, Charlie was a songwriter and producer.
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"You Can Cry" by Marshmello & Juicy J
Marshmello & Juicy J's hip-hop single, "You Can Cry," featuring James Arthur, was written partially by Charlie! If it wasn't evident already, then this should tell you that CP can write for any musical genre.
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"Bombastic" by Bonnie McKee
Bombastic was the name of Bonnie McKee's second EP, so, obvs, "Bombtastic" was released as a single. Can you guess who helped write it?
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"California Winter" by Bonnie McKee
Sometime prior to "Bombtastic," Bonnie worked with Charlie on this bad boy.
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"Working Class Heroes (Work)" by CeeLo Green
TBH, we didn't really know anything about
CeeLo Green's fifth studio album, Heart Blanche. But now that we know Charlie Puth had a hand in one track, "Working Class Heroes (Work)," we're willing to take a listen.
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"I Feel Good" by Thomas Rhett
Charlie writes for country artists, too?! We told you he was talented! Along with
Teddy Geiger and co., Charlie penned "I Feel Good," a tune of Thomas Rhett's second studio album, Tangled Up.