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"We Don't Talk Anymore" is a song by American singer
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, from Puth's debut studio album ''
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'' (2016). The artists co-wrote the song with Jacob Kasher, Puth produced the song. The song was released on May 24, 2016, as the third single from the album. Musically, it is a pop song with a
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-inspired production. The song peaked at number 9 on the US ''Billboard'' Hot 100, earning Puth his second top 10 single and Gomez's sixth and his second highest-charting single as a lead artist to date, behind "
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".. It has also attained the top 10 positions in more than 20 countries, and reached number one in Italy, Lebanon, Serbia and Romania. Puth performed a duet with
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on the 2018 MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards.


Background

Puth created the guitar line during a trip in Japan. He produced the beat in the Philippines and recorded his vocals in Los Angeles. Months later Puth played the song for
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, whom he had met previously at an after party following the MTV Video Music Awards. He thought that their voices would complement each other well and then asked her to sing the second verse. Gomez's vocals were recorded in Puth's closet. Her recording session lasted approximately 15 minutes. On December 10, 2015, Puth posted a snippet of the song announcing the collaboration with Gomez. On January 10, 2016, Puth posted a second teaser.


Composition

"We Don't Talk Anymore" is a pop song with a
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-inspired production. The song is in the key of C-sharp minor, C minor and has 100 beats per minute. Bobby Oliver of NJ.com described it as "a pulsing club jam." Lyrically, the song takes perspective from a former couple and their struggle to maintain a normal communication system in the aftermath of their break-up. Puth said the song is about "relationships where you're obsessed with that one person, but then you break it up peacefully, but it's changed. You can't talk to them like friends anymore. You can say you want to remain friends, but it's easier said than done. It’s heartbreaking. 'We Don't Talk Anymore' is basically the conversation a month after that type of breakup."


Critical reception

Writing for ''Spin (magazine), Spin'', Brennan Carley found the song "wisely trades verses between the two pop forces, cashing in on the trop-house trend" and added that it is "a worthy, breezy slice of pop." Bobby Oliver of NJ.com wrote the song is "wonderfully infectious, and feels destined for hit radio." MTV's Madeline Roth praised the singers' vocals by saying they "blend so beautifully together." Marie Sherman of Fuse (TV channel), Fuse said the song is "freaking catchy" and that the chorus would be stuck in people's heads. Lindsey Sullivan of ''Billboard (magazine), Billboard'' called the song "ridiculously catchy". Idolator (website), Idolator's Mike Wass opined that the song "sounds like a smash." Dee Lockett of Vulture.com deemed it "the chillest breakup duet."


Music videos


Live performance video

A live performance video was released on July 19, 2016. It features Puth and Gomez performing with the latter's Revival Tour (Selena Gomez tour), Revival Tour in Anaheim, California on July 9.


Official video

The music video premiered on August 2, 2016, on BuzzFeed and was directed by Phil Pinto. It shows Puth and Mirella Cardoso as his love interest. This video does not include the appearance of Gomez, but only used the version of Puth and Gomez. As of July 2020, the video has more than 2.4 billion views and 10 million likes on YouTube and is the site's 32nd most-viewed video. It was nominated for MTV Video Music Award for Best Collaboration, Best Collaboration at 2017 MTV Video Music Awards but lost to Zayn Malik, Zayn and Taylor Swift's I Don't Wanna Live Forever.


Credits and personnel

*
Charlie Puth Charlie may refer to: People and fictional characters * Charlie (given name), a nickname for Charles and less commonly for Charlotte or Charlene * Charlie (Hungarian singer) (born 1947), Hungarian rock and soul singer born Károly Horváth in 1947 ...
 – lead vocals, songwriter, producer *
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 – featured vocals, songwriter * Jacob Kasher Hindlin – songwriter


Charts


Weekly charts


Year-end charts


Certifications


Release history


See also

* List of most viewed YouTube videos * List of Airplay 100 number ones of the 2010s


References


External links

* {{Authority control 2016 songs Atlantic Records singles Charlie Puth songs Selena Gomez songs Male–female vocal duets Songs written by Charlie Puth Songs written by Selena Gomez Songs written by Jacob Kasher Number-one singles in Romania 2016 singles