How Long (Charlie Puth song)

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"How Long"
Charlie Puth How Long.jpg
Single by Charlie Puth
from the album Voicenotes
Released October 5, 2017 (2017-10-05)
Format Digital download
Genre
Length 3:18
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Charlie Puth
Charlie Puth singles chronology
"Attention"
(2017)
"How Long"
(2017)
"Sober"
(2017)
Music video
"How Long" on YouTube

"How Long" is a song recorded and produced by American singer Charlie Puth. He co-wrote the song with Jacob Kasher and DJ Frank E. It was released on October 5, 2017, by Atlantic Records as the second single from Puth's second studio album, Voicenotes (2018).[2] Commercially, it has reached the top 10 in Belgium, Israel, Lebanon, Malaysia, the Philippines, Scotland, and the United Kingdom as well as the top 20 in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Slovakia, Spain, and Switzerland. The song peaked at number 21 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Background[edit]

Puth teased the song in September 2017 on social media. He tweeted two photos in a row, which were captioned "how" and "long" respectively. In October 2017, he posted photos and video clips with the captions, "has", "this", "been" and "going".[3] On October 4, 2017, he posted a video of the voice note recording behind the song with the caption "on", eventually spelling out "how long has this been going on" altogether, as one of the lines in the song's lyrics.[4]

Composition[edit]

The song is composed in the key of C♯ minor with a tempo of 108-112 beats per minute.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Chris Malone of Billboard felt the song "opens with a slinky bassline 'Attention'", and features a catchy chorus. He thinks that the song "marks a slight stylistic shift from the more straight forward pop sound that filled his debut album Nine Track Mind", and that Puth took "the funkier R&B-leaning direction" with "How Long".[6] James Dinh of iHeartRadio deemed it "a fitting follow-up to 'Attention' as the 25-year-old tackles yet another vulnerable narrative from the romance department", and expects it to enter top 10 on Billboard Hot 100.[7] Mike Wass of Idolator wrote that the song "picks up where 'Attention' left off". He described the song as "instantly addictive and could well turn out to be an even bigger hit".[8] Katrina Rees of CelebMix regarded the song as "Charlie's latest infectious offering", and wrote that it "has a slick yet fairly stripped back vibe which showcases the singer's vocal range".[4]

Chart performance[edit]

"How Long" reached the top 10 on seven charts, including the UK Singles Chart.[9] It debuted at number 60 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week of October 28, 2017.[10] It eventually peaked at number 21.

Music video[edit]

The official music video was released on October 19, 2017, on Charlie Puth's official YouTube channel.[11] It features Puth dancing in the street, walking on walls and defying gravity.[12][13]

Live performances[edit]

Puth performed the song live for the first time on Sounds Like Friday Night on October 27, 2017.[14] He later performed the song live on The Late Late Show with James Corden on November 29, 2017.[15]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[61] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Belgium (BEA)[62] Gold 15,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[63] 2× Platinum 160,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[64] Gold 45,000^
France (SNEP)[65] Gold 75,000*
Germany (BVMI)[66] Gold 200,000^
Italy (FIMI)[67] Platinum 50,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ)[68] Gold 15,000*
Portugal (AFP)[69] Gold 5,000double-dagger
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[70] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[71] Gold 400,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[72] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various October 5, 2017 Digital download Atlantic [73]
United States October 9, 2017 Hot adult contemporary radio [74]
October 10, 2017 Contemporary hit radio [75]

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