Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again” single from the Furious 7 movie soundtrack is hot. Wiz Khalifa made the song in honor of the late actor, Paul Walker, killed in November, 2013. The Daily News reported how Walker rode in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that crashed outside of Los Angeles. Wiz and Puth put together an awesome tribute.
“See You Again” debuted at No. 100, only to experience an unstoppable upward drift. Wiz managed to knock Bruno Mars from the top spot. As reported by Billboard, Khalifa and Puth have dominated the top spot on the Billboard charts for 6 weeks running.
Wiz joins Furious 7‘s own tribute to one of the series’ biggest stars, and this song epitomizes the mourning of fans and friends, as channeled through Khalifa’s talents. Nobody is sure what direction the movie franchise will take without one of its biggest stars.
Director James Wan told Collider what went through everyone’s head when news of Paul Walker’s death came in.
“When I first heard the news, I was shell-shocked like everyone, and it took me days to come to terms with it. And then after that, heartbreaks started sinking in and we realized that Paul [Walker] wasn’t going to be around with us anymore moving forward. And it was a really hard one. And finishing the movie was the last thing on my mind at that point. It was more the idea of you know, picking up the pieces, going back on set, you know rallying the team, the cast, and the crew, and as the director having to put on the brave face and sort of like champion and push everyone along, the idea of that was very daunting for me. But it became very apparent to all of us that we needed to finish this movie to honor Paul’s legacy and to basically honor his memories, and moving forward that became our number one goal. Like nothing else mattered, it was about making this movie for Paul.”
And that’s also why such a single was needed. Wiz Khalifa and fans everywhere are paying respects. The soothing chorus part that stretches into falsetto vocals, along with Wiz Khalifa’s rough-edged rap verses, add up to an emotionally satisfying experience.
The duo was aided by electronic violinist Lindsey Sterling for a performance during the Billboard Music Awards earlier this month. Wiz Khalifa and the gang left the audience in tears with the result.
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