Charlie Puth’s ‘Light Switch’ is this week’s favorite new music – Billboard


Charlie Puth’s latest song “Light Switch” topped this week’s new music poll.

Music fans voted in a poll published Friday, January 21 on Billboard, picking the upbeat track from the singer-songwriter as last week’s favorite new music release.

Produced by Puth himself and co-written with longtime collaborators Jake Torrey and JKash, “Light Switch” garnered nearly 46% of the vote, beating out new music from Christina Aguilera (La Fuerza), YoungBoy never broke again (Colors), Gayle (“Ur Just Horny”), Lana Del Rey (“Watercolor Eyes”), and others.

“Light Switch” has a dreamy ’80s sheen to it and a ton of Puth’s own personal touches, from lip-smacking ad-libs to hooks tucked into bigger hooks, making it both cutting-edge fantasia pop. breath and a welcome return. It is Puth’s first solo single since 2019 and follows his second album from 2018, Voice notes, which featured pop radio mainstays “Attention” and “How Long.” The 30-year-old artist is currently working on his next album, Charly.

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Aguilera’s new Spanish-language EP ranked second on last week’s tally with almost 35% of the vote. La Fuerza, which translates to “The Force”. The six-song release is the pop sensation‘s first body of work in the language since the 2000s Mi Reflejo. The 41-year-old draws from a variety of styles on the EP, working with Latin music powerhouse Ozuna on high-energy “Santo” and delving into gripping emotive ballads like “Somos Nada.”

Check out the final results of this week’s new music poll below.


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