Charlie Puth and BTS’s Jungkook have set a new record on Spotify with their collaboration on the song “Left and Right.” The catchy pop song has reached 600 million streams on Spotify in just 323 days, making it the fastest song by a K-pop soloist to reach this milestone, surpassing the previous record held by “Money,” which took 475 days to achieve the same feat.
Released on June 24, 2022, “Left and Right” is the third single from Puth’s third studio album “Charlie.” The duet marks the second time Puth and Jungkook have collaborated, the first being their performance of “We Don’t Talk Anymore” at the Genie Music Awards in 2018. The song’s lyrics focus on memories of a past love and how consumed one can become with thoughts of that former relationship.
The song received positive reviews from critics, who praised its catchy melody, smooth vocals, and chemistry between Puth and Jungkook. The song also achieved commercial success worldwide, debuting at number one in India, the Philippines, and Vietnam; number two in Malaysia and Singapore; and number three in Hungary, Indonesia, and Taiwan. It peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and debuted at number five on the Billboard Global 200, earning Puth and Jungkook their first top-10 entries on the latter. The song also spent three consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Japan Hot Overseas chart. It has been certified Platinum in Canada and Gold in the US.
An accompanying music video was released the same day as the song and shows Puth and Jungkook visiting a therapist’s office for help with their lovesickness. The video has over 327 million views on YouTube as of May 13th.
‘Left and Right‘ has also entered the list of most streamed songs by K-acts on Spotify, ranking at number 10 with 600 million streams as of May 13th.