The song, which was first released in June 2022, has made a surprising comeback on the streaming platform, gaining more than a million streams per day and reaching the top 200 again.
Left And Right is a catchy and upbeat pop song that showcases the vocal talents of both Puth and Jungkook. The lyrics are about reminiscing on a past love and how hard it is to move on from it. The song has a catchy chorus.
The song was released as the third single from Puth’s third studio album Charlie, which also features collaborations with other artists such as Selena Gomez, Khalid, and Blackbear. The song was co-written by Puth and Jacob Kasher Hindlin, who also worked on Puth’s previous hits such as Attention and How Long. Puth also produced the song himself.
The song marks the second time that Puth and Jungkook have worked together, following their live performance of Puth’s song We Don’t Talk Anymore at the Genie Music Awards in 2018. The two singers have expressed their mutual admiration and friendship on social media, and fans had been eagerly waiting for their official collaboration ever since.
The song was accompanied by a music video that was released on the same day as the song. The video shows Puth and Jungkook visiting a therapist’s office to seek help for their lovesickness. The therapist is played by comedian Ken Jeong, who adds some humor to the video with his antics. The video also features some scenes of Puth and Jungkook singing in front of colorful backgrounds.
The song was well-received by critics and fans alike, who praised the chemistry between Puth and Jungkook and the catchy melody of the song. The song also achieved commercial success, debuting at number one in several countries such as India, the Philippines, and Vietnam. It also reached number two in Malaysia and Singapore, and number three in Hungary, Indonesia, and Taiwan. In the US, the song peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it Puth’s ninth top 40 hit and Jungkook’s first solo entry on the chart. The song also debuted at number five on the Billboard Global 200 chart, which ranks songs based on streaming and sales data from more than 200 territories around the world. This gave Puth and Jungkook their first top 10 entries on this chart.
On 15th May, the song re-entered the Spotify Global chart at number 178 with over a million streams per day. It has been charting for five days again now, bringing its total number of days on the chart to 286. This makes it the longest-charting song on this chart by a solo Korean or K-pop artist.
Jungkook will soon be making his solo debut. He is expected to release his first solo album later this year. It was also reported in Korean Media that Jungkook has been receiving a lot of collab requests following his success as a solo artist.