The Chainsmokers and Halsey's summer hit “Closer” has taken the music world by storm over the past few weeks, and one question about the song has finally been answered: Which Blink-182 song do they “beat to death in Tucson”?
The group gave us the answer once and for all on the song's Genius.com page: “We were listening to Blink-182’s ‘I Miss You’ and had just started playing it in our sets when we wrote this song. A lot of the inspiration for the song writing comes from bands like Blink-182 and Taking Back Sunday.”
Of course, the Internet finally has the answer it’s been waiting for, so fans took to social to share their excitement—and agree that it all makes sense:
“I Miss You” is “that blink-182 song that” the chainsmokers “beat to death in tuscon” and now everything makes sense in the world again.
— anna t (@atilisky) September 15, 2016
the fact that “I miss you” was the blink 182 song that the chainsmokers beat to death in tuscon makes it even better ����
— ʇʇǝuƃɐɯ uʎʌǝp♡ (@dmagnetttt) September 16, 2016
Of course The Chainsmokers were listening to I Miss You, was there ever any doubt?! #Closer
— Darci Guess (@DarciGuess) September 16, 2016
Closer (Chainsmokers) + I Miss You (Blink 182) mashup ty
— Pol (@ertzworm) September 12, 2016
Can you tell that Blink-182’s “I Miss You” inspired the Chainsmokers’ track? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!
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