With a modern motown vibe, Puth brings a classic vibe into the 21st century in a way that only he can. Meagan Trainor's solo verse is backed by a beat that lives somewhere between modern pop and classic rock-n-roll. These two have written a modern classic, as indicative of the natural progression of music and society as anything else.
Did you know?
Marvin Gaye reached a peak position of 25 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
Meagan Trainor approached Puth to perform on his debut single. He was taken aback by her offer, but obviously quickly took her up on it. They reportedly recorded the song in one take.
The collaboration with Trainor resulted in Puth's appearance in the music video for her song "Dear Future Husband," where her played one of her dates.
Marvin Gaye is the first song Meagan Trainor has performed on where she did not have a writing credit.
The song title refers to the 1980's R&B artist of the same name. Puth named the song after Gaye because he wanted to write a soulful song that echoed Gaye's smooth sensuality.