The heartbreak behind “See You Again” YouTube’s most viewed song – BBC News

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The co-writer of “See You Again”, which has surpassed Gangnam Style as the most viewed song on YouTube, has spoken of his personal heartbreak behind the lyrics.

Justin Franks told BBC Radio 5 live’s Phil Williams that he cried when he wrote the song, dedicated to a close friend who died and late Fast and Furious franchise actor Paul Walker.

The ballad, sung by Charlie Puth featuring Wiz Khalifa, has been streamed almost 2.9 billion times – which would take 21,759 years to watch. The song has been featured in Fast and Furious 7, the film Walker was in the middle of shooting when he died.

Franks said: “I made music for the club and radio but I also made music that mattered”.

This clip is originally from Phil Williams on Tuesday 11 July 2017.

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