One of the lyrics from “Closer,” the smash collaboration between the Chainsmokers and Halsey that fans have really latched onto comes in the Halsey-sung second verse: “Stay and play that Blink-182 song/ That we beat to death in Tuscon, okay.” The couplet has inspired much speculation about which specific Blink song it might be referring to — a matter addressed by Chainsmoker Andrew Taggart on the song’s Genius page in August, where he claimed “We were listening to Blink-182’s ‘I Miss You’ and had just started playing it in our sets when we wrote this song.”
On Monday night (Sept. 19), however, Taggart took to Twitter to clarify which Blink song really inspired the lyric: “Feeling This,” the lead single from the band’s self-titled 2003 album.
For da record: The @blink182 song we beat to death in Tucson is ‘Feeling This’
— D R E W (@drewtaggart) September 19, 2016
However, Taggart immediately contradicted his own tweet by then claiming that the song in question might have actually been “I Miss You,” or really any track from that self-titled album:
Lmao or maybe it was ‘I miss u’ … Honestly I’ve listened to their self titled album so many times the whole thing is pretty much beat
— D R E W (@drewtaggart) September 20, 2016
Looks like fans, including the “I Miss You” truthers, can continue relating to the line from their favorite Blink-182 song after all. Listen to the two Blink songs below to figure out which version of the story you want to believe.
Billboard reported on Monday that “Closer” has topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the fifth consecutive week. It is the first No. 1 single on the Hot 100 for either the Chainsmokers or Halsey.