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2 Fray members get writing credit on Chainsmokers' No.1 hit

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Two members of the rock band The Fray are now credited as co-writers on The Chainsmokers' No. 1 smash, "Closer."

When it was released this summer, "Closer" drew comparisons to The Fray's 2005 hit, "Over My Head (Cable Car)." Now, the listing for "Closer" on the website for performance rights organization ASCAP includes Fray lead singer Isaac Slade and guitarist Joe King.

A representative for The Fray confirmed that Slade and King are co-writers of "Closer."

The Chainsmokers include Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. The EDM duo's other hits are "Don't Let Me Down," "Roses" and "Selfie."

"Closer" was also co-written by Taggart, Shaun Frank, Frederic Kennett and Halsey, who sings on the track. "Over My Head" peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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