If you think about it, nothing about The Weeknd should make sense. He's the most NSFW household name in the pop game. He appeals to the devil in all of us, and it feels so good. People often compare the Canadian anti-crooner to Michael Jackson , and that's never been more fair than on his latest LP Starboy, but his genius goes way farther back. Impressively, he's done it with hardly any features. The Weeknd is proof that, no matter what you mom tells you, there is something glamorous in being young and reckless. Here we see a soft, vulnerable, guilty side of The Weeknd not often displayed.
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The best Weeknd songs reveal how that happened. Tesfaye threw his hat in the ring in , and his voice fit the track like a glove. The black-and-white music video lends narrative to the loneliness as well, with The Weeknd singing to the camera with a mostly barren background. The moments between night and morning seem to be a blur, marked by ambiguous lyrics and braggadocious references. The lifestyle may be out of our element but, for him, this is just another day.
The Weeknd real name Abel Tesfaye is no longer an enigma in music. The Canadian singer has embraced his newfound fame after inking a major label deal last year with Universal Republic. We kick our list of the best Weeknd songs off with his atmospheric ballad 'The Zone,' a track from his 'Thursday' album that finds him collaborating with Drake. I'm on one. On this uptempo tune, Weeknd sings of a failed relationship and why things turned out so bad. This track is one of the many fan-favorite songs from the 'Trilogy' album, which the Weeknd released back in Nov. In the black-and-white video, the silky smooth vocalist sing-explains to his followers that, despite signing with a major label, his music will remain unfettered with the line, " Baby, I got you. This is not a Weeknd song, per se, but his fans have embraced it as one of his own. On the melancholy club banger, the dynamic duo detail a night of debauchery at the club that involves weed and women. Coming in at No.
The Weeknd dropped three outstanding mixtapes back in , 'House Of Balloons,' 'Thursday' and 'Echoes Of Silence,' all of which were eventually remastered for his compilation album 'Trilogy. Together with his album 'Kiss Land' and other songs, some created for movie soundtracks, The Weeknd's track record in producing amazing music is second to none. The first track on 'House Of Balloons,' the first of The Weeknd's iconic trio of mixtapes, sets the scene for what to expect from Abel's unique sound. This 'Beauty Behind The Madness' track hears The Weeknd find himself wanting a woman for more than just sex and although he scares away from admitting he's "in love," he is very pleased the two are "acquainted". The Weeknd and Drake teamed up for their first collaboration on 'The Zone' - seven full minutes of the two Canadian artists singing about sipping and strippers. If it was released in , would it have been a number one single? On 'Montreal', The Weeknd sings to the girl that slipped through his fingers.