R&B singer-songwriter The Weeknd has been on fire for the past several years and has now dug his way into mainstream with "Earned It" from the 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack in 2015. Since that time, he's landed several No. 1 hits along with two No. 1 albums. His latest hit "I Feel It Coming" with Daft Punk has thus far reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, No. 3 on Mainstream Top 40 (Pop Songs) and No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. In 2017, the songwriter was nominated for 13 Billboard Music Awards with tough competition in each category. His songs are catchy and he's cemented his place in mainstream music. Here are the 5 best The Weeknd lyrics.
Ed Sheeran joins The Weeknd on the track "Dark Times" coming from the No. 1 album Beauty Behind the Madness. The song describes a dark side after apparently getting into a fight waking with blood on his pillow and a bruised eye.
"This ain't the right time for you to fall in love with me
Baby I'm just being honest
and I know my lies could not make you believe
We're running in circles that's why
In my dark times I'll be going back to the street
Promising everything I do not mean
In my dark times, baby this is all I could be
Don't think my mother could love me for me
In my dark times, in my dark times"
"Sidewalks" comes from the four week leader Starboy and features Kendrick Lamar on the track of looking back on their past and where they are now. It's just one of many songs that Lamar has lent himself to with various artists.
"I ran out of tears when I was 18
So nobody made me but the main streets
'Cause too many people think they made me
Well if they really made me then replace me
Homeless to Forbes list, these n****s bring no stress
I feel like Moses, I feel like I'm chosen"
"Starboy" comes from the album of the same name and is one of The Weeknd's No. 1 Hot 100 hits. The song was locked in at No. 2 for eight non-consecutive weeks on the chart before finally rising to the top position. Daft Punk add their electronic touches to the track, which recently surpassed the one billion views mark on YouTube.
"House so empty, need a centerpiece
Twenty racks a table cut from ebony
Cut that ivory into skinny pieces
Then she clean it with her face, man I love my baby
You talking money, need a hearing aid
You talking 'bout me, I don't see the shade
Switch up my style, I take any lane
I switch up my cup, I kill any pain
Look what you've done
I'm a motherf****n' starboy"
On "Valerie," he's cheating on a girl that he supposedly loves and it's not known why he's cheating. He feels bad after some hesitation but in the end, she stays because she'd rather not be alone even though she knows what he's done.
"There comes a time in a man's life
Where he must take responsibility
For the choices he has made
And there are certain things that he must do
Things that he must say
Like I love you
And I need you
I only want you
And nobody's going to know if it's true
I never thought I'd feel this kind of hesitation (to put)
My hand on another girl
I wish I didn't have to lie
I wish I could let you know"
1. "The Hills"
Despite the lyrical content of the song, "The Hills" became one of The Weeknd's Hot 100 No. 1 hits in 2015. It tells his story of taking substances and when he does, he's showing who he really is. That is often too much of a reality for some, opening up when intoxicated, so there's an underlying darkness in the song.
"I only call you when it's half past five
The only time that I'll be by your side
I only love it when you touch me, not feel me
When I'm f**ked up that's the real me, that's the real me, yeah
I only call you when it's half past five
The only time I'd ever call you mine"