It’s rare for an artist to have a discography that includes everything from breaking our hearts, such as what is happening to every the Weeknd live concert, to teaching us how to dance on TikTok.
With five studio albums, three mixtapes, and two incredibly underappreciated EPs under his credit, The Weeknd has steadily developed a catalog of hits over the course of nearly ten years in the music industry. We chose the top 10 songs by the Weeknd, and if you want to add something else, just feel free to do so.
If you’ve been a fan of The Weeknd for a long time, this is most likely the song that got you interested in him in the first place.
In addition to serving as Abel’s debut song under Republic Records, Wicked Games served as the first time the audience was introduced to Abel, the man behind the music, after he initially veiled himself in mystery and kept his name unknown during the early stages of his music career.
Because of this song, we were compelled to peer into Abel’s dark and intoxicating world, and the music industry has never been the same since.
High for this
It was considered to be one of the best songs of the decade. It was without a doubt the best letter of introduction to his skills because it was the first track that started his first album/mixtape and served as the album’s opening track.
And, even though he is speaking directly to a young lady, he is also acting as the master of ceremonies, therefore introducing us to his dark and sinister realm.
We are, of course, thrilled to be able to support him with the ambient and seductive verses and the thunderous chorus of his song.
I can’t feel my face
When the vocalist was synthesizing, he suddenly burst into the howl of Michael Jackson’s famous Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough and then dropped a bass line that was so awful he had to scream along with it.
It never occurred to us that a song about using cocaine could be so addicting.
Call out my name
The song is widely seen as being inspired by Abel’s connection with Selena Gomez, and it is considered to be one of the highlights of the My Dear Melancholy EP, which was released in 2018.
The song is somber and straightforward, and for sure, XO fans, it represents a return to form reminiscent of the Weeknd trilogy.
A powerful R&B hit single, and you can hear the agony in his voice, establishing the tone for the project that serves as a transitional phase between Starboy and After Hours.
This song lasts more than six minutes and has a structure that is not typical of mainstream music, but it manages to hold our attention from the atmospheric beginning until it drives us to dance without any warning at the end.
On the one hand, we are familiar with The Weeknd, but he continues to amaze us on the other side.
I feel it coming
For this work on the incredible track that we listen to when we’re feeling down, at a dance party, and on many other occasions, The Weeknd and Daft Punk deserve a place in the Hall of Fame. It’s a fact that it makes people from all walks of life feel good, and that’s something we can all agree on.
Abel narrates the story of an affair that is accompanied by a sense of guilt arising from the circumstances surrounding the affair.
Because of this, in the lyrics, he reminds us of the fact that “the hills have eyes” and that they judge or directly punish us.
But, of course, pleasure can make us forget our senses and cause us to lose our direction. As if to tell him that he is wrong.
Even though the song’s lyrics are indifferent in and of themselves, it soars to great heights thanks to a sophisticated and timeless production, an exhilarating and urgent rhythm, and a wonderful melody that culminates in a chorus that will last forever and is crowned by a specific keyboard motif.
Die for you
Abel Tesfaye talks about the mixed emotions and grief of letting someone go of a significant other in this song.
Throughout the song, he expresses his love for his lover through the use of expressive synths, which help to provide rhythm to his erratic heartbeat. He also explores the concept of love, which is new to The Weeknd at the time of this single’s release and feels like the culmination of a lengthy journey.
The twist is complete, and it is one of his most exquisite tracks to date. Ideal for a night out on the town with a drink in hand.