In the Night

The Weeknd

About In the Night

"In the Night" is a song by Canadian singer The Weeknd from his second studio album Beauty Behind the Madness (2015). The song was written by Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Ali Payami, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin and Peter Svensson. It was produced by Max Martin and Ali Payami with The Weeknd serving as co-producer. The song was released to contemporary hit radio as the album's fourth single on November 17, 2015.


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All alone she was living
In a world without an end or beginning
Baby girl was living life for the feeling
But I don't mind, I don't mind
And all the wrongs she committed
She was numb and she was so co-dependent
She was young and all she had was the city
But I don't mind, I don't mind

And I know that she's capable of anything, it's riveting
But when you wake up she's always gone, gone, gone

In the night she hears him calling
In the night she's dancing to relieve the pain
She'll never walk away (I don't think you understand)
In the night when she comes crawling
Dollar bills and tears keep falling down her face
She'll never walk away (I don't think you understand)

He sang a song when he did it
He was cold and he was so unforgiving
Now she dances to the song on the minute
Yeah, all the time, all the time
It make her weak when she hear it
And it got her on her knees like religion
She was young and she was forced to be a woman
Yeah, all the time, all the time

And I know that she's capable of anything, it's riveting
But when you wake up she's always gone, gone, gone

In the night she hears him calling
In the night she's dancing to relieve the pain
She'll never walk away (I don't think you understand)
In the night when she comes crawling
Dollar bills and tears keep falling down her face
She'll never walk away (I don't think you understand)

I don't think you understand

In the night she hears him calling
In the night she's dancing to relieve the pain
She'll never walk away (I don't think you understand)
In the night when she comes crawling
Dollar bills and tears keep falling down her face
She'll never walk away (I don't think you understand)

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The Weeknd

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, known by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer. In late 2010, Tesfaye anonymously uploaded several songs to YouTube under the name "The Weeknd". more »

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Written by: Ahmad Balshe, Savan Harish Kotecha, Martin Max, Ali Payami, Peter Anders Svensson, Abel Tesfaye

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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20 facts about this song

Song Creation
"In the Night" is a song by Canadian singer and songwriter Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, from his second studio album "Beauty Behind the Madness."
Release Information
Released on November 17, 2015 by XO and Republic Records, "In the Night" served as the album's fourth single.
Song Production
The song was co-written by The Weeknd with Ahmad Balshe, Ali Payami, Savan Kotecha, Peter Svensson and Max Martin, and produced by Max Martin and Ali Payami.
Song Genre
"In the Night" falls under the music genres of disco, pop, and soul.
Chart Performance
It reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Music Video
A music video for "In the Night" was released in December 2015, featuring The Weeknd's then-girlfriend, supermodel Bella Hadid.
Song Interpretation
The song discusses dark themes of past pain and hardships, against an upbeat tune, reflecting The Weeknd's musical signature of pairing melancholy lyrics with catchy, pop-influenced beats.
Song Reception
Critics often compared the song's sound to the music of Michael Jackson.
Song Performance
"In the Night" was performed by The Weeknd at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in 2016.
Award Nominations
"In the Night" was nominated for Best R&B Song at the iHeart Radio Music Awards in 2016.
Album Association
"In the Night" is a track from The Weeknd’s second studio album, "Beauty Behind the Madness," released in 2015.
Chart Performance
Despite not being officially promoted as a single, the song achieved significant commercial success, reaching No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and obtaining platinum status in the US.
Famous Collaborators
The song was co-written and co-produced by The Weeknd and Max Martin, the popular Swedish songwriter and producer known for working with artists like Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry, among others.
Music Video
The music video for "In The Night" was directed by BRTHR, featuring Canadian model Bella Hadid, who was dating The Weeknd at the time.
Genre
The song is known for its disco-influenced sound, showcasing The Weeknd's versatility as an artist by incorporating elements of pop and R&B.
Inspiration
The Weeknd has cited Michael Jackson as one of his biggest inspirations, and the influence can be heard in "In the Night," which has been compared to Jackson's '80s era.
Critical Reception
While the sentiment may vary between critics, "In the Night" was mostly well-received by music critics, praising its pop sensibility and evocative lyrics.
Live Performance
The Weeknd performed "In the Night" live for the first time on December 8, 2015, on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Lyrics Theme
The lyrics of the song explore dark themes of a woman traumatized by her past while at the same time enjoys nightlife, which is a common theme in The Weeknd’s discography.
Award Nomination
"In the Night" received an iHeartRadio Music Award nomination for Best R&B Song of the Year in 2016.

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