A Lonely Night

The Weeknd

About A Lonely Night

"A Lonely Night" is a song by Canadian singer The Weeknd from his third studio album, Starboy (2016). It was written by The Weeknd, Max Martin, Peter Svensson, Savan Kotecha, Ali Payami, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Quenneville, and produced by Ali Payami and Max Martin. The song was the subject of a copyright infringement lawsuit.


Year:
2016
3:40
2,618 
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Gangster, yeah, yeah
Hey, na-na-na-na-na-na, hey

Why would you wanna bring somethin' between us
There's nothin' between us, oh, ay
Why would you wanna use a life to keep us
To keep us together, uh, oh-oh

Better when we're both apart, better when we're both apart
We're no good for each other, no good for each other
Better when we're both apart, better when we're both apart
We're no good for each other

A lonely night, baby girl I loved you on a lonely night, oh
It was the only time and if I led you on then I apologize, oh

How can I make you rethink your decision?
Unruly decision, oh
Hey, what's gonna make you rethink your position?
I know your intentions, oh-oh

Better when we're both apart, better when we're both apart
We're no good for each other, no good for each other
Better when we're both apart, better when we're both apart
We're no good for each other

A lonely night, baby girl I loved you on a lonely night, oh
It was the only time and if I led you on then I apologize, oh

Better when we're both apart, better when we're both apart
We're no good for each other, no good for each other
Better when we're both apart, better when we're both apart
We're no good for each other

A lonely night, baby girl I loved you on a lonely night, hey
It was the only time and if I led you on then I apologize, oh
A lonely night, baby girl I loved you on a lonely night, oh
It was the only time and if I led you on then I apologize, oh

Baby girl I loved you
Know I loved you
Know I loved you
Baby, na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na, ay

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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: Abel Tesfaye

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15 facts about this song

Album Details
"A Lonely Night" is a track from The Weeknd's third studio album "Starboy," released in 2016.
Genre
The song falls under the genres of R&B, pop, and disco.
Musical Influence
"A Lonely Night" exhibits noticeable influences from 80s pop music, especially from Michael Jackson.
Lyrics
The lyrics depict The Weeknd wrestling with the decision of whether or not to pursue a relationship with a woman, despite knowing that it would likely result in heartbreak.
Critical Reception
Critics have praised The Weeknd's vocal versatility and the impressive production on "A Lonely Night."
Song Context
"A Lonely Night" is the ninth track on the album, directly following the song "Secrets."
Song Composition
The song uses syncopated rhythms and groovy baseline reminiscent of disco music.
Collaboration
The track was produced by long-time collaborators Max Martin, Peter Svensson, and Ali Payami, along with The Weeknd himself.
Performance
Even though it wasn't released as a single, "A Lonely Night" reached number 69 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart following the album's release due to online streaming.
Influential Record
The entire "Starboy" album, including "A Lonely Night," marked a shift in The Weeknd's musical style, incorporating more pop and house elements compared to his earlier work.
Album's Success
"Starboy" won the Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album, highlighting the critical success of the album, inclusive of tracks like "A Lonely Night."
Song Inspiration
Although no direct inspiration for 'A Lonely Night' is identified, the overall album theme revolves around fame's dual nature - alluring yet destructive.
Instrumentation
The song features plucky guitar riffs and sharp percussion, adding a danceable element to the track.
Songwriting
The songwriting credits for "A Lonely Night" include The Weeknd, Max Martin, Peter Svensson, Ali Payami, Savan Kotecha and Ahmad Balshe.
Song Meaning
The lyrics of "A Lonely Night" might imply that The Weeknd was questioning his approach to love and relationships at that point in his life.

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