Rockin'

The Weeknd

About Rockin'

"Rockin'" is a song by Canadian singer The Weeknd from his third studio album, Starboy (2016). The song was released to contemporary hit radio in France on May 9, 2017, as the album's fourth international single. The song was written by The Weeknd, Max Martin, Peter Svensson, Savan Kotecha, Ali Payami, and Canadian rapper Belly, and produced by Payami and Martin, with The Weeknd serving as a co-producer.


Year:
2016
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People always talk about the ones that got away
I just seem to get the ones that always want to stay
I'm just too distracted with the life I'm tryna paint
Yeah, yeah, uh, oh yeah, yeah
Say, I got all these women too attracted to the fame
Not too many niggas that will end up in the way
Nothing's gonna stop me, I'mma get it either way
Yeah, yeah, uh, oh yeah, yeah

Why would you wanna take away from this moment? We can own it
Why would you wanna take away from this moment? Woo-hoo!

You don't have to spend your life with me
You don't have to waste your energy
We can just be rockin', yeah
We can just be rockin', yeah
I just want your body next to me
'Cause it brings me so much ecstasy
We can just be rockin', yeah
We can just be rockin', yeah, yeah, yeah

You see me texting, baby, you see those missed calls
I'm actin' reckless baby, I'm 'bout to lose it all
This liquor got me crazy, mixed with that Adderall
I'm focused on the beat, oh yeah

Why would you wanna take away from this moment? We can own it
Why would you wanna take away from this moment? Woo-hoo!

You don't have to spend your life with me
You don't have to waste your energy
We can just be rockin', yeah
We can just be rockin', yeah (We can just be rockin')
I just want your body next to me
'Cause it brings me so much ecstasy
We can just be rockin', yeah
We can just be rockin', yeah (We can just be rockin', baby)

Yeah, yeah
(Why would you wanna take away from this moment? We can own it)
(Why would you wanna take away from this moment? Woo-hoo!)
(Let's go! Hey!)

You don't have to spend your life with me (You don't have to spend your life with me)
You don't have to waste your energy (You don't have to waste)
We can just be rockin', yeah (Oh, baby)
We can just be rockin', yeah (All you got to need to know)
I just want your body next to me (Hey!)
'Cause it brings me so much ecstasy
We can just be rockin', yeah
We can just be rockin', yeah
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)

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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, Savan Kotecha, Ahmad Balshe, Ali Payami, Martin Sandberg, Peter Svensson

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

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10 facts about this song

Album Reference
"Rockin'" is a standout track from The Weeknd's third studio album, "Starboy."
Collaboration
The song was produced in collaboration with Max Martin and Ali Payami, two massively influential pop music producers.
Genre Mix
The song is a blend of various music genres. It combines elements of RnB, pop, disco, and house music.
Release
It was released on November 23, 2016, as part of "Starboy."
Chart Success
Despite not being released as a single, "Rockin'" managed to peak at number 46 on the UK Singles Chart and number 76 on the Billboard Hot 100 due to the commercial success of the album.
Non-Traditional Lyrics
Lyrically, the song is something of a departure for The Weeknd, focusing more on a casual relationship instead of his usual themes of heartbreak and melancholy.
Dance Track
Unlike many of The Weeknd's more moody, introspective songs, "Rockin'" was designed as a dance track.
Critiques
It received a mixed reception from music critics, with some appreciating its danceable beats and others feeling that it was a little too mainstream and pop-oriented compared to The Weeknd's usual sound.
Music Video Absence
Unlike other tracks from "Starboy," "Rockin'" does not have an official music video.
Live Performances
Despite its commercial success, "Rockin" has rarely been performed live by The Weeknd, and it was not part of the setlist for his "Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour."

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