THE WEEKND GOES BACK TO THE 80S WITH BLINDING LIGHTS AND CONQUERS THE WORLD, BUT HOW?

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If you haven’t listened to our Starboy tune, The Weekend Blinded Lights, tell me, where have you been for the last few months? Yeah! Home, like everyone else sealed. It’s the worldwide No. 1 song in 2020, but do you know why? Because it brings back the 80s (the new music fashion), due to Max Martin (we’ll tell you who he is) and thanks to TikTok (a viral challenge in the trendy Social Network).

By the way, if you’re curious about what is the original song Blinding Lights is inspired by and want to find out what songs Blinding Lights sample, we unveil it at the end of the article 🕵

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The Weeknd Blinding Lights

Trembol | Why is The Weeknd Blinding Lights No. 1 worldwide?

I am sure that I am not discovering you a new song, because this tune has been played and still is, on all the radio stations in the world, but haven’t you asked yourself why everyone likes it. We unveil the secret formula to success. It has 3 ingredients:

  1. 80s are back: The song is full-blown eighties, with those synths and brilliant aesthetics. Indeed the stargirl, Dua Lipa, also triumphs with her 80s song, Physical (listen to it on our Playlist Hits)
  2. Blinding Lights is produced by Max Martin: I’m sure you know him or at least his works. He is one of the most prestigious composers and producers in contemporary music. Every song he touches turns into a No. 1. Some examples: Baby One More Time by Britney Spears, I Kissed a Girl by Kate Perry, It’s My Life by Bon Jovi or I Can’t Feel My Face by our starboy The Weeknd.
  3. It was a viral challenge in the trendiest Social Network, TikTok: The challenge consists of a simple and fun choreography that you have to do while Blinding Lights main melody is playing. It’s known as #blindinglightschallenge. If you want to learn more, we tell you everything about it on Google Most searched questions about the starboy The Weeknd section.

 

The Weeknd explains his passion for the 80s and the influence in Blinding Lights:

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I’ve always had an admiration for the era before I was born (music of the 1980s). You can hear it as far back as my first mixtape that the ’80s — Siouxsie and the Banshees, Cocteau Twins — play such a huge role in my sound. Sometimes it helps me create a new sound and sometimes it’s just obvious. I’m just glad the world’s into it now.

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Siempre he sentido admiración por la época anterior a mi nacimiento (música de los 80). Se puede escuchar desde mi primer mixtape que los 80 – Siouxsie and the Banshees, Cocteau Twins – juegan un papel tan importante en mi sonido. A veces me ayuda a crear un nuevo sonido y, a veces, es simplemente obvio. Me alegra que al mundo le guste ahora.

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You can’t miss ⭐️ The best parts of Blinding Lights

1. The song begins and the thrill with it. The rhythm takes you back to 1980

2. The way he sings the verse blows me away, specially the final “maybe”, you pal?


3. The pre-chorus creates the ideal tension before the legendary “I’m blinded by the lights”


This is what it says | The Weeknd Blinding Lights Lyrics and Spanish translation

Lyrics in English

LYRICS THE WEEKND | BLINDING LIGHTS | ENGLISH

Yeah
I been tryna call
I been on my own for long enough
Maybe you can show me how to love, maybe

I’m going through withdrawals
You don’t even have to do too much
You can turn me on with just a touch, baby

I look around and Sin City’s cold and empty (oh)
No one’s around to judge me (oh)
I can’t see clearly when you’re gone

I said, ooh, I’m blinded by the lights
No, I can’t sleep until I feel your touch
I said, ooh, I’m drowning in the night
Oh, when I’m like this, you’re the one I trust
Hey, hey, hey

I’m running out of time
‘Cause I can see the sun light up the sky
So I hit the road in overdrive, baby

Oooh, the city’s cold and empty (oh)
No one’s around to judge me (oh)
I can’t see clearly when you’re gone

I said, ooh, I’m blinded by the lights
No, I can’t sleep until I feel your touch
I said, ooh, I’m drowning in the night
Oh, when I’m like this, you’re the one I trust

I’m just walking by to let you know (by to let you know)
I can never say it on the phone (say it on the phone)
Will never let you go this time (ooh)

I said, ooh, I’m blinded by the lights
No, I can’t sleep until I feel your touch
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey

I said, ooh, I’m blinded by the lights
No, I can’t sleep until I feel your touch

Spanish Lyrics

LYRICS THE WEEKND | BLINDING LIGHTS | SPANISH


He estado intentado llamar
He estado solo demasiado tiempo
Quizá tu puedas enseñarme cómo amar, quizá

Estoy pasando abstinencias
Ni siquiera necesitas hacer demasiado
Me puede encender con sólo un toque, baby (nena)

Miro alrededor y Sin City (la ciudad del pecado) esta fría y vacía (oh)
No hay nadie alrededor para juzgarme (oh)
No puedo ver claramente cuando te vas

Dije, ooh, estoy cegado por las luces
No, no puedo dormir hasta sentir tu tacto
Dije, ooh, me estoy ahogando en la noche
Oh, cuando estoy así, tú eres la única en la que confío
Hey, hey, hey

Me estoy quedando sin tiempo
Porque puedo ver la luz del sol en el cielo
Así que salgo a la carretera a toda prisa, baby (nena)

Oooh, la ciudad esta fría y vacía (oh)
No hay nadie alrededor para juzgarme (oh)
No puedo ver claramente cuando te vas

Dije, ooh, estoy cegado por las luces
No, no puedo dormir hasta sentir tu tacto
Dije, ooh, me estoy ahogando en la noche
Oh, cuando estoy así, tú eres la única en la que confío
Hey, hey, hey

Sólo es paseando para hacerte saber (para hacerte saber)
Nunca lo puedo decir por teléfono (decir por teléfono)
Esta vez no te dejaré ir nunca más (ooh)

Dije, ooh, estoy cegado por las luces
No, no puedo dormir hasta sentir tu tacto
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey

Dije, ooh, estoy cegado por las luces
No, no puedo dormir hasta sentir tu tacto

Songwriters: Abel Tesfaye / Ahmad Balshe / Jason Quenneville / Martin Karl Sandberg / Oscar Thomas Holter / Eric Alberto-Lopez / Leighton Paul Walsh / Thomas Wesley Pentz | Blinding Lights lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc | Background Image: Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday, 29 September, 2018 in New York. By UN Women/Amanda Voisard, on Flickr

The best The Weeknd songs 🥇

1. The Weeknd & Daft Punk Starboy. What can i say about this hit? Just enjoy it. If you are as much as fan as I am, here is the collectors vinyl .

2. Another cool collaboration with Daft Punk. I confess, it’s my favourite The Weeknd song, I Feel It Coming. Doesn’t it remind you of Michael Jackson?

3. The Weeknd In Your Eyes, the second single from The Weeknd After Hours album. A song and a record that will go down in history. Pay attention to the sax!

Did you know...?

The Weeknd Blinding Light meaning is related to a relationship The Weeknd had with a model called Bella Hadid. The on-and-off relationship is expressed in every verse. There is also a wink to the city of Las Vegas, which he calls “Sin City”, in the pre-chorus that we highlighted before.

The Weeknd speaks Amharic. It’s a language spoken in the middle and north of Ethiopia, where his parents are from. His father abandoned the family when he was young, and his grandmother was the one who touch him the language.

During The Weeknd Kiss Land  American tour, he collaborated with ONE, a condom company, giving away limited-edition prophylactics at his shows.

Much more | Blinding Lights versions, XO The Weeknd Shop, etc.

Acordes The Weeknd Blinding Lights

Technical Note about The Weeknd | Blinding Lights

  • The song is in E♭ key. The Weeknd Blinding Lights chords progression is: ii – vi – I – V (F minor – C minor – E flat – B flat)
  • If you want to play the most famous melody of 2020 in an easy way, here it is:
MelodíaThe Weeknd Blinding Lights

The Weeknd Blinding Lights main melody chords

  • To play the song with guitar or ukulele, here you will main the main Blinding Lights chords: AcordesWeb and CifraClub

Which songs are used as The Weeknd Blinding Lights sample?

Many say Blinding Lights original song is Rod Stewart’s ‘Young Turks’, but is not exactly that, because what Blinding Light does is sample another song. But what is a sample? a sample is a portion (sample) of sound, typically a melody from a song. That portion is then used in a different tune as an instrument or a musical arrangement.

The Weeknd song reminds of the 80s not just because Max Martin production is intentionally looking for it, but since he uses 80s songs samples in it. We have chosen some songs that we believe can be The Weeknd Blinding Lights sample. What do you think?

Rod Stewart Young Turks

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Still Corners The Trip

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The War on Drugs Red Eyes

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a-ha Take on Me

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Wire Train Chamber of Hellos

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Laura Branigan Self Control

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A Flock of Seagulls I Ran (So Far Away)

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Rockwell Somebody is Watching Me

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