The Weeknd stands tall as one of the modern superstars of R&B and soul. Here is a look at some party songs from The Weeknd that you can use to add flavor to your wedding reception.
About The Weeknd
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye is a Canadian-born singer-songwriter that performs under the professional name The Weeknd. Tesfaye first gained fame by producing his own music on a YouTube channel which gained a huge following. He then used this as a springboard to a mainstream recording career. Tesfaye has been quick to credit Michael Jackson and Prince as his musical influences.
The Weeknd was a featured performer at the Super Bowl LV halftime show in Tampa, Florida on February 7, 2021. His music has developed multi-generation appeal, and the singer has also been featured in films that include Uncut Gems. As of 2020, The Weeknd continues to record and produce music that tops the R&B charts.
The music of The Weeknd is often praised for its lyrical content, making the singer’s catalog one that is suitable for individuals seeking wedding party music. Most of the choices we recommend can be found in the collection of any DJ.
The Weeknd Songs
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The best place to start when reviewing the Weeknd’s discography is to look at his biggest U.S. charting hits.
- #1 “The Hills”, 2015
- #1 “Can’t Feel My Face”, 2015
- #1 “Starboy” (featuring Daft Punk), 2016
- #1 “Heartless”, 2019
- #1 “Blinding Lights”, 2019
- #1 “Save Your Tears” (solo or remix with Ariana Grande), 2020
- #3 “Earned It”, 2014
- #4 “I Feel It Coming” (featuring Daft Punk), 2016
- #4 “Call Out My Name”, 2018
- #6 “Take My Breath”, 2021
The 2022 single “Sacrifice (Remix) with Swedish House Mafia is a great EDM dance song too.
The Weeknd Love Songs
Die For You
Even though we’re goin’ through it
And it makes you feel alone
Just know that I would die for you
Strong emotion and the theme of commitment resonate through this song from The Weeknd, a hit from the 2016 album Starboy. It has a lyrical vibe that will make an impression on your wedding guests when you enter the reception hall.
Nothing Without You
I swear I’ll love you just like the past
‘Cause I know what’s pain, this is not the same
I’d be nothing’, nothing’, nothing’, nothing’ without you
Have your wedding day DJ add this to the dance mix for the evening, and let her know the profound impact that she has had on your life. The Canadian singer-songwriter nails the feeling of longing that is common to all newlyweds.
2014, Beauty Behind The Madness
You’re always worth it
And you deserve it
The way you work it
‘Cause girl you earned it
This is a song that will remind couples of all that they have come through to find true love, and it can be used at many different parts of the reception. All songs from The Weeknd have a strong party vibe that makes good choices for a celebratory occasion.
Girl, come show me your true colors
Paint me a picture with your true colors
Critics have written lengthy analyses of this song from Starboy, the 2016 album from The Weeknd. It has layers of meaning in the lyrics, but it can also be a simple dance groove if you are looking for something that is a little bit different.
Call Out My Name
2018, My Dear Melancholy
You’re on top, I put you on top
I claimed you so proud and openly, babe
And when times were rough, when times were rough
I made sure I held you close to me
Modern wedding couples tend to be a little more sensual in their selection of music, and there is definitely a mature feel to this song. It is a song that can inspire feelings of romance, and you might want to save it for the end of the evening.
2015, Beauty Behind The Madness
And even though we live inside a dangerously empty life
You always seem to bring the light, you always seem to bring the light
Can you remember the specific moment that you met your significant other, do you long to recapture that magic for a moment at your wedding? “Angel” is a song that might be able to help you do that when added to the DJ’s playlist.
I Feel It Coming [feat. Daft Punk]
Just a simple touch and it can set you free
We don’t have to rush when you’re alone with me
All songs from The Weeknd don’t have to be relegated to the wedding reception, and this one is an example of something you may be able to use in the actual ceremony. It is a non-traditional choice that will suit many non-traditional wedding partners.
2015, Beauty Behind The Madness
You got me touchin’ on your body
To say that we’re in love is dangerous
But girl I’m so glad we’re acquainted
This modern R&B classic from The Weeknd doesn’t necessarily fit the idea of a modern wedding song, but it sure lives up to a party song that inspires dancing. Don’t be hesitant to include songs like this which are just expressions of fun and happiness for guests to enjoy.
Lost in the Fire with Gesaffelstein
I’m tired of being home alone
Used to have a girl a day
But I want you to stay
Passion burns bright in the happiness of couples on your wedding day, and you can celebrate that passion with this soul hit. Just be advised that the lyrics of this song are a bit on the mature side and not suitable for younger audiences.
Love In The Sky
2013, Kiss Land
You’ll learn to love how to dream
I’ll teach you to dream, oooh
We’ll find our love in the sky
Hardcore fans of The Weeknd will remember this song from 2013, a traditional R&B celebration of love and romance. If you have many of the singer’s fans in attendance at your wedding, this can be a nice throwback for them to enjoy.
2020, After Hours (Deluxe)
If you’re the air I need, I’m dying just to breathe
I hope that you’re not dying too
Tryna keep my faith
I sin too much to pray for you
At the heart of this song are lyrics that celebrate the uniqueness of true love, and you can have it played for a special dance with your partner on your wedding day. It can also be added to those moments of the reception when you want to bring the pace down a little bit.
2020, After Hours (Deluxe)
But then I heard you call my name
And it sounded like the sweetest song
You never moved on
You were waiting for me all along
This was a bonus track from After Hours, a 2020 soul release from The Weeknd. Since it may not be as popular as some other wedding songs there is a chance that you will be allowing many wedding reception guests to hear it for the very first time.
The Weeknd Party Songs
The song “I Feel It Coming” was already mentioned above. However, his other party hits to fill dance floors include:
There’s our list of favorite The Weeknd songs to play at weddings. Do you have a favorite? Please share your song below in the comments.
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