Song of the Day #4,256: ‘Blinding Lights’ – The Weeknd

Yesterday I hoped for a strong finish to my latest chapter of ‘What the Kids are Listening To,’ and my wish was granted with Billboard’s #15 track, ‘Blinding Lights’ by The Weeknd.

The second single from his next album is an 80s-fueled synth-tastic bop, and right up there with Dua Lipa’s ‘Don’t Start Now’ as the best song I’ve featured over the past two weeks.

These tracks reach back to the 70s and 80s, respectively, infusing those sounds with modern sensibilities and production values. It’s a winning formula, and one that has me excited to see what both of these artists have in store on their upcoming albums.

[Intro]
Yeah

[Verse 1]
I’ve been tryna call
I’ve 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

[Pre-Chorus]
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

[Chorus]
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

[Verse 2]
I’m running out of time
‘Cause I can see the sun light up the sky
So I hit the road in overdrive, baby, oh

[Pre-Chorus]
The city’s cold and empty (Oh)
No one’s around to judge me (Oh)
I can’t see clearly when you’re gone

[Chorus]
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

[Bridge]
I’m just calling back to let you know (Back to let you know)
I could never say it on the phone (Say it on the phone)
Will never let you go this time (Ooh)

[Chorus]
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

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

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,256: ‘Blinding Lights’ – The Weeknd

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Good way to end the countdown going into the Weeknd 😊

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