Song of the Day #5,313: ‘Smokin Out the Widow’ – Silk Sonic

Closing out this year-end edition of ‘What the Kids Are Listening To’ takes us to #41, where Silk Sonic has its only appearance on the chart with ‘Smokin Out the Window.’

First comes The Weeknd and Ariana Grande, whose ‘Save Your Tears’ was at #39 in 2023 despite being released way back in 2020. That song has some impressive legs.

‘Smokin Out the Widow’ was the third single released from Silk Sonic’s album An Evening with Silk Sonic. I was initially surprised it made this chart while first single ‘Leave the Door Open’ did not, given that the latter track reached #1 and helped the duo enjoy a “clean sweep” at the Grammys. But ‘Leave the Door Open’ was released in March of 2021, meaning it had pretty much run its course before this one dropped in November that year.

So now I have officially, if accidentally, covered the top 41 songs of 2022 on the blog. I’d call that a successful attempt at keeping my finger on the pulse of the modern hit landscape. I’ll aim for the same track record in 2023.

[Intro: Bootsy Collins]
Wait a minute, this love started out so tender, so sweet
But now she got me smokin’ out the window
Mm, mm, mm

[Verse 1: Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak]
Must’ve spent thirty-five, forty-five thousand up in Tiffany’s (Oh no)
Got her badass kids runnin’ ’round my whole crib
Like it’s Chuck E. Cheese (Woah, woah)
Put me in a jam with her ex-man in the UFC
Can’t believe it (Can’t believe it)
I’m in disbelief

[Pre-Chorus: Anderson .Paak & Bruno Mars]
This bitch got me payin’ her rent, payin’ for trips
Diamonds on her neck, diamonds on her wrists
And here I am all alone (All alone)
I’m so cold, I’m so cold
You got me out here

[Chorus: Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak]
Smokin’ out the window (Smokin’ out the window)
Singin’, “How could she do this to me?”
(How could she do this to me?)
Oh, I thought that girl belonged to only me (Mmm)
But I was wrong
‘Cause she belong
To everybody, everybody, ooh

[Verse 2: Anderson .Paak]
Just the other night, she was grippin’ on me tight
Screamin’, “Hercules” (Hercules, Hercules)
Got me in the club lookin’ for a new love
Someone help me, please (Help me, please, help me, please)
Baby, why you doin’ this? Why you doin’ this to me, girl?
Not to be dramatic, but I wanna die

[Pre-Chorus: Bruno Mars]
This bitch got me payin’ her rent, payin’ for trips
Diamonds on her neck, diamonds on her wrists
And here I am all alone (All alone)
I’m so cold, I’m so cold
You got me out here

[Chorus: Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak]
Smokin’ out the window (Smokin’ out the window of the Benzo, the Benzo)
Singin’, “How could she do this to me?” (How? How could she do this?)
Oh, I thought that girl belonged to only me (One thing’s for sure, one thing’s for sure)
But I was wrong (I was wrong)
‘Cause she belong (She belong)
To everybody, everybody (Yeah, she belong to everybody)
(That girl, yes, she belong to everybody) Ooh

[Interlude: Anderson .Paak]
(Oh no)
Look here, baby, I hope you find whatever it is that you need
But I also hope that your triflin’ ass is walkin’ ’round barefoot in these streets
Look out

[Bridge: Bruno Mars]
Girl, it breaks my heart that you ain’t right here with me
Now I gotta give you back (Gotta give you back)
To the city, oh, you got me

[Chorus: Bruno Mars]
Smokin’ out the window (Ooh)
Singin’, “How could she do this to me?” (How could you?)
(How could you do this, baby?)
Oh, I thought that girl belonged to only me (Woo-hoo, ooh-hoo-hoo)
But I was wrong (I was wrong)
‘Cause she belong (She belong)
To everybody, everybody (Yeah, she belong to everybody)
(Yeah, yeah, she belong to everybody) Ooh

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #5,313: ‘Smokin Out the Widow’ – Silk Sonic

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Love Silk Sonic’s sound and vibe!

    Thanks for keeping us all up to date as to what the kids are listening to.

  2. Amy says:

    What a fabulous collab this was… the energy, talent, charisma all off the charts even if this song only landed at 41.

  3. Peg says:

    Good job!

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