Party Monster (song)

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"Party Monster"
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Single by The Weeknd
from the album Starboy
Released December 6, 2016
Format Digital download
Recorded 2016
Studio
Length 4:09
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
The Weeknd singles chronology
"I Feel It Coming"
(2016)
"Party Monster"
(2016)
Music video
"Party Monster" on YouTube

"Party Monster" is a song by Canadian singer The Weeknd, from his third studio album Starboy (2016). The song was released for digital download on November 18, 2016, alongside "I Feel It Coming" featuring French electronic duo Daft Punk, as promotional singles. It was later sent to US urban contemporary radio on December 6, 2016, as the album's third single. The song features background vocals from Lana Del Rey.[1]

Composition[edit]

The song is written in the key of E minor in common time with a tempo of 77 beats per minute. The song follows a chord progression of Em–D–C–D.[2][3]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Party Monster" premiered on January 12, 2017 and was directed by BRTHR. Rap-Up magazine described its synopsis as "starts with Abel Tesfaye [The Weeknd] behind the wheel, driving through the desert before psychedelics hit and everything gets blurry. With religious and sensual imagery flashing quickly, The Weeknd is transported into a nightmare-like neon and fire-filled world where zombies make out while eating an eyeball cake. As the explosive (sic) clip resumes, it ties into previous visuals like “Starboy” and Abel’s Mania vignettes, particularly with the neon cross and panther imagery. In one scene, said panther jumps out of a television screen, causing The Weeknd to sink into his bed. As faces continue to melt around him near the end of the video, he’s back on the road. Recklessly, he drives at lightning quick speed, before watching a car drive off a cliff."[4]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016–17) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 33
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 40
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 8
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[8] 11
Denmark (Tracklisten)[9] 16
France (SNEP)[10] 88
Germany (Official German Charts)[11] 34
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[12] 14
Ireland (IRMA)[13] 21
Italy (FIMI)[14] 70
Lebanon (Lebanese Top 20)[15] 12
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[16] 27
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[17] 27
Norway (VG-lista)[18] 16
Portugal (AFP)[19] 12
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[20] 51
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[21] 10
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[22] 26
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[23] 21
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[24] 17
US Billboard Hot 100[25] 16
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[26] 8
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[27] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Norway (IFPI Norway)[28] Gold 5,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label(s) Ref.
Worldwide November 18, 2016[a] Digital download [29]
United States December 6, 2016 Urban contemporary [30]
December 13, 2016 Rhythmic contemporary [31]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Release as a promotional single.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Weeknd Starboy Album Credits" (PDF). November 28, 2016. Retrieved November 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ Tesfaye, Abel. "Christian Pearl "Party Monster" Sheet Music (Piano Solo) in Eb Minor - Download & Print". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved 2016-12-20. 
  3. ^ "BPM for 'party monster' by weeknd | songbpm.com". songbpm.com. Retrieved 2016-12-20. 
  4. ^ http://www.rap-up.com/2017/01/12/video-the-weeknd-party-monster/
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – The Weeknd – Party Monster". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – The Weeknd – Party Monster" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "The Weeknd – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for The Weeknd. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  8. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201648 into search. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  9. ^ "Track Top-40 Uge 48, 2016". Hitlisten.NU. Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP (Week 47, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Weeknd – Party Monster". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  12. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
  13. ^ "Chart Track: Week 48, 2016". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  14. ^ "Classifica settimanale WK 48" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  15. ^ "The Official Lebanese Top 20 - Sia". The Official Lebanese Top 20. Retrieved February 20, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Weeknd – Party Monster" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  17. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. December 5, 2016. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – The Weeknd – Party Monster". VG-lista. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  19. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – The Weeknd – Party Monster". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  20. ^ "Archive Chart: 2016-11-25". Scottish Singles Top 40. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  21. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201648 into search. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  22. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Weeknd – Party Monster". Singles Top 100. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  23. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Weeknd – Party Monster". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  24. ^ "Archive Chart: 2016-12-02" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  25. ^ "The Weeknd – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for The Weeknd. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  26. ^ "The Weeknd – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for The Weeknd. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  27. ^ "The Weeknd – Chart history" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for The Weeknd. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  28. ^ "Norwegian single certifications – The Weeknd – Party Monster" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. Retrieved March 21, 2017. 
  29. ^ Mench, Chris (November 18, 2016). "The Weeknd Drops Two New Songs, "Party Monster" and "I Feel It Coming" f/ Daft Punk". Complex. Complex Media. Retrieved January 18, 2017. 
  30. ^ "Urban/UAC Future Releases". All Access. All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on December 6, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 
  31. ^ "Top 40/R Future Releases". Archived from the original on December 8, 2016. Retrieved January 6, 2016. 

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