Party Monster (song)

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"Party Monster"
The Weeknd - Party Monster.jpg
Single by The Weeknd
from the album Starboy
Released December 6, 2016
Format Digital download
Recorded 2016
Studio
Genre Trap
Length 4:09
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
The Weeknd singles chronology
"I Feel It Coming"
(2016)
"Party Monster"
(2016)
"Some Way"
(2017)

"I Feel It Coming"
(2016)
"Party Monster"
(2016)
"Some Way"
(2017)
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]

"Party Monster" is a trap[2] song 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.[3][4]

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."[5] BRTHR directed Travis Scott's "goosebumps" in a similar style.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[33] Gold 35,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[34] Gold 5,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[35] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[36] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*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 [37]
United States December 6, 2016 Urban contemporary [38]
December 13, 2016 Rhythmic contemporary [39]

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. ^ Kalia, Ammar (December 5, 2016). "The Weeknd - Starboy". Clash. Retrieved May 20, 2017. 
  3. ^ Tesfaye, Abel. "Christian Pearl "Party Monster" Sheet Music (Piano Solo) in Eb Minor - Download & Print". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved 2016-12-20. 
  4. ^ "BPM for 'party monster' by weeknd | songbpm.com". songbpm.com. Retrieved 2016-12-20. 
  5. ^ http://www.rap-up.com/2017/01/12/video-the-weeknd-party-monster/
  6. ^ "Australian-charts.com – The Weeknd – Party Monster". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – The Weeknd – Party Monster" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
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  10. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201648 into search. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  11. ^ "Danishcharts.com – The Weeknd – Party Monster". Tracklisten. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Weeknd – Party Monster" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  13. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Weeknd – Party Monster". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  14. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
  15. ^ "Chart Track: Week 48, 2016". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  16. ^ "Classifica settimanale WK 48" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  17. ^ "The Official Lebanese Top 20 - Sia". The Official Lebanese Top 20. Retrieved February 20, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Weeknd – Party Monster" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  19. ^ "Charts.nz – The Weeknd – Party Monster". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  20. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – The Weeknd – Party Monster". VG-lista. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  21. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – The Weeknd – Party Monster". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  22. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  23. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201648 into search. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  24. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Weeknd – Party Monster". Singles Top 100. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  25. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Weeknd – Party Monster". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  26. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  27. ^ "The Weeknd Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  28. ^ "The Weeknd Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  29. ^ "The Weeknd Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  30. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2017. 
  31. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 11, 2017. 
  32. ^ "Rhythmic Songs: Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2017. 
  33. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2017 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved May 3, 2017. 
  34. ^ "Norwegian single certifications – The Weeknd – Party Monster" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. Retrieved March 21, 2017. 
  35. ^ "British single certifications – The Weeknd – Party Monster". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved June 16, 2017.  Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Enter Party Monster in the search field and then press Enter.
  36. ^ "American single certifications – The Weeknd – Party Monster". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 16, 2017.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  37. ^ 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. 
  38. ^ "Urban/UAC Future Releases". All Access. All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on December 6, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 
  39. ^ "Top 40/R Future Releases". Archived from the original on December 8, 2016. Retrieved January 6, 2017. 

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