Secrets (The Weeknd song)

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"Secrets"
Song by The Weeknd
from the album Starboy
Released November 25, 2016 (2016-11-25)
Genre Disco-house[1]
Length 4:26
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Starboy track listing
"Rockin'"
(5)
"Secrets"
(6)
"True Colors"
(7)
Music video
"Secrets" on YouTube

"Secrets" is a song by Canadian singer The Weeknd from his third studio album, Starboy (2016). The song samples "Pale Shelter", a song by the English pop rock band Tears for Fears as well as "Talking in Your Sleep" by the American rock band The Romantics.[2] The song was written by Abel Tesfaye, Martin McKinney, Henry Walter, Dylan Wiggins, Roland Orzabal, Coz Canler, Jimmy Marinos, Wally Palamarchuk, Mike Skill, and Peter Solley, and produced by Doc McKinney, Tesfaye and Cirkut.

Chart performance[edit]

Like the rest of the tracks from Starboy, "Secrets" charted on the US Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 47. The song also charted and peaked at number 27 on the Canadian Hot 100.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Secrets" was directed by Pedro Martin-Calero and was filmed at the University of Toronto Scarborough and the Toronto Reference Library.[4] It was released on June 11, 2017,[5] the video features Canadian singer Black Atlass.[6]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016-17) Peak
position
Argentina (Monitor Latino)[7] 15
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 27
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[9] 41
France (SNEP)[10] 114
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11] 55
Portugal (AFP)[12] 55
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[13] 19
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 77
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[15] 47
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[16] 10
US Billboard Hot 100[17] 47
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[18] 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Weeknd's "Secrets" Samples Tears For Fears & The Romantics". Stereogum. November 23, 2016. Retrieved August 30, 2017. 
  2. ^ "The Romantics' Mike Skill on The Weeknd Reviving 'Talking in Your Sleep' on 'Starboy': 'There's a Thirst for the '80s'". billboard.com. Retrieved June 25, 2017. 
  3. ^ "The Weeknd Charts Entire 'Starboy' Album on Hot 100". billboard.com. Retrieved June 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ "The Weeknd's newest video stars the Toronto Reference Library". blogto.com. Retrieved June 25, 2017. 
  5. ^ TheWeekndVEVO (June 11, 2017). "The Weeknd - Secrets". Retrieved June 25, 2017 – via YouTube. 
  6. ^ Kreps, Daniel. "Watch the Weeknd's Mysterious New 'Secrets' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Top 20 Argentina – Del 21 al 27 de Agosto, 2017" (in Spanish). Monitor Latino. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "The Weeknd Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)" Billboard. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  9. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201648 into search. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Weeknd – Secrets" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Weeknd – Secrets" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  12. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – The Weeknd – Secrets". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  13. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201648 into search. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Weeknd – Secrets". Singles Top 100. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  15. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  16. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  17. ^ "The Weeknd Chart History (Hot 100)" Billboard. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  18. ^ "The Weeknd Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)" Billboard. Retrieved February 14, 2017.

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