Tell Your Friends (song)

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"Tell Your Friends"
Song by The Weeknd
from the album Beauty Behind the Madness
Released August 28, 2015 (2015-08-28)
Genre R&B
Length 5:34
Music video
"Tell Your Friends" on YouTube

"Tell Your Friends" is a song by Canadian singer The Weeknd, from his second studio album Beauty Behind the Madness (2015). The song was written by Abel Tesfaye, Kanye West, Christopher Pope, Carlo Montagnese, Carl Marshall and Robert Holmes. It was produced by Che Pope, Kanye West, Omar Riad, Illangelo, Mike Dean, Noah Goldstein and The Weeknd. The song contains samples from the 1976 song Can't Stop Loving You by Soul Dog.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Tell Your Friends", directed by Grant Singer, was released on August 24, 2015.[2][3] The music video also features another track from Beauty Behind the Madness, "Real Life" which is played at the end of the video while The Weeknd is driving out into the night.[4][5] As of July 2017, the video has surpassed over 50 million views.


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2015–17) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 44
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 100
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 74
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 54
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[10] 19


  1. ^ Beauty Behind the Madness (CD liner notes). The Weeknd. Republic Records. 2015. 50330-5.
  2. ^ Wickman, Forrest (24 August 2015). "The Weeknd Buries His Old Self in the Video for the Kanye West-Produced "Tell Your Friends"". Retrieved 9 April 2017 – via Slate. 
  3. ^ "Watch the Weeknd Dance in the Desert in New 'Tell Your Friends' Video". 24 August 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "The Weeknd Goes on Murderous Rampage in 'Tell Your Friends' Video". Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Watch the Weeknd Bury Himself in Creepy New Video". Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "The Weeknd Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  7. ^ " – The Weeknd – {{{song}}}". Singles Top 100. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  9. ^ "The Weeknd Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  10. ^ "The Weeknd Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 9, 2017.

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