Can't Feel My Face

The Weeknd

Beauty Behind the Madness

June 8th, 2015

Coming in with a strong vocal melody, The Weeknd proclaims his love for the girl who will ultimately be his downfall. While it's debatable whether this girl is truly a girl, or in fact some sort of substance is your decision. Whatever she may be, she makes his face go numb, and he's pretty fond of that. This relationship sounds like it's doomed from the start, but The Weeknd knows he can't go without it.

Did you know?

  • “Can’t Feel My Face” has spent 10 weeks on Billboard's Hot 100, peaking at number one.
  • The Weeknd first performed the song at Apple's WWDC conference in 2015, the day before its digital release.
  • Originally called "The Weekend," singer Abel Tesfaye dropped the E in order to circumvent copyright issues with a band of the same name.
  • The Weeknd cites Michael Jackson and Prince as two of his biggest influences. He credits reading the lyrics to Jackson's "Dirty Diana" as being what made him want to start writing music.
  • In July of 2015, the Weeknd held the top three spots on Billboard's Hot R&B Songs chart. Topping the chart was "Can't Feel My Face," followed by "The Hills," and then "Earned It."