The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights Scored Billboards Greatest 100 Chart

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The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” is the new No. 1 song on Billboard’s Greatest Songs of All Time Hot 100 Chart. In celebration, Billboard is launching a special collection of trading cards which will be followed by the debut of a limited-edition NFT collection.

When a song is appreciated on its accord it takes the form of its own emotions and eccentricity, when it’s loved by many, crowds couldn’t get enough of it, it becomes an important attachment that many have felt.

“Blending Lights” a song by The Weekend, a singer born Abel Tesfaye themed an ominous music video. the song had a slow burn, reaching the top of the Hot 100 in March 2020, the same week After Hours debuted atop the Billboard 200. But once it took hold, listeners wouldn’t let it go: After exorcising some personal demons in the previous album, he took us on his journey, bringing it to life visually.

Just as he had shed the freeform locs of his “Can’t Feel My Face” days for a sharper look during his Starboy rollout in 2016, the singer sought a new look for After Hours, turning to renowned Hollywood tailor Fresh (who had previously worked on suits for his red-carpet appearances and other events) to transform him into a nameless character inspired by Las Vegas noir. With his signature red blazer, he became central to The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” performances and subsequent music videos, which followed the character on a disorienting, violent odyssey through the glitz and grit of Sin City — and inspired countless Reddit threads trying to unpack its meaning.

 

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