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"False Alarm" is the third track from The Weeknd's third studio album, Starboy. The song was released as the second single off the album on October 11, 2016.

Background

"False Alarm" was released first as a promotional single on September 29, 2016. It was then released as the second single off of Starboy on October 11, 2016 when it debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 63.[1]

Release and promotion

Abel both performed "False Alarm" and "Starboy" on the Season 42 premiere of Saturday Night Live.[2]


Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Bathroom stalls for the powder nose (she loves)
High heel shoes with the open toes (she loves)
She's got a good time wrapped in gold (she loves)
For you, for you
All red dress with the devil eyes (she loves)
So obsessed with the camera lights (she loves)
You love her, but you can't deny (she loves)
The truth, the truth

[Pre-Chorus]
She loves everybody
Can't you tell by the signs?
She loves everybody
She gets off all the time
It's a dark philosophy
And it haunts her constantly
It's a false alarm to me
She's a false alarm

[Chorus]
False alarm (hey, hey, hey, hey)
False alarm (hey, hey, hey, hey)
False alarm (hey, hey, hey, hey, hey)
False alarm (hey, hey, hey, hey)
False alarm (hey, hey, hey, hey)
False alarm (hey, hey, hey, hey, hey)

[Verse 2]
Six inch long, 'bout three inch wide (she loves)
Dolla, dolla bill is her only type (she loves)
You love her but you'll never be (she loves)
The one, the one
Diamonds and the rings are her fantasy (she loves)
She chase hearts with the Hennessy (she loves)
You love her, but you'll never be (she loves)
Enough, enough

[Pre-Chorus]
She loves everybody
Can't you tell by the signs?
She loves everybody
She gets off all the time
It's a dark philosophy
And it haunts her constantly
She's a false alarm to me
She's a false alarm

[Chorus]
False alarm (hey, hey, hey, hey)
False alarm (hey, hey, hey, hey)
False alarm (hey, hey, hey, hey, hey)
False alarm (hey, hey, hey, hey)
False alarm (hey, hey, hey, hey)
False alarm (hey, hey, hey, hey, hey)

[Bridge]
She always leaves the man she loves
But the diamonds are forever
She always seems to be alone
But the diamonds make it better

[Chorus]
False alarm (hey, hey, hey, hey)
False alarm (hey, hey, hey, hey)
False alarm (hey, hey, hey, hey, hey)
False alarm (hey, hey, hey, hey)
False alarm (hey, hey, hey, hey)
False alarm (hey, hey, hey, hey, hey)

Chart performance

Billboard Hot 100
Debut date: October 22, 2015 Wks. on chart: 1 Peak: 63
63 - OUT
UK Singles
Debut date: October 13, 2016 Wks. on chart: 1 Peak: 81
81 - OUT

Music video

Abel described his music video for "'False Alarm" "a gritty story".[3]

The music video made its premiere on October 13, 2016 on YouTube. The name of the girl who is captured by Abel in the music video is Kristine Froseth.

Music video Information
The Weeknd - False Alarm

The Weeknd - False Alarm

Released October 13, 2016
Length 5:46
Director Ilya Naishuller
Producer Clarissa Troop
Filmed 2016
Location Unknown
VEVO views 71+ Million vievs


Sales and certifications

Streams

Stream figures were taken from Spotify Charts. The site covers weekly charts since July 16, 2015. The table will only records weekly streams inside the top 100. If no table can be seen below, the song didn't reach top 100 in the weekly charts since July 16, 2015.

Date Streams Status
30/09/2016 - 06/10/2016 5,122,170 (+5,122,170)

Total Streams (as of October 17, 2016): 8,807,608

External Links

References

Starboy
November 25, 2016 • 68:40 • XO/Republic Records
Songs
StarboyParty MonsterFalse Alarm • Reminder • Rockin' • Secrets • True Colors • Stargirl Interlude • Sidewalks • Six Feet Under • Love To Lay • A Lonely Night • Attention • Ordinary Life • Nothing Without You •
All I Know • Die For You • I Feel It Coming
Artists
The WeekndDaft PunkLana Del ReyKendrick LamarFuture
Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour