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"Save Your Tears (Remix)" is a remix song by The Weeknd featuring Ariana Grande. It was released on April 23, 2021, through XO and Republic Records. The song is the third collaboration between the pair following "Love Me Harder" and "off the table".

Background[]

The original version of "Save Your Tears" was released by The Weeknd on his fourth studio album, "After Hours," in 2020. On April 19, 2021, both Ariana and The Weeknd teased a snippet of the remix via social media.[1][2][3]

Composition[]

The key that "Save Your Tears (Remix)" is composed in is C Major.[4] Grande's vocals extends from the low note E3 to the high note E6 in her whistle register.[5][6] The lyrics of the remix depict a narrative of a complicated relationship, with both artists expressing their emotions and reflecting on past experiences.[7]

The Weeknd's signature synth-laden sound is present in the remix, creating a wistful and atmospheric atmosphere.[8]

Critical reception[]

The reception of the song following its release was generally positive, with critics praising the collaboration between The Weeknd and Grande. Will Lavin, a columnist for National Musical Express (NME), commented that Grande contributed a unique and husky verse to the remix.[9] The website The Musical Hype stated that "She [Grande] sounds exceptional – as refined as ever."[10]

Music video[]

The song's official music video, directed by Jack Brown, was released along with the song on March 23, 2021.[11] The video is animated and the Weeknd appears in the sunglasses that mark his After Hours character, who is engineering an animated version of Grande.[12]

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Recording[]

Recording day[]

Commercial performance[]

Commercially, the remix peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Grande's sixth chart-topping single and her first collaboration to peak at number-one.[13] The song marks the sixth Hot 100 number-one each for The Weeknd and Grande.[14] The song stayed atop of the chart for two weeks.

The remix also debuted with over five million streams during its first day on Spotify which makes it the biggest debut for a Remix in the platform’s history and the second biggest female debut of 2021.[15]

Live performances[]

Ariana and The Weeknd debuted the remix live at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on May 27, 2021.[16][17] The performance was well-received by critics and fans alike. The Weeknd began the performance alone onstage to a masked audience before being joined by Grande, who sang her new verse and duetted on the chorus.[18]

Lyrics[]

[Intro: The Weeknd & Ariana Grande]
Ooh (Ooh)
Na na, yeah

[Verse 1: The Weeknd]
I saw you dancing in a crowded room
You look so happy when I'm not with you
But then you saw me, caught you by surprise
A single teardrop falling from your eye

[Refrain: The Weeknd]
I don't know why I run away (Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)
I'll make you cry when I run away (Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)

[Pre-Chorus: The Weeknd]
Take me back 'cause I wanna stay
Save your tears for another

[Chorus: The Weeknd]
Save your tears for another day (Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)
Save your tears for another day

[Verse 2: Ariana Grande]
(Mmm)
Met you once under a Pisces moon
I kept my distance 'cause I know that you
Don't like when I'm with nobody else
I couldn't help it, I put you through hell

[Refrain: Ariana Grande]
I don't know why I run away, oh, boy
Said I make you cry when I run away

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Boy, take me back 'cause I wanna stay
Save your tears for another
I realize that I'm much too late
And you deserve someone better

[Chorus: The Weeknd & Ariana Grande]
Save your tears for another day (Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)
Save your tears for another day (Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)

[Refrain]
(Bum, bum, bum, bum, bum) I don't know why I run away (Ooh)
(Bum, bum, bum, bum, bum) I make you cry when I run away

[Chorus]
(Save) Save your tears for another day (Oh, yeah) (Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)
I said save (save) your (your) tears for another day, oh (Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)

[Outro]
Save your tears for another day (Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)
Save your tears for another day (Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)
Save your tears for another day

Videos[]

Trivia[]

  • The remix peaked at #1 on iTunes in 36 countries.
  • It also debuted at #2 on the US YouTube music video chart with 5.29 million views, the top new entry.
  • The song has spent 10 days inside the top 10 on iTunes US.
  • "Save Your Tears (Remix)" debuted at #1 on the Billboard Global 200. It is the first male and female duet and Grande's second song to peak at #1.
    • Moreover, it is Grande's 8th #1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart.
  • Billboard named the remix as the 3rd best song of the year in 2021 so far.
  • With this #1, Ariana made history as she became the only female in history to have three #1 duets on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • It is Ariana's only song to peak at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 without debuting at #1 (debuted at #6).

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