|Single by The Weeknd|
|Released||September 25, 2012|
|Length||4:41 (radio edit)|
5:24 (album version)
5:33 (extended version)
|Producer||Doc McKinny, Illangelo|
Wicked Games is the debut single by The Weeknd. It was recorded at Site Sound Studios and mixed at Liberty Studios in Toronto. The song was originally recorded for his first mixtape, House of Balloons, and later remastered and released as the lead single for his first compilation album, Trilogy.
It was released as a digital single on October 22, 2012, by XO and Republic Records. Producers Doc McKinny and Illangelo co-wrote the song and performed all instrumentation. The song was written by Abel Tesfaye, Doc McKinny, Carlo Montagnese, R. Millar Blancheur and C. Ray Garza.
This song was also featured on the soundtrack for the movie Southpaw, with the soundtrack's executive producer being Eminem, who went on to produce a remix with The Weeknd on his later song "The Hills".
Music video[edit | edit source]
The music video for "Wicked Games" premiered on October 18, 2012 on the Weeknd's YouTube account on Vevo. Since its release, the music video has received over 180 million views on YouTube.