#8. The Weeknd "House of Balloons/Glass Table Girls"
Producer: Doc McKinney, Illangelo
Complex says: The Weeknd’s mysterious and startlingly breakout album House of Balloons was an easy pick for the best album of 2011. And “House of Balloons/Glass Table Girls” is easily the best song on there as it exemplifies Abel Tesfaye’s tortured brand of ethereal, dark, and emotive R&B.
It’s actually two songs in one with “House of Balloons” melting into “Glass Table Girls.” If you find the first half of the song impressive, wait until you hear the breakdown that leads to the hazy, drug filled world of “Glass Table Girls.” Bring the 707 out indeed.