Wiz Khalifa f/ The Weeknd “Remember You”
This was supposed to be the song that Wiz Khalifa’s O.N.I.F.C. could rally behind. But it sadly, and almost inexplicably, wasn’t. It’s strange. “Remember You” has all of the elements necessary for success, and even those not particularly fond of it would be hard-pressed to call it a bad song, but perhaps it just wasn’t engaging enough. Not enough to be a massive pop smash, at least, and Khalifa probably knew this was a sacrifice that he’d be making. The song features acclaimed but reticent phenom The Weeknd, and in some ways, it’s he who owns the record, which is already reminiscent of his previous output. Wiz’s verses serve as an excellent complement, but for the general public, they likely weren’t bombastic enough for the guy who made an NFL team’s Super Bowl anthem.