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Thank U Next
Song

Thank U Next

Ariana Grande
Album:
Thank U Next

Song Meaning and Background by Thank U Next by Ariana Grande


After Grande's well reported breakup with her fiancé Pete Davidson, the song is a joyous tribute to her failed romances. The song's title and lyrics are recognised as a contemporary cultural phenomenon that gave rise to several catchphrases and internet memes.


Davidson and Grande were engaged when Grande penned the song, which was a turbulent time in their relationship. Because Grande wasn't sure about her relationship with Davidson at the time, and because she wasn't sure if she should mention her ex-partners' names in the song, multiple takes of the song were recorded.


"Thank U, Next" became a global commercial hit right away, peaking at number one in 23 nations. It became Grande's first number one single in the US after just five days of monitoring when it debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. It held the top spot in the nation for seven weeks.


Lyrics of Thank U Next by Ariana Grande


Thought I'd end up with Sean

But he wasn't a match

Wrote some songs about Ricky

Now I listen and laugh

Even almost got married

And for Pete, I'm so thankful

Wish I could say, "Thank you" to Malcolm

'Cause he was an angel

 

One taught me love

One taught me patience

And one taught me pain

Now, I'm so amazing

Say I've loved and I've lost

But that's not what I see

So, look what I got

Look what you taught me

And for that, I say

 

Thank you, next (Next)

Thank you, next (Next)

Thank you, next

I'm so fuckin' grateful for my ex

Thank you, next (Next)

Thank you, next (Next)

Thank you, next (Next)

I'm so fuckin'...

 

Spend more time with my friends

I ain't worried 'bout nothin'

Plus, I met someone else

We havin' better discussions

I know they say I move on too fast

But this one gon' last

'Cause her name is Ari

And I'm so good with that (So good with that)

 

She taught me love (Love)

She taught me patience (Patience)

How she handles pain (Pain)

That shit's amazing (Yeah, she's amazing)

I've loved and I've lost (Yeah, yeah)

But that's not what I see (Yeah, yeah)

'Cause look what I've found (Yeah, yeah, I've found)

Ain't no need for searching, and for that, I say

 

Thank you, next (Thank you, next)

Thank you, next (Thank you, next)

Thank you, next (Thank you)

I'm so fuckin' grateful for my ex

Thank you, next (Thank you, next)

Thank you, next (Said thank you, next)

Thank you, next (Next)

I'm so fuckin' grateful for my ex

 

Thank you, next

Thank you, next

Thank you, next

I'm so fucking...

 

One day I'll walk down the aisle

Holding hands with my mama

I'll be thanking my dad

'Cause she grew from the drama

Only wanna do it once, real bad

Gon' make that shit last

God forbid something happens

Least this song is a smash (Song is a smash)

 

I've got so much love (Love)

Got so much patience (Patience)

And I've learned from the pain (Pain)

I turned out amazing (Turned out amazing)

Say I've loved and I've lost (Yeah, yeah)

But that's not what I see (Yeah, yeah)

'Cause look what I've found (Yeah, yeah)

Ain't no need for searching

And for that, I say

 

Thank you, next (Thank you, next)

Thank you, next (Thank you, next)

Thank you, next

I'm so fuckin' grateful for my ex

Thank you, next (Thank you, next)

Thank you, next (Said thank you, next)

Thank you, next (Next)

I'm so fuckin' grateful for my ex

 

Thank you, next

Thank you, next

Thank you, next

Yeah, yee

Thank you, next

Thank you, next

Thank you, next

Yeah, yee

Release Date

2018

Songwriter/s

Ariana Grande, Victoria Monét, Tayla Parx, Njomza Vitia, Kimberly Krysiuk, Tommy Brown, Michael Foster, Charles Anderson

Producer/s

Tommy Brown, Michael Foster, Charles Anderson

Label/s

Republic

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