Ariana Grande sings about what if in her newest single ‘Imagine’

Ariana Grande, Miss Butera if you’re nasty, has blessed us with her second song off of her upcoming album “Thank U, Next.” If you thought that “Thank U, Next” was everything then you will be in slightly happy surprise

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“Imagine” is an upbeat and very emotional ballad from Miss Grande. I had a mini PTSD moment at the start of it because I had Pharrell flashbacks due to “Sweetener.” I call the Pharrell tracks on the album “Unsweetened.” But honestly, this song is what I wish would have been on “Sweetener.” 

The production is beautifully done and it just so positive. The song makes you feel like you are on a cloud of love and that’s the place you want to be on. The song is about the what ifs. Like what if something didn’t happen and you were with someone you loved dearly. You are in denial. It’s almost like you are “Daydreamin’.” And Ariana even busts out the whistle notes in the song. I’m not going to live. I died in happiness with every time I heard them. 

Because of the name and the nature of the song, many are thinking that it’s about her late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller. Mac had a tattoo on his arm of the word “Imagine.” As well as there are call outs to some of his lyrics through the song. Ariana hasn’t confirmed any of this but based off of “Thank U, Next,” this seems like a valid theory. 

“Imagine” might not be up to the level that “Thank U, Next” was but it really doesn’t need to be. It’s another look at what to expect with life after “Sweetener.” I do recommend this single because it’s an amazing song. I cannot wait to see what else she will give in this album. I’m also patiently waiting for “Needy” to drop. 

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Top 5ive: Ariana Grande

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Whether you’re walking Side to Side or you just love The Way, Ariana Grande has been slaying it ever since she ditched Mr. Purple, her “Victorious” character Cat Valentine’s  purple giraffe-get your mind out of the gutter, and focused on her music career-she’s been unstoppable. All three of her albums were in the top five of the Billboard 200, she pretty much killing it. In honor of Ariana’s success, I’m counting down the top 5ive of her singles. Without further ado, let’s begin.

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5. The Way (Feat. Mac Miller)

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The first single off of her debut album “Yours Truly,” the song introduced the rest of the world to the goddess known as Ariana. While it’s not her first single, “Put Your Heart Up” was her first from the fetus version of the album, it was a smash hit across the world. The song also features Mac Miller, her future boyfriend in where they share a lovely kiss. Oh, how lovely all this turned out for her. She got the Mac and the career. Vicky J still has jack shit.

4. Bang Bang (feat. Jessie J & Nicki Minaj)

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It’s one of the biggest collabs that Ariana has done. It’s also the start of her transformation into what a more adult Ariana Grande. The lyrics are cleverly dirty like an old school Britney Spears song. It also raised Jessie J to another level and featured the sickest rap from Ms. Minaj that she’s ever done. Even when Ariana sings it all solo, it slays. The song just slays. It’s one of those song that you have to sing along to.

3. Side to Side (feat. Nicki Minaj)

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Literally the dirtest song that Ariana has put out so far. It’s about walking weird after have rough and hardcore sex. It also gave the world one of the greatest lines ever in the history of the world-Dick Bicycle. We all want to know what one is and no one seems to know. Ariana and Nicki have been hush hushed on it. It also gave us one of the best dance routines on exercise equipments.

2. One Last Time

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Her best ballad as a single to date. It’s literally the best. It’s catchy with a beat that just makes you want to sing along. Then her vocals on the song are the bees knees. Literally she killed it on this ballad. The video is the only thing that a little bit ehh on it. The video follows her and her love interest, we’ll call him Robbie, as they try to catch the end of the world from on top of the building. Now really sure why but it’s like that but hey, I’ll take it.

1. Problem (feat. Iggy Azelea)

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Her biggest hit today. It’s the hit that just kept on bringing the heat. It even spawned a sequel song entitled “Focus.” It’s the only song that Iggy didn’t ruin *cough*Pretty Girls*cough*. Okay, that one was unfair because it wasn’t a great song to start with. It’s one of her signature songs. It never gets old and just gets better and better.

Here’s the songs for your listening pleasure:

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Pop Project Featured Artist: Ariana Grande

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Ah yes…Let us discuss one of my favorite people in the world (aside from Demi that is)…Ariana Grande. If you have not yet heard of this 19, soon to be 20 year old powerhouse of talent, then you’ve probably been living under a rock.

Ariana Grande is a singer/actress best known for her role as the redheaded, very “special”, spunky Cat Valentine on the beloved Nickelodeon comedy Victorious.  Grande portrayed the role of Cat on the show from 2010 until the show’s abrupt end in early 2013.

Now….Ariana is no one trick pony, and neither is her hair. She ditches the red locks when she is not playing Cat, and is hard at work on her music career. Let me tell you…this girl can SING. Think voices of angels, mixed with Mariah Carey, and a dash of fierceness and power of some of the oldschool female “greats” in music…That’s Ariana. Don’t believe me? Check out her Youtube channel, “ohsnapitzari”, and take a listen to some of her covers and acapella work, (her “Emotions” cover anyone? Crazyness,), as well as her recent collaboration with singer Mika.

Ariana has recently released her hit single “The Way” featuring Mac Miller.  The song has routinely been in outstanding standing on the charts, as well as received positive feedback and love from mainstream radio play.  Her debut album, reportedly titled “Daydreamin’” or “Honeymoon Avenue” as of recently, is scheduled to drop in August under Republic Records.

Upcoming appearances include Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on June 14th.  As the “Pop Project Featured Artist of the Week”, you KNOW we love her here, and can’t wait for her upcoming projects. And just between us…let’s just say we think she will make our show even more “popular” in the upcoming season… 😉

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