3 Reasons Ariana Grande’s 'Thank U, Next' Is Truly A Smash

3 Reasons Ariana Grande’s 'Thank U, Next' Is Truly A Smash

With Ariana Grande's song "Thank U, Next" hitting No. 1 of Billboard charts, here are 3 reasons why it is truly a smash.


Ariana Grande released her song "Thank U, Next" on February 8th of this year. The song has been number one of Billboard 200 for two weeks now. The main question now is "Why has it been there for so long?" Well here are three reasons why "Thank U, Next" is number one on the charts!

1. The song is super catchy.

I am not the person to be obsessed with a pop song as a punk-pop and alternative rock fan. This song has been my mood since it first came on the radio. With a repetition of the lyrics "Thank you, next," the lyrics stay with the listener, like with many pop songs, and the beat of the song is easy to dance around to no matter where you are. It is a good mix of meaningful and fun.

2. It is also relatable and reflective.

Many have gone through different relationships and took each one as a new life lesson. If you have not done that, then stop reading this now and do so. Done yet? Good. Now, that is the main thing that Ari talks about. She focuses on the lessons learned from each one and is not just bashing a new ex like some singers…*Insert singer here (Most likely T-Swift)*. She speaks on the more important ideas of it and shows that people, in this case, females, should be more reflective and learn from life.

3. She even speaks on self-love.

HONEY! This is the main point about any of this. Most of the songs today only speak about relationships or about self-love or even just sex, which is a different topic, never both in the same song. Ari speaks about herself in the third person, which may sound as if she has been with a girl instead. (Hey, LGBT needs love too.) Using the lines:

"[Verse 2]
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)…."

She is referring to herself as a stronger woman which is amazing. I feel great every time I listen to this one part. She speaks great words for many women that go through the same stuff. As a female with the same issues and reflections, it is great to have something to relate to as a "theme" of sorts.

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7 Things Every Real Taylor Swift Fan Knows Will 100 Percent Happen On TS7



On April 13th, Taylor Swift posted on her Instagram a picture with the caption "4.26"... since then, every post since has had the same caption, and fans have been theorizing ever since.

1. It's going to be very different from "Reputation"


Looking at her current pastel Instagram theme, it is very, very different than dark, mysterious vibe from her "Reputation" days.

2. This will be one of Taylor's happiest albums yet


Taylor has stayed out of the media for the most part since the release of "Reputation", and I believe that she's enjoyed her time, focusing on her music, friends, family, and relationships during this downtime.

3. This album will reflect on her childhood


In 2016, in an interview with Glamour magazine, Taylor revealed that she was bullied in school, and her mom would often take her to T.J.Maxx after school to look at the opal jewelry in order to cheer her up. On April 14th, she posted a picture of jewelry, including opal. Also, one could say that her current Instagram profile picture has an opal tone to it. These could be hints to Taylor tapping into her childhood for her newest album. Oh, and she dressed up as a "childhood hero" for a New Year's Eve party...

4. ...But also focus on moving forward


From her fresh, pastel Instagram theme to the flowers, butterflies, and overall springy vibes, Taylor has an airy, happy vibe that yells fresh, new life. Perhaps the album will also focus on her rising above everything from "Reputation" and all of the new things in her life.

5. It's going to have hidden eggs placed within the lyrics


All Swift fans know that Taylor loves to play games and create puzzles for us to figure out leading up to album releases. Why does the album itself have to be any different? Hopefully TS7 will have hidden gems in it as well...

6. Jack Antonoff and Max Martin will be back


Jack and Max have been with Taylor since "1989," and I don't think they're going anywhere. If they made it through the sound shift between Swift's 5th and 6th albums, they can work with whatever new ideas Taylor comes up with.

7. If the old Taylor is dead, I think TS7 will be when the new Taylor fully emerges


There's been some butterfly emojis and imagery flying around on Taylor's Instagram, and in a way, I think TS7 will be Taylor emerging from her cocoon of sorts into a butterfly. "Reputation" showed that she was capable of change, and this new album will show a more mature version of Taylor.

Chances are all of these are 100% wrong... but hey, it's fun to theorize while we wait for her new single/album to drop on April 26th.

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