A Countdown to the Best Song on the Thank U Next Album

A Countdown to the Best Song on the 'Thank U, Next' Album

I truly believe each song is a cinematic masterpiece.


The Thank U Next album by Ariana Grande was recently released and everyone can't stop talking about it. Being a naturally curious person, I decided that I would check out the notorious album. I spent two weeks jamming out to this album in my car, so I believe I can confidently list these songs from worst to best. This task was very hard to accomplish because I truly believe each song is a cinematic masterpiece.

12. Bloodline

This is a great song, but I don't think it's for me. The only part I really like is the bridge because it's very easy to catch on to and enjoy. That's not to say that this song is bad, I just don't enjoy it as much as the others on this album.

11. Thank U Next


I am not bashing this song, in fact, I enjoy the lyrics a lot, but compared to the other songs on this album, Thank U Next doesn't quite do it for me. Though, this song is perfect to belt out in the shower or in the car with friends. This song paints a picture of strength and overcoming pain and I love it.

10. 7 Rings


Yes, this song is amazing, but it isn't the best bad b*tch anthem on this album. It's definitely fun to sit and daydream about buying every item in a collection, but unfortunately, I don't have that money so it kind of makes me sad. Though, this is the attitude I strive to have in the future. #Iseeit #Ilikeit #Iwantit #Igotit

9. Bad Idea

When I first started listening to the Thank U Next album I didn't like this song at all, but it has grown on me in the past two weeks. This song is fun but it doesn't have that "stomp on your ex's throat" vibe that my favorite songs on this album have.

8. Fake a Smile

This song is so relatable. Ari commenting on the hardships she has faced in the past few years has really shown me how much she has grown and won't pretend. I think this song a great lesson to everyone who has been hurt. No one should hide their true emotions. Plus the bridge in this song is phenomenal.

7. Breakup With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored

This song will never not be iconic. Ari was not afraid to hurt people with this song and I enjoy it. When creating this song Ariana Grande thought, "How can I take Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne and make it better?" For the next five years, girls will snap their involved crushes videos of them singing this song, and my only wish is that I can see their reactions on Twitter.

6. In my Head

The reason why I ranked this song so high is that it's so relatable. Ariana added some great lyrics to this track and I always sing this song at the top of my lungs much to the dismay of my fellow road users. In my head is the type of song one listens to after a bad break up.

5. Ghostin

Ghostin is such a sad song but I love it. Not only Ari hurting for herself but the people she believes she is letting down. I really appreciate the raw emotional Ariana Grande we get to see in this song. Ghostin is set apart from all the others because it has that sorrowful touch no one was expecting in this album.

4. Needy

Just like Ghostin, Needy is a very emotional song. Everyone who feels a bit self-conscious can relate to the lyrics in this song. It's very hard to not be needy when dealing with a person one cares about immensely. Ari address how this might come off annoying and states why she does what she does.

3. Imagine

I put this song in my top three because it's always stuck in my head. I actually can't go a day without singing "why can't you imagine a world like that!" This song is really sweet and romantic. The beautiful fantasy world that Ari creates is somewhere I want to spend my whole life living.

2. Make Up


This song is the ultimate bad b*tch anthem. I love listening when it plays on my Spotify because I feel so empowered. Ariana embracing her feminity and her ability to say no inspires me and girls all over the world. Plus the line about Fenty beauty is great. Playing this song while putting on my makeup instantly puts me in a good mood.



I sincerely apologize to anyone who has been around me when I listen to this song. I will always scream this song at the top of my lungs because it's so catchy and enlivening. Every girl feels this way towards her crush, boyfriend, or partner. It's so refreshing to have a song saying the words I've been thinking said by another woman.

In listening to this album, one can tell the hard work and emotion that Ari put into this album. It's so hard for one to put their heart on the line when so many people are watching and waiting for them to fail. The Thank U Next album is one of the best albums of the year and I can't wait to see what Ariana Grande does in the future.

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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

"Alexa, play "Burnin' Up" by the Jonas Brothers."


In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

If you, like me, have finally fulfilled one of your dreams since childhood, then congrats, my friend! We've made it! Honestly, of all the things I've done in my adult life, this might be the one that child me is the most proud of.

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Severus Snape Is The Worst, And Here's Why

Albus Severus, sweetie, I'm so sorry...


I grew up being absolutely obsessed with the Harry Potter franchise. I read the books for the first time in second and third grade, then again in middle school, and for the third time in my last year of high school. Recently, I had a somewhat heated argument with a fellow fan of the books about Severus Snape. As I've reread the Harry Potter books, I've noticed that, although J.K. Rowling tried to give him a redemption arc, he only got worse because of it. Here's why I still think Severus Snape is the absolute worst.

His love for Lily Potter was actually really creepy. When I was younger and reading the books, I always found the fact that he held fast in his love for Lily to be very endearing, even noble. However, rereading it after going through a couple of relationships myself, I've come to realize that the way he pined over her was super creepy. It was understandable during his time at Hogwarts; he was bullied, and she was the only one who "understood" him. However, she showed zero interest, and if that didn't clue him into realizing that he should back off, her involvement with James Potter should have. She was married. He was pining after a married, happy woman. If he truly loved her, he would have realized how happy she was and backed off. Instead, he took it out on her orphan son and wallowed in bitterness and self-pity, which is creepy and extremely uncool. When a girl is kind to a boy during high school (or in this case, wizard school), it's not an open invitation for him to pine for her for the literal rest of his life and romanticizes the absolute @#$% out of her. It's just her being a decent person. Move on, Severus.

He verbally abused teenagers. One of the most shocking examples of this is in The Prisoner of Azkaban when Snape literally told Neville Longbottom that he would kill his beloved toad, Trevor if he got his Shrinking Potion wrong, and then punished him when he managed to make the potion correctly. Furthermore, poor Neville's boggart was literally Snape. The amount of emotional torture Neville must have been enduring from Snape to create this type of debilitating fear must have been almost unbearable, and even if Snape was simply trying to be a "tough" professor, there is no excuse for creating an atmosphere of hostility and fear like he did in his potions class for vulnerable students like Neville. In addition, he ruthlessly tormented Harry (the last living piece of Lily Potter, his supposed "true love," btw), and made fun of Hermione Granger's appearance. Sure, he might have had a terrible life. However, it's simply a mark of poor character to take it out on others, especially when the people you take it out on are your vulnerable students who have no power to stand up to you. Grow up.

He willingly joined a terrorist group and helped them perform genocide and reign over the wizarding world with terror tactics for a couple of decades. No explanation needed as to why this is terrible.

Despite the constant romanticization of his character, I will always see the core of Severus Snape, and that core is a bitter, slimy, genocidal, manipulative trash being. J.K. Rowling's attempt to redeem him only threw obsessive and controlling traits into the mix. Snape is the absolute worst, and romanticizing him only removes criticism of an insane man who just so happened to be capable of love (just like the vast majority of the rest of us). Thank you, next.

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