Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' Songs, Ranked

Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' Songs, Ranked

My least to most favorite songs on Ariana Grande's new album "Thank U, Next."


Ariana Grande has continued to release hit after hit. With "Sweetener" not even released months ago, Ariana is continuing to kill the the game with her new album, "Thank U, Next." This album has the best combination of fresh new tracks. Across the world, fans have been waiting to listen to these new songs. From self love, to the trauma she has experienced, Ariana is able to create inspiring songs that we all can enjoy. Here is my personal ranking of the 'Thank U, Next' songs from my least to most favorite.

12. "In my head"

"In my head" is the 9th track on Ariana's new album. Although I ranked it as my least favorite, I still really liked the song. Ariana explains in this song how she has fallen in love with a version of somebody she created in her head.

11. "Bad idea"

"Bad idea" was the sixth track on the album and was produced by Max Martin. Max Martin collaborated on past singles with Ariana such as "into you", "no tears left to cry", and "breathin." Although it may not have reached the same popularity as those singles, it's still a fun song to sing along to.

10. "Bloodline"

"Bloodline" starts off with a recording from Ariana's grandmother and addresses how you are supposed to handle loving someone who may not be good for you. When she says she doesn't want this person in her "bloodline," she is referring to her family tree. She wants the person but doesn't see their connection strong enough to make it serious.

9. "Make up"

"Make up" is such a fun and clever song. On this track, Ariana delivers a play-on-words with beauty products and relationships. It's not as strong as her singles, but still has an excellent melody!

8. "Fake smile"

In "fake smile" Ariana sings about the struggles she goes through while being a celebrity. Tired of covering up her emotions, she expresses that she is done with fake smiles and complying to the standards that have been set for her. I really enjoyed this track and I believe she expressed raw emotion in this song.

7. "NASA"

NASA is the most relatable song ever. Needing space from someone you love is something we all have felt but never have known how to say. Ariana reveals this message in her song in the most beautiful way. The lyrics and play-on-words are genius.

6. "Ghostin"

Ariana really opened up on this album. "Ghostin" pulled at my heart strings with her beautiful, truthful lyrics. Through this song we get a peak at the tensions she faced in her last relationship and why it may have ended.

5. "Imagine"

In the song, "imagine," Ariana envisions what it's like to to have a conflict-free romance that never ends. When we have something wonderful it's hard to let it go, and we can be in denial when it's over. This song has a nice tune to it with a mix of an R&B tempo, and beautiful vocals. It is one of my favorites!

4. "Needy"

The sweet and honest lyrics in in "needy," made me fall in love. "I can be needy, tell me how good it feels to be needed," is the most relevant line in the whole song. We all want to feel loved and wanted by someone, and Ariana was able to put that feeling into words.

3. "Thank u, next"

"Thank u, next" is the most iconic song ever. Ariana mentions all of her ex's, but is able to do it in a playful, self empowering way. This song is how we all want to feel after a break up! The music video also encompasses all of our favorite movies! What more could you want?

2. "Break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored"

I am obsessed with this track! "Break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored" is a top favorite! I've had this song on repeat since it came out. This song is bold, catchy, and flirtatious. Not to mention, the mysterious music video that goes along with it has a big twist!

1. "7 rings"

"7 rings" is the absolute best song on the album. The first time I heard it I was in love. In this song, Ariana brings out her trap vibes and gives you an insight into the glamorous life she lives. If she wants something she is able to get it, and she makes that very clear. My favorite line, "You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it," is my new motto.

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A Playlist From The iPod Of A Middle Schooler In 2007

I will always love you, Akon.

Something happened today that I never thought in a million years would happen. I opened up a drawer at my parents' house and I found my pink, 4th generation iPod Nano. I had not seen this thing since I graduated from the 8th grade, and the headphones have not left my ears since I pulled it out of that drawer. It's funny to me how music can take you back. You listen to a song and suddenly you're wearing a pair of gauchos, sitting on the bleachers in a gym somewhere, avoiding boys at all cost at your seventh grade dance. So if you were around in 2007 and feel like reminiscing, here is a playlist straight from the iPod of a middle schooler in 2007.

1. "Bad Day" — Daniel Powter

2. "Hips Don't Lie" — Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean

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3. "Unwritten" — Natasha Bedingfield

4. "Run It!" — Chris Brown

5. "Girlfriend" — Avril Lavigne

6. "Move Along" — All-American Rejects

7. "Fergalicious" — Fergie

8. "Every Time We Touch" — Cascada

9. "Ms. New Booty" — Bubba Sparxxx

10. "Chain Hang Low" — Jibbs

11. "Smack That" — Akon ft. Eminem

12. "Waiting on the World to Change" — John Mayer

13. "Stupid Girls" — Pink

14. "Irreplaceable" — Beyonce

15. "Umbrella" — Rihanna ft. Jay-Z

16. "Don't Matter" — Akon

17. "Party Like A Rockstar" — Shop Boyz

18. "This Is Why I'm Hot" — Mims

19. "Beautiful Girls" — Sean Kingston

20. "Bartender" — T-Pain

21. "Pop, Lock and Drop It" — Huey

22. "Wait For You" — Elliot Yamin

23. "Lips Of An Angel" — Hinder

24. "Face Down" — Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

25. "Chasing Cars" — Snow Patrol

26. "No One" — Alicia Keys

27. "Cyclone" — Baby Bash ft. T-Pain

28. "Crank That" — Soulja Boy

29. "Kiss Kiss" — Chris Brown

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30. "Lip Gloss" — Lil' Mama

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My AP Environmental Science Class' Cookie Mining Experiment Shows Why Capitalism Is Destroying The Planet

Who cares about the environment with profits this high?


With the AP exams in May approaching quickly, my AP Environmental Science class has wasted no time in jumping right into labs. To demonstrate the damage to the environment done by strip mining, we were instructed to remove the chocolate chips from cookies.

The experiment in itself was rather simple. We profited from fully or partially extracted chips ($8 for a full piece and $4 for a partial) and lost from buying tools, using time and area and incurring fines.

This might seem simplistic, but it showcased the nature of disastrous fossil fuel companies.

We were fined a $1 per minute we spent mining. It cost $4 per tool we bought (either tweezers or paper clips) and 50 cents for every square centimeter of cookie we mined.

Despite the seemingly overbearing charges compared to the sole way to profit, it was actually really easy to profit.

If we found even a partial chocolate chip per minute, that's $3 profit or utilization elsewhere. Tools were an investment that could be made up each with a partial chip, and clearly we were able to find much, much more than just one partial chip per tool.

Perhaps the most disproportionally easiest thing to get around were the fines. We were liable to be fined for habitat destruction, dangerous mining conditions with faulty tools, clutter, mess and noise level. No one in the class got fined for noise level nor faulty tools, but we got hit with habitat destruction and clutter, both of which added up to a mere $6.

We managed to avoid higher fines by deceiving our teacher by pushing together the broken cookie landscapes and swiping away the majority of our mess before being examined for fining purposes. This was amidst all of our cookies being broken into at least three portions.

After finding many, many chips, despite the costs of mining, we profited over $100. We earned a Franklin for destroying our sugary environment.

We weren't even the worst group.

It was kind of funny the situations other groups simulated to their cookies. We were meant to represent strip mining, but one group decided to represent mountaintop removal. Mountaintop removal is where companies go to extract resources from the tops of mountains via explosions to literally blow the tops off. This group did this by literally pulverizing their cookies to bits and pieces with their fists.

They incurred the maximum fine of $45. They didn't profit $100, however.

They profited over $500 dollars.

In the context of our environmental science class, these situations were anywhere from funny to satisfying. In the context of the real world, however, the consequences are devastating our environment.

Without even mentioning the current trajectory we're on approaching a near irreversible global temperature increase even if we took drastic measures this moment, mining and fracking is literally destroying ecosystems.

We think of earthquakes as creating mass amounts of sudden movement and unholy deep trenches as they fracture our crust. With dangerous mining habits, we do this ourselves.

Bigger companies not even related to mining end up destroying the planet and even hundreds of thousands of lives. ExxonMobil, BP? Still thriving in business after serial oil spills over the course of their operation. Purdue Pharma, the company who has misled the medical community for decades about the effects of OxyContin and its potential for abuse, is still running and ruining multitudes more lives every single day.

Did these companies receive fines? Yes.

But their business model is too profitable to make the fines have just about any effect upon their operation.

In our cookie mining simulation, we found that completely obliterating the landscape was much more profitable than being careful and walking on eggshells around the laws. Large, too-big-to-fail companies have held the future of our planet in their greedy paws and have likewise pulverized our environment, soon enough to be unable to return from.

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