One of the biggest songs of 2018 was Ariana Grande’s single
One of the biggest songs of 2018 was Ariana Grande’s single “Thank U, Next.” But what you might not know about the hit is that Ariana Grande recorded different versions of “Thank U, Next.”Imagining anything other than the bop known today is a bit odd, considering the current version is so recognizable, but because of the public nature of her relationships she recorded different variations in case she didn’t want to name drop her exes.
While appearing on the Zach Sang Show on Feb. 9, Grande talked extensively about her new album Thank U, Next and shared some interesting facts about the single of the same name. The interview is almost an hour and a half — and if you’re a Grande fan, it’s a great one to watch all the way through — but at around the 10 minute mark, she starts talking about the song.
Grande said she recorded the version fans know and love today first, with the names of her exes Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, Pete Davidson, and Mac Miller. She recalled that she slept on it then came back to record another take without the names. “Me, as I was doing it, was like, ‘This is not the version,'” she said about the other incarnations of the now iconic song.

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