Ariana Grande’s Song “Thank You, Next” Hits #1 Billboard Hot 100

Remembering One Of 2018’s Most Memorable Songs

Angelina Valencia, Reporter

On November 17, 2018 Thank You, Next hit #1 on Billboard Hot 100. It is known to be one of Ariana Grande’s most iconic songs, mainly because of the drama surrounding it at the time it was released and for the major name-dropping in Grande’s song. The song was meant to reflect Grande’s past relationships that have all led to teaching her individual lessons. She also calls out each failed relationship within the song which made her audience appalled when listening to the lyrics.

Just before dropping the song, Grande and her newly engaged fiance, Pete Davidson had just split publicly. Also just months before, Grande’s ex Mac Miller had sadly passed away. She pays homage to both in her song as she explains that she was very grateful for them.

She writes,

“Thought I’d end up with SeanBut he wasn’t a matchWrote some songs about RickyNow I listen and laughEven almost got marriedAnd for Pete, I’m so thankfulWish I could say “thank you” to Malcolm‘Cause he was an angel”

Naming most of her famous exes which include Big Sean (Sean Leonard Anderson), Ricky Alvarez, Pete Davidson and lastly, Mac Miller (Malcolm McCormick).

Just after releasing Thank you, Next, Grande dropped the iconic music video that fans absolutely loved because of the cameos within the video. Grande chose to pay respects to some of her favorite movies and friends. Recreating early 2000’s popular films such as Mean Girls, Bring it on, 13 going on 30, and Legally Blonde. 

In addition, she included cameos from YouTube stars Colleen Ballinger and Gabi DeMartino, Mean Girls actors Jonathan Bennett and Stefanie Drummond, singer-songwriter Troye Sivan, Victorious co-stars Elizabeth Gillies, Daniella Monet and Matt Bennett, and of course Jennifer Coolidge and Kris Jenner.

Grande seemed to have really enjoyed her video as well as millions of her viewers. The music video has over 700 million views and 13 million likes. It was Grande’s first time being #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 lasting over seven weeks on top and is now known for being one of the most iconic music videos/ song of 2018.