Positions – Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande follows one of the most daring albums of pop. With a penchant for subtle and not so subtle sexual innuendo and comments.

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At Positions, there’s no obvious standout lead, nor is it the smorgasbord of potential singles that made up Thank U, Next. The closest thing to a brilliant pop hit is Love Language, built around disco strings and a mix of distorted vocals.  Combined with the languid pace at Positions, the overall effect is of individual tracks bleeding out into a long slow-motion take. There’s a cynical theory that it’s exactly what you want an album to sound like these days, nothing that shocks the listener running it in the background, and it’s certainly more consistent than Sweetener, an album that teeters between external and expected. . But despite previous tabloid hype and lyrical preoccupation with all-night games, Positions deals with polished professionalism, not fast-paced excitement.

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The singer continues to make the mainstream pop album a looser, weirder and more conversational space on her sixth LP. In a recent interview with the radio personality Zach Sang, Ariana Grande described the moment she and one of her writing collaborators first listened to part of the instrumental track that would become “34+35,” the second song on her new album, “Positions.”

Positions is Ariana Grande’s sixth studio album, released on October 30, 2020 by Republic Records. The album’s producers were Tommy Brown, Anthony M. Jones, London on da Track, Murda Beatz, The Rascals, Scott Storch, Shea Taylor and Charles Anderson.
The album incorporates elements of hip hop, neo soul and funk. Lyrically, Positions finds Grande discussing sex issues. Doja Cat, The Weeknd, and Ty Dolla Sign make guest appearances on the album.

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The arc of Ariana Grande’s career is generally understood in two halves: B.S. (Before ) and A.S. (After Sweetener). B.S. consists of, allegedly, unremarkable teeny bopper-oriented radio fodder, while A.S. is the edgier, more grown-up era.

Two singles were released to support the album, the title track and “34 + 35”, with the former debuting at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
On October 14, 2020, Grande announced that her sixth studio album would be released the same month. On the 17th of the same month she posted a slow motion video in which she typed the word “positions” on a keyboard. On October 23, 2020, she confirmed through her Twitter account that the album would be out on October 30, and posted the cover art. Grande released three slightly different Positions album covers on her social media. The covers were shot by Dave Meyers (who also directed the music video for the title track), with creative direction from Stefan Kohli.

Ariana Grande’s Positions: Album ‘solid but doesn’t sparkle’ say critics

Ariana Grande released her new album on Friday, and while it’s been broadly welcomed by critics, most agree the singer does not break any new ground. The 27-year-old’s sixth album Positions is an upbeat affair, and sees her celebrating her new relationship with estate agent Dalton Gomez.

Ariana Grande scores Official Chart Double with Positions

Ariana Grande pulls off the rare Official Chart Double as Positions, her sixth album and its title track, each claim Number 1 on this week’s Official Singles and Albums Charts. Positions becomes Ariana’s fourth consecutive Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart, racking up 27,500 chart sales, including 27.6 million track streams. Her previous chart-toppers are Thank U, Next (2019), Sweetener (2018), and Dangerous Woman (2016).

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How does someone like Ariana Grande follow one of pop’s greatest, boldest break-up albums? With a horny, campy collection of R&B slow jams, of course. In all its naughty glory, Positions doesn’t teach us anything new about Grande: she’s always had a penchant for both subtle (“Imagine”) and not-so-subtle (“Side to Side”) sexual innuendos and come-ons, delivered sweetly from that Broadway-born voice of hers.

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Positions – Ariana Grande

[Verse 1]

Heaven sent you to me
I’m just hopin’ I don’t repeat history

[Pre-Chorus]

Boy, I’m tryna meet your mama on a Sunday
Then make a lotta love on a Monday (Ah, ah)
Never need no (No), no one else, babe
‘Cause I’ll be

[Chorus]

Switchin’ them positions for you
Cookin’ in the kitchen and I’m in the bedroom
I’m in the Olympics, way I’m jumpin’ through hoops
Know my love infinite, nothin’ I wouldn’t do
That I won’t do, switchin’ for you

[Verse 2]

Perfect, perfect
You’re too good to be true (You’re too good to be true)
But I get tired of runnin’, fuck it
Now, I’m runnin’ with you (With you)

[Pre-Chorus]

Said, boy, I’m tryna meet your mama on a Sunday
Then make a lotta love on a Monday (Ah, ah)
Never need no (No), no one else, babe
‘Cause I’ll be

[Chorus]

Switchin’ them positions for you
Cookin’ in the kitchen and I’m in the bedroom
I’m in the Olympics, way I’m jumpin’ through hoops
Know my love infinite, nothin’ I wouldn’t do
That I won’t do, switchin’ for you
Cookin’ in the kitchen and I’m in the bedroom
I’m in the Olympics, way I’m jumpin’ through hoops
Know my love infinite, nothin’ I wouldn’t do (Nothin’)
That I won’t do, switchin’ for you

[Bridge]

This some shit that I usually don’t do (Yeah)
But for you, I kinda, kinda want to (Mmm)
‘Cause you’re down for me and I’m down too (And I’m down too)
Yeah, I’m down too
Switchin’ the positions for you
This some shit that I (Yeah) usually don’t do (Don’t do)
But for you, I kinda, kinda want to (Mmm)
‘Cause you’re down for me and I’m down too (‘Cause you’re down for me)

[Chorus]

Switchin’ them positions for you
Cookin’ in the kitchen and I’m in the bedroom
I’m in the Olympics, way I’m jumpin’ through hoops (Jumpin’, jumpin’)
Know my love infinite, nothin’ I wouldn’t do
That I won’t do, switchin’ for you (Ooh woah)
Cookin’ in the kitchen and I’m in the bedroom
I’m in the Olympics, way I’m jumpin’ through hoops
Know my love infinite, nothin’ I wouldn’t do (I wouldn’t do)
That I won’t do, switchin’ for you

[Outro]

Yeah
Ah, yeah
Ah (Ah), yeah

Positions (album)

Positions is the sixth studio album by American singer Ariana Grande, released on October 30, 2020, by Republic Records. The singer worked with a variety of producers on the album, including Tommy Brown, Anthony M. Jones, London on da Track, Murda Beatz, The Rascals, Scott Storch, Shea Taylor and Charles Anderson.

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