ELDERS READ ARIANA GRANDE’S HIT SONGS (React)


– Well, I understand why
she’s so popular. Her music is fun. – If I had Instagram,
I would Instagram her. ♪ (rock intro) ♪ – (FBE) So Ruby,
today we’re gonna have you read some lyrics from
top songs all by one artist and have you tell us
the meaning and what you think and then after, you’ll get to
listen to the songs you read and tell us your thoughts.
This artist has had a lot of hit songs,
but we tried to fit as many as we could in there.
– Okay. I love it. – To me, it gives depth
to the song. It makes a big difference to me
if the lyrics are meaningful. – “So don’t you worry,
baby you got me. I got a bad boy,
must admit it. You got my heart,
don’t know how you did it.” – “I don’t care who sees it, babe.
I don’t want to hide the way I feel when you’re next to me.
I love the way you make me feel.” – Whoa, that’s lovely.
I like that. – This person can feel it
when the person’s next to them without saying anything,
that she’s melting, in a sense. – I like some of these.
I like being near you, I like the way you
make me feel, I wouldn’t wanna hide it either. – “I only wanna die alive,
never by the hands of a broken heart.” – “I don’t wanna hear you
lie tonight, now that I’ve become
who I really are. This is the part when
I say I don’t want ya. I’m stronger than I’ve
been before. This is the part when
I break free. ‘Cause I can’t resist it no more.” – She might have been
lied to before and she wants to make sure this is the part
when that doesn’t happen again. – Looks like she’s in
a relationship with this guy and she is going to
break it off because to her, she sees
the heartbreak coming. – When you’re brokenhearted,
sometimes you feel like you’re dying, you know. – Someone’s heart will
be broken. Not hers, but probably his. – She’s just saying,
I wanna be alive. I don’t wanna be in
this dead relationship. – “I don’t deserve it.
I know I don’t deserve it, but stay with me a minute.
I swear I’ll make it worth it. Can you forgive me?
At least just temporarily. I know that this is my fault.
I should have been more careful.” – Okay, she’s in a relationship
and she has done something bad. – People sometimes don’t
realize how good they have it until it’s too late
and that’s what they’re asking for, forgiveness. – She’s making an honest plea.
She’s fessing up to it and saying, “Hey,
I blew it, but just for a while,
can’t we forget it? Maybe we can move on?” – “So one last time,
I need to be the one who takes you home.
One more time, I promise after that,
I’ll let you go. Baby, I don’t care if
you got her in your heart. All I really care is you
wake up in my arms.” – Oh, that’s a really bad breakup
when you’re hanging on their leg as they walk
out the door. “Oh, please don’t go.”
Oh my God, that’s terrible. – She’s in love with a guy
who has love for another person
and she really wants to fight for this guy.
She really cares for him, but she’s not sure
if she’s gonna be the one. – “Don’t need permission.
Made my decision to test my limits. ‘Cause it’s my business,
God as my witness. Start what I finished.
Don’t need no hold up. Taking control of this
kind of moment. I’m locked and loaded.
Completely focused, my mind is open.” – Well that sounds great.
Sounds like she’s coming into her own.
Like, “Hey, I’m arriving on the planet.
I’m stepping into my life.” – She doesn’t need
to explain anything to anybody, whatever the action
that she’s taking. – She’s decided she’s gonna
go for the gold here and I think she’s made
a decision. This is what it’s gonna be.
If it works, it works and if it doesn’t,
I’m not prepared for that. – I’m standing alone
and who cares what you think? I’m doing it.
I like that. That sounds like a strong
woman to me. – “I’ve been here all night.
I’ve been here all day. And boy, got me walking
side to side.” I have no idea what
that means. – It sounds like maybe
a night at the bar or a night at a party
and so you’re walking side to side. – Maybe he put something
on her, I mean, sexually, where she’s like,
“Whoo, my head is going, woo-woo-woo.” – “Right now, I’m in a state
of mind I wanna be in, like, all the time.
Ain’t got no tears left to cry.” – “So I’m pickin’ it up,
pickin’ it up. I’m lovin’, I’m livin’,
I’m picking it up.” – She’s committed
to move on on her own. – She’s picking it up
and she’s loving and she’s living. She’s in a real good place. – If you wanna live,
you gotta pick up and move and you gotta reach out
and grab it and if you wanna love,
you gotta go after it. – That’s great.
She’s moving on. That’s wonderful.
That’s a celebration. – (FBE) So, do you have
any idea whose lyrics you’ve been reading?
– No, not really. – No, I don’t. – No, no I don’t. – It’s not the Beatles.
Other than that, I have no guess. – (FBE) These were lyrics
to songs from Ariana Grande’s repertoire.
– Oh, really? Oh, this is the first time
I’m delving into her lyrics. – (FBE) So, all of
Ariana Grande’s albums have been certified platinum.
She has been nominated for four Grammy awards.
In 2016, TIME named her one of the 100 most
influential people of the year. – My, my.
Really? Wow, that’s impressive. – (FBE) Let’s play you
the songs you read. – Let’s hear it for the women. – ♪ So don’t you worry ♪
– I like it. It’s nice. – ♪ I got a bad boy
I must admit it ♪ – The music, it’s more cohesive. – ♪ And I don’t care
who sees it babe ♪ ♪ I don’t wanna hide the way
I feel when you’re next to me ♪ – The production is
out of sight. Wow. – ♪ I love the way ♪
– I’m glad I read the lyrics first,
’cause I don’t think I would have understood
half of what she was saying. – ♪ I only wanna die alive ♪
– It’s funny, it’s an upbeat song for a way of saying,
“I don’t wanna die in this relationship.” – Oh, this is fun. – ♪ Who I really am ♪
– The voice is very smooth. – ♪ This is ♪
– After listening to this, I guess I would buy her album. – ♪ I’m stronger than
I’ve been before ♪ – Wow.
I wanna know more about this girl. – Yeah.
– ♪ ‘Cause I can’t ♪ ♪ Resist it no more ♪
– She’s gonna break free. This is it, this is it.
That’s an upper. – ♪ I don’t deserve it
I know I don’t deserve it ♪ ♪ But stay with me a minute
I swear I’ll make it worth it ♪ – She has a very nice voice. – It’s beautifully written,
it’s performed– It’s very nice.
It’s a lovely song. – ♪ I should have been
more careful ♪ ♪ One last time ♪
– Terrific, I love it. I’ll be tuned in more
to her music now. – ♪ One more time
I promise ♪ – I can see why she has
so many followers. – ♪ I don’t care if you
got her in your heart ♪ ♪ All I really care is you
wake up in my arms ♪ – Wow. – ♪ One last time
I need to be the one ♪ ♪ Who takes you home ♪
– Well, I understand why she’s so popular.
Her music is fun. – ♪ Don’t need permission
Made my decision ♪ ♪ To test my limits
‘Cause it’s my business ♪ ♪ God as my witness
Start what I finished ♪ – Yeah, she’s sort of both
a little rap, a little singing. She sort of crosses back
and forth. – ♪ Completely focused
My mind is open ♪ ♪ Something about you
makes me feel ♪ ♪ Like a dangerous woman ♪
– We should all be dangerous women. – ♪ Something about,
something about ♪ – She sounds tough
on this one. – ♪ I’ve been here all night
I’ve been here all day ♪ – It’s a little bit reggae to it
and I’m a reggae fan. – Oh, huh.
“Been here all night. Been here all day.” – ♪ Right now I’m in
a state of mind ♪ ♪ I wanna be like
in all the time ♪ – It’s a sad song. – ♪ No tears left to cry
So I’m picking it up ♪ ♪ Picking it up ♪
– Now she’s– I’m waiting for the beat
to hit it. I’m right.
Yeah, the beat’s coming up on it. Yeah.
Yeah, good for her. – ♪ Lovin’, I’m livin’
so we turnin’ up ♪ – She’s delightful.
She’s just got a lot going for her.
She’s not afraid to be honest. – I appreciate being
introduced to these artists here. It’s just nice to really
have a defined picture of who she is.
If I had Instagram, I would Instagram her. – Thank you for watching
this episode on the React Channel. – Which artist should we
listen to next time? Let us know in the comments. – Bye bye, guys. – Hey guys, I’m Katie,
a React Channel producer. Thank you so much
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