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"Bad To You" is a song by Ariana Grande that features Normani and Nicki Minaj. It was released on November 1, 2019 as a part of the soundtrack of the Charlie's Angels movie.

Background[]

It was first intended for Grande's fourth studio album Sweetener and featured English singer Dua Lipa. Lipa teased the collaboration with Grande when she posted a selfie of the two of them together on Instagram.[1] On April 6, 2018, the first snippet of the collaboration leaked.

On June 5, 2018, a fan asked the singer about the song on Twitter, and Dua Lipa responded and said that she said that she still intended to release it.[2] During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen on December 6, 2018, she was asked again if the song would ever be released and she confirmed that it wouldn't.[3]

The collaboration was ultimately scrapped and later included in the soundtrack of the Charlie's Angels movie. Lipa's vocals were removed and replaced with performances by Normani and Nicki Minaj.[4]

Before the official version was released, different demos were made:

  • V1: Solo demo of the song and it only features Grande and was leaked on July 4, 2023.
  • V2: solo demo that leaked on August 20, 2023.
  • V3: One more solo demo that only features Grande on the song and fixes the vocal glitches. The song leaked on August 20, 2023.
  • V4: Demo that leaked on August 20, 2023.
  • V5: Demo that leaked on August 20, 2023.
  • V6: Was intended for Dua Lipa's 2nd studio album "Future Nostalgia" until it was given to Ariana. Ariana is only on the chorus. This version had leaked on February 11, 2023.
  • V7: Demo that had leaked July 25, 2021
  • V8: Solo Demo of only Dua Lipa singing the song and this version leaked August 27, 2023.
  • V9: Mastered version of the song, both Lipa and Grande’s vocals are cleaner and more polished. It was leaked on June 30, 2023.
  • Sessions: the full sessions leaked, alongside Doja Cat’s "34+35" sessions, on August 20, 2023, with all of Grande’s 2017 demos.

Audios[]

2017 Ariana Solo Version:

2018 Version Featuring Dua Lipa:

Videos[]

A lyric video was released with the audio on November 1, 2019.

Lyrics[]

[Intro: Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande]
Hello, Charlie (Ooh)
Ariana, Normani (Ooh)
Uh, let's go

[Verse 1: Normani]
Baby, I've been feedin' the addiction
Flyin' from there and back, felt like an acrobat
Brown eyed, so I fell into submission
Eager to catch myself, like what the hell?

[Pre-Chorus: Normani]
Now we pull your chain
Just to wake you up, wake you up
Push you 'til you break
Now you're steppin' up, steppin' up, ah, ah

[Chorus: Normani, Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande]
Why are you only good to me
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?
Why are you only good to me (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?
Loving you and hating you is in, depending on the day
Tell me why are you only good to me (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?

[Verse 2: Ariana Grande]
Stopped thinking like a victim
This time, I'll throw it back
Boy, can you handle that?
Got you trippin', gave you no attention
That's when I figured out what you're about

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Now we pull your chain
Just to wake you up (Yeah), wake you up (Yeah)
Push you 'til you break
Now you're steppin' up, steppin' up, ah, ah

[Chorus: Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj]
Why are you only good to me (Hey)
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?
Why are you only good to me (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
When I'm bad to you? (So bad)
Why are you only?
Loving you and hating you is in, depending on the day
Tell me why are you only good to me (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?

[Verse 3: Nicki Minaj]
Mm, ayo
Why you only nice when I get bad, boy? Psha
Get back on your job like you employed, boy, psha
You know that I'm saucy, got that sauce, soy, psha
I ain't 'bout to stay up on this merry-go-round and round
'Cause we go 'round and 'round
But I don't want no clowns around me (Brrr)
I tell him, "Who is you cuffin'?"
I got him huffin' and puffin'
He keep on callin' me "baby"
Like I'm a bun in the oven
I said

[Chorus: Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Normani, Ariana Grande & Normani]
Why are you only good to me (Oh yeah)
When I'm bad to you? (When I'm bad to you)
Why are you only?
Why are you only good to me (Oh, oh, eh)
When I'm bad to you? (When I'm bad to you)
Why are you only?
Loving you and hating you is in, depending on the day
Tell me why are you only good to me (So good, uh)
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?

[Intro]
Mmm

[Verse 1]
Baby, I've been feedin' the addiction
Flyin' from there and back, felt like an acrobat
Blue eyed, so I fell into submission
Needed to catch myself, like what the hell?

[Pre-Chorus]
Now we pull your chain
Just to wake you up, wake you up
Push you 'til you break
Now you're steppin' up, steppin' up, ah, ah

[Chorus]
Why are you only good to me
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?
Why are you only good to me (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?
Loving you and hating you is in, depending on the day (Tell me why)
Why are you only good to me (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?
Why are you only good to me
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?

[Verse 2]
Stopped thinking like a victim
Climbed out the body bag, now I'm on the attack
Got you trippin', gave you no attention
That's when I figured out what you're about

[Pre-Chorus]
Now we pull your chain
Just to wake you up (Yeah), wake you up (Yeah)
Push you 'til you break
Now you're steppin' up, steppin' up, ah, ah

[Chorus]
Why are you only good to me (Hey)
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?
Why are you only good to me (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
When I'm bad to you? (So bad)
Why are you only?
Loving you and hating you is in, depending on the day
Tell me why are you only good to me (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?

[Bridge]
Why are you only?
W-w-why are you only? (Why are you?)
Why are you only?
You ain't ready for this type of power
You ain't ready for this, and you know it, know it, know it

[Chorus]
Why are you only good to me (Oh, yeah)
When I'm bad to you? (When I'm bad to you)
Why are you only?
Why are you only good to me (Oh, oh, eh)
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?
Loving you and hating you is in, depending on the day
Tell me why are you only good to me (La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la)
Why are you only?
Why are you only good to me (Ooh)
When I'm bad to you? (When I'm bad to you)
Why are you only?
Loving you and hating you is in, depending on the day
Tell me why are you only good to me (So good)
When I'm bad to you?

[Intro: Dua Lipa]
Ooh, ooh

[Verse 1: Dua Lipa]
Baby, I've been feedin' the addiction
Flyin' from there and back, felt like an acrobat
Blue eyed, so I fell into submission
Needed to catch myself, like what the hell?

[Pre-Chorus: Dua Lipa]
Now we pull your chain
Just to wake you up, wake you up
Push you 'til you break
Now you're steppin' up, steppin' up, ah, ah

[Chorus: Ariana Grande & Dua Lipa]
Why are you only good to me
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?
Why are you only good to me (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?
Loving you and hating you is in, depending on the day (Tell me why)
Why are you only good to me (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?

[Verse 2: Ariana Grande]
Stopped thinking like a victim
This time, I'll throw it back
Boy, can you handle that?
Got you trippin', gave you no attention
That's when I figured out what you're about

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Now we pull your chain
Just to wake you up (Yeah), wake you up (Yeah)
Push you 'til you break
Now you're steppin' up, steppin' up, ah, ah

[Chorus: Ariana Grande & Dua Lipa]
Why are you only good to me (Hey)
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?
Why are you only good to me (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
When I'm bad to you? (So bad)
Why are you only?
Loving you and hating you is in, depending on the day
Tell me why are you only good to me (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?

[Bridge: Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa & Both]
Why are you only?
W-w-why are you only? (Why are you?)
Why are you only?
You ain't ready for this type of power
You ain't ready for this, and you know it, know it, know it

[Chorus: Ariana Grande & Dua Lipa]
Why are you only good to me (Oh, yeah)
When I'm bad to you? (When I'm bad to you)
Why are you only?
Why are you only good to me (Oh, oh, eh)
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?
Loving you and hating you is in, depending on the day
Tell me why are you only good to me (La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la)
Why are you only?
Why are you only good to me (Ooh)
When I'm bad to you? (When I'm bad to you)
Why are you only?
Loving you and hating you is in, depending on the day
Tell me why are you only good to me (So good)
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?

[Intro: Dua Lipa]
Ooh, ooh

[Verse 1: Dua Lipa]
Baby, I've been feedin' the addiction
Flyin' from there and back, felt like an acrobat
Blue eyed, so I fell into submission
Needed to catch myself, like what the hell?

[Pre-Chorus: Dua Lipa]
Now we pull your chain
Just to wake you up, wake you up
Push you 'til you break
Now you're steppin' up, steppin' up, ah, ah

[Chorus: Dua Lipa]
Why are you only good to me
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?
Why are you only good to me (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?
Loving you and hating you is in, depending on the day (Tell me why)
Why are you only good to me (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?

[Chorus: Dua Lipa]
Why are you only good to me
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?

[Verse 2: Ariana Grande]
Stopped thinking like a victim
Climbed out the body bag, now I'm on the attack
Got you trippin', gave you no attention
That's when I figured out what you're about

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande & Dua Lipa]
Now we pull your chain
Just to wake you up (Yeah), wake you up (Yeah)
Push you 'til you break
Now you're steppin' up, steppin' up, ah, ah

[Chorus: Ariana Grande & Dua Lipa]
Why are you only good to me (Hey)
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?
Why are you only good to me (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
When I'm bad to you? (So bad)
Why are you only?
Loving you and hating you is in, depending on the day
Tell me why are you only good to me (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?

[Bridge: Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa & Both]
Why are you only?
W-w-why are you only? (Why are you?)
Why are you only?
You ain't ready for this type of power
You ain't ready for this, and you know it, know it, know it

[Chorus: Ariana Grande & Dua Lipa]
Why are you only good to me (Oh, yeah)
When I'm bad to you? (When I'm bad to you)
Why are you only?
Why are you only good to me (Oh, oh, eh)
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?
Loving you and hating you is in, depending on the day
Tell me why are you only good to me (La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la)
Why are you only?
Why are you only good to me (Ooh)
When I'm bad to you? (When I'm bad to you)
Why are you only?
Loving you and hating you is in, depending on the day
Tell me why are you only good to me (So good)
When I'm bad to you?

[Intro]
Ooh, ooh

[Verse 1]
Baby, I've been feedin' the addiction
Flyin' from there and back, felt like an acrobat
Blue eyed, so I fell into submission
Needed to catch myself, like what the hell?

[Pre-Chorus]
Now we pull your chain
Just to wake you up, wake you up
Push you 'til you break
Now you're steppin' up, steppin' up, ah, ah

[Chorus]
Why are you only good to me
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?
Why are you only good to me
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?
Loving you and hating you is in, depending on the day (Tell me why)
Why are you only good to me
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?

[Verse 2]
Baby, I've been thinking like a victim
Climbed out the body bag, now I'm on the attack
Got you trippin', gave you no attention
That's when I figured out what you're about

[Pre-Chorus]
Now we pull your chain
Just to wake you up, wake you up
Push you 'til you break
Now you're steppin' up, steppin' up, ah, ah

[Chorus]
Why are you only good to me
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?
Why are you only good to me
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?
Loving you and hating you is in, depending on the day
Tell me why are you only good to me
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?

[Bridge]
Why are you only?
W-w-why are you only?
Why are you only?
Why are you only?
You ain't ready for this type of power
You ain't ready for this, and you know it, know it, know it

[Chorus]
Why are you only good to me (Oh, yeah)
When I'm bad to you? (When I'm bad to you)
Why are you only?
Why are you only good to me (Oh, oh, eh)
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only? (Bad to you)
Loving you and hating you is in, depending on the day
Tell me why are you only good to me (La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la)
When I'm bad to you?
Why are you only?
Tell me why (tell me why)
Why are you only good to me (Ooh)
When I'm bad to you? (When I'm bad to you)

References[]

Charlie's Angels
November 1, 2019 • 34:37 • Republic Records
Songs
Released Bad Girls • Bad To You • Blackout • Charlie's Angels Theme • Don't Call Me Angel • Eyes Off You • Got Her OwnHow I Look On You • How It's Done • Nobody • Pantera
Unreleased Bad For YouDon't Talk To My Man
Artists
Ariana Grande • Allyn Ferguson • Alma • Anitta • Arlissa • Chaka Khan • Danielle Bradbery • Donna Summer • Jack Elliott • Kash Doll • Kiana Ledé • Kim Petras • Lana Del Rey • M-22 • Miley CyrusNicki MinajNormani • Stefflon Don • Victoria Monét
Sweetener
August 17, 2018 • 47:25 • Republic Records
Songs
Released Better OffBlazedBorderlineBreathinEverytimeGet Well SoonGod Is A WomanGoodnight N GoNo Tears Left To CryPete DavidsonRaindrops (An Angel Cried)R.E.M.SuccessfulSweetenerThe Light Is Coming
Unreleased 100Bad To YouClarityCloudsCocoonDaydream On OccasionEnd Up With YouEver BeenGot Her OwnHate That You Made Me Love YouI Don't Wanna LieI Love MeKeep It CuteMan Of SteelMoreMy WayNobodyOk NowOn Top Of EverythingPretty Girls Like Trap MusicRush DeliverySexShnackSoberSouth AfricaStrong EnoughSweetener FlourishTreadmillWifeeYou
Artists
Ariana GrandeAli TamposiBiaBeyoncéChaka KhanDua LipaCamila CabelloCharlie PuthImogen HeapJennifer HudsonKelly RowlandLucky DayeMissy ElliottN.E.R.D.Nicki MinajNormaniPharrell WilliamsQuavoRita OraSkeptaStarrahSZAT-PainVictoria Monét
Tour
Sweetener World TourThe Sweetener Sessions
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