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"Boyfriend Material" (also known as "No More") is an unreleased song by Ariana Grande that was intended for her debut album, Yours Truly, but ended up being scrapped after being sold to a Korean girl group, F(x). (Unreleased Icon listen)

Background[]

The song was first mentioned in a livestream on November 12, 2012. On January 24, 2013, Grande played the song on a live chat for her fans to hear. She stated that she recorded the song a year prior and had rewrote the lyrics a couple months before while filming Swindle in Vancouver. She also said that it was one of her favourites and said she was “mildly fighting” with her team to put it on the album. Later, the song ended up being sold to South Korean girl group f(x).[1]

On May 15, 2014, Grande released the official studio audio on Youtube. She then tweeted that she had a surprise for her fans and added a link to the video in the tweet.[2] She released the song as a thank you for all of her fans constant love, support and dedication.

Because of this, Grande was temporarily locked out of her YouTube channel, so she put the song on a new channel which she later deleted.[3]

F(x)'s version[]

When Grande scrapped the song, the rights were sold to the K-pop group f(x). The melody was turned into a song called "여우 같은 내 친구 (No More)," which is about a friend who will let go of her friends when a new boy comes along, as opposed to singing a love song about a boy. It was released on July 19, 2013 on their album Pink Tape.[4]

Trivia[]

  • It was one of the first songs she recorded when first started working on "Yours Truly".
  • The song was originally for singer Jordyn Taylor back in 2009.[5]
  • She re-recorded the song around the same time she recorded "Popular Song".
  • Grande has said that "Boyfriend Material" and "Pink Champagne" were her favourite’s from the era of her "transitioning" from Cat (from Victorious and Sam & Cat) to Ariana in a Q+A for the 10th Anniversary of Yours Truly.
  • She sung a short portion of the song on a live chat on October 28, 2014.[6]
  • It was originally titled "No More" before it was sold to Ariana. Then when she sold it to F(x), the group changed back to the original title.
    • When Grande first recorded the song, it’s very possible it was also called "No More" at the time, as she mentioned before she rewrote the lyrics while filming Swindle.

Lyrics[]

[Intro]
Ooh-ah
Ooh-ah (Oh-oh)
Ooh-ah
Ooh-ah (Ta-na-na-na-na) (Hey)
Ooh-ah
Ooh-ah
Ooh-ah
Ooh-ah

[Verse 1]
Now I've been looking for someone
Trying to find the right boy to wear on my arm
I must admit it (Yeah), it's simply fitting (Yeah)
You were like a cut above the rest, that's why you're winning (Hey)

[Pre-Chorus]
Every night when I close my eyes, I can see you, my perfect type
And I never really thought my dreams would come true
Until I laid eyes on you, cause you know you are

[Chorus 1]
Boyfriend material, boyfriend material
That's what you're made of, it's written on your label
Boyfriend material, m-m-material, oh-oh
Want everyone to know you're my
Boyfriend material, boyfriend material, boy
Boyfriend material, m-m-material, oh-oh
Want everyone to know

[Verse 2]
That you and your perfect smile
Are both timeless and never going out of style
For so many reasons you got it together
When I'm catching feelings you make me look better (look better)

[Pre-Chorus]
Every night when I close my eyes, I can see you, my perfect type
And I never really thought my dreams would come true
Until I laid eyes on you, cause you know you are

[Chorus 1]
Boyfriend material, boyfriend material
That's what you're made of, it's written on your label
Boyfriend material, m-m-material, oh-oh
Want everyone to know you're my
Boyfriend material, boyfriend material, boy
Boyfriend material, m-m-material, oh-oh
Want everyone to know

[Bridge]
It's all the little things that you do makes me want to sing, yeah, yeah
By the way you're talking to me I can tell you've been listening to everything
And maybe it's the butterflies I get every time I hear your ringtone (ringtone, ringtone)
And maybe it's cause every single text, boy, I told myself you are the one (I told myself you were the one, hey, yeah)
(Boyfriend material)
Ta-na-na-na-na (Na-na-yeah-yeah-yeah)
(Cause you know you are)

[Chorus 2]
Boyfriend material, boyfriend material
That's what you're made of, it's written on your label
Boyfriend material (Oh), m-m-material, oh-oh (Oh-oh-oh)
Want everyone to know you're my (To know you're my)
Boyfriend material (So sweet, oh), boyfriend material, boy (That's what you're made of, it's written on your label)
Boyfriend material, m-m-material, oh-oh (M-m-material, oh-oh)
Want everyone to know you're my (To know you're my)
Boyfriend material (M-material, boy), boyfriend material, boy (Material, boy)
Boyfriend material, m-m-material, oh-oh
Want everyone to know

[Outro]
Ooh-ah
Ooh-ah (Oh-oh)
Ooh-ah
Ooh-ah (Ta-na-na-na-na) (Ta-na-na-na)
Ooh-ah (Na-na-na-na)
Ooh-ah (Na-na-na-na)
Ohh-ah
Ooh-ah


References[]

Yours Truly
August 30, 2013 • 46:28 • Republic Records
Songs
Released Almost Is Never EnoughBaby IBetter Left UnsaidDaydreamin'Honeymoon AvenueLovin' ItPianoPopular SongRight ThereTattooed HeartThe WayYou'll Never Know
Unreleased 3OH!3 OuttakeBoyfriend MaterialButterfliesDo You Love MeFirst TimeHumanILABLa Vie En RoseNobody Does It BetterOh, DarlingParachutePink ChampagnePlease Don't Let Me GoPut Your Hearts UpRealSandmanSaturday Love'Til We Finally MeetUnknown Nick Jonas DuetUnknown Nick Jonas BalladUnknown Sean Kingston CollaborationVoodoo LoveYoung LoveYou're My Only Shawty
Artists
Ariana GrandeBig SeanDemi LovatoGreyson ChanceJ BalvinJade NovahKing LosMac MillerMIKANathan SykesPebe SebertSean KingstonTaro HakaseThe Dap Kings • 3OH!3
Tour
The Listening Sessions
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