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"Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" (stylized in all lowercase) is the third and final single, and the twelfth track, from Ariana Grande's fifth studio album, Thank U, Next. It was released on February 8, 2019, along with its official music video directed by Hannah Lux Davis.

Background Edit

The song was registered on APRA (Australian Performing Right Association) in January 2019.[1][2] It was confirmed part of Thank U, Next track listing on January 22, 2019.[3]

A snippet of "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" was uploaded via Instagram on January 23, 2019.[4][5] When asked why she decided to put it on the album, Grande said that she thought it was funny and that she liked the idea of ending a more honest and vulnerable project with a "punchline".[6]

Grande announced the song would serve as the third single from the album on February 5, 2019.[7]

The song samples NSYNC's "It Makes Me Ill".[8]

Commercial performance Edit

On the week ending February 23, 2019, the song debuted at number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100. With "7 Rings" and "Thank U, Next" occupying number 1 and number 3, respectively, Grande became the second artist to occupy the top 3 on the chart since The Beatles in 1964. However, Grande is the first solo artist to have 3 songs in the top 3.[9]

The song debuted at number one in the United Kingdom's Official Singles Chart with 85,000 combined sales in its first week.[10] She dethroned her single "7 Rings" of the number one, and became the second female artist to occupy the number one and number two spots on the chart since Madonna in August 1985.[10] Grande also made history by becoming the first female artist to replace herself at number one on the UK Singles Chart.[10]

The song also debuted at number one in Ireland, becoming her fifth single to top the chart.[11]

Music video Edit

The official music video of the song was filmed in December 2018.[12] It premiered along with the album Thank U, Next on February 8, 2019.[13] Directed by Hannah Lux Davis, who directed Grande's previous videos including "7 Rings" and "Thank U, Next", the music video was filmed in Hollywood Hills, California and stars Grande with American actors Charles Melton and Ariel Yasmine.

The behind-the-scenes video was uploaded on Grande's YouTube channel on February 12, 2019.[14]

Live performances Edit

Grande debuted the song live at the Sweetener World Tour, which began on March 18, 2019. The song is a regular part of the set list.

Trivia Edit

  • It was the last song recorded for Thank U, Next.[15]
  • With 40 characters, this song has the longest title of any of Grande's songs.

Gallery Edit

Videos Edit

Lyrics Edit

[Verse 1]
You got me some type of way (Hmm)
Ain't used to feelin' this way (Mmm-mmm)
I do not know what to say (Yeah, yeah)
But I know I shouldn't think about it
Took one fuckin' look at your face (Hmm)
Now I wanna know how you taste (Mmm-mmm)
Usually, don't give it away (Yeah, yeah)
But you know I'm out here thinkin' 'bout it

[Pre-Chorus]
Then I realized she's right there
And I'm at home like, "Damn, this ain't fair"

[Chorus]
Break up with your girlfriend
Yeah, yeah, 'cause I'm bored
You can hit in the mornin' (Mornin')
Yeah, yeah, like it's yours
I know it ain't right
But I don't care (Care)
Break up with your girlfriend
Yeah, yeah, 'cause I'm bored

[Verse 2]
This shit always happens to me (Yeah)
Why can't we just play for keeps? (Mmm-mmm)
Practically on my knees (Yeah, yeah)
But I know I shouldn't think about it
You know what you're doin' to me
You're singin' my songs in the streets, yeah, yeah
Actin' all innocent, please
When I know you're out here thinkin' 'bout it

[Pre-Chorus]
Then you realized she's right there (Yeah)
And you're at home like, "Damn, she can't compare"

[Chorus]
Break up with your girlfriend
Yeah, yeah, 'cause I'm bored
You can hit in the mornin' (In the mornin')
Yeah, yeah, like it's yours
I know it ain't right
But I don't care (I don't care, yee)
Break up with your girlfriend (With your girlfriend)
Yeah, yeah, 'cause I'm bored

[Post-Chorus]
With your girlfriend, girlfriend, girlfriend, girlfriend
With your girlfriend
With your girlfriend, girlfriend, girlfriend, girlfriend

[Bridge]
You can say I'm hatin' if you want to
But I only hate on her 'cause I want you
Say I'm trippin' if you feel that
But you without me ain't right (Ain't right)
You can call me crazy 'cause I want you
And I never even ever fuckin' met you
Say I'm trippin' and it ain't right
But you without me ain't nice (Ain't nice, yeah)

[Chorus]
Break up with your girlfriend (With your girlfriend)
Yeah, yeah, 'cause I'm bored
You can hit in the mornin' (Hit in the mornin', yeah, yeah, yeah)
Yeah, yeah, like it's yours
I know it ain't right
But I don't care (Care, yeah)
Break up with your girlfriend (With your girlfriend)
Yeah, yeah, 'cause I'm bored

[Post-Chorus]
With your girlfriend, girlfriend, girlfriend, baby, girlfriend
With your girlfriend
With your girlfriend, girlfriend, girlfriend, girlfriend
With your girlfriend

References Edit

Thank U, Next
February 8, 2019 • 41:04 • Republic Records
Songs
Released 7 RingsBad IdeaBloodlineBreak Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm BoredFake SmileGhostinImagineIn My HeadMake UpNASANeedyThank U, Next
Unreleased Remember
Artists
Ariana Grande
Tour
Sweetener World Tour
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