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This article is about the song. For the second chapter of Ariana's beauty brand, see Chapter 2: Goodnight N Go.

"Goodnight N Go" (stylized in all lowercase) is the thirteenth track from Ariana Grande's fourth studio album, Sweetener.[1] It was released through Republic Records on August 17, 2018. A live version of the song is featured on K Bye For Now (SWT Live), which was released on December 23, 2019.

Background[]

This song draws heavy inspiration from Imogen Heap’s song "Goodnight and Go". Ariana re-worked it for Sweetener by modifying the production and some of the lyrics. Ariana had stated on Instagram that Imogen was one of her primary inspirations as an artist, and made her who she is today.[2]

On June 29, 2023, the full session leaked.

Audios[]

Commercial performance[]

The song debuted at No. 87 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and at No. 67 on the Canadian Hot 100.[3][4] In Australia and Hungary, "Goodnight N Go" debuted at No. 57 and No. 19, respectively.[5][6]

Live performances[]

Grande debuted "Goodnight N Go" live on August 20, 2018 at The Sweetener Sessions. The song was also performed on the one-hour special, Ariana Grande at the BBC, recorded on September 7, 2018 and aired on November 1.[7][8][9] The song was a regular part of the setlist of Grande's Sweetener World Tour, which began on March 18, 2019, but was replaced by Get Well Soon.

Trivia[]

  • Grande named her second chapter of her beauty line, R.E.M. Beauty, after this song.
  • Ariana wrote the lyrics to the first verse herself.
  • The song is a sample of Imogen Heap's song "Goodnight and Go", new parts were added.[10] Heap called the song "a real gift".[11]

Lyrics[]

[Verse]
Tell me why you gotta look at me that way
You know what it does to me
So baby, what you tryna say, ayy?
Lately all I want is you on top of me
You know where your hands should be
So baby, won't you come show me, hmm?
I got you, I got you dreamin'
You close your eyes and you're screamin'
Play with your mind for no reason
I know you love how I tease it
You know that I'm playin'
So don't be mistaken
You already know what I'm thinkin', boy

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh, why'd you have to be so cute?
It's impossible to ignore you, woah
Why must you make me laugh so much?
It's bad enough we get along so well

[Chorus]
Just say goodnight n go
Oh, oh, oh
Just say goodnight n go
Oh, oh, oh
Just say goodnight n go

[Bridge]
One of these days
You'll miss your train
And come stay with me
(It's always say goodnight n go)
We'll have drinks
And talk about things
And any excuse to stay awake with you
And you'd sleep here, I'd sleep there
But then the heating may be down again
(At my convenience)
We'd be good, we'd be great together

[Pre-Chorus]
Why'd you have to be so cute?
It's impossible to ignore you, woah
When must you make me laugh so much?
It's bad enough we get along so well

[Chorus]
Just say goodnight n go
Oh, oh, oh (Exactly)
Just say goodnight n go (I know how you want it, baby, just like this)
Oh (Know you're thinkin' bout it, baby, just one kiss), oh (While you're lookin' at 'em, baby, read my lips), oh (I know what you want, but you can't have this)

[Post-Chorus]
Ta-da-ta-da-ta-da-da-ta-da-da-ta-da-da-da-da
Ta-da-ta-da-ta-da-da-ta-da-da-ta-da-da-da-da
Ta-da-ta-da-ta-da-da-ta-da-da-ta-da-da-da-da
Ta-da-ta-da-ta-da-da-ta-da-da-ta-da-da-da-da

[Outro]
Wanna say goodnight
Honey, say goodnight n go
Wanna say goodnight
Baby, say goodnight n go
Wanna say goodnight
Say goodnight n go

References[]

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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