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"Greedy" is the seventh track from Ariana Grande's third studio album, Dangerous Woman. It was released through Republic Records on May 20, 2016.

Background Edit

Grande first confirmed this song on January 24, 2016, by posting a picture of herself with the text "Greedy for Love" and the rain emoji.[1] On March 10, 2016, Frankie Grande confirmed that "Greedy" would be a song on Dangerous Woman.[2] On April 23, 2016, Grande took to her Snapchat account to post a short snippet of this song.[3]. On May 10, 2016, Grande posted a 7-second snippet of "Greedy" on her Instagram account.[4]

Critical reception Edit

Billboard's critic Katie Atkinson described the song as a "throwback trifle, which casts Grande as a lady Bruno Mars."[5] While Christopher R. Weingarten from Rolling Stone call the song as "uptown dunky of nonsense".[6][7] Annie Zaleski from The A.V. Club commented: "The horn-peppered highlight “Greedy” in particular is an exuberant R&B-pop earworm on which she has a blast indulging her inner gospel diva.[8] A reviewer from Sputnikmusic call it as "slick and incredibly fun" and wrote the song "does all it can to save an otherwise middling second half of the album'.[9] Reviewing the album Dangerous Woman, Digital Spys Lewis Corner described it as "a shiny disco-pop number with a groove so infectious the World Health Organisation would have good grounds to label it an epidemic. And there's good reason for that, because the moral of this story is that Ariana has caught all the feels for her new boyfriend and she wants more, more, more."[10]

Auin Moreland of Pitchfork considered "Greedy" one of the highlights on the album, the editor described it as a romp that announces that Grande truly shines when she is given center stage.[11] Reviewing the song for Nylon, Jenna Igneri wrote positively: "Greedy" is everything you'd expect from the petite pop princess. It's upbeat and catchy, and very Ariana Grande, as she belts out lyrics such as, "You know that I'm greedy for love." There's no doubt that it'll have you dancing all summer long."[12]

Live performances Edit

To promote Dangerous Woman, Grande performed "Greedy" on Good Morning America as a part of the "Central Park Summer Concert", during the show she also performed "Dangerous Woman" and "Be Alright".[13] She also performed the song as part of her album showcase for Vevo on May 21, 2016.[14]

Grande performed the song during the Summertime Ball 2016.[15] The song was included on the set list of her Dangerous Woman Tour during its performance, during which counterfeit money featuring Grande's face bursted in to the audience at the start of the song.[16]

Lyrics Edit

[Intro]
Greedy, ooh
You know that I'm greedy for love
Ow!

[Verse 1]
Boy, you give me feelings, never felt before
I'm makin' it obvious by knockin' at your door
I know that I'm comin' tonight
You know I'm comin' tonight
Don't want to deny it anymore

[Pre-Chorus]
Been in this state of mind
Been in this state of mind
Been in this state of mind, all night (woo)

[Chorus]
Baby, you got lucky cause you're rocking with the best
And I'm greedy
(Cause I'm so)
So greedy
(Cause I'm so)
I ain't talking money, I'm just physically obsessed
And I'm greedy
(Cause I'm so)
So greedy
(Cause I'm so)
Greedy, ooh
You know that I'm greedy for love
You know that I'm greedy for love
(Cause I'm so)
Greedy, ooh
You know that I'm greedy for love
You know that I'm greedy for love
(Cause I'm so)

[Verse 2]
I don't need a phone call
Got nothin' to say
I'ma tell you when it's over
Got no games to play
You know that I'm comin' tonight
I know I'm comin' tonight
I just need to get this out the way, oh baby

[Pre-Chorus]
Been in this state of mind
Been in this state of mind (oo-oh)
Been in this state of mind, all night (woo)

[Chorus]
Baby, you got lucky cause you're rocking with the best
And I'm greedy
(Cause I'm so)
So greedy
(Cause I'm so)
I ain't talking money, I'm just physically obsessed (I'm just physically obsessed)
And I'm greedy (And I'm greedy)
(Cause I'm so)
So greedy
(Cause I'm so)
(So) Greedy, ooh
You know that I'm greedy for love
You know that I'm greedy for love
(Cause I'm so)
Greedy, ooh (ooh baby)
You know that I'm greedy for love
You know that I'm greedy for love
(Cause I'm so)
(Ooooh yeah)
(Ah)
(Oh baby)

[Bridge]
Greedy, I'm greedy, I'm greedy, I'm greedy
I'm greedy, I'm greedy, I'm greedy, I'm greedy for love
Ah-ho, ah-ho-ho, ah-ho
Greedy, I'm greedy, I'm greedy, I'm greedy
I'm greedy, I'm greedy, I'm greedy, I'm greedy for love
Ah-ho, ah-ho-ho, ah-ho

[Chorus]
(Woo)
Baby, you got lucky cause you're rocking with the best (Oh)
And I'm greedy (And I'm greedy)
(Cause I'm so)
So greedy
(Cause I'm so)
I ain't talking money, I'm just physically obsessed (just physically obsessed)
And I'm greedy (And I'm greedy)
(Cause I'm so)
So greedy (So greedy, oooh)
(Cause I'm so)
Greedy, ooh (ooooh)
You know that I'm greedy for love
You know that I'm greedy for love (You know that I'm greedy for love, baby)
(Cause I'm so)
Greedy, ooh (ooooooh)
You know that I'm greedy for love (hey)
You know that I'm greedy for love (You know I'm)
(Cause I'm so)

[Outro]
Greedy, ooh
You know that I'm greedy for love
(But don't you know I'm greedy?)
You know that I'm greedy for love
(But don't you know I'm?)
(Cause I'm so)
Greedy, ooh
You know that I'm greedy for love (yep)
You know that I'm greedy for love
(Cause I'm so)

References Edit

Dangerous Woman
May 20, 2016 • 39:31 • Republic Records
Songs
Released Bad DecisionsBe AlrightDangerous WomanEverydayFocusGreedyI Don't CareInto YouJason's Song (Gave It Away)Knew Better / Forever BoyLeave Me LonelyLet Me Love YouMoonlightSide To SideSometimesStep On UpThinking Bout YouTouch It
Unreleased Ain't About What You GotBaby LovesGot Her OwnIt Ain't RightI've Heard It Both WaysKnew Better Part TwoLavender EnvelopesLeave Me Lonely (Reprise)
Artists
Ariana GrandeFutureLil WayneMacy GrayNicki Minaj
Tour
Dangerous Woman Tour
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