Ariana Grande Wiki
Advertisement
Ariana Grande Wiki

"Just Like Magic" (stylized in all lowercase) is the fourth track from Ariana Grande's sixth studio album, Positions. It was released on October 30, 2020 through Republic Records. The song was confirmed as the fourth track of Positions on October 24, 2020, through Grande's social medias.[1]

Background[]

This song contains many allusions to the Law of Attraction, a philosophy that states, through enough energy and attention, the universe can manifest a person’s thoughts whether they’re positive or negative. This belief stems from the idea that "like attracts like"—negative thoughts will manifest negative energy towards you, and similarly, positive thoughts will manifest positive energy. Throughout "Just Like Magic," Ariana is focusing on embodying and maintaining a positive and forward-looking future with good energy.[2]

On June 25, 2023, the demo was leaked. Despite the demo being recorded years back, she finished the song and put the song on the Positions album. Another demo of the song leaked on July 22, 2023.

Two days later on July 24, 2023, all of the demos leaked. The mix sessions leaked in full on August 28, 2023, alongside many other unreleased songs.

Audios[]

Composition[]

The song is composed in the key A♭ Major.[3] Grande's vocal range extends from the low note D♯3 to the high note G♯5.[4]

Trivia[]

  • Kim Kardashian captioned one of her posts as the track's title.[5]
  • This song is described as an upbeat, braggadocious tune in which Ariana celebrates her many accomplishments throughout her career.

Chart performance[]

"Just Like Magic" debuted at #43 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the chart week of November 14, 2020.[6]

Lyrics[]

[Intro]
Oh, yeah

[Verse 1]
Wake up in my bed, I just wanna have a good day (Mmm, ah)
Think it in my head, then it happens how it should, ayy
Twelve o'clock, I got a team meeting, then a meditation at like 1:30
Then I ride to the studio listening to some shit I wrote (Oh)

[Pre-Chorus]
Good karma my aesthetic (Aesthetic)
Keep my conscience clear, that's why I'm so magnetic
Manifest it (Yeah), I finessed it (I finessed it)
Take my pen and write some love letters to Heaven

[Chorus]
Just like magic (Baby), just like magic (Oh yeah)
Middle finger to my thumb and then I snap it
Just like magic (Yeah), I'm attractive (Oh yeah)
I get everything I want 'cause I attract it (Oh)

[Verse 2]
Looking at my phone, but I'm tryna disconnect it (Oh yeah)
Read a fuckin' book, I be tryna stay connected (Yeah)
Say it's tricky at the top, gotta keep a slim ego for a thick wallet
Losing friends left and right, but I just send em' love and light (Oh)

[Pre-Chorus]
Good karma my aesthetic (My aesthetic)
Keep my conscience clear, that's why I'm so magnetic
Manifest it (Ooh), I finessed it (Ooh)
Take my pen and write some love letters to Heaven

[Chorus]
Just like magic, just like magic
Middle finger to my thumb and then I snap it (Ayy)
Just like magic, I'm attractive
I get everything I want 'cause I attract it

[Verse 3]
I don't wanna waste your time on some dumb shit
"Password to your phone," you can miss me with that shit
Redesign your brain, we gon' make some new habits
Just like magic (Just like magic), just like magic

[Chorus]
Just like magic (Baby), just like magic (Oh)
Middle finger to my thumb and then I snap it
Just like magic (Oh), I'm attractive (Ah, yeah)
I get everything I want 'cause I attract it ('Cause I attract it, babe)

[Outro]
Mmm, mmm (Oh)
Mmm-oh, yeah
Mmm, yeah, mmm

References[]

Positions
October 30, 2020 • 41:07 • Republic Records
Songs
Released 34+35Just Like MagicLove LanguageMain ThingMotiveMy HairNastyObviousOff The TablePositionsPOVSafety NetShut UpSix ThirtySomeone Like UTest DriveWest SideWorst Behavior
Unreleased 90s Heartbreak95 MillionAnti ShitBabymakingBlueberriesBopBowzerBrandy MelvilleCommunicateComplicatedComptonCount Me InDan E Elf ManDashin ItDo DatDon't Talk To My ManDirty SecretsDisco DanceEarly 200sEverything I DoFor SureFresh White TeeFuck Around With The Fuck AroundGirl Is MineGodsfavorGrande. 1Groovy BabyHandy ManHe Had It CominHerguitarHeroHersHomeHow Do YouI Like Your PartInternational Friendship DayI'm ReadyIntroezyIt's A-Jedi MindJoccyJust Happy 4 NowLakortleLalalaLaniLet's StayLofi 1Lofi 2Love Me NowMacking ShitMade Of TheseMet Him Last NightMy FaultNeighborhoodNew House-PopNo Free PromoNorthshoreNot TodayOrganic OOOOOOOOutgrownOweeePick ChordsPink RoseShortySmoooothSweet DreamsTake CareTennis BallThe GodfatherThrasherTommy 3Tommy 4Quiet KidWanna See Something CoolY Is Everyone So In Love With Me
Artists
Ariana GrandeBryson TillerCarmen ReeceDemi LovatoDoja CatLil WayneMegan Thee StallionNjomzaRoddy RicchTayla ParxThe WeekndTy Dolla SignVictoria Monét
Advertisement