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"Just Look Up" is a collaboration between Ariana Grande and Kid Cudi for the soundtrack of the Netflix film, Don't Look Up, released on December 10, 2021 in selected theaters and on December 24 on Netflix.[1] The song was written by both artists, alongside Nicholas Britell and Taura Stinson.


The song's title and writers were revealed on November 4, when the nominations for the 2021 Hollywood Music in Media Awards were announced. The song was nominated in the “SONG – FEATURE FILM” category and Ariana was nominated in the “SONG – ONSCREEN PERFORMANCE” category. The collaboration marks Grande and Cudi’s first time working on a song together. Grande and Kid Cudi posted snippets on their social media accounts on December 1st.[2] [3]

On February 21, 2023, the first snippet of the demo leaked. It has some mumbling, uses the same beat, and it has completely different vocals from start to finish.

A solo mumble demo sung by Grande leaked on January 23, 2024, alongside the full session for the song and various other unreleased song sessions.


Live Performances[]

Grande and Cudi first preformed this song on The Voice, which first aired on December 14, 2021, on NBC.

Lyric video[]

A lyric video for the song was also uploaded on Grande's YouTube channel along with the song.


[Intro: Ariana Grande]
Mm-mm, hmm
Ah, ah

[Verse 1: Ariana Grande]
We knew no bounds
Fell at the speed of sound
Riding against all odds
But soon against ourselves.
You haunted every memory
With no goodbyes, all bad for me
Your pride put out the fire in our flames

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Then just one look is all it takes
I feel your eyes, they’re locked on every part of me
Then my dumb heart says

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Just look up
There is no place to hide
True love doesn’t die, it holds on tight and never lets you go
Just look up
You cannot deny the signs
What you’ve waited for, don’t wait no more.
It’s right up above you
Just look up

[Verse 2: Kid Cudi & Ariana Grande]
(Baby) Know I let you down a n**** can’t deny it (Uh uh)
And there’s so much I could lose and yes that matters (yeah)
I’ve been dealing with madness (yo)
Wasn’t the man you needed
You dealing with sadness
Truthfully it’s all on me
And I’m sorry my love
I'mma heal your heart
I’ll hold it in my hand
Time is ohh so precious, we don’t really have much left now
Take my hand baby
Never leave you, Riley

[Verse 3: Ariana Grande]
Look up
What he’s really trying to say
Is get your head out of your ass
And listen to the goddamn qualified scientists
We really fucked it up, fucked it up this time
It’s so close I can feel the heat big time
You can act like everything is alright
But this is probably happening in real time
Celebrate, Or cry or pray
Whatever it takes to get you through the mess we made
'Cause tomorrow may never come

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Just look up
Turn off that shit box news
Cause you’re about to die soon everybody
Look up
Here it comes
I’m so glad I’m here with you
Forever in your arms


  • Adam Mckay confirmed that the lyrics "'Cause you're about to die soon everybody" and "We really fucked it up, fucked it up this time", weren't part of the song, Ariana improvised the lyrics into the song.
  • The song has been nominated for Best Original Song by Chicago Indie Critics,[4] Hollywood Music in Media Awards,[5] and among others.
  • The song has also been shortlisted for Best Original Song at the 94th Academy Awards.
  • The song peaked at number seven on the NZ Hot Singles chart
  • The song won Outstanding Original Song for a Comedy or Musical Visual Media Production at the Society of Composers and Lyricists Awards[6]
  • Just Look Up has been nominated for Best Song at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards.[7]



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