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"Met Him Last Night" is a single by Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande. Featured on Lovato's album Dancing with the Devil... the Art of Starting Over, the song was released through Island Records on April 2, 2021.[1] In the title, the "him" in question is the devil.[2][3]

Background

The song was first teased during Lovato's New York Times interview on March 16, 2021.[4] Grande confirmed the collaboration via Twitter on March 22, 2021 by quoting Lovato's tweet with the song title.[5][6] In the same month, Ariana put on the instastory a recording where you can hear Ariana who performs backgrounds for this song with caption "backgrounds on a song for a friend :)". Demi Lovato revealed in an interview that Ariana Grande wrote the song for Demi after hearing "Dancing With The Devil" with the intent of Demi singing it solo, but Demi convinced Ariana to sing the song with them as a duet, saying they had "finally found their song to sing together"

Critical reception

Vulture described the collaboration as "a near-perfect vocal combo." The magazine also called Lovato and Grande "two lyrical geniuses" and stated that the song is "hot and even a bit hellish."[7] Billboard described the collaboration as a "dark, twisted fantasy about chilling with the devil and finding out that, well, he's kind of a funny, chill dude who might be relationship material."[8] Seventeen Magazine stated that the collaboration "lives up to everything we've been waiting for."[9]

Chart Performance

"Met Him Last Night" debuted at #61 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the chart week of April 17, 2021.[10] It also debuted at #24 on Global Spotify and at #12 on U.S. Spotify.

Lyrics

[Verse 1: Demi Lovato]
Late at night, I'm sippin' as you pass me by
Red or white? You pour another, say, "It's fine"

[Pre-Chorus: Demi Lovato & Ariana Grande]
I don't believe in you (I, I don't believe that)
'Cause I know just how you do (I, I seen it right through)

[Chorus: Both Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande]
I've seen the devil, yeah, I met him last night
Had conversation, yeah, I think he's alright
Seemed kinda funny, yeah, he kinda my type (Yeah, he's kinda my type)
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I've seen the devil, yeah, I met him last night
One conversation, now he's spendin' the night
I think I Iove him, though I know it ain't right

[Verse 2: Ariana Grande]
You got mе fucked up, I won't let this happen again (Mm-mm, yеah)
This the last time, you won't take advantage of my innocence (Mm-mm, yeah)

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
I don't believe in you (I, I don't believe that)
Disguised, but I see right through (I, I seen it right through)

[Chorus: Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Both]
I've seen the devil, yeah, I met him last night
Had conversation, yeah, I think he's alright
Seemed kinda funny, yeah, he kinda my type
(Yeah, he's kinda my type)
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I've seen the devil, yeah, I met him last night
One conversation, now he's spendin' the night
I think I Iove him, though I know it ain't right
(No, no, it ain't right, yeah)

[Verse 3: Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Both]
How can I ever believe him? (Yeah)
That one look could be so deceivin' (Yeah)
Boy, you were my only vice, I never feel this way
Won't be no hostage, I'm leavin' (Yeah)
Boy, you just gave me a reason
No, I never thought I'd be the one
No, I never thought I'd be the one to fall
Watch me bounce before I give you my all
So, I promise tonight is the last call

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
I don't believe in you (I, I don't believe that)
Disguised, but I see right through (I, I seen it right through)

[Chorus: Both Demi Lovato & Ariana Grande]
I've seen the devil, yeah, I met him last night
Had conversation, yeah, I think he's alright
Seemed kinda funny, yeah, he kinda my type
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I've seen the devil, yeah, I met him last night
One conversation, now he's spendin' the night
I think I Iove him, though I know it ain't right
(Ain't right, ain't right, ain't right, no)

[Outro: Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Both]
Mm-mm-mm (Oh, woah)
Mm-mm-mm
Mm-mm-mm
Oh, hey, hey


Trivia

  • In 2013, Ariana said she wanted to do a song with Demi, but it just didn't work out. Then, in 2017, Demi talked to Vevo saying they would love to collab with Ari, but "finding the right song for two girls to sing is really difficult."[9]
  • This is Ariana Grande's first collaborated song that she only wrote the song without the other artist.
  • This is Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato's first collaboration.
  • In an Instagram Live, Demi confirmed that there will be a music video coming soon, but it was scrapped.
  • Met Him Last Night" has surpassed 50 million streams on Spotify.

References

Featured Songs
AdoreA Hand For Mrs. ClausAll My LoveArturo SandovalBedBetter DaysBoys Like YouCheck InDance To ThisDon't Be Gone Too LongEsta NocheFaithGet On Your KneesGood As Hell (Remix)HeatstrokeI Don't Do DrugsMet Him Last NightMy Favorite PartNo Love For The LonelyOh Santa!Over And Over AgainPopular SongQuitResearchRule The WorldSave Your Tears (Remix)Take CareTalk To MeTimeWhat Do You Mean? (Remix)You Don't Own Me
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