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"Obvious" (stylized in all lowercase) is the thirteenth track from Ariana Grande's sixth studio album, Positions. It was released on October 30, 2020 through Republic Records. This song was confirmed as the thirteenth track of Positions on October 24, 2020, through her social media.[1]

Background[]

This song has a beautiful, melodic tune, depicting how Grande has started to believe in love again.

In the past, she has ended up hurt and tweeted that she doesn't believe in true love. This song is about her current partner and how they have opened her eyes to love and happiness again.

A video snippet of Ariana lip-syncing to the song surfaced April 14th, 2023. This soon turned out to be from a scrapped visual. The video leaked in full on April 21, 2023, along with 3 other visuals that leaked in full. ("Positions", "Motive", and "Shut Up".)

On June 4, 2023, the demo version of the song leaked along with "Nobody (Solo)" and "You" HQ.

The full session leaked on January 22, 2024. A writers reference leaked on January 26, 2024.

Audios[]

Chart performance[]

"Obvious" debuted at #70 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the chart week of November 14, 2020.[2]

Trivia[]

  • The song was almost scrapped from the final tracklist.
  • It's unknown as to whether the song's visualizer was planned to tease the song or was planned to try take the place of a music video for the track.
  • In the writer’s reference demo, the line "no cap, got me right where you want me" was changed to "no shit, got me right where you want me" in the final version Grande recorded.
  • The demos of the song has an orchestral instrumental using mostly pizzicato strings.

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1]
I love the taste of you in the morning
Keep me warm and
Nothin' else, nothin' more important
Makes me wanna believe in love (Mmm)
I love the thought of us in the evening
Crave the feeling
The way you feel, somethin' 'bout a feeling
I'm praying we don't fuck this up (Ah-ah-ah, babe)

[Pre-Chorus]
Others that I've had had to impress me before
But I knew you were the real thing
When you walked through the door
I didn't think I would have to spell it out

[Chorus]
Don't put the bands, put the bands on me
All my love, all my love is free
Ain't no price on my loyalty
No shit, got me right where you want me, baby
Could I be more obvious? (Ooh)
Hard to think when I'm under you
Tell you all of my dirty truths
No shit, got me right where you want me, baby
Could I be more obvious?

[Verse 2]
Maybe if I'm lucky, you might stay the afternoon
If you gotta work, just promise me you'll come back soon
Maybe you should pack a suitcase too (Too)
I love the thought of you never leavin' (No)
Days repeating
Gettin' steps up on the treadmill while you sleepin'
Never thought I'd believe in love again

[Pre-Chorus]
Others that I've had had to impress me before
But I knew you were the real thing
When you walked through the door
I didn't think I would have to spell it out

[Chorus]
Don't put the bands, put the bands on me
All my love, all my love is free
Ain't no price on my loyalty
No shit, got me right where you want me, baby
Could I be more obvious? (Ooh)
Hard to think when I'm under you
Tell you all of my dirty truths
No shit, got me right where you want me, baby
Could I be more obvious?

References[]

Positions
October 30, 2020 • 41:07 • Republic Records
Songs
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Artists
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