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"Piano" (originally titled "My Piano") is the sixth track from Ariana Grande's debut album, Yours Truly. It was released through Republic Records on September 3, 2013.

Composition[]

The song is built on a hand-clapped rhythm, pulsating beats and a piano loop.[1][2]

The track deals with Ariana debating whether or not to write a soulful lament about love and heartbreak; or to choose a pop song that would be played on the radio.

Trivia[]

  • Rolling stone put it as Ariana's 50th best song, in an article about her top 50 songs.
  • Jordon Sparks originally recorded the song before it was given to Ariana.

Live performances[]

Grande performed "Piano" at Justin Bieber's Believe Tour[3] and on her debut tour The Listening Sessions, both in 2013. She also performed the song at the 2014 Easter Egg Roll at the White House.[4] On June 10, 2019 Grande performed the song for the first time since 2014 on her Sweetener World Tour in Charlotte, North Carolina in honor of her mom's birthday.[5]

Videos[]

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1]
I could write a song with my new piano
I could sing about how love is a losing battle
Not hard (it's not hard), it's not hard (it's not hard)
It's not hard (it's not hard), it's not hard (it's not hard)

And I could sing about cupid and his shooting arrow
In the end, you'll find out that my heart was battered
Real hard (real hard), it's so hard (so hard)
Real hard (real hard), it's that hard (it's that hard)

[Pre-Chorus]
But I rather make a song they can play on the radio
That makes you wanna dance, don't it make you wanna dance?
But I rather make a song they can play on the radio
That makes you wanna grab your lover's hand

[Chorus]
So hold up and take it through the night
And you should follow it through to make it alright
Now grab each others' hands, get 'em up
I want to see you rock to the piano, the piano

[Verse 2]
I could write a song with my new piano
I could sing about how love is a losing battle
Not hard (it's not hard), it's not hard (it's not hard)
It's not hard (it's not hard), it's not hard (it's not hard)

And I could sing about cupid and his shooting arrow
In the end, you'll find out that my heart was battered
Real hard (real hard), it's so hard (so hard)
Real hard (real hard), it's that hard (it's that hard)

[Pre-Chorus]
But I rather make a song they can play on the radio
That makes you wanna dance, don't it make you wanna dance?
But I rather make a song they can play on the radio
That makes you wanna grab your lover's hand

[Chorus]
So hold up and take it through the night
And you should follow it through to make it alright
Now grab each others' hands, get 'em up
I want to see you rock to the piano, the piano

So hold up and take it through the night
And you should follow it through to make it alright
Now grab each others' hands, get 'em up
I want to see you rock to the piano, the piano

[Bridge]
I'd rather tell you about how I'm feeling boy
And how I'm doing things my way if I got my piano, then I know I'm gon' be okay

[Chorus]
So hold up and take it through the night
And you should follow it through to make it alright
Now grab each others' hands, get 'em up
I want to see you rock to the piano, the piano

So hold up and take it through the night
And you should follow it through to make it alright
Now grab each others' hands, get 'em up
I want to see you rock to the piano, the piano

So hold up and take it through the night
And you should follow it through to make it alright
Now grab each others' hands, get 'em up
I want to see you rock to the piano, the piano

[Outro]
I could write a song with my new piano
I could sing about how love is a losing battle
Not hard (it's not hard), it's not hard (it's not hard)
It's not hard (it's not hard), it's not hard (it's not hard)

References[]

Yours Truly
August 30, 2013 • 46:28 • Republic Records
Songs
Released Almost Is Never EnoughBaby IBetter Left UnsaidDaydreamin'Honeymoon AvenueLovin' ItPianoPopular SongRight ThereTattooed HeartThe WayYou'll Never Know
Unreleased 3OH!3 OuttakeBoyfriend MaterialButterfliesDo You Love MeFirst TimeHumanILABLa Vie En RoseNobody Does It BetterOh, DarlingParachutePink ChampagnePlease Don't Let Me GoPut Your Hearts UpRealSandmanSaturday Love'Til We Finally MeetUnknown Nick Jonas DuetUnknown Nick Jonas BalladUnknown Sean Kingston CollaborationVoodoo LoveYoung LoveYou're My Only Shawty
Artists
Ariana GrandeBig SeanDemi LovatoGreyson ChanceJ BalvinJade NovahKing LosMac MillerMIKANathan SykesPebe SebertSean KingstonTaro HakaseThe Dap Kings • 3OH!3
Tour
The Listening Sessions
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