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For the album of the same name, see Positions (album).

"Positions" (stylized in all lowercase) is the lead single and title track from Ariana Grande's sixth studio album of the same name. It was released on October 23, 2020, through Republic Records.[1]

Background

On October 17, 2020, Grande posted a slow-motion video of her typing the word "positions" on a keyboard and launched two countdowns on her website counting down to October 23, 2020 and October 30, 2020.[1]

Grande revealed the single's official cover art on October 21, 2020.[2] On the same day, she posted a a 15 second snippet of the song on her social media.[3]

Critical Reception

Commercially, the song debuted atop of the US Billboard Hot 100, being Grande's fifth chart-topping single and extending her record for the most number-one debuts.[4] With this song debuting at number 1, she became the first artist to debut 3 number ones since The Beatles.

Positions was the #1 song on Billboard's Pop Songs Radio Airplay Chart for three consecutive weeks in a row. It was certified gold in the UK.

Live performances

Vevo Official Live Performance

On July 22st, 2021, Grande released the first live performance of Positions at 9am PST/12pm EST. It is a Vevo Original Live.

Musicians

Music video

The song's official music video, directed by Dave Meyers, was released along with the song on October 23, 2020.[5] It features cameos from Grande's mother Joan, as well as Victoria Monét, Tyler Ford, Darrion, and Tayla Parx.[6][7][8]

The music video directed by Dave Meyers, depicts Grande as the President of the United States. A clock can be shown in the music video and its hands are on the time, 6:30, a nod to one of her songs which is featured on the album titled Six Thirty. [9]

Lyric video

A lyric video for the song was also uploaded on Grande's YouTube channel along with the song [10]

Gallery

Videos

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Heaven sent you to me
I'm just hopin' I don't repeat history

[Pre-Chorus]
Boy, I'm tryna meet your mama on a Sunday
Then make a lotta love on a Monday (Ah, ah)
Never need no (No), no one else, babe
'Cause I'll be

[Chorus]
Switchin' them positions for you
Cookin' in the kitchen and I'm in the bedroom
I'm in the Olympics, way I'm jumpin' through hoops
Know my love infinite, nothin' I wouldn't do
That I won't do, switchin' for you

[Verse 2]
Perfect, perfect
You're too good to be true (You're too good to be true)
But I get tired of runnin', fuck it
Now, I'm runnin' with you (With you)

[Pre-Chorus]
Said, boy, I'm tryna meet your mama on a Sunday
Then make a lotta love on a Monday (Ah, ah)
Never need no (No), no one else, babe
'Cause I'll be

[Chorus]
Switchin' them positions for you
Cookin' in the kitchen and I'm in the bedroom
I'm in the Olympics, way I'm jumpin' through hoops
Know my love infinite, nothin' I wouldn't do
That I won't do, switchin' for you
Cookin' in the kitchen and I'm in the bedroom
I'm in the Olympics, way I'm jumpin' through hoops
Know my love infinite, nothin' I wouldn't do (Nothin')
That I won't do, switchin' for you

[Bridge]
This some shit that I usually don't do (Yeah)
But for you, I kinda, kinda want to (Mmm)
'Cause you're down for me and I'm down too (And I'm down too)
Yeah, I'm down too
Switchin' the positions for you
This some shit that I (Yeah) usually don't do (Don't do)
But for you, I kinda, kinda want to (Mmm)
'Cause you're down for me and I'm down too ('Cause you're down for me)

[Chorus]
Switchin' them positions for you
Cookin' in the kitchen and I'm in the bedroom
I'm in the Olympics, way I'm jumpin' through hoops (Jumpin', jumpin')
Know my love infinite, nothin' I wouldn't do
That I won't do, switchin' for you (Ooh woah)
Cookin' in the kitchen and I'm in the bedroom
I'm in the Olympics, way I'm jumpin' through hoops
Know my love infinite, nothin' I wouldn't do (I wouldn't do)
That I won't do, switchin' for you

[Outro]
Yeah
Ah, yeah
Ah (Ah), yeah

Audio

Trivia

  • Positions has spent 30 weeks at U.S. pop radio. It is Grande’s longest charting single to date.
  • Positions spends 15 weeks on the Billboard 200 at #7 (+2) with 31K units sold.
  • Positions is the 3rd most streamed song on Spotify in 2020 with over 600M streams.
  • Positions has a total of 900 million global streams on YouTube and Spotify combined.
  • Ariana said that her husband Dalton Gomez came up with the concept of the music video
  • Positions is the sixth and final song from Positions to receive a VEVO Live Performance.

References


Positions
October 30, 2020 • 41:07 • Republic Records
Songs
Released 34+35Just Like MagicLove LanguageMain ThingMotiveMy HairNastyObviousOff The TablePositionsPOVSafety NetShut UpSix ThirtySomeone Like U (Interlude)Test DriveWest SideWorst Behavior
Artists
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