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"Step on Up" is a song recorded by Ariana Grande for her third studio album, Dangerous Woman, released through Republic Records on May 20, 2016. Upon Dangerous Woman's release, "Step on Up" was only available as a bonus track via Target exclusive CDs, as well as Japanese deluxe editions of the album. The song would see its streaming debut on May 20, 2021, when it was added to the album in celebration of its fifth anniversary.

Serving as the sixteenth track on the album, "Step on Up" is a drum filled pop song with live drums, saw synths, and blaring saxophones used in its instrumentation. In 2018, a mashup of this song with "Gimme More" by Britney Spears was uploaded to YouTube. The edit subsequently went viral on TikTok in 2020, earning the original video over 40 million views.

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Trivia[]

  • "Step on Up" was the last song on Dangerous Woman to be released on streaming, taking five years to do so.
    • Although "Jason's Song" was added to the album itself at the same time, it was previously available on streaming, having been released four months after the album's inital release as a promotional single.
  • This is the only song on Dangerous Woman to never be performed live.
  • The majority of the background vocals on this song are by Victoria Monét.

Lyrics[]

[Intro]
Hey, hey
Oh, baby, yeah

[Chorus 1]
Step on up to this
Step, step on up to this
Step on up to this crazy love

[Verse 1]
Hey, I'm classy
But I don't mind if you get at me
It's okay (It's okay) to get nasty
Just the way that you like
You say (You say) I'm sexy
So bad, they should arrest me
You can't (You can't) forget me
Gave you the time of your life

[Pre-Chorus]
What you need, babe, is a number one
Can't you see, babe, I got what you've been waiting for?
What you need, babe, is work of art
What you need, babe
Come get it, I got it

[Chorus 2]
Step on up to this
Step, step on up to this
Step on up to this crazy love
Step on up to this
Step, step on up to this
Step on up to this crazy love

[Verse 2]
Hey, I'm waiting
Standing here with my ladies
No shame in chasing
If we got what you like
Don't stop, keep moving
Cause I love what you're doing (Hey)
Let's rock to this music
Have the time of your life

[Pre-Chorus]
What you need, babe (Oh, yeah), is a number one (Oh, yeah)
Can't you see, babe, I got what you've been waiting for? (I got what you've been waiting for)
What you need, babe, is work of art
What you need, babe
Come get it, I got it (Come get it, I got it, boy)

[Chorus 2]
Step on up to this (Hey, yeah)
Step, step on up to this
Step on up to this crazy love (Boy)
Step on up to this
Step, step on up to this
Step on up to this crazy love (Oooooh, hey)

[Bridge]
Don't be ashamed, any time, any place
Let him know that you got it like that (Ah-ha)
When you love him real good, and you treat him like you should
Gonna keep him coming right back (That's right)
Don't be ashamed, any time, any place
Let him know that you got it like that (Don't be ashamed boy, ha)
When you love him real good, and you treat him like you should
Gonna keep him coming right back (Ooooo-no-no-yeah)

[Pre-Chorus]
What you need, babe (No, hey), is a number one (Hey, babe)
Can't you see, babe (Oh), I got what you've been waiting for? (I got what you've been waiting for)
What you need, babe (Oh, yeah), is work of art (What you need)
What you need, babe
Come get it, I got it (Come get it, I got it, boy)

[Chorus 2]
Step on up to this
Step, step on up to this (Step, step on up to this)
Step on up to this crazy love (Step on up to this crazy love, boy)
Step on up to this
Step, step on up to this (Step, step on up to this)
Step on up to this crazy love (Step on up to this crazy love)

[Outro]
Don't be ashamed, any time, any place
Let him know that you got it like that

References[]

Dangerous Woman
May 20, 2016 • 39:31 • Republic Records
Songs
Released Bad DecisionsBe AlrightDangerous WomanEverydayFocusGreedyI Don't CareInto YouJason's Song (Gave It Away)Knew Better / Forever BoyLeave Me LonelyLet Me Love YouMoonlightSide To SideSometimesStep On UpThinking Bout YouTouch It
Unreleased All ThatAriana BeatBaby LovesForevermoreGot Her OwnHiHourglassHow You FeelKnew Better Part TwoLeave Me Lonely (Reprise)MonsterMoonlight FlourishOh, YeahOn & On
Artists
Ariana GrandeFutureJamie FoxxLil WayneMacy GrayNicki MinajQuavoTakeoffTayla ParxVictoria Monét
Tour
Dangerous Woman Tour
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