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{{Lyrics|lyrics = <poem>
 
{{Lyrics|lyrics = <poem>
 
'''[Intro]'''
 
'''[Intro]'''
Yeah, yee, mmm, oh yeah, yeah
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Yeah, yee, mmm, oh, yeah, yeah
Ooh, ooh, yee (yeah, yeah)
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Ooh, ooh (''Yeah''), yee (''Yeah'')
   
 
'''[Verse 1]'''
 
'''[Verse 1]'''
 
I just got some real good news from work, boy (It's a surprise, surprise)
 
I just got some real good news from work, boy (It's a surprise, surprise)
You can't imagine what I'm 'bout to say (It's a surprise, surprise)
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You can't imagine what I'm bout to say (It's a surprise, surprise)
 
It's so hard to hold back, baby (It's a surprise, surprise)
 
It's so hard to hold back, baby (It's a surprise, surprise)
 
I'm so excited, I can hardly wait (It's a surprise, surprise)
 
I'm so excited, I can hardly wait (It's a surprise, surprise)
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'''[Pre-Chorus]'''
 
'''[Pre-Chorus]'''
 
Tonight, I'm a baller, babe (Tonight, I'm a baller, baby)
 
Tonight, I'm a baller, babe (Tonight, I'm a baller, baby)
Even way beneath it, oh woah (Even way beneath me)
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Even way beneath it, oh, woah (Even way beneath you)
 
What else is there to say, boy? (What else is there to say, boy?)
 
What else is there to say, boy? (What else is there to say, boy?)
 
Say, bae, you should play with me, babe
 
Say, bae, you should play with me, babe
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I'm so successful, yeah
 
I'm so successful, yeah
 
And, girl, you too, you are so young
 
And, girl, you too, you are so young
And beautiful and so successful (oh woah, babe)
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And beautiful and so successful ('''''Oh, woah, babe, yeah''''')
 
Yeah, I'm so successful, yee
 
Yeah, I'm so successful, yee
   
 
'''[Verse 2]'''
 
'''[Verse 2]'''
 
This ain't nothin' ordinary for me (It's a surprise, surprise)
 
This ain't nothin' ordinary for me (It's a surprise, surprise)
We ain't goin' to your favorite place (It's a surprise, surprise) (yeah, yeah)
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We ain't goin' to your favorite place (It's a surprise, surprise) (''Yeah, yeah'')
 
You keep asking, "What is so special?" (It's a surprise, surprise)
 
You keep asking, "What is so special?" (It's a surprise, surprise)
 
You really wanna know? You'll have to wait (It's a surprise, surprise)
 
You really wanna know? You'll have to wait (It's a surprise, surprise)
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'''[Pre-Chorus]'''
 
'''[Pre-Chorus]'''
 
Tonight, I'm a baller, babe (Tonight, I'm a baller, baby)
 
Tonight, I'm a baller, babe (Tonight, I'm a baller, baby)
Even way beneath it, oh woah (Even way beneath me)
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Even way beneath it, oh, woah (Even way beneath you)
 
What else is there to say, boy? (What else is there to say, boy?)
 
What else is there to say, boy? (What else is there to say, boy?)
Say, bae, you should play with me, babe
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Say, bae, you should play with me, babe, ('''''Yee''''')
   
 
'''[Chorus]'''
 
'''[Chorus]'''
Yee, it feels so good to be so young
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It feels so good to be so young
And have this fun and be successful, mmmm (I, I, I)
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And have this fun and be successful, mmmm ('''''I, I, I''''')
 
I'm so successful
 
I'm so successful
And, girl, you too, you are so young (so young)
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And, girl, you too, you are so young ('''''So young''''')
And beautiful and so successful (woah, babe)
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And beautiful and so successful ('''''Woah, babe, yeah''''')
Yeah, I'm so successful (yeah, yeah)
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Yeah, I'm so successful (''Yeah, yeah'')
   
 
'''[Bridge]'''
 
'''[Bridge]'''
Let me put my hands over your eyes (your eyes, mmm, yeah, mmm, yeah)
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Let me put my hands over your eyes ('''''Your eyes, mmm, yeah, mmm, yeah''''')
 
(It's a surprise, surprise, it's a surprise, surprise)
 
(It's a surprise, surprise, it's a surprise, surprise)
Boy, are you ready (ready) for your surprise (surprise)?
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Boy, are you ready ('''''Ready''''') for your surprise ('''''Surprise''''')?
 
(It's a surprise, surprise, it's a surprise, surprise)
 
(It's a surprise, surprise, it's a surprise, surprise)
Mmm ah, oh, I'ma give it to ya (mmm)
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Mmm ah, oh, I'ma give it to ya ('''''Mmmm''''')
Mmm ah, oh, I'ma give it to ya (oh, yeah)
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Mmm ah, oh, I'ma give it to ya ('''''Oh, yeah''''')
Do you like it, babe? (Do you like it, babe?)
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Do you like it, babe? ('''''Do you like it, babe?''''')
Does it give you chills? (Does it give you chills?)
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Does it give you chills? ('''''Does it give you chills?''''')
Does it make you feel? (Does it make you feel cold?)
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Does it make you feel? ('''''Does it make you feel cold?''''') cold
Yeah
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('''''Yeah''''')
   
 
'''[Pre-Chorus]'''
 
'''[Pre-Chorus]'''
 
(Oh, oh, oh, woah)
 
(Oh, oh, oh, woah)
 
Tonight, I'm a baller, babe, mmm, boy (Tonight, I'm a baller, baby)
 
Tonight, I'm a baller, babe, mmm, boy (Tonight, I'm a baller, baby)
Even way beneath it, oh woah (Even way beneath me)
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Even way beneath it, oh, woah (Even way beneath you)
 
What else is there to say, boy? Oh woah (What else is there to say, boy?)
 
What else is there to say, boy? Oh woah (What else is there to say, boy?)
 
Say, bae, you should play with me, babe
 
Say, bae, you should play with me, babe
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Yeah, it feels so good to be so young
 
Yeah, it feels so good to be so young
 
And have this fun and be successful
 
And have this fun and be successful
I'm so successful (yeah)
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I'm so successful ('''''Yeah''''')
And, girl, you too, you are so young (so young)
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And, girl, you too, you are so young ('''''So young''''')
And beautiful and so successful (so successful, yeah)
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And beautiful and so successful ('''''So successful''''')
I'm so successful (yeah, yeah)
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('''''Yeah'''''), I'm so successful ('''''Yeah, yeah''''')
   
 
'''[Outro]'''
 
'''[Outro]'''
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Mmmmm
 
Mmmmm
 
Mmmm
 
Mmmm
Oh yeah
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Oh, yeah
Mmm, oh yeah
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Mmm, oh, yeah
 
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</poem>}}
   

Revision as of 01:09, February 9, 2020

"Successful" (stylized in all lowercase) is the seventh track from Ariana Grande's fourth studio album, Sweetener. It was released through Republic Records on August 17, 2018.

A live version of the song is featured on K Bye For Now (SWT Live), which was released on December 23, 2019.

Background

Grande confirmed the song and its position in the Sweetener track listing on June 2, 2018, on Twitter.[1] On June 7, 2018, Grande confirmed on Twitter that the song is about "girls feeling good about their own individual success / celebrating each other / flexing [...]".[2] On June 23, Grande posted lyrics of the song on her Twitter account.[3]

Live performances

Grande debuted "Successful" live on August 20, 2018 at The Sweetener Sessions, and is a regular part of the setlist of Grande's Sweetener World Tour, which began on March 18, 2019.

Videos

Trivia

Lyrics

[Intro]
Yeah, yee, mmm, oh, yeah, yeah
Ooh, ooh (Yeah), yee (Yeah)

[Verse 1]
I just got some real good news from work, boy (It's a surprise, surprise)
You can't imagine what I'm bout to say (It's a surprise, surprise)
It's so hard to hold back, baby (It's a surprise, surprise)
I'm so excited, I can hardly wait (It's a surprise, surprise)
Listen, bae

[Pre-Chorus]
Tonight, I'm a baller, babe (Tonight, I'm a baller, baby)
Even way beneath it, oh, woah (Even way beneath you)
What else is there to say, boy? (What else is there to say, boy?)
Say, bae, you should play with me, babe

[Chorus]
Yeah, it feels so good to be so young
And have this fun and be successful, yee
I'm so successful, yeah
And, girl, you too, you are so young
And beautiful and so successful (Oh, woah, babe, yeah)
Yeah, I'm so successful, yee

[Verse 2]
This ain't nothin' ordinary for me (It's a surprise, surprise)
We ain't goin' to your favorite place (It's a surprise, surprise) (Yeah, yeah)
You keep asking, "What is so special?" (It's a surprise, surprise)
You really wanna know? You'll have to wait (It's a surprise, surprise)

[Pre-Chorus]
Tonight, I'm a baller, babe (Tonight, I'm a baller, baby)
Even way beneath it, oh, woah (Even way beneath you)
What else is there to say, boy? (What else is there to say, boy?)
Say, bae, you should play with me, babe, (Yee)

[Chorus]
It feels so good to be so young
And have this fun and be successful, mmmm (I, I, I)
I'm so successful
And, girl, you too, you are so young (So young)
And beautiful and so successful (Woah, babe, yeah)
Yeah, I'm so successful (Yeah, yeah)

[Bridge]
Let me put my hands over your eyes (Your eyes, mmm, yeah, mmm, yeah)
(It's a surprise, surprise, it's a surprise, surprise)
Boy, are you ready (Ready) for your surprise (Surprise)?
(It's a surprise, surprise, it's a surprise, surprise)
Mmm ah, oh, I'ma give it to ya (Mmmm)
Mmm ah, oh, I'ma give it to ya (Oh, yeah)
Do you like it, babe? (Do you like it, babe?)
Does it give you chills? (Does it give you chills?)
Does it make you feel? (Does it make you feel cold?) cold
(Yeah)

[Pre-Chorus]
(Oh, oh, oh, woah)
Tonight, I'm a baller, babe, mmm, boy (Tonight, I'm a baller, baby)
Even way beneath it, oh, woah (Even way beneath you)
What else is there to say, boy? Oh woah (What else is there to say, boy?)
Say, bae, you should play with me, babe

[Chorus]
Yeah, it feels so good to be so young
And have this fun and be successful
I'm so successful (Yeah)
And, girl, you too, you are so young (So young)
And beautiful and so successful (So successful)
(Yeah), I'm so successful (Yeah, yeah)

[Outro]
Mmm
Mmmmm
Mmmm
Oh, yeah
Mmm, oh, yeah

References

Sweetener
August 17, 2018 • 47:25 • Republic Records
Songs
Released Better OffBlazedBorderlineBreathinEverytimeGet Well SoonGod Is A WomanGoodnight N GoNo Tears Left To CryPete DavidsonRaindrops (An Angel Cried)R.E.MSuccessfulSweetenerThe Light Is Coming
Unreleased My WayGot Her OwnSoberYou
Artists
Ariana GrandeMissy ElliottNicki MinajPharrell Williams
Tour
Sweetener World TourThe Sweetener Sessions
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