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"Test Drive" (stylized in all lowercase; originally titled "Fuck Smashmouth") is the sixteenth track and the second bonus track for the deluxe edition of Ariana Grande's sixth studio album, Positions. It was released on February 19, 2021 through Republic Records.

Background[]

Grande confirmed "Test Drive" as the sixteenth track of Positions on February 11, 2021, during the countdown to premiere of the "34+35" remix music video.[1] On February 17, 2021, Grande posted a snippet of the song on Social Media.[2]

During the countdown live stream for the “34+35 Remix” music video, Ariana revealed that she had a hard time deciding between "test drive" and "love language" for the standard edition of the album.

Two demos of the song leaked on July 22, 2023. A day later on July 23, 2023, all of the demos leaked. The full sessions was soon leaked a week later on July 30, 2023. There was also a writers reference made by Tayla Parx, but it’s only a mumble demo.

Audios[]

Lyrics[]

[Intro]
Ayy

[Verse 1]
Pull up, pull up on me, ayy-ayy
Might just recline the seat when I want it
Give you a set of keys 'cause you own it
Pull up, pull up on me, ayy-ayy
No second guessing, checking the rearview
Ain't looking back unless it's right at you

[Pre-Chorus]
Make me wanna stay through the night
I will never leave from by your side
Don't you know you got a ride or die?
Mmm-mmm, mmm-mmm
Even when I miss you on the road
You should know I'm always in control
'Cause the one thing I already know

[Chorus]
No, I don't feel the need to test drive nothing
Test drive nothing
Baby, I'm sold on you, so I don't ever gotta
Tеst drive nothing (Oh, oh-oh)
Test drive nothing (My baby)
It's in thе way you do it, I don't ever gotta baby

[Verse 2]
I drop the top on that body
That's candy paint on my body
I'm thinkin' 'bout the way I feel on you
If you want, say, "I do" (I do)
I'll floor it (I'll floor it)
Just say the word, you know I'm yours (I'm yours)
Just drop a pin and don't reverse (Oh)

[Pre-Chorus]
Make me wanna stay through the night (Ooh-ooh)
I will never leave from by your side (Leave from by your side)
Don't you know you got a ride or die
Mmm-mmm, mmm-mmm
Even when I miss you on the road
You should know I'm always in control
'Cause the one thing I already know

[Chorus]
No, I don't feel the need to test drive nothing (No, babe)
Test drive nothing
Baby, I'm sold on you, so I don't ever gotta
Test drive nothing
Test drive nothing
It's in the way you do it, I don't ever gotta

Trivia[]

  • Test Drive was recorded in the same sessions as "Positions".
  • Test Drive is the shortest song on Positions (Deluxe) that isn't an interlude, with the accumulative time of just 2:02.
  • During the 34+35 Remix (Countdown to Premiere)[3], Grande revealed that she had a dilemma while composing the original Positions tracklist, because she couldn't decide whether Test Drive or Love Language should fill Track 11's slot. In the end, however, she revealed that she loved how the original tracklist turned out and that she "wouldn't change anything about it".
  • Test Drive debuted at #1 on Spotify's Today's Top Hits playlist.
  • Test Drive debuted at #1 on the Worldwide iTunes Song chart.
  • Test Drive debuted at #17 on the global Apple Music singles chart.
  • Test Drive debuted at #5 on the US Spotify chart.
  • Test Drive is the highest peaking song for a deluxe pop album in history.
  • Test Drive is currently Grande’s best performing song worldwide across all digital platforms.
  • Test Drive debuted at #1 on Spotify's Top Global & US Song Debut chart.
  • Ariana said she considered putting the track on the standard instead of "Love Language"

References[]

Positions
October 30, 2020 • 41:07 • Republic Records
Songs
Released 34+35Just Like MagicLove LanguageMain ThingMotiveMy HairNastyObviousOff The TablePositionsPOVSafety NetShut UpSix ThirtySomeone Like UTest DriveWest SideWorst Behavior
Unreleased 90s Heartbreak95 MillionAnti ShitBabymakingBlueberriesBopBowzerBrandy MelvilleCommunicateComplicatedComptonCount Me InDan E Elf ManDashin ItDo DatDon't Talk To My ManDirty SecretsDisco DanceEarly 200sEverything I DoFor SureFresh White TeeFuck Around With The Fuck AroundGirl Is MineGodsfavorGrande. 1Groovy BabyHandy ManHe Had It CominHerguitarHeroHersHomeHow Do YouI Like Your PartInternational Friendship DayI'm ReadyIntroezyIt's A-Jedi MindJoccyJust Happy 4 NowLakortleLalalaLaniLet's StayLofi 1Lofi 2Love Me NowMacking ShitMade Of TheseMet Him Last NightMy FaultNeighborhoodNew House-PopNo Free PromoNorthshoreNot TodayOrganic OOOOOOOOutgrownOweeePick ChordsPink RoseShortySmoooothSweet DreamsTake CareTennis BallThe GodfatherThrasherTommy 3Tommy 4Wanna See Something CoolY Is Everyone So In Love With Me
Artists
Ariana GrandeBryson TillerCarmen ReeceDemi LovatoDoja CatLil WayneMegan Thee StallionNjomzaRoddy RicchTayla ParxThe WeekndTy Dolla SignVictoria Monét
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