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For the Frank Ocean cover, see Thinkin Bout You.

"Thinking Bout You" is a song recorded by Ariana Grande for her third studio album, Dangerous Woman. It was released through Republic Records on May 20, 2016. Serving as the fifteenth and final track on the US standard edition of the album, as well as the international deluxe edition, "Thinking Bout You" is a melancholic anthem about self-pleasure set to a celestial, pulsating, and lush electronic instrumental.

Background[]

"Thinking Bout You" closes off the album on a high note, with Grande questioning where her lover is, pleading for them to come back to her. Grande soon takes matters into her own hands, turning her sense of longing into self-pleasure, fueled by the memories of her lover. The song ends with a sudden stop immediately after the final chorus, ending the album with a dual sense of completion and wonder.

On April 10, 2016, the Dangerous Woman tracklist was updated on iTunes to show five explicit songs on the album, with "Thinking Bout You" being one of them.[1] Although the song does not contain any profane language (only the word "hell", which is censored on clean versions of the album), it is still labeled as explicit due to its sexual references.[2]

Many fans wanted "Thinking Bout You" to be performed under the moon at the Sweetener World Tour in 2019. However, Grande stated via her now-defunct Twitter account that she would not be performing the song, deeming it "too sad".

Trivia[]

  • When Grande initally revealed the tracklist for Dangerous Woman on Instagram, this song was named "Thinkin' Bout You" instead of "Thinking Bout You". This was likely to try distinguish between her and Frank's song of the same name.

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1]
I've been thinking bout you
Yeah, I've been missing you
Where the hell are you
Oh, when I need you?
I could still hear your voice
I ain't got no choice
Cause I'm here all alone
I know I can't wait 'til you get home

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh, I don't have you here with me
But at least I have the memory
I try to make it through the night
But I can't control my mind

[Chorus 1]
I'm just thinking bout you
I'm thinking bout you, I'm thinking bout you
I'm just thinking bout you
I'm thinking bout you, I'm thinking bout you

[Verse 2]
Mmmm
Got these thoughts in my head
Ain't no way to forget
Got me losing my breath
Nobody got me the way that you did
Had my eyes rolling back
Had me arching my back
Now you love me so good
I wish you would hurry up and come back

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh, I don't have you here with me
But at least I have the memory
I try to make it through the night
But I can't control my mind (My mind)

[Chorus 2]
I'm just thinking bout you
I'm thinking bout you, I'm thinking bout you (I'm bout you, baby)
I'm just thinking bout you (Bout you I'm)
I'm thinking bout you (I'm thinking bout you), I'm thinking bout you (I'm thinking bout you)
I'm just thinking bout you
I'm thinking bout you (So, you know that I'm bout you), I'm thinking bout you

[Bridge]
Baby, I don't want no one, no one else
So hurry, cause I need some, need some, need some help
And I've been waiting patient, patiently (Patient, patiently)
Cause I don't have you here with, here with, here with me (Here with, here with, here with me)
But at least I have the memory (But at least I have the memory)

[Outro]
I'm just thinking bout you (Bout you)
I'm thinking bout you, I'm thinking bout you (I do)
I'm just thinking bout you (Baby)
I'm thinking bout you (Thinking bout you), I'm thinking bout you (Oh yeah)
I'm just thinking bout you (Thinking bout you)
I'm thinking bout you, I'm thinking bout you (Oh, yeah, yeah)

[Verse 1]
I've been thinking bout you
Yeah, I've been missing you
Where the h*** are you
Oh, when I need you?
I could still hear your voice
I ain't got no choice
Cause I'm here all alone
I know I can't wait 'til you get home

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh, I don't have you here with me
But at least I have the memory
I try to make it through the night
But I can't control my mind

[Chorus 1]
I'm just thinking bout you
I'm thinking bout you, I'm thinking bout you
I'm just thinking bout you
I'm thinking bout you, I'm thinking bout you

[Verse 2]
Mmmm
Got these thoughts in my head
Ain't no way to forget
Got me losing my breath
Nobody got me the way that you did
Had my eyes rolling back
Had me arching my back
Now you love me so good
I wish you would hurry up and come back

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh, I don't have you here with me
But at least I have the memory
I try to make it through the night
But I can't control my mind (My mind)

[Chorus 2]
I'm just thinking bout you
I'm thinking bout you, I'm thinking bout you (I'm bout you, baby)
I'm just thinking bout you (Bout you I'm)
I'm thinking bout you (I'm thinking bout you), I'm thinking bout you (I'm thinking bout you)
I'm just thinking bout you
I'm thinking bout you (So, you know that I'm bout you), I'm thinking bout you

[Bridge]
Baby, I don't want no one, no one else
So hurry, cause I need some, need some, need some help
And I've been waiting patient, patiently (Patient, patiently)
Cause I don't have you here with, here with, here with me (Here with, here with, here with me)
But at least I have the memory (But at least I have the memory)

[Outro]
I'm just thinking bout you (Bout you)
I'm thinking bout you, I'm thinking bout you (I do oh)
I'm just thinking bout you (Baby)
I'm thinking bout you (Thinking bout you), I'm thinking bout you (Uh yeah)
I'm just thinking bout you (Thinking bout you)
I'm thinking bout you, I'm thinking bout you (Oh, yeah, yeah)

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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