Song of the Day #3,445: ‘Dangerous Woman’ – Ariana Grande

It took me many years to finally embrace pop music. I realize this every time a classic Madonna song plays on the radio and I think to myself “this is damn good” while recalling my utter disdain for all things Madonna when she actually mattered.

Failing to appreciate good pop music is like saying a comedic film is somehow innately inferior to a dramatic one. I was probably guilty of that for a long time, too.

I bring this up because today’s Random SOTD is a good example of a song, and an album, that I wouldn’t have given the time of day a decade ago.

Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman is a fabulous pop album, interesting and fun from start to finish. The old me was depriving myself of such pleasures.

Unlike Madonna, Grande has some serious vocal chops. Check out this clip of her singing this song a capella:

[Verse 1]
Don’t need permission
Made my decision to test my limits
‘Cause it’s my business, God as my witness
Start what I finished
Don’t need no hold up
Taking control of this kind of moment
I’m locked and loaded
Completely focused, my mind is open

[Pre-Chorus]
All that you got
Skin to skin, oh my God
Don’t ya stop, boy

[Chorus]
Somethin’ ’bout you makes me feel like a dangerous woman
Somethin’ ’bout, somethin’ ’bout, somethin’ ’bout you
Makes me wanna do things that I shouldn’t
Somethin’ ’bout, somethin’ ’bout, somethin’ ’bout

[Verse 2]
Nothing to prove and I’m bulletproof and
Know what I’m doing
The way we’re movin’
Like introducing us to a new thing
I wanna savor, save it for later
The taste, the flavor
‘Cause I’m a taker, ’cause I’m a giver
It’s only nature
I live for danger

[Pre-Chorus]
All that you got
Skin to skin, oh my God
Don’t ya stop, boy

[Chorus]
Somethin’ ’bout you makes me feel like a dangerous woman
Somethin’ ’bout, somethin’ ’bout, somethin’ ’bout you
Makes me wanna do things that I shouldn’t
Somethin’ ’bout, somethin’ ’bout, somethin’ ’bout you

[Refrain]
All girls wanna be like that
Bad girls underneath, like that
You know how I’m feeling inside
Somethin’ ’bout, somethin’ ’bout
All girls wanna be like that
Bad girls underneath, like that
You know how I’m feeling inside
Somethin’ ’bout, somethin’ ’bout

[Instrumental Bridge]

[Chorus]
Somethin’ ’bout you makes me feel like a dangerous woman
Somethin’ ’bout, somethin’ ’bout, somethin’ ’bout you
Makes me wanna do things that I shouldn’t
Somethin’ ’bout, somethin’ ’bout, somethin’ ’bout you

[Refrain]
All girls wanna be like that
Bad girls underneath like that
You know how I’m feeling inside
Somethin’ ’bout, somethin’ ’bout
All girls wanna be like that
Bad girls underneath like that
You know how I’m feeling inside
Somethin’ ’bout, somethin’ ’bout

[Outro]
Yeah, there’s somethin’ ’bout you boy
Yeah, there’s somethin’ ’bout you boy
Yeah, there’s somethin’ ’bout you boy
Yeah, there’s somethin’ ’bout you boy
(Somethin’ ’bout, somethin’ ’bout, somethin’ ’bout you)
Yeah, there’s somethin’ ’bout you boy
Yeah, there’s somethin’ ’bout you boy
Yeah, there’s somethin’ ’bout you boy
Yeah, there’s somethin’ ’bout you boy
(Somethin’ ’bout, somethin’ ’bout, somethin’ ’bout you)

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,445: ‘Dangerous Woman’ – Ariana Grande

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Though I’m not sure I was ever a huge fan of pop music, I didn’t have the same aversion or bias that you had. I saved that for country music.😊

    Grande’s voice caught my attention the first time I heard her on the radio and she continues to impress. I could live without the bunny ears though. I suppose some people may find that sexy, but it does nothing for me.

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