Can You Name the Ariana Grande Song From One Line?


By: Beth Hendricks

6 Min Quiz

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She's only 26, as of early 2020, but Ariana Grande has occupied more than her fair share of the headlines. It started in earnest in 2008 with a Broadway appearance in "13," which propelled her career with Nickelodeon, where she starred in not one, but two television series. In 2013 (seems longer, doesn't it?), she released her first album, "Yours Truly," and her celebrity was off to the races. 

Only roughly seven years into her career as a solo artist, she has been nominated for — and received — numerous awards, including a Grammy and two Billboard Music Awards. She has dominated online musical spaces like YouTube and Spotify. Even her romantic life has been lived in the spotlight, with Ariana being linked to the likes of the late Mac Miller, "Saturday Night Live's" Pete Davidson and fellow artist Big Sean. Of course, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention the, ahem, doughnut-licking incident of 2015. (Hey, all of that is behind us now.) And don't get us started on her look: that ponytail is nothing if not iconic Ariana Grande.

But enough about her. This quiz is about you — no, really! We want to see what kind of Arianator you are. Will this lyrics and title quiz be a "Problem"? Or can you "Focus" and "imagine" to "Break Free" for a win? We'll wish you a hearty "Congratulations" if you dominate. "thank u, next"!

The chorus of this song says, "You like my hair? Gee thanks, just bought it." Which tune does it belong to?

Leave it to Ariana to reference her hair — that iconic ponytail — in one of her songs. This lyric comes from the song "7 rings," from her 2019 album "thank u, next." She later released a remix with artist 2 Chainz.


"I only want to die alive/ Never by the hands of a broken heart" is a sentiment the singer expresses on one of these songs. Which is it?

Ariana is trying to "Break Free" on this song by the same name, a feature on her album "My Everything." The single, which premiered on MTV's "Total Ariana Live," also features guest vocals from Zedd.


Which tune includes these words: "I only hate on her 'cause I want you"?

"break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored" is an attention-getting title, isn't it? At the time of its release, Grande was "off" with Big Sean, who was seeing fellow singer Jhené Aiko. Ooooh, scandalous!


In a tribute to some of her exes, Ariana sings, "Now, I’m so amazing." What song are these lyrics from?

"thank u, next" might sound like a diss of Ariana's exes, but the song is actually an empowering ode to learning about yourself and loving yourself. She sings, "One taught me love/ One taught me patience/ And one taught me pain."


In a duet with Iggy Azalea, Ariana sings, "I got one less problem without ya ... " What song did they work together on?

Got a "Problem"? No, that's the name of the song — "Problem," a 2014 release that stars rapper Iggy Azalea. The uptempo dance song was a smash success, selling enough copies to make it an all-time bestselling single.


"Get in the car like, 'Skrrt.'" Doesn't everyone get in the car that way? What song is it from?

The song "imagine" seems to detail Ariana's ideal night: "Step up the two of us, nobody knows us/ Get in the car like, 'Skrrt'/ Stayin' up all night, order me pad thai/ Then we gon' sleep 'til noon/ Me with no makeup, you in the bathtub."


"My one, it lingers when we're done" is a line from which of these Ariana tunes?

It might be a controversial title, but "god is a woman" was one of Ariana's more sultry songs from her 2018 album "Sweetener." In it, she likens her power over a lover that will have him believing that God is a woman, namely her.


In which of these songs did Ariana sing, "Everything you are made you everything you aren’t"?

In "in my head," Ariana sings, "I saw your potential without seeing credentials." Ouch. She included this song on "thank u, next," leaving many to speculate that it might have been written about one of her famous exes.


"She might've let you hold her hand at school/ But I'mma show you how to graduate" comes from which of these collabs with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J?

"Bang Bang" got frequent radio airplay when it was released during the summer of 2014. The trio combined on this track, which eventually reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Both Jessie J and Ariana added it to their respective albums.


"'Cause tonight I'm making deals with the devil/ And I know it's gonna get me in trouble" fits into which of these Ariana songs?

"Side to Side" was a 2016 release on Ariana's "Dangerous Woman" album. The song featured rapper Nicki Minaj, and the pair performed the song together at both the MTV Video Music Awards and the American Music Awards.


Which song gives us these lyrics: "But close ain't close enough 'til we cross the line"?

Ariana's "Into You" is featured on her "Dangerous Woman" album and also found its way into the video game "Just Dance" in the year following its release. In the song, Ariana is waiting for someone to make their move. Hey, you can do plenty of "moving" in "Just Dance"!


Which tune has Ariana singing, "I wanna savor, save it for later"?

Hey, she doesn't sound too dangerous to us! "Dangerous Woman" was the first single from the 2016 album of the same name. This just sounds like determination: "Oh yeah/ Don't need permission/ Made my decision to test my limits/ 'Cause it's my business/ God as my witness/ Start what I finished."


Ariana sings, "I can tell you're curious/ It's written on your lips," in which of these songs?

Ariana has "Focus," particularly in this song, released in 2015. The songstress intended the tune to be the first single from her "Dangerous Woman" release but opted instead for the song of the same name.


There's nothing wrong with Ariana's self-esteem in this song when she sings, "On a scale of one to 10 I'm at 100." Which is it?

Ariana Grande's "The Way" was a part of her debut album "Yours Truly." The song featured her one-time boyfriend, Mac Miller, who died in 2018 at the age of 26. Ariana has referenced her relationship with Mac in other tunes.


"I was a liar, I gave in to the fire" is the opening line from which of these Ariana Grande tunes?

"One Last Time" details the singer's hopes to rekindle a relationship with a lover after failing him. Ariana sings, "So one last time/ I need to be the one who takes you home/ One more time/ I promise after that, I'll let you go."


The ponytailed singer gives us the line "I'm just tryna give you something to remember through the summertime" in one of these songs. Do you know which it is?

"I'm just tryna keep my baby warm through the wintertime" precedes the lyric in the question in Ariana's song "December." The tune was part of a Christmas EP the singer released in 2015, called "Christmas & Chill."


Which song features this line: "I'm no blow up doll, no free-for-all"?

It may be called "Jason's Song," but it's undeniably Ariana singing it. "Jason's Song" comes from her "Dangerous Woman" album in 2016. It earned a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album that year.


On which song does Ariana sing, "Head in the clouds/ Got no weight on my shoulders"?

On this track, Ariana wants you to know she's "got one less problem without ya," telling us about her carefree, weightless experience once a problem lover is gone. "Problem" features rapper Iggy Azalea.


Which of Ariana's songs includes these lyrics: "Tell me something, I need to know/ Then take my breath and never let it go"?

"Tell me something, I need to know/ Then take my breath and never let it go," are the opening lines from Ariana's "Love Me Harder," released in 2014. The song also features singer The Weeknd.


"Can't stop now, can't stop so shut your mouth" is a bossy moment from one of these Ariana songs. Do you know which one it is?

"no tears left to cry" is from Ariana's fourth studio album, titled "Sweetener." Ariana helped pen the song, which was released with much fanfare as the album's lead single. It earned Best Pop Video honors at the MTV Video Music Awards that year.


We get a glimpse into Ariana's private life with these lyrics: "I can so overcomplicate, people tell me to medicate." What song are they from?

"breathin," another tune that Ariana helped write, is featured on her album "Sweetener." The song is markedly personal, detailing (literally) how breathing can help with anxiety, even anxiety that the singer herself has struggled with.


"Every tear's a rain parade from hell (from hell)." Well, OK then. What song is this phrase from?

Ariana's song "ghostin" may not be one of her favorites. In fact, after it was done, there were rumors that Ariana wanted it withheld from the album "thank u, next," but her manager convinced her to include it anyway.


Which song begins, "Yeah, breakfast at Tiffany's and bottles of bubbles"?

Ariana's song "7 rings" comes from her "thank u, next" album. It was the singer's second No. 1 single. At the time, Ariana described the song as an anthem to friendship. It includes nods to Rodgers and Hammerstein's "My Favorite Things," featured in "The Sound of Music."


The lyrics of this song are telling a lover to get lost. Which tune says, "You can say 'I love you' through the phone tonight"?

We think "NASA" is pretty appropriate for a song in which Ariana is telling someone "I'd rather be alone tonight." The start of the song features spoken words modified from Neil Armstrong's quote: "One small step for woman/ One giant leap for womankind."


"I feel like my heart is stuck in bumper to bumper/ Traffic ... " is from which of these Ariana Grande hits?

"Honeymoon Avenue" comes from Ariana's "Yours Truly" album, released in 2013. The singer has said that the album drew influences from some noteworthy performers, including the likes of Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.


In which of these songs does Ariana sing, "Now we're screaming just to see who's louder"?

"You drive me insane/ Now we're screaming just to see who's louder/ So why do I try?" If you've ever been in an argument, you can probably identify with these lyrics from "Why Try," a song included on "My Everything."


"Kiss me boy and drive me crazy" is a directive from Ariana on which of these songs?

In "Be My Baby," Ariana sings, "If you know how to be my lover/ Maybe you can be my baby/ Hold me close under the covers." It was not one of the more popular hits on Ariana's album "My Everything."


"All my girls successful, and you're just our guest" were lyrics included on the soundtrack of a popular movie. What is the name of the song?

"Don't Call Me Angel" was a contribution to the 2019 soundtrack for the movie "Charlie's Angels." Ariana was joined on the song by fellow songbirds Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey.


"I don't wanna be too much," Ariana exclaims, in which of these tunes?

"boyfriend" was a late 2019 release by Ariana and the music group known as Social House. In the song, the singer alludes to being a "train wreck" and "complicated," but says that she's "smitten." Hey, we've all been there.


"Can somebody walk me to my car?" Anybody? What is the name of the song this line is from?

Ariana really needs someone's help in "fake smile," asking if someone can walk her to her car. Why? "If I go alone, I'm not gon' make it very far." At least she warned us in this tune from "thank u, next."


Can you guess which song these lyrics are from: "Give you a box of chances, every time you blow it all (blow it all)"?

She's not happy with somebody in "the light is coming," continuing by singing: "As if it were shade, you would just throw it all (throw it all)/ It's like you're trying not to glow at all (glow at all)/ Know-it-all (know-it-all)."


"I could have been a mess but I never went wrong" is a line from one of these Ariana hits. Which is it?

"Popular Song" actually appeared on the recording artist Mika's album, but it was featured on Ariana's debut release as well. The song is a spin on the tune "Popular," from the Broadway show "Wicked."


"Good at overthinking with my heart" could be a line from so many songs, but it comes from one specifically. Do you know which?

Ariana is needy indeed in the song "needy," released in February 2019. She also sings in the song, "I'm obsessive and I love too hard." We can certainly identify with the singer and these lyrics!


One of these songs includes these lyrics: "I wanna say we're going steady/ Ha/ Like it's 1954." Which tune is it?

Ariana's "Tattooed Heart" was released in 2013 as part of her "Yours Truly" album. The concept behind the song is that the singer hopes that hers is " ... the name/ On your tattooed heart."


"Ain't you ever seen a princess be a bad b****?" Ariana asks this in which of these songs?

"Bad Decisions" sounds like a perfect track for an album called "Dangerous Woman," which was released in 2016. The song details a relationship in this way: "Bad boy, you make me make bad decisions."


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