Chances are you'll recognize "7 Rings" by Ariana Grande even if you've never heard it before. Though the year-old superstar identifies some her favorite things in the song, those items are way shinier and more expensive than the "raindrops on roses" and "whiskers on kittens" Fraulein Maria Julia Andrews names in the The Sound of Music. With its descriptions of jewelry and shopping sprees, "7 Things" is a song about looking good—and feeling good as a result. The hip hop-inspired song draws from a personal and extremely public time in Grande's life: The aftermath of her breakup with SNL comedian Pete Davidson. By October , the couple had called off their engagement and Grande returned her ring. Her February album, thank u, next , contains many references to their relationship—including "7 rings. In December , Grande revealed the incident that inspired the song in a tweet.
On the chauffeured drive back to Ariana's sprawling New York penthouse, singer-songwriter Njomza suggested: "Hey. We need to write a song about this" -- and the biggest pop banger of thus far was born. The song -- which was released as the second single from Ariana's fifth studio album Thank U, Next -- was the pop superstar's second consecutive No. Cleverly interpolating "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music , "7 Rings" is a grandiose flex all about healing from heartbreak with the help of the shiny baubles that have always been a girl's best friend not to mention a girl's actual best friends. Been through some bad shit, I should be a sad bitch Who woulda thought it'd turn me to a savage? Rather be tied up with calls and not strings Write my own checks like I write what I sing, yeah Yeah. My wrist, stop watchin', my neck is flossin' Make big deposits, my gloss is poppin' You like my hair? Wearing a ring, but ain't gon' be no "Mrs.
Yeah Breakfast at Tiffany's and bottles of bubbles Girls with tattoos who like getting in trouble Lashes and diamonds, ATM machines Buy myself all of my favorite things. Yeah Been through some bad shit, I should be a sad bitch Who would have thought it'd turn me to a savage? Rather be tied up with cuffs and not strings Write my own checks like I write what I sing. My wrist, stop watchin' My neck is flossin' Make big deposits My gloss is poppin'. You like my hair? Gee, thanks! Wearin' a ring but ain't gon' be no "Mrs. Whoever said money can't solve your problems Must not have had enough money to solve 'em They say, "Which one?
Ariana Grande blessed the world with another bop today with her new single, "7 Rings. In case you questioned how she's holding up after her very public breakup, "7 Rings" is proof that Ari is doing great, if not better, in the company of her girls and her wealth. Grande interpolates the melody in her verses with a saucy attitude. In November, following Grande's split from Davidson, fans noticed the singer was wearing a new diamond ring in an Instagram photo , instead of the tear-shaped engagement ring from her ex. Two days later, she shared another picture of herself wearing the ring, with a friend wearing a similar rock. She also posted a video of her and her pals wearing diamonds in a video on her Instagram story. In December, Grande revealed to fans on Twitter that she got rings for herself and six of her closest friends.