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Ariana Grande's Four Worst Songs Ever

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Lexi is a new online writer. Her work primarily focuses on pop culture and the music industry.

Almost all of Ariana Grande's music delivers... almost.

Almost all of Ariana Grande's music delivers... almost.

Ariana Grande is one of the most popular and influential pop stars in the world, because her music almost always delivers (the key word being "almost"). While most of her songs are bops and are worthy of all the praise they receive, there are some songs that even Ariana wants to forget about. I'm here to warn you about the worst of the bunch.

Worst Songs by Ariana Grande

  1. "Piano"
  2. "Put Your Hearts Up"
  3. "Sweetener"
  4. "Why Try"

1. "Piano"

Album: Yours Truly

Release Year: 2013

Now, don't get me wrong, this song isn't that bad. It just has a very childish feel to it. The lyrics seem more shallow than other songs on the album. That said, if you're in the mood, you can still dance around your room to it.

I can write a song with my new piano, I can sing about how love is a losing battle.

— Ariana Grande

2. "Put Your Hearts Up"

Album: N/A

Release Year: 2011

This is truly the worst. Her first single as Ariana Grande (since, prior to this, she made music on her Nickelodeon shows Sam and Cat and Victorious) this song is performed by both her character and herself. (She still had Cat's signature red hair in the video.) You can tell kids were the target audience and the cringeworthy lyrics (and video) just make it more evident that this isn't genuine. Even Ariana herself said she disliked the song.

I feel like 'Put Your Hearts Up' would've been Cat's single. I really wanted to do music, but I couldn't wait. So I was stuck in this weird world where it was like 'I'm Cat, but I'm … me.'

— Ariana on Zach Sang and The Gang about 'Put Your Hearts Up'.

3. "Sweetener"

Album: Sweetener

Release Year: 2018

Although it's the title track, in my opinion, it also happens to be the worst on the album (there are many who would agree). The song starts off fine, but then it reaches the "post-chorus" and it all goes downhill from there. Ironically, it is the most hated song on Sweetener.

4. "Why Try"

Album: My Everything

Release Year: 2014

To be completely honest, this song isn't bad (I personally love it). It's actually one of her most popular songs. That said, My Everything was an incredible album that had a bunch of hits like "Love Me Harder," "Break Free," and "Problem." This song just pales in comparison and is the weakest and most boring song on the album (besides "Best Mistake"). Even Ariana seems to think so.

Why does everyone like that song? That song is so boring? ‘Why Try’ is my most boring song.

— Ariana during 'Sweetener Session' in London.


Ariana's music has evolved drastically and she's changed her sound a lot over the years (sometimes with mediocre results). No matter what, Ari has given her best (even if some of those attempts failed).

© 2019 Lexi


Aishwarya (Ariana's biggest fan) on September 06, 2020:

I am a big fan of you Ariana. I love you so much. I love all your songs I don't know why they say worst and best songs. I know all your sings, but i have never seen you. It would be a dream come to see you. Your my inspiration and your my world! I am 13.

I hope you se this, love u Ariana. I am your no.#1 fan.

Madison Rintoul on January 06, 2020:

Hi Ariana grande I’m a big big fan of you. I’m only 10 but I’m inspired by you!

Zia Uddin from UK on June 08, 2019:

One of my favorite artist. Some of her tracks are boring like the ones you've mentioned above but I guess that's with any top singers.