Bad To You

Album: Charlie's Angels (2019)
Charted: 51
  • This superstar team-up features Ariana Grande, Normani and Nicki Minaj scolding their no-good romantic partners. The song was recorded for the Charlie's Angels reboot soundtrack of which Grande is an executive producer.
  • None of the three singers' love interests seem able to do right unless they're prompted.

    Now I pull your chain
    Just to wake you up, wake you up
    Push you 'til you break
    Now you're stepping up, stepping up


    It's only when the ladies treat their men harshly that they receive proper attention.
  • The song is the sixth time Grande has worked with Minaj. Their previous collaborations include "Side to Side," "The Light Is Coming" and "Bed."
  • "Bad to You" marks Normani's first time recording with either artist. However, Grande co-wrote the former Fifth Harmony member's "Motivation" single and the pair have toured together.
  • The bouncy bop was originally intended to be a collaboration between Ariana Grande and Dua Lipa, but the "New Rules" singer was busy working on her second album and unable to find a window in her hectic schedule to lay down her vocals.
  • "Bad To You" was co-produced by Danny Boy Styles (The Weeknd's "Acquainted," Beyoncé's "6 Inch") along with Grande's frequent collaborators Max Martin and ILYA.

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