Just Like Magic

Album: Positions (2020)
Charted: 43

Songfacts®:

  • This two-and-half-minute brag finds Ariana Grande sharing the secrets of her allure. Through meditation, minding her karma, and exuding positivity to her haters, she can "just like magic" bring good things into her life.

    Just like magic I'm attractive
    I get everything I want 'cause I attract it


    Speaking to the Zach Sang Show on October 30, 2020, Grande explained her manifestation technique. "I think what you put out and what you focus your attention on is what expands, for sure... Everything you do I think kind of contributes to the life you create yourself. It's like every single thing that you think about yourself and others and how you react to things, what you choose to think about, what you spend time talking about, I think it all plays a part somehow."
  • Grande gives us an insight during the song about what a typical day is for her. It includes a team meeting at midday, after which she spends some time meditating, then listening to some of her music as she rides to the studio. Grande reads books but admits to staring at her phone too much.
  • Grande wrote the song with American songwriter Priscella Renea, whose other credits include Pitbull's "Timber" and Fifth Harmony's "Worth It." Her previous collaborations with Grande include the Thank U Next track "Imagine."
  • Tommy "TBHits" Brown, Mr. Franks and Shea Taylor supplied the trap-infused beat. While TBHits and Mr. Franks are regular Grande producers, Taylor hadn't worked with the songstress before the Positions album. He is probably best known for his work with Beyoncé, including the singles "Run the World (Girls)," "Love On Top," "Countdown," and "End of Time."

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