Album: Positions (2020)
Charted: 70
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  • This song finds Ariana Grande embracing the thrill of finding love. She is smitten by her beau and after being hurt in the past, the singer believes in love again. Grande is so infatuated she feels it should be "obvious" to her guy how she feels.
  • Grande's lyrics are generally based on her own experiences; she wrote most of Positions during the early months of her relationship with real estate agent Dalton Gomez. Having talked about their early days when he's still unsure of his intentions on "Motive," in "Obvious," she appears to describe the moment she fell for him.
  • Ryan Tedder helped Grande write this song. The OneRepublic frontman has also written hit tunes for the likes of Beyoncé ("Halo"), Adele ("Rumour Has It"), and Leona Lewis ("Bleeding Love").


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