Ariana Grande The Way

Album Yours Truly : The Way

Album Yours Truly : The Way

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“The Way” is the debut single and eighth track from Ariana Grande’s debut album Yours Truly. The song features the rapper Mac Miller.
It was released through Republic Records on March 25, 2013.

“The Way” was released on March 25, 2013, on iTunes and after seven hours of its release, topped the chart. The song also debuted at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Ariana Grande’s and Mac Miller’s first Hot 100 top 10 hit. It later peaked at #9.

Grande said that the song is about “loving somebody so much you can’t take it. The early stages of being in love and how exciting it is and how much it drives you crazy and how amazing it feels.”

The Way is the first single off Grande’s album, Yours Truly, the second being Baby I. There are two Spanglish versions. One is available on the iTunes version of Yours Truly. The other is a single featuring J Balvin.

In June 2013, a no rap version of the song was released on SoundCloud on Republic Records Staff’s profile with a duration of 3:10. You can listen to it here.

Background and release

In January 2013, Grande met with producer Harmony Samuels, at which point he presented her with a demo of the song that featured the vocals of co-writer Jordin Sparks, whom the song was originally intended.

The song was recorded in January 2013, and Mac Miller added his verses in late January. Grande stated on Twitter and in various interviews that she was in the studio every night in January and February after working on her TV show Sam & Cat.

On March 13, 2013, Grande announced the single through her social media. On the week of March 18-22, Grande went on a radio tour across America, visiting stations in Tampa, Florida, New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. She also visited Radio Disney on March 22. The song was released in the late afternoon on March 25, 2013, although an un-mastered version was leaked on Tumblr and YouTube on March 21.

Composition

After being tweeted by Mac Miller in October, the two became friends, and eventually started writing songs together. In December they released a cover of the classic Christmas song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”. After a while they wrote more songs. In January 2013, Grande called Mac and asked him to feature in one of her songs, and a music video to go along with it. He agreed to do so after he finished his mixtape. The song samples the chord progression from Big Pun “Still Not a Player”.

Lyrics

[Intro: Mac Miller]
What we gotta do right here is go back, back to the top.

[Ariana Grande]
I love the way you make me feel
I love it, I love it
I love the way you make me feel
I love it, I love it

[Verse 1: Mac Miller]
Say, I’m thinking ’bout her every second, every hour
Do my singing in the shower
Picking petals off the flowers like
“Do she love me, do she love me not?” (love me not)
I ain’t a player, I just crush a lot (crush a lot)

[Ariana Grande]
You give me that kind of something
Want it all the time, need it every day
On a scale of one to ten I’m at 100
Never get enough, I can’t stay away

[Pre-Hook]
If you want it, I got it, I got it every day
You can get whatever you need from me
Stay by your side, I’ll never leave you
And I ain’t going nowhere ’cause you’re a keeper

[Hook]
So don’t you worry, baby you got me
I got a bad boy, I must admit it (Hey!)
You got my heart, don’t know how you did it (Hey!)
And I don’t care who sees it, babe
I don’t wanna hide the way I feel when you’re next to me (Hey!)

I love the way (I love the way you make me feel)
I love the way (I love it, I love it…)
Baby, I love the way (I love the way you make me feel)
I love the way (I love it, I love it…)
The way you love

[Verse 2]
Oh, it’s so crazy you get my heart jumping
When you put your lips on mine
And honey it ain’t a question, (quick question)
Cause boy I know just what you like

[Pre-Hook]
So If you need it, I got it, I got it everyday
Be your lover, your friend, you’ll find it all in me
Stay by your side, I’ll never leave you
So and I ain’t going nowhere ’cause you’re a keeper

[Hook]
So don’t you worry, baby you got me
I got a bad boy, I must admit it (Hey!)
You got my heart, don’t know how you did it (Hey!)
And I don’t care who sees it, babe
I don’t wanna hide the way I feel when you’re next to me (Hey!)

I love the way (I love the way you make me feel)
I love the way (I love it, I love it…)
Baby, I love the way (I love the way you make me feel)
Ooh, I love the way (I love it, I love it…)
The way I love you

[Verse 3: Mac Miller]
Uh, I make you feel so fine, I make you feel so fine
I hope you hit me on my celly when I sneak in your mind
You’re a princess to the public, but a freak when it’s time
Said your bed be feeling lonely, so you’re sleeping in mine
You come and watch a movie with me
“American Beauty” or “Bruce Almighty” that’s groovy
Just come and move closer to me
I got some feelings for you, I’m not gonna get bored of
But baby you’re an adventure so let me come explore you

[Hook/Outro]
So don’t you worry, baby you got me
I got a bad boy, I must admit it (Hey!)
You got my heart, don’t know how you did it (Hey!)
And I don’t care who sees it babe
I don’t wanna hide the way I feel when you’re next to me (Hey!)

I love the way (I love the way)
I love the way (I love the way)
Baby, I love the way (I love the way)
Ooh, I love the way (I love it, I love it…)

I love the way (I love the way you make me feel)
I love the way (I love it, I love it…)
Baby, I love the way (I love the way you make me feel)
I love the way (I love it, I love it…)
The way I love you

The way I love you
The way I love you, you, you, yeah

I love the way you make me feel
I love it, I love it
I love the way you make me feel
I love it
The way I love you

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