Thank u next has blown tf up, no doubt.
Catchy tune, beautiful lyrics, stellar music video – but here’s something you’ve definitely missed.
Some sharp ears noticed Ariana Grande’s ‘thank u, next’ sounds like an 80s wartime drama
Several people had the same revelation beginning when the song was released in November.
Wait but did thank u, next rly sample Ryuichi Sakamoto?? Help someone answer me can’t find any receipts
— maya (@lolyaok1996) November 20, 2018
If I was Ryuichi Sakamoto and I heard thank u next, I’d be looking at Ariana Grande like pic.twitter.com/ilup6eB6Xm
— Halo ho ho (@EatMyHalo) November 26, 2018
Twitter user, @noahyoo went as far as mixing Ariana Grande’s hit with Ryuichi Sakamoto’s Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence.
every single time i hear the beginning of ariana grande’s “thank u, next” i’m reminded of ryuichi sakamoto and it’s been rattling around in my head for weeks and now i can finally exorcise it pic.twitter.com/CX4wpuwi2T
— 𝙣𝙤𝙖𝙝 𝙮𝙤𝙤 (@noahyoo) December 13, 2018
All songs are sampled from elsewhere so we don’t think Ari is gonna cop any backlash because LISTEN TO HOW BEAUTIFUL THE STRIPPED DOWN VERSION IS
holy crap this bangs https://t.co/EWyzpQgW0g
— David Marek (@oohblackdiamond) December 13, 2018
We’ve all been blessed.