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To celebrate the 3 year anniversary of “The Way”, MP! is counting down Ariana Grande’s biggest hits


Can you believe it’s been three years already since Victorious’ Cat Valentine emerged from her cocoon as the glorious all-round perfect popstar that is Ariana Grande? (She would have preferred to turn into a unicorn but some things just aren’t on the cards now, are they?)

“The Way”, the lead single from her first studio album Yours Truly, was premiered on 25th March 2013 and immediately became a hit of monstrous proportions all throughout the goddamn world. The release of “The Way” deserves to be remembered as the moment when Grande announced her intention to be everything pop needed – a ponytail-wearing, doughnut-licking, lyric-mumbling diva in the making.

So join us in counting down her top 10 best singles of the last three years. There’s a lot of bangers to get through I can tell you that much:

10) Baby I

Bit of an R&B vibe going on here. In a hand-clapping booty-shaking kinda way of course.

9) Love Me Harder 

We couldn’t love this song harder.

8) The Way

“It’s bueno. It’s what you like”

7) One Last Time 

#apocalypsegoals. If the end of the world comes any time soon, we should all aspire to look as good as Ari in this vid.

6) Bang Bang

This one’s a bit lower down than it should be because Ari was only a feature. Still, this bombastic collab between three golden girls of pop definitely produced some explosive results.

5) Be Alright 

This somehow works even through the intro sounds like it was made by a four year old on a glockenspiel.

4) Focus 

The moment you decide you want to dye your hair grey.

3) Break Free 

You just can’t beat a good gay alien kiss can you?

2) Dangerous Woman 

The song which introduced us to S&M Bunny Grande, which sounds like an kinky Easter egg.

1) Problem 

Horns galore! This was the moment Ari graduated to the big leagues, giving her the chance to bust out her killer moves.

Agree with our choices? Let us know your thoughts by tweeting us @Maximumpop

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Written by David Farrell

David is the Head of Content at Maximum Pop!

Having studied Russian and Spanish at the University of Leeds, David moved to Moscow to work in the education sector. Upon returning to UK soil, David initially immersed himself in the wonderful world of MP! as a music writer.

Now head of all things content, David takes being a music fanboy to a whole new level, and can often be found dancing like there's nobody watching to 'Shout Out To My Ex', obsessing over Lauren Jauregui and defending Taylor Swift's honour.

David once appeared on TV in Armenia. Apparently, "it was awesome".

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