|Promotional single by Ariana Grande|
|from the album Thank U, Next|
|A-side||"Thank U, Next"|
|Released||December 14, 2018|
"Imagine" (stylized in all lowercase) is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande. The song was written by Grande, Jameel Roberts and Priscilla Renea alongside its producers Pop Wansel and Happy Perez. It was released on December 14, 2018, as the first promotional single from her fifth studio album Thank U, Next (2019).Lyrically, the song speaks about Grande's denial of failed relationships.
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Commercially, the song reached the top 10 in Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore, Slovakia and the United Kingdom, as well as the top 20 in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Scotland. The track also peaked at number 21 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
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On December 11, 2018, Grande teased the song with a post on her Instagram story, with a countdown of its official release.The song was previewed a day later, with Grande tweeting the title using Chinese characters. The song and its official lyric video were released simultaneously on December 14, 2018, with the latter featuring a glitching background of a collapsing glacier.
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"Imagine" is a R&B/pop ballad with a trap-inspired rhythm. ♭3 to C7.The song also features multiple whistle notes and its lyrics speak about Grande's denial of failed relationships. Grande's vocals span from A
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The lyric video that accompanies this song was released on the same day as the song. The lyric video shows the song's lyrics on a glitching glacier background.
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The song was excluded from the set list of the Sweetener World Tour because it was "too heavy" to perform, according to Grande.
Credits adapted from Tidal.
|Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)||5|
|Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)||16|
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||17|
|Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)||35|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||60|
|Greece Digital Songs ( Billboard )||1|
|Greece International Digital Singles (IFPI)||5|
|Hungary (Single Top 40)||3|
|Hungary (Stream Top 40)||18|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||38|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||32|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||16|
|Scotland (Official Charts Company)||11|
|Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)||8|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||35|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||8|
|US Billboard Hot 100||21|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||200,000|
*sales figures based on certification alone
|Various||December 14, 2018||Republic|
|February 2019||7-inch vinyl|
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The R&B pop ballad — which features Grande showing off her impressive range — touches upon her reflection of what-ifs and if-onlys in regards to her “failed yet important beautiful relationships