Pete Davidson (song)
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|Song by Ariana Grande|
|from the album Sweetener|
|Released||August 17, 2018|
"Pete Davidson" is a song from Ariana Grande's fourth studio album, Sweetener. It was released through Republic Records on August 17, 2018. The song was written by Grande, Victoria Monét and its producers Tommy Brown and Charles Anderson. The song is named after Grande's then-fiancé, comedian Pete Davidson.
– Grande about renaming the track
The song was the last song recorded for Sweetener.
The song was written when Grande and her now ex-fiancé, Pete Davidson, began dating. It was first teased on May 31, 2018, after Grande posted her first picture with Davidson on Instagram with the description: "i thought u into my life 💭 woah ! look at my mind 💡⚡️🙈" which were lyrics to the then-upcoming song. This lyric was a hint of this song. On June 7, 2018, Grande confirmed that recently she recorded an interlude for Sweetener. On June 17, 2018, she posted a snippet of the interlude, then on the same day, confirmed the title "Pete". The song was later renamed to "Pete Davidson".
The song generally received favorable reviews. Neil McCormick in The Daily Telegraph wrote that the song is "utterly gorgeous, a sweet nothing dissolving into blissful oohs." The Irish Times' Louis Bruton said the song "adds a lightness to the record." Brittany Spanos from Rolling Stone said that "Pete Davidson" is "a song that gets the point across with its title alone, she's found her serenity."
However, due to their breakup, Grande did not feature the song on the Sweetener World Tour set list.
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||73|
|US Billboard Hot 100||99|
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