Are These Taylor Swift or Ariana Grande Lyrics?


By: Alex Wittman

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About This Quiz

You've spent hours upon hours listening to both gals, and now, it's time to put your musical knowledge to the test. Are these Taylor Swift or Ariana Grande lyrics? Let's see if you know your songs!

While some music fans are diehard Swifties, and others are living for Ariana, we love them both equally. Seriously, it's too hard to choose! Both women are so incredibly talented, and if someone made a movie of our lives, their songs would be the majority of the soundtrack. Even if you're not superfans like us, Ariana and Taylor's songs have been dominating the radio for the last decade, so chances are you've heard their bops. How closely were you listening?

Get ready to "Speak Now" and tell us whether these are Taylor Swift or Ariana Grande lyrics. If you get them wrong, we might have a "Problem." Just kidding, fam, it's all in good fun! We don't want any "Bad Blood." See how many of these lyrics you're able to identify, then pass this quiz along to your music-loving friends. The winner gets to choose the next concert you and your crew attend. The sooner you get started, the sooner you can say, "thank u, next"! 

Which superstar claims these lyrics as her own? "You call me up again just to break me like a promise. So casually cruel in the name of being honest."

Oh, yes, those lyrics are from Taylor Swift's song, "All Too Well," which was on her album, "Red." The album was one of the many she released while she was in her 20s. But the singer has officially entered a new decade of her life. Taylor celebrated her 30th birthday on Dec. 13, 2019.


You know this one! Who sings these lyrics? "Somethin' 'bout you makes me wanna do things I shouldn't."

Of course, those lyrics belong to Ariana Grande! They're from her iconic song, "Dangerous Woman." Ariana is into dangerous things. The theme of her third birthday party was the movie "Jaws."


Put your song knowledge to the test! Whose lyrics are these: "Head in the clouds, got no weight on my shoulders"?

That's Ariana Grande's song, "Problem." Ariana doesn't have a problem with competition. In fact, she has been open about her love for many great musical artists. One of Ariana's favorites is Imogen Heap!


These take us back! Who sings: "You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter. You are the best thing that's ever been mine"?

"Mine" was on of the tracks on Taylor Swift's popular album, "Speak Now." Taylor takes great pride in her songwriting abilities, and she wrote all the lyrics for this particular album herself.


Which singer wowed fans with these lyrics? "But she wears short skirts / I wear T-shirts / She's cheer captain / And I'm on the bleachers."

From the album "Fearless," Taylor Swift's song, "You Belong With Me," ruled radio waves for weeks on end. That's quite the accomplishment for a girl who grew up on a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania.


Too easy! Who sings, "Ain't got enough money to pay me respect"?

Oh, yes, you probably recognized those lyrics from the song, "7 Rings," by Ariana Grande. If you want to try to pay Ariana respect, give her a follow on Instagram. She has 173 million followers!


Sounds familiar ... Which singer gave us these lyrics? "You held your pride like you should have held me"?

These lyrics are from "The Story of Us." The song is one of the tracks on Taylor Swift's album, "Speak Now," which was released when she was just 20 years old. If that's not impressive, we don't know what is!


You've got to think about this one. Who sings, "I don't need to live by your rules, you don't control me"?

That one was tough! Ariana Grande sings these lyrics in her song, "You Don't Know Me." If you do know Ariana, then you know she is a huge animal lover. She posed on the cover of Vogue with her dog, Toulouse.


Of course! Which artist serenades us with these lyrics? "This is one small step for woman, one giant leap for womankind"?

Ariana Grande's music is taking us to new heights! Her song "NASA" was one of the tracks on her most recent album, "thank u, next." It dropped on Feb. 8, 2019, and was her fifth studio album.


Can you name the singer these lyrics belong to? "With every guitar string scar on my hand / I take this magnetic force of a man to be my lover."

Taylor Swift's most recent album is "Lover," and these lyrics belong to a song by the same name. Shawn Mendes joined Taylor on a remix of the song, and if you haven't heard it yet, you're missing out!


Which musician croons these lyrics? "It never ever occurred to you / That I can't say 'hello' to you / And risk another goodbye."

We recognize those lyrics! They're from Taylor Swift's song, "I Almost Do." Did you know Taylor is named after music legend James Taylor? So, if we change our name to Taylor, will we automatically be talented singers?


It's pretty obvious! Can you name the superstar behind these lyrics? "Break up with your girlfriend, 'cause I'm bored."

Ariana Grande gave us a lot of bangers when she released "thank u, next." Fans especially loved the song, "break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored." Some speculated it was about her ex, Big Sean.


Who sings, "But I took your matches before fire could catch me. So don't look now, I'm shining like fireworks over your sad, empty town"?

Taylor Swift wrote "Dear John" for her "Speak Now" album. Before she became a pop sensation, Taylor was an Abercrombie model. Seriously! She modeled for the company in 2003.


Whose lyrics are these? "He said the way my blue eyes shined / Put those Georgia stars to shame that night / I said, 'That's a lie.'"

Taylor Swift loves country music singers. Not only did she name a song "Tim McGraw," but she gave Eric Church her first gold record. It was her way of thanking Church who Taylor replaced on tour with Rascal Flatts early on in her career.


Which superstar gifted us these lyrics? "I'm over here working day and night and if my real ain't real enough, I'm sorry for you, bae."

These lyrics are SO Ariana Grande, right? They're from her song, "Focus." Ariana was born in Boca Raton, Florida. But she's not a fan of the beach. If you can believe it, she prefers cold weather!


Who sings, "Back then, I swore I was gonna marry him someday, but I realized some bigger dreams of mine. And Abigail gave everything she had to a boy who changed his mind"?

These lyrics belong to Taylor Swift's song, "Fifteen." Taylor's talents don't stop at singing and songwriting; she also has double-jointed elbows. She revealed her rather bizarre "talent" in an interview with Vogue.


Uh, huh! Can you name the superstar who sings these lyrics? "She might've let you hold her hand in school, but I'mma show you how to graduate"?

Did you recognize those lyrics from Ariana Grande's song "Bang Bang"? Next time you want to wake up with a bang, order the Cloud Macchiato! Starbuck's was inspired to create the drink by Ariana's love for clouds.


So much talent! Can you name the vocalist who sings: "Keep your hands on me, don't take them off until I say so"?

Ariana Grande's song, "Hand on Me,"is one of the tracks on her 2014 album, "My Everything." Even though Ariana has a huge stage presence, she's actually an introvert and prefers to be around smaller groups of people.


Which musician is singing from her soul with these lyrics? "He says he's so in love / He's finally got it right / I wonder if he knows he's all I think about at night"?

Taylor Swift's "Teardrops on My Guitar" still gives us all the feels. The singer famously decided to turn off comments on her Instagram posts as a way of managing the stresses social media can cause.


Which superstar should we thank for these lyrics? "I could build a castle out of all the bricks they threw at me"?

These lyrics have Taylor Swift written all over them. They belong to her song, "New Romantics," which is a track on her album, "1989." Taylor is the youngest solo artist to win Album of the Year, which she did with "Fearless" when she was 20 years old.


Yes! Can you name the artist who claims these lyrics as her own? "Arms crossed with the attitude, lips pouted"?

These lyrics are from Ariana Grande's song, "Fake Smile." There's nothing fake about how much Ariana loves her fans. She works on music very quickly for them. She wrote and recorded her most recent album in just two weeks!


Easy as pie! Can you name the singer these lyrics belong to? "You'll believe God is a woman."

Duh, these lyrics are from Ariana Grande's iconic song, "God is a Woman." That big voice of Ariana's got its start on Broadway. When she was just 14 years old, she performed in the musical, "13."


Who sings these lyrics? "Please don't ever become a stranger whose laugh I could recognize anywhere."

Taylor Swift wrote "New Year's Day" for her album, "Reputation." To date, Swift and Adele are the only female solo artists to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice for their own albums. Girl power!


Can you name the artist who gave us these lyrics? "Untouchable, burning brighter than the sun / And when you’re close I feel like coming undone."

When was the last time you listened to "Untouchable"? In 2019, Taylor Swift made history when she surpassed Michael Jackson to become the most awarded artist in American Music Awards' history.


You're doing great! Who sings, "Just keep breathin' and breathin' and breathin' and breathin'."

It shouldn't surprise you these lyrics belong to Ariana Grande's song, "breathin'"! Even though she's a superstar, Ariana is still relatable. How's this for amazing? Her favorite cereal is Cocoa Puffs!


Whose lyrics are these? "What doesn't kill me makes me want you more."

We still love "Cruel Summer" by Taylor Swift! When Taylor was a kid, she wanted to be a stockbroker just liker her dad. How cute is that? While we're sure she would have been great, we (and all her Swifties) are glad she decided to make music.


Which singer related to fans everywhere with these lyrics? "When you broke my heart, I said you only wanted half of me."

Sing it, girl! Ariana Grande's song, "in my head," gave us all the feels. Fans think it may have been about her ex, Pete Davidson. The two got engaged in 2018 after dating for just one month.


You might even know the story behind these lyrics. Who sings, "Snakes and stones never broke my bones"?

As much as we hate being told to calm down, we can't get enough of Taylor Swift's song, "You Need to Calm Down." Taylor Swift has been playing the guitar to calm herself down since she was 12 years old!


Which superstar sings these lyrics? "If you take too long to hit me back, I can't promise you how I'll react"?

The superstar behind these lyrics is none other than Ariana Grande! Her song, "needy," appeared on her album, "thank u, next." Ariana's sleek ponytail is almost as well-known as her music. But did you know her hair is natural curly?


Can you name the singer these lyrics belong to? "I've been sleeping so long in a 20-year dark night and now I see daylight, I only see daylight."

Before she decided on "Lover," Taylor Swift considered naming her latest album"Daylight." In the end, she went with the former but still wrote a song named "Daylight," which these lyrics happen to belong to.


Interesting thought! Who sings, "I’m so sick of running as fast as I can, wondering if I'd get there quicker if I was a man"?

In her song, "The Man," Taylor Swift wonders aloud how her life would be different if she were a member of the opposite sex. But if she were a man, she might not be BFFs with Selena Gomez. The two became friends when Selena was dating Nick Jonas and Taylor was dating Joe Jonas.


This one is tough! Can you name whose lyrics these are? "He's so obsessed with me and, boy, I understand."

The singer of "I Think He Knows" is the highest-paid woman in music! In 2019, Taylor Swift made $185 million in pretax earnings. Girl, make sure he's not just obsessed with you for your money!


We can almost hear the music with these lyrics. Who sings, "I know they say I move on too fast, but this one gon' last. 'Cause her name is Ari, and I'm so good with that."

Yep, that's Ariana's bop, "thank u, next." In the song, the singer mentions four of her exes: Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, Pete Davidson and Mac Miller. Ariana has been in love, but now, she's taking time to date herself.


Can you name the artist who sings, "I never knew you could hold moonlight in your hands / 'Til the night I held you in the moonlight."

These lyrics belong to Ariana Grande's song, "Moonlight." The four-octave vocalist used to play the French horn and can play a little piano. We'd love to see her work those music skills into a performance!


Classic! Whose lyrics are these? "'Cause our song is the slamming screen door, sneakin' out late, tapping on his window"?

These sweet, innocent lyrics belong to Taylor Swift's "Our Song." While this track is one of her oldest, Taylor said her latest album ,"Lover," feels like a new beginning. In her Sept. 2019 Vogue cover story, Taylor called the album "a love letter to love."


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