Ariana Grande Covers The First Songs That Come To Mind In The Game 'Song Association'

She also teases a new track of her own.

If there's one thing we love, it's a good cover — especially when it's sung by Ariana Grande. The pop star appears in a new video from ELLE magazine in which she plays "Song Association." The point of the game is to sing the first song that comes to mind that contains a specific word, and Grande was (unsurprisingly) pretty great at it.

In the past, Grande has nailed Jimmy Fallon's quickfire Wheel of Musical Impressions, and she carried that skill over into this game. Of course, some of the songs Grande chose were her own, including "Dangerous Woman" and "Beauty and the Beast," which she sang with John Legend for the live-action movie.


That made things a little easier, but Grande made a commitment at the start of the game to sing songs other than her own, and she kept her promise. The word "dance" inspired a cover of Fall Out Boy's "Dance, Dance," while "baby" led to Justin Bieber's "Baby." She also covered titles by Train, India.Arie, Whitney Houston, and NSYNC.

In a special treat for fans, Grande even previewed a song from her upcoming new album Sweetener, out August 17. When given the word "dream," she teased a section from the song "R.E.M.," in which she sings, "Boy, you're such a dream to me."

See Grande play the full game in the video below:


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