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Popular Song (feat. Ariana Grande) - Single

MIKA

2012

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Popular Song (feat. Ariana Grande) - Single

MIKA

Released: 21/12/2012

Genre: Pop

℗ 2012 Casablanca Music, LLC Manufactured and Marketed by Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.



  • 3:20

    Popular Song (feat. Ariana Grande)

1 song, 3:20 total time, 6.84 MB

Song lyrics

[Verse 1: Both]
You were the popular one, the popular chick
It is what it is, now I'm popular-ish
Standing on the field with your pretty pompoms
Now you're working at the movies selling popular corn
I could have been a mess but I never went wrong...

Popular Song

MIKA


[Verse 1: Both]
You were the popular one, the popular chick
It is what it is, now I'm popular-ish
Standing on the field with your pretty pompoms
Now you're working at the movies selling popular corn
I could have been a mess but I never went wrong
Cause I'm puttin' down my story in a popular song
Ahh, I said I'm putting down my story in a popular song

[Pre-Chorus: Both]
My problem, I never was a model
I never was a scholar, but you were always popular
You were singing all the songs I don't know
Now you're in the front row, cause my song is popular

[Chorus: MIKA]
Popular, I know about popular
It's not about who you are or your fancy car
You're only ever who you were
Popular, I know about popular
And all that you have to do, is be true to you
That's all you ever need to know

[Post-Chorus: Both]
So catch up, cause you got an awful long way to go
So catch up, cause you got an awful long way to go

[Verse 2: Both]
Always on the lookout for someone to hate
Pickin' on me like a dinner plate
You hid during classes and in between 'em
Dunk me in the toilets now it's you that cleans them
You tried to make me feel bad with the things you do
It ain't so funny when the joke's on you
Ooh, the joke's on you
Got everyone laughing, got everyone clapping, askin'
How come you look so cool?
Cause that's the only thing that I learned at school, boy
Uh huh, I said that's the only thing that I learned at school

[Pre-Chorus: Both]
My problem, I never was a model
I never was a scholar, but you were always popular
You were singing all the songs I don't know
Now you're in the front row, cause my song is popular

[Chorus: MIKA]
Popular, I know about popular
It's not about who you are or your fancy car
You're only ever who you were
Popular, I know about popular
And all that you have to do, is be true to you
That's all you ever need to know

[Post-Chorus: Both]
So catch up, cause you got an awful long way to go
So catch up, cause you got an awful long way to go

[Bridge: Ariana Grande]
That's all you ever need to know
You're only ever who you were
That's all you ever need to know
You're only ever who you were
That's all you ever need to know

[Chorus: Both]
Popular, I know about popular
It's not about who you are or your fancy car
You're only ever who you were
Popular, I know about popular
And all that you have to do, is be true to you
That's all you ever need to know
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"Popular Song" Track Info



This song is about bullied, unpopular students eventually becoming a successful and making a “popular” song while the bullies are stuck at dead end jobs. The final message of the song is that popularity is ultimately not riches but being yourself.

Ariana Grande was featured on this track, which was then added to Ariana's album, Yours Truly. The original version of this song was featured on Mika's album in 2012. Grande's part was originally done by singer Priscilla Renea, who helped pen the original. Mika and Grande were connected via his label. He hadn't heard of her previously (at that point, she was a relative unknown in the music world, and more closely associated with her character on Nickelodeon's Sam & Cat).

Mika wrote this song after seeing the Broadway musical Wicked—this is his version of the song “Popular,” sung by Gilda the good witch. He told Huffington Post:

I went to see “Wicked” and I thought, ‘Glinda's actually being mean.' So I thought it would be nice to take the song and write my own version of it because I don't like what she was saying in that part of the show.

Mika invited Wicked composer Steven Schwartz over to his house in London to listen to the song, and he instantly loved it.

This song became an anti-bullying anthem, which Mika intended. As a kid who bullied growing up, this song's message was very personal for him. He told Windy City Times:

That is what it's about but it is more than that. Part of it is about bullying but it also about the music industry. We strive to hard to create something but we are still that same thing that we started off as. It definitely has some of my favorite lyrics on the whole album. ‘Standing on the field with your pretty pom poms now you are working at the movies selling popular corn.'