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we can’t be friends (wait for your love)

Ariana Grande

Album eternal sunshine

“we can’t be friends (wait for your love) is the tenth track from American singer and songwriter Ariana Grande’s seventh studio album “eternal sunshine”The album was released on the 8th March through Republic Records.

The synth-pop song marks the second single from Ariana Grande’s “eternal sunshine”and breaks down the complex feelings of the breakdown of a relationship filled with unrequited love. Speaking to Amazon Music, Grande revealed what her intentions were for the song:

“They make me really emotional, those strings. I love those strings. […] I wanted it to be something that everyone could relate to. It can be whoever you want it to be about, but I know for me what it’s about. I have a hard time going into specifics because I feel like that’s not the point of it. The point is to leave it up for people to make of it what they will.”

The music video was released on the 8th March on Grande’s YouTube channel, and was inspired by the film “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”.

*Read the lyrics to “we can’t be friends (wait for your love)” here.

*All information accurate at the time of publishing (15th March 2024). 

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Release Date

8th March 2024


Ilya Salmanzadeh, Ariana Grande & Max Martin


Max Martin Ilya, Ariana Grande


Republic Records

Chart Rankings

In the first week of its release, "we can't be friends (wait for your love)" charted at: - #2 in Australia - #28 in Germany - #10 in Lithuania - #6 in the Netherlands - #1 in New Zealand - #79 & #89 on various charts in South Korea - #25 in Sweden *All chart rankings accurate at the time of publishing

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