34+35 (Remix)

Singer Ariana Grande dresses up as a robot coming to life in the video for her song "34+35."

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Kristin Smith

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Back in 2020, Ariana Grande released her sixth studio album called Positions. On it, sex was one of her most prominent themes. Her most recent release, “34+35,” is a remix of a song from that album, featuring Megan Thee Stallion and Doja Cat. And it, too, focuses on graphic sexual positions … just add those numbers together, and Grande’s suggestive allusion here becomes very clear.

If You Know …

Grande gets right to the point, telling her significant other that she wants him to come over and watch a movie, but not really. Instead, she’s focused on what will happen between the sheets (“Just gimme them babies/Can you stay up all night?” The next line uses the f-word in a sexual context. Then she references her own personal…hygiene (“You know I keep it squeaky”).

And as you can imagine, the rest of the song repeats Grande’s desires, focusing on sexual pleasure (“Wake up the neighbors, we got an audience”), innuendo (“I want that six-nine without Tekashi”) and double entendres (“But show me, can you keep it up?/’Cause then I’ll have to keep you up/S—, maybe I’ma keep you up, boy”).

…Then You Know What I Mean

Listen, if you’ve heard the original you already know this song is explicit. But the remix, which is what we’re talking about here, is way more explicit than the first version. I didn’t think that was possible, but apparently it is.

The lyrics are more provocative and vivid, leaving nothing up to the imagination. There’s also a lot more profanity (including f- and s-words, as well as uses of “b–ch,” “a–,” and “p—y”).

As for the song’s sci-fi themed music video, well, it predictably features all three women in lingerie. (As well as showing a man in a nightie, too.) And I’ll leave it at that.

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Kristin Smith

Kristin Smith joined the Plugged In team in 2017. Formerly a Spanish and English teacher, Kristin loves reading literature and eating authentic Mexican tacos. She and her husband, Eddy, love raising their children Judah and Selah. Kristin also has a deep affection for coffee, music, her dog (Cali) and cat (Aslan).

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