Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s “Bang Bang”: Listen To The Collaboration

By: Bradley Stern / July 28, 2014

It’s here! After each one of the talented ladies teased the track via social media over the past few weeks, “Bang Bang” — the Max Martin, Savan Kotecha and Ilya crafted superstar collabo between UK powerhouse Jessie J, My Everything mini-diva Ariana Grande and “Pills ‘N Potions” rapstress Nicki Minaj — is finally upon us.

“She got a body like an hour glass but I can give it to you all the time!” Jessie confidently pledges off the top of her clap-heavy, twerk-friendly soulful summer anthem. And from there, the ladies are off with a bang (eh heh), wailing across big bouncy beats and horn blasts.

“Break Free” pop darling Ariana provides a reliably solid verse of her own, followed by a spitfire surge of ferociousness sure to satiate the Barbs’ thirst for more from Miss Minaj. The vocals are loud and bold (we all know Jessie doesn’t hold back from a big ol’ belt!), and there are plenty of earworm pop hooks — from that powerful chorus (“Bang bang…there goes your heart!“) to the spell-off “B to the A to the N to the G to the uh!” and everything in between.

The song brings Little Mix’s energy to mind, and even a tiny hint of that “Lady Marmalade” diva flavor from back in 2001. (On par? Let’s not get crazy here.) But seriously…Christina, where you at?

Listen to the full song above.

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