Ariana Grande’s “Focus” Sounds Like KC And The Sunshine Band’s “That’s The Way (I Like It)”: Watch The Video

Let’s hope Harry Casey and Richard Finch of KC And The Sunshine Band get a writing credit on Ariana Grande‘s new single “Focus,” because a large chunk of the melody seems (to these ears, at least) like it borrows heavily from the group’s hit “That’s The Way (I Like It)”, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 back in 1979.

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Another takeaway: Ariana has purplish-blonde hair in the Hannah Lux Davis-directed video, and the tune also sounds a bit like Grande’s breakout smash “Problem” from last year.

The month-long wait is over. Have at it.

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