Standing on the field with your pretty pompons Now you're working at the movie selling popular corn I could've been a mess but I never went wrong 'Cause I'm putting down my story in a popular song Uh-huh, I said I'm putting down my story in a popular song. 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 And now you're in the front row 'Cause my song is popular. I know about popular It's not about who you are Or your fancy car You're only ever who you were. I know about popular And all that you have to do Is be true to you That's all you ever need to know. So catch up 'Cause you got an awful long way to go So catch up 'Cause you got an awful long way to go. Always was on the lookout for someone to hate Picking on me like a dinner plate You hid during classes and in between them Dunk me in the toilets, now it's you that cleans 'em.
The radio version featuring Ariana Grande was produced by Jason Nevins. It was released as a promotional single on 21 December The song is an updated cover of the original version, based on the song " Popular " from the musical Wicked. The album version of the song features vocals from Priscilla Renea , and features mature language. The single version replaces Renea with Ariana Grande , removes the mature language, and modifies the instrumental arrangement and tempo to create a version which heavily links to Mika's former hits, " Grace Kelly " and " We Are Golden ". The version with Ariana Grande is the main version which was officially released. The original version of the song was made available on Mika's third studio album, The Origin of Love , and features vocals from songwriter Priscilla Renea. This version is based on the original from Wicked , and uses a very rough tempo and instrumentation, to fit in with the theme of the album.
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It is the eleventh track off her debut album. The song is an updated cover of the original version, as featured in the musical Wicked. The album version of the song features vocals from the original songwriter, Priscilla Renea, and features low-level expletives, as featured in Wicked.