Fans Convinced Keith Urban's Cover of Ariana Grande Tune Is the 'Song of the Year'

Keith Urban, Ariana Grande

Fans were enraptured by Keith Urban's surprise cover of Ariana Grande's song "we can't be friends (wait for your love)," with many demanding he record an official version.

The country singer shared a new video with fans on Instagram, showing off a recent live performance of the beautiful cover. In the clip, Urban crooned out Grande's poignant lyrics, "We can't be friends/ But I'd like to just pretend/ You cling to your papers and pens/ Wait until you like me again."

In the caption, Urban shared short yet succinct praise for Grande's tune, writing, "this song is audible heroin." Grande quickly replied, saying, "this is so beautiful 🥹 & thank youuuuu !"

Fans loved the emotional cover from Urban, singing high praise in the comments. "SONG OF THE YEAR!!! 🔥," wrote one person, as more compliments read, "Keith’s cover is gold," "Beautiful song, beautiful rendition! 🙌🏼," and "No way I thought I'd ever see Keith perform an ariana song. He killed it."

Even CMT was in awe, with the official account declaring, "my jaw is on the floor!!!" and "need this cover recorded ASAP 🥹🩵."

There was also talk from fans who now want to see a collaboration between Urban and Grande, while some people just loved hearing Urban sing anything, such as one fan who said, "Keith, you could make singing the phone book sound good! ❤️."

Grande's song "we can't be friends (wait for your love)" was included on her newest album, Eternal Sunshine, released on March 8, 2024. The song is rumored to be about Grande's relationship with the press, reflecting on how the media reported on her divorce and new relationship in 2023.

Recently, Urban stunned fans with another impressive performance—this time at the CMT Awards in April. He performed "Straight Line," the first track from his upcoming album, which is expected later this year.

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