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  • Kaleb Crowhurst

Top Ten Selena Gomez Songs

This weekend on 92.9, we are bringing you the Top 10 Selena Gomez songs.

10.

Same Old Love

Revival (2015)

This song about a love that's gone stale was written by Charli XCX, Ross Golan, Benny Blanco and the production team Stargate. The latter pair also provided the synth-driven production, which features an old-time piano loop and pounding bassline.

The lyrics appear to be about the same love where you feel like the relationship isn't progressing, but Gomez has a different interpretation. She said "For me, this song represents so many different layers of love. I think as a young woman the first man you fall in love with is your dad in a way. That is something you kind of reflect in your life and you carry that with you. That same old love can translate into so many things, and I relate to the song obviously. It's beautiful, I think, what it represents."


9.

Good For You

Revival (2015)

This sultry jam embodies Selena Gomez' journey of discovery as she turns into a young woman. She said in an interview "I think that this song represents the confidence that I truly have inside of me, and I think it's the vulnerable side that I've expressed, but it's also the combination of just feeling myself." This features a guest appearance from A$AP Rocky late on in the song, marking the first time that Gomez has worked with a rapper on one of her tracks. Rocky's innuendo-laced rhymes find him affirming the former Disney star's intentions to please her lover.


8.

We Don't Talk Anymore

Nine Track Mind (2016)

Charlie Puth wrote this breakup song in Tokyo, Japan. Puth trades verses with Selena Gomez as both wonder how a past relationship went wrong. "I met up with Selena, and she went through a very public relationship, on and off, and she could just relate to the song and the lyrical sentiment," he said. "I was playing the song for her, and she just started singing the second verse. I got chills. I was like, 'Oh my gosh, that sounds so real. You need to sing on it.' And she said yes."


7.

Lose You To Love Me

Rare (2019)

This melancholy tale of self-discovery finds Selena Gomez explaining what a destructive relationship did to her. Is seems she took a hit to her self esteem when her former boyfriend went for another girl. During the second verse, Gomez recalls the pain she felt seeing her ex move on so quickly after their breakup. Gomez herself said the song was inspired by many things that have happened in her life since the release of her Revival album in 2015. She added: "I want people to feel hope and to know you will come out the other side stronger and a better version of yourself."


6.

Kill Em With Kindness

Revival (2015)

Selena Gomez explained the song's message of treating haters with kindness, "I think people won't even realize that their words are so meaningful and I think people need to hear that a little bit more," she said. "There's just a lot that happens and now with social media and how much access people can have to your heart and your feelings, it's a little frightening." "And I think that it's very important to understand that if you combat it and don't give in to it, it will just make you feel so much better," Gomez continued.


5.

Wolves

Rare (2017)

This single finds Selena Gomez collaborating with electronic dance music producer and DJ Marshmello. She said that Andrew Watt, a songwriter she's collaborated with for years, played her a rough version of the tune while in Japan. Watt sent the rough demo to Marshmello, and the producer "created a really cool tone and a story with it, and the song is very beautiful and personal and the lyrics just have a whole story of its own."

"Weirdly," she added, the lyrics "mirrored" something she was going through in Japan.


4.

Hands To Myself

Revival (2015)

Despite other people's warnings, Gomez can't keep her hands to herself when the man sings about here is around. Over Swedish production duo Mattman & Robin's hand-clapping production, the songstress croons Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels lyrics about the sexual temptation of a no-good guy.

The song's raunchy music video is a psycho thriller. The clip directed by Alek Keshishian , finds Gomez playing an obsessive fan of a famous Hollywood actor, who breaks into his home with an intent to fulfil some sensual fantasies. The visual is a partnership with Beats Electronics, hence the very noticeable product placement for their Beats Pill portable speaker.


3.

It Ain't Me

Stargazing (2017)

Selena Gomez's first new song since 2015 is a collaboration with Norwegian DJ Kygo. The song finds Gomez having lost patience with her lover staying out drinking all night. It has been suggested that the lyrics are about Justin Bieber but elsewhere in the song Selena talks about being "seventeen" and she was 18 years old when the pair started dating.

The song was also included as bonus track on the Target edition on Selena Gomez' 2020 Rare album.


2.

Bad Liar

Rare (2017)

The lead single from Selena Gomez' third studio album, "Bad Liar" finds her singing about having feelings for a new man who has come into her life. Though Gomez has been "tryna play it cool," she just can't hide her feelings for him. "'Bad Liar' kind of tells a story of that feeling when you're obsessed with someone, when you are in the 'honeymoon phase,' I like to say. I think that this feeling, it's like you can't get them out of your head. You're willing to dress differently, you want to speak differently but that's not what I'm encouraging. It's more about the feeling. You just can't play it cool."


1.

Back To You

13 Reasons Why: Season 2 (2018)

This upbeat love ballad finds Selena Gomez expressing her love for her romantic interest, regardless of the fact that the guy has hurt her before and may do so again. Stylistically, the song is a country-hued dance-pop anthem with acoustic elements, which links in with the sound of several of Gomez's previous singles. She said, "'It Ain't Me,' 'Wolves,' and 'Back to You' all have this acoustic guitar or effect of live music with a hint of what those DJs do best, so I find that I'm attracted to those kind of records because you could strip it down"

"Back To You" was released as the lead single from the official soundtrack for 13 Reasons Why season 2. Gomez is an executive producer on the teen drama series.