Selena Gomez made a name for herself at the young age of seven when she landed a role acting on Barney. More than 20 years on with both a successful acting and singing career under her belt, Selena has stayed in the hearts of her fans with her infectious music and bubbly personality. As we edge closer to the release of her third solo album on January 10th 2020, we celebrate our top ten Selena Gomez songs from her career.
10. ‘The Heart Wants What It Wants’
This heartfelt 2014 tune showed the world that Selena Gomez was growing and evolving both as an individual and an artist. Rumours sparked following its release due to her on-and-off-again relationship with Justin Bieber, who the song is thought to be penned about. ‘The Heart Wants What is Wants’ is led by pared back simple electro-pop production, allowing Selena’s lyricism to stand out.
9. ‘Fetish’ featuring Gucci Mane
‘Fetish’ is a smooth tune that reflects Gomez’ recent exploration of different genres in this trap-pop hybrid. With a strong R ‘N’ B influence, Selena Gomez suits this grown up, sultry sounding track that comes together with the help of rapper Gucci Mane.
8. ‘Bad Liar’
Laid over the beat of 1977 Talking Heads classic ‘Psycho Killer’, ‘Bad Liar’ is an offbeat pop number that is an unquestionable bop. The quirky and effortlessly cool Summer number received rave critical reviews for its originality, with many outlets citing this single as the one where Selena Gomez comes into her unique sound.
7. ‘Hands To Myself’
One of the lead singles off her second studio album, ‘Hands to Myself’ is the synth pop number fans fell for and got heads turning at the saucy music video. Selena performed the track at the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, in addition to the Angels doing their annual lip sync performance to the track. If that wasn’t enough, the popularity of ‘Hands to Myself’ continued to spread as it was used in an array of other television advertisements and other promotions.
6. ‘I Can’t Get Enough’ with benny blanco, J Balvin, and Tainy
This hot collaboration quickly became one of the catchiest tracks of the year. Benny Blanco’s signature production style holds down this electronic & urban infused track, with Gomez singing on the hook while Latino superstar J Balvin takes on the hooks in Spanish.
5. ‘Taki Taki’ with DJ Snake
The party track of 2018, ‘Taki Taki’ was produced by DJ Snake, and features both English and Spanish vocals from Ozuna, Selena Gomez and Cardi B. With heavy reggaeton influences, the infectious moombahton number took the world by storm – the star studded music video alone has over 1.6 billion YouTube views.
4. ‘Back To You’
Starring as the lead single of ultra-successful Netflix series 13 Reasons Why season two soundtrack, ‘Back to You’ hit the top 40 all across the world and became Selena Gomez’ fifteenth consecutive top 40 entry on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Selena Gomez cited it as a ‘very special song’ that holds a lot of meaning for her.
3. ‘Wolves’ with Marshmello
Gomez teamed up with famous EDM producer Marshmello for this dance worthy hit. ‘Wolves’ is the singalong anthem that marked her 2017 and saw her take a step into the electronic world. Selena Gomez revealed this is one of her favourite tracks she’s made, and is rumoured to feature on the new album.
2. ‘Look at Her Now’
‘Look at Her Now’ is the comeback song of 2019. The track comes three years on since the release of her second album ‘Revival’, and after some very public personal challenges including an array of mental and physical health problems. Selena is back with killer confidence on this feel good pop number that is filled with the power of self-love and perseverance.
1. ‘Lose You to Love Me’
Another recent single, ‘Lose You To Love Me’ is a deeply heartfelt and personal ballad that serves as a part two to ‘Look at Her Now’. With pared back production, this confessional track holds some of Selena’s most powerful lyrics yet. The emotional number reveals what her heartbreak taught her and reflects on the growth she has experienced in the last few years. Its launch marks the warm up to her third album which is set to arrive January 10th 2020, and we are so ready.