Selena Gomez is Good For You

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her vocals on this chorus are crazy, and the way she says 'skin tight' is insane. admittedly: something borrowed, something blue, but also -- something new. bc she actually has a voice.

surm, Sunday, 26 July 2015 16:51 (one year ago) Permalink

this song is phenomenal

nose, Sunday, 26 July 2015 17:14 (one year ago) Permalink

^^

surm, Sunday, 26 July 2015 17:15 (one year ago) Permalink

phenomenal is the word

surm, Monday, 27 July 2015 00:14 (one year ago) Permalink

oh look, she's gone all lana del rey

not enough explicit criticism of the male gaze for me tbh - while there's something despairing (and desperate) about the way she sings + the synth drone, it still seems all too besotted with phallocentricity of objectification

absolutely no idea how it is 'phenomenal' - although it is not bad - but perhaps i'm not viewing it through a selena gomez career arc lens

the music is ultimately not exciting enough to befit that word

gawker's psychotic monkeys (imago), Monday, 27 July 2015 00:27 (one year ago) Permalink

i liked the wibbly bit in the middle

gawker's psychotic monkeys (imago), Monday, 27 July 2015 00:28 (one year ago) Permalink

i have been informed that the song is, in fact, phenomenal. sorry.

gawker's psychotic monkeys (imago), Monday, 27 July 2015 00:36 (one year ago) Permalink

informed by whom? socratic daimon?

drash, Monday, 27 July 2015 00:42 (one year ago) Permalink

you could call her that

gawker's psychotic monkeys (imago), Monday, 27 July 2015 00:46 (one year ago) Permalink

:)

drash, Monday, 27 July 2015 00:49 (one year ago) Permalink

:)

surm, Monday, 27 July 2015 01:14 (one year ago) Permalink

listen to it on good headphones.

surm, Monday, 27 July 2015 01:14 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah i like it more the more i think about it - it is really tragic

gawker's psychotic monkeys (imago), Monday, 27 July 2015 01:16 (one year ago) Permalink

the production

surm, Monday, 27 July 2015 01:18 (one year ago) Permalink

i heard this twice on the radio in the car today, and had no notion it was she…with this and "the heart wants what it wants," she's very much trying to corner the market for dysfunction tunes, huh? I haven't much fucked with Lana del ray…is she all about "you treat me like shit, but I love you" kinda thing?

veronica moser, Monday, 27 July 2015 01:52 (one year ago) Permalink

i've only listened to Lana thru my bf, but her singing voice is p weak.

is the heart wants what it wants good? i need 2 listen

surm, Monday, 27 July 2015 02:05 (one year ago) Permalink

there's nobody on the radio who has less presence, who sounds less like they should be singing at any kind of professional level. this song is less horrifying than her others but still pretty bad.

teenage good-ass kinja turtles (some dude), Monday, 27 July 2015 02:15 (one year ago) Permalink

Selena has a bunch of classic songs, but I admit they don't criticize phallocentricity

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 27 July 2015 02:39 (one year ago) Permalink

"Who Says" is the only one i ever thought was decent

teenage good-ass kinja turtles (some dude), Monday, 27 July 2015 03:00 (one year ago) Permalink

i prefer her "i will survive" refix

soyrev, Monday, 27 July 2015 03:01 (one year ago) Permalink

why's everything "cool" of the past six years always all minor key and †dark† anyways

soyrev, Monday, 27 July 2015 03:02 (one year ago) Permalink

i like "come and get it" a lot, even though it's basically a rihanna song (as some dude pointed out, it was written for rihanna: http://www.thefader.com/2015/06/24/songs-written-for-rihanna-that-were-passed-on).

jaymc, Monday, 27 July 2015 03:16 (one year ago) Permalink

her voice on this is really quite a performance - it has the passion and commitment of a true singer, and her icy falsetto/higher register cuts like a knife.

surm, Monday, 27 July 2015 03:19 (one year ago) Permalink

i was confused about A$AP Rocky having a guest credit on this because he's not in the video and i thought he only produced it, but then i heard it on the radio the other day with a verse from him. man he's not much of a rapper at all, huh.

teenage good-ass kinja turtles (some dude), Monday, 27 July 2015 03:39 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah i dunno, i haven't really formed an opinion. he's gotten some good girls tho.

surm, Monday, 27 July 2015 03:40 (one year ago) Permalink

this song is indeed good for me

niels, Monday, 27 July 2015 09:27 (one year ago) Permalink

still listen to 'love you like a love song' weekly
this song is p nice

nxd, Monday, 27 July 2015 09:28 (one year ago) Permalink

surm otm itt

regret it? nope. reddit? yep. (Noodle Vague), Monday, 27 July 2015 09:39 (one year ago) Permalink

surm, Monday, 27 July 2015 13:20 (one year ago) Permalink

Man this is lovely and a beautiful vocal performance imo

Classic Man (albvivertine), Monday, 27 July 2015 13:52 (one year ago) Permalink

she sounds good, not much of a song though

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Monday, 27 July 2015 13:54 (one year ago) Permalink

the song (structure and melody) doesn't really go anywhere but I like her vocals which are heavily processed but still vibrant.
the rap break is pretty bad and pointless, though.

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 27 July 2015 13:55 (one year ago) Permalink

she has absolutely no presence on this and the song relies on this fact, it's like rachel stevens

for sale: baby shoes, never worn your ass (katherine), Monday, 27 July 2015 13:55 (one year ago) Permalink

she has more presence on this song than 85% of hot 100 songs i've heard in the past year

surm, Monday, 27 July 2015 13:59 (one year ago) Permalink

and her enunciation on "good" is presence enough for the whole track.

surm, Monday, 27 July 2015 14:00 (one year ago) Permalink

she always enunciates like that

idk i don't like this song

dyl, Monday, 27 July 2015 14:38 (one year ago) Permalink

it's not even just her, it's very similar to what miley cyrus does with the verses of wrecking ball

for sale: baby shoes, never worn your ass (katherine), Monday, 27 July 2015 14:48 (one year ago) Permalink

i'm still surprised that a good friend of mine was able to get me into Wrecking Ball. but it's more for the chorus and not the verses

surm, Monday, 27 July 2015 14:51 (one year ago) Permalink

"Wrecking Ball" is an amazing song imo, but yeah i guess the chorus is the killer

regret it? nope. reddit? yep. (Noodle Vague), Monday, 27 July 2015 14:53 (one year ago) Permalink

definitely my fav Selena since "Love Song" - it's more convincing without the dead-eyed video imo

List of people who are ready for woe and how we know this (seandalai), Monday, 27 July 2015 21:12 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah, my fav since Love Song too

surm, Tuesday, 28 July 2015 09:15 (one year ago) Permalink

The more I listen to this, the more I like it (except the rap that still sucks and breaks the atmosphere and charm).
the "hmms" in the verses are great.
there's definitely something missing in the construction of the song to make it really great but it's very nice.

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 28 July 2015 09:46 (one year ago) Permalink

The video version's sparer and doesn't have the rap, I think it's prob better

Classic Man (albvivertine), Tuesday, 28 July 2015 09:59 (one year ago) Permalink

oh really ? I have to check that then !

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 28 July 2015 10:13 (one year ago) Permalink

video is pretty cool. she is v v v pretty. "doin' my hair up real real nice" might be my favorite line

surm, Tuesday, 28 July 2015 10:57 (one year ago) Permalink

also that white t-shirt is Kate Moss/CK circa 1994 all over again.

surm, Tuesday, 28 July 2015 10:59 (one year ago) Permalink

OK, the video is nice and this is much better without the rap !
very exotic and sensual (which is a tour de force considering it's a very minimalist electronic track with processed vocals !).
It's a perfect hot summer evening track.
btw it made me think there's no big ubiquitous summer jam this year, is there ? (I mean "get lucky", "blurred lines" big level).

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 28 July 2015 11:18 (one year ago) Permalink

lovin you right now

surm, Tuesday, 28 July 2015 11:19 (one year ago) Permalink

i put in a good word for it on the summer jamz thread

surm, Tuesday, 28 July 2015 11:27 (one year ago) Permalink

the idea of a summer jam is primarily music industry horseshit fwiw

welltris (crüt), Tuesday, 28 July 2015 11:51 (one year ago) Permalink

yes

surm, Monday, 28 December 2015 00:29 (one year ago) Permalink

kinda crazy

surm, Monday, 28 December 2015 00:30 (one year ago) Permalink

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Saturday, 9 January 2016 01:21 (one year ago) Permalink

def voting for "hands to myself" in the tracks poll

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Saturday, 9 January 2016 01:59 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah i think i might too even though i've only just heard it yesterday via the EOY spotify playlist. it's really great! love her vocals on it.

Roz, Saturday, 9 January 2016 03:16 (one year ago) Permalink

i'm surprised that there isn't more love for "same old love"

cher guevara (lex pretend), Saturday, 9 January 2016 12:04 (one year ago) Permalink

that song sucks

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Saturday, 9 January 2016 15:15 (one year ago) Permalink

"same old love" is great

bla.p, Saturday, 9 January 2016 17:04 (one year ago) Permalink

alb is <3

bla.p, Saturday, 9 January 2016 17:06 (one year ago) Permalink

i actually like "same old love", much better than "good for you"

dyl, Saturday, 9 January 2016 17:19 (one year ago) Permalink

down with all 3

surm, Saturday, 9 January 2016 18:49 (one year ago) Permalink

my gf heard this on the car radio and she goes, "who's this? she seems... damaged..."

How Butch, I mean (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 9 January 2016 20:12 (one year ago) Permalink

aww yeah the women are opinionated about it, understandably so, and sometimes empathetic, it seems

surm, Saturday, 9 January 2016 20:12 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

"hands to myself" reminds me of a robyn album track, in fact if robyn had released it i'm sure the music blog ppl would be freaking out

great radio single in any case

dyl, Monday, 1 February 2016 16:30 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah. i heard same old love at my hair place the other day, also sounded v good on radio

surm, Monday, 1 February 2016 19:18 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

dlp9001, Sunday, 27 March 2016 01:09 (one year ago) Permalink

Me & The Rhythm > Good For You > Same Old Love > Hands To Myself

daavid, Friday, 1 April 2016 19:16 (one year ago) Permalink

...maybe

daavid, Friday, 1 April 2016 19:17 (one year ago) Permalink

no

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Friday, 1 April 2016 19:45 (one year ago) Permalink

"hands to myself" is amazing and incidentally sounds amazing on the radio

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Friday, 1 April 2016 19:45 (one year ago) Permalink

especially since it is often bookended by garbage so it feels like you've been suddenly vacuumed into this pocket of goodness

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Friday, 1 April 2016 19:47 (one year ago) Permalink

^that truly is the secret of radio success

dc, Friday, 1 April 2016 19:47 (one year ago) Permalink

haha yeah it's a big grower for sure

surm, Saturday, 9 April 2016 15:32 (one year ago) Permalink

Selena really is our new Britney, Justin drama and all

surm, Saturday, 9 April 2016 15:33 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

This new Selena track takes the "Psycho Killer" and makes something really enjoyable out of it. I didn't think Selena would be the coolest Pop Star around, but maybe she is?

brontosaur, Thursday, 18 May 2017 17:51 (one week ago) Permalink

"Psycho Killer" bassline... sigh.

brontosaur, Thursday, 18 May 2017 18:14 (one week ago) Permalink

Unimpressed ...too acoustic for my liking. Also, it just made me want to listen to "Psycho Killer". Maybe they should have sampled the guitar as well?

daavid, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:20 (one week ago) Permalink

selena gomez was secretly the coolest popstar around back when she was doing "naturally" and "love you like a love song" and has generally regressed since then

i have mixed thoughts on this, it has a good song but there are some real lyrical duds in there, i felt secondhand embarrassment at the battle of troy line. not bad tho!

dyl, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:31 (one week ago) Permalink

it is at least unique enough to stand out when compared to the typical output of the top 40 sphere at the moment

dyl, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:32 (one week ago) Permalink

this is def the kinda song where a strong music video could get me to like it but i don't think major labels are particularly invested in creating those these days

dyl, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:39 (one week ago) Permalink

the battle of troy line is still a step up from "metaphorical Gin and Juice"

brontosaur, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:42 (one week ago) Permalink

in general it seems like the kind of song that only gets better on multiple listens. I wouldn't be surprised if it was a "Work" level hit, but I don't expect it to happen

brontosaur, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:43 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah definitely

"work" wasn't instant for me either!

dyl, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:46 (one week ago) Permalink

I love it. It's fresh.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:49 (one week ago) Permalink

perfect summer mornings track. it works for me.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 18 May 2017 22:05 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah battle of troy line is lol but I really like the song, her delivery is great

bunny slopes, Friday, 19 May 2017 07:49 (one week ago) Permalink

this is great. it's so nice to hear a new pop song with this sort of light touch. a little space, a little simplicity! thank you!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 19 May 2017 10:19 (one week ago) Permalink

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 19 May 2017 10:20 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah it's nice and will probably grow with more plays but I don't think it has a smash hit potential.
Somehow, it reminds me of Britney's "Piece of me".
and, yeah, her delivery is great.

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 19 May 2017 10:24 (one week ago) Permalink

sounds like... peaches. i love it.

flapp.y, Friday, 19 May 2017 18:54 (one week ago) Permalink

the battle of troy line is still a step up from "metaphorical Gin and Juice"

― brontosaur, Thursday, May 18, 2017 1:42 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

pfft "metaphorical gin and juice" 4ever

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 19 May 2017 18:56 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah i like this

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 19 May 2017 19:52 (one week ago) Permalink

holy shit this is great

piscesx, Friday, 19 May 2017 20:55 (one week ago) Permalink

i hear a resemblance to this iconic pop classic in the verses

joshywinty (josh), Friday, 19 May 2017 21:24 (one week ago) Permalink

lol apt comparison!

dyl, Saturday, 20 May 2017 03:43 (six days ago) Permalink

I have never heard that Maria Mena song before. That's great.
*Wonders if ILX has talked about it here before*

Is Maria Mena's "You're The Only One" the new Worst Thing Evah?

Oh.

MarkoP, Saturday, 20 May 2017 16:02 (six days ago) Permalink

maria mena's newer stuff is also good

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Sunday, 21 May 2017 05:03 (five days ago) Permalink

also this song rules, it's the best carly rae jepsen song carly rae jepsen isn't going to release anymore

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Thursday, 25 May 2017 08:02 (yesterday) Permalink

am i evil for wanting to hear a big boshy remix? :)

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 25 May 2017 08:20 (yesterday) Permalink

i love this song

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 25 May 2017 15:02 (yesterday) Permalink


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