Song of the Day #2,804: ‘Hands to Myself- ‘ Selena Gomez

selena-gomez-revival-preview-250x250Rounding out the best Billboard recap yet is Selena Gomez with the third hit from her excellent 2015 album Revival. ‘Hands to Myself’ follows ‘Good For You’ and ‘Same Old Love’ up the charts, solidifying Gomez’s transformation into an adult pop star.

‘Hands to Myself’ is a simple, sexy track that sounds to me like Robyn sounding like Prince. It’s exotic but spare, like the rest of Revival.

While Carly Rae Jepsen’s E*MO*TION was the best pop album of last year, Revival was a close second. I’m glad to see it receiving the commercial success that sadly eluded Jepsen’s record.

[Verse 1]
Can’t keep my hands to myself
No matter how hard I’m trying to
I want you all to myself
You’re metaphorical gin and juice

So come on give me a taste
Of what it’s like to be next to you
Won’t let one drop go to waste
You’re metaphorical gin and juice

[Pre-Chorus]
Cause all of the downs and the uppers
Keep making love to each other
And I’m trying, trying, I’m trying, trying
All of the downs and the uppers
Keep making love to each other
And I’m trying, trying, I’m trying, but I

[Chorus]
Can’t keep my hands to myself
My hands to myself
Can’t keep my hands to myself
My hands to myself

[Verse 2]
The doctors say you’re no good
But people say what they wanna say
And you should know if I could
I’d breathe you in every single day

[Pre-Chorus]
All of the downs and the uppers
Keep making love to each other
And I’m trying, trying, I’m trying, trying
All of the downs and the uppers
Keep making love to each other
And I’m trying, trying, I’m trying, but I

[Chorus]
Can’t keep my hands to myself
My hands to myself
Can’t keep my hands to myself
My hands to myself

[Bridge]
Can’t keep my hands to myself
I want it all, no, nothing else
Can’t keep my hands to myself
Give me your all and nothing else
Oh, I, I want it all
I want it all, I want it all
Can’t keep my hands to myself
I mean I could, but why would I want to?

[Chorus]
My hands to myself
Can’t keep my hands to myself
My hands to myself
Can’t keep my hands to myself
I want it all, no, nothing else
Can’t keep my hands to myself
Give me your all and nothing else
Can’t keep my hands to myself

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,804: ‘Hands to Myself- ‘ Selena Gomez

  1. Dana says:

    I believe I first heard this when she performed on SNL. I was immediately drawn in by the song’s sexiness and playfulness. Perhaps Karly Rae’s album didn’t have enough sexuality to drive commercial success?

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