Song of the Day #3,446: ‘Whiplash’ – Selena Gomez & The Scene

An interesting pairing this weekend by the Randon iTunes Fairy. Selena Gomez is another pop artist, like Ariana Grande, who has released an excellent album in recent years that I wouldn’t have appreciated back in the day.

In Gomez’s case, it was 2015’s Revival, which very effectively launched the sexy new phase of her career. Several tracks on her good pal Taylor Swift’s new album borrowed the sound and feel of that record. Selena did it first, and better.

Today’s track comes from 2011’s When the Sun Goes Down, recorded by an 18-year-old Gomez with her band The Scene. It’s not quite as sophisticated or consistent as her future solo work, but it’s a damn good album in its own right.

[Verse 1]
A baby moonlight hits the spotlight
I’m on my flight to take you away
I’m feeling so free
You’re making me crazy
That’s what you do, that’s what you do
Let’s go now

[Pre-Chorus]
Lickety split
A girl in a bit
As she falls in a pit saying, “Hello, darling!”
Twisted insanity
Fallen humanity
All I want is some tranquility
Do you hear me?
Do you hear me?
Well, c’mon, boy

[Chorus]
Uh, c’mon and take me to the other side
I’m blown away when I look into your eyes
I’m so in love
I think I’m gonna crash and get whiplash, whiplash, whiplash
It’s up to you
And I don’t wanna give you clues
We’re moving fast
I think we got enough to lose
So, don’t look back
Or else we’re gonna crash and get whiplash, whiplash, whiplash

[Verse 2]
Like the first kiss with a sweet list
Of some love songs, oh yeah
(So sexy, life is sassy, sassy, sassy)
And with this melody falling over me
It makes me weak, so damn weak
So, let’s go now

[Pre-Chorus]
Lickety split
A girl in a bit
As she falls in a pit saying, “Hello, darling!”
Twisted insanity
Fallen humanity
All I want is some tranquility
Do you hear me?
Do you hear me?
Well, c’mon, boy

[Chorus]
Uh, c’mon and take me to the other side
I’m blown away when I look into your eyes
I’m so in love
I think I’m gonna crash and get whiplash, whiplash, whiplash
It’s up to you
And I don’t wanna give you clues
We’re moving fast
I think we got enough to lose
So, don’t look back
Or else we’re gonna crash and get whiplash, whiplash, whiplash

[Interlude]
La-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la (la-la) la-la-la
(Oh, yeah)
La-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la (la-la) la-la-la
So, let’s go now

[Chorus]
Uh, c’mon and take me to the other side
I’m blown away when I look into your eyes
I’m so in love
I think I’m gonna crash and get whiplash, whiplash, whiplash
It’s up to you
And I don’t wanna give you clues
We’re moving fast
I think we got enough to lose
So, don’t look back
Or else we’re gonna crash and get whiplash, whiplash, whiplash

[Outro]
(Whiplash….)

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,446: ‘Whiplash’ – Selena Gomez & The Scene

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Just can’t help yourself throwing shade on Taylor Swift!

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