Song of the Day #4,156: ‘Señorita’ – Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes

In its 20th week on the Billboard Hot 100, ‘Señorita’ by Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes actually moved up a spot this week to #3. This thing is a juggernaut.

When ‘Señorita’ first came out, along with rumors that its co-leads were dating, it was viewed by many as the latest edition in the “Shawn Mendes isn’t gay” PR campaign. Mendes has been dogged by those rumors since he emerged and has toed the awkward line of dismissing them as “hurtful” while insisting, in true Seinfeld fashion, that there isn’t anything wrong with that.

After Cabello and Mendes denied those dating rumors for months, they recently confirmed that they are indeed a couple and have been since right before this song dropped.

So is this an orchestrated stunt, with Cabello as the hottest little Cuban beard on Earth, or should we just take them at their word? Certainly either scenario is entirely possible.

As for the song, it’s a good one, and — like her smash ‘Havana’ — further establishes Cabello as a perfect pop star for our multicultural times.

[Chorus: Camila Cabello]
I love it when you call me señorita
I wish I could pretend I didn’t need ya
But every touch is ooh-la-la-la
It’s true, la-la-la
Ooh, I should be runnin’
Ooh, you keep me coming for ya

[Verse 1: Shawn Mendes]
Land in Miami
The air was hot from summer rain
Sweat drippin’ off me
Before I even knew her name, la-la-la
It felt like ooh-la-la-la, yeah, no
Sapphire moonlight
We danced for hours in the sand
Tequila Sunrise
Her body fit right in my hands, la-la-la
It felt like ooh-la-la-la, yeah

[Chorus: Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello]
I love it when you call me señorita
I wish I could pretend I didn’t need ya
But every touch is ooh-la-la-la
It’s true, la-la-la
Ooh, I should be runnin’
Ooh, you know I love it when you call me señorita
I wish it wasn’t so damn hard to leave ya
But every touch is ooh-la-la-la
It’s true, la-la-la
Ooh, I should be runnin’
Ooh, you keep me coming for ya

[Verse 2: Camila Cabello with Shawn Mendes]
Locked in the hotel
There’s just some things that never change
You say we’re just friends
But friends don’t know the way you taste, la-la-la (La, la, la)
‘Cause you know it’s been a long time coming
Don’t ya let me fall, oh
Ooh, when your lips undress me, hooked on your tongue
Ooh, love, your kiss is deadly, don’t stop

[Chorus: Both, Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes]
I love it when you call me señorita
I wish I could pretend I didn’t need ya
But every touch is ooh-la-la-la
It’s true, la-la-la
Ooh, I should be runnin’
Ooh, you know I love it when you call me señorita
I wish it wasn’t so damn hard to leave ya (So damn hard to leave ya)
But every touch is ooh-la-la-la
It’s true, la-la-la (True la-la)
Ooh, I should be runnin’
Ooh, you keep me coming for ya

[Outro: Both, Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello]
All along, I’ve been coming for ya (For you)
And I hope it meant something to you (Oh)
Call my name, I’ll be coming for ya (Coming for you)
Coming for ya (Coming for you)
For ya
For ya (Oh, she loves it when I call)
For ya
Ooh, I should be runnin’
Ooh, you keep me coming for ya

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,156: ‘Señorita’ – Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I really like Cabello’s vibe, and this is a good pairing with Mendes-at least from a musical standpoint.

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