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.

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Song of the Day #1,137: ‘Love You Like a Love Song’ – Selena Gomez & The Scene

Today’s entry doesn’t qualify as a proper album review like the rest of my songs this week and last because I haven’t actually heard the whole album, just three tracks.

My daughters are big fans of the Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place, which stars Selena Gomez as a smart-aleck teenage witch. Gomez is a charming actress and not a bad singer, giving her a leg up on many of the wannabe multi-platform stars on the tween shows that have overtaken my TV.

Gomez is also dating Justin Bieber, making her the envy (and target) of an army of little girls. And boy, could she do better.

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