A Year Without Rain

Album: A Year Without Rain (2010)
Charted: 35

Songfacts®:

  • This is the title track and second single from dance-pop act Selena Gomez & The Scene's second album. The song was co-written and produced by Toby Gad, whose other credits include Beyoncé's "If I Were a Boy" and Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry." The other co-writer is Lindy Robbins who also co-penned Demi Lovato's hit single, "Here We Go Again."
  • Selena said of this song in an interview with MTV, "It's basically one of my favorite songs on the record. It's kind of got a more feel-good, dance beat feel, I love it."
  • The song's music video has a desert setting and was premiered on September 3, 2010 on Disney Channel straight after the first showing of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.
  • Selena explained to MTV News why she titled the album after this song: "[I named the album after my single] because it's the name of the first song I recorded to put on the record. I feel like that song has a lot of meaning, and it also kind of was the start of what I wanted to base all the other songs around," she explained. "I mean, even down from putting the track listing and numbering it, I wanted to make sure I envisioned [fans] putting it in their car or putting it on their iPod and how I wanted them to listen to the record."
  • Selena also recorded a Spanish version of this song titled "Un Ano Sin Lluvia."
  • Little-known California rockers Luce alleged that Gomez, Robbins and Gad lifted the song's chorus from their 2005 single "Buy A Dog." The band filed a $1 million lawsuit claiming the this track features a chorus that is "virtually identical" to their cut.

Comments: 4

  • Beck from Vancouver, BcI have not heard this song for quite a while. Still enjoyable.
  • Hayley from Not Tellin, HiI love this song. This is my exact situation! And joel what exactly soaked her panties? :p
  • Joel from West Hollywood, CaThis song is about a girl who misses her boyfriend and when they finally reunite it makes her panties all soaked.
  • Joel from Boston, MaHmmm. This must be the remix. Not bad but I do prefer the slightly shorter version.
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