Bang Bang Bang

Album: When The Sun Goes Down (2011)
Charted: 94
  • songfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • The first promotional single from American band Selena Gomez & The Scene's album When The Sun Goes Down got the singer's fans busy blogging. It finds the Monte Carlo star dismissing a former boyfriend in favor of a far better beau with more swagger. Is Selena singing about her relationship with Justin Bieber? And who is the ex she claims was an inferior model - Nick Jonas? Taylor Lautner?
  • Selena penned the song with American songwriter Priscilla Renea, who previously wrote Gomez' song "Who Says." Renea also co-wrote Cheryl Cole's 2010 UK #1 hit "Promise This," which referenced the nursery rhyme "Alouette." There was another UK top ten single in 2010 that borrowed from the same children's song, which was written and recorded by Mark Ronson. Its title was …"Bang Bang Bang."
  • In an interview with Billboard magazine, Selena gave little away to whom the lyrics are addressed, though she admitted it was her who came up with second verse. Said Selena: "'Bang, Bang, Bang' was one of the first ones that I picked out to put on the record. It's a really fun, it's a cheeky song. It's kind of an insult/compliment song about someone that used to be in your life and now someone who is in your life who's amazing. It's a sweet song and I feel like a lot of girls can related to it especially. Priscilla Renea and Toby Gad are the ones behind that genius song. I got to incorporate my personal lyrics in the second verse which was pretty nice."
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments: 1

  • Chelsea from Pa, AzVery upbeat tune!!
see more comments

Joe JacksonSongwriter Interviews

Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.

Billy Steinberg - "Like A Virgin"They're Playing My Song

The first of Billy's five #1 hits was the song that propelled Madonna to stardom. You'd think that would get you a backstage pass, wouldn't you?

Mark Arm of MudhoneySongwriter Interviews

When he was asked to write a song for the Singles soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that's what he wrote about.

Ron and Russell Mael of SparksSongwriter Interviews

The men of Sparks on their album Hippopotamus, and how Morrissey handled it when they suggested he lighten up.

Which Songs are About Drugs?Fact or Fiction

"25 or 6 to 4" to "Semi-Charmed Life" - see if you can spot the songs that are really about drugs.

Benny MardonesSongwriter Interviews

His song "Into The Night" is one of the most-played of all time. For Benny, it took him to hell and back.