Love You Like a Love Song

Album: When The Sun Goes Down (2011)
Charted: 58 22
Play Video


  • The second single from the American band Selena Gomez & The Scene's third studio album, When The Sun Goes Down, was written by the husband and wife duo of Antonina Armato and Tim James plus Adam Schmalholz. Armato and James are co founders of the Rock Mafia record production/songwriting team, who are have penned many of Miley Cyrus' hits including "Can't Be Tamed" and "See You Again." They also penned Selena's single "Naturally."
  • The video provoked a minor controversy after pink-painted horses were filmed for the clip. The final cut omitted the tinted animals who must have wondered why they were asked to don pink body paint for a day.
  • Selena told Billboard magazine this was selected as the second single as, "it's one of those tracks that's kind of addictive because it's kind of repetitive in the best way. It's one of those songs that you can't get out of your head."
  • The video was directed by Geremy Jasper and Georgie Greville (Goldfrapp, Florence & The Machine) and released on June 23, 2011. It takes place in a Japanese karaoke bar and features Selena finding herself transported into the videos on the karaoke's TV set. "The video is the craziest video I've ever done," she shared in a behind-the-scenes film about making the clip. "Sometimes when you're in love, there are things you can't really explain and it doesn't make sense. That's how I feel when I'm in love."

Comments: 2

  • Comments Are CoolI thought she write her own songs though LOL.Maybe she didnt still write songs at this moments cuz she was still young
  • Megan from Stevenson, AlI don't like her music, but this song is actually pretty great. Her lower register at the beginning is beautiful. Great song! She needs to do more songs like this one to show off her talent.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

The 10 Bands Most Like Spinal Tap

The 10 Bands Most Like Spinal TapSong Writing

Based on criteria like girlfriend tension, stage mishaps and drummer turnover, these are the 10 bands most like Spinal Tap.


RamonesFact or Fiction

A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction.

Oliver Leiber

Oliver LeiberSongwriter Interviews

Long before she was judging contestants on American Idol, Oliver was producing Paula Abdul. Here's how he helped turn this unknown choreographer into a star.

"Private Eyes" - The Story Behind the Song

"Private Eyes" - The Story Behind the SongSong Writing

How a goofy detective movie, a disenchanted director and an unlikely songwriter led to one of the biggest hits in pop history.

Jackie DeShannon - "Put a Little Love in Your Heart"

Jackie DeShannon - "Put a Little Love in Your Heart"They're Playing My Song

It wasn't her biggest hit as a songwriter (that would be "Bette Davis Eyes"), but "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" had a family connection for Jackie.

Carol Kaye

Carol KayeSongwriter Interviews

A top session musician, Carol played on hundreds of hits by The Beach Boys, The Monkees, Frank Sinatra and many others.