Selena Gomez explained how the track came to be to Radio.com
: "When I got 'Good For You,' it was just the melody," she recalled. "We didn't know what we wanted the sound to be like. Some of the melodies are very soft, so it could have been a little more pop but I didn't want the production to take away from the vocal."
"I'm a huge fan of hip-hop, urban - that's just my taste," Gomez continued "I think that's my natural direction. When I was recording the whole album, everything I was writing or recording was all mid-tempo. I was drawn to that, I guess. I think now more than ever I'm comfortable and confident going into the studio knowing what my vision is."