Selena Gomez got her start as an actress appearing on Barney & Friends as Gianna, then went on to guest star on popular Disney Channel series – including The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Hannah Montana. These two guest roles were critical in landing Gomez the role of Alex in Disney’s 2007 new comedy series, Wizards of Waverly Place, ultimately giving Gomez the framework to launch into the successful career she has today.
Selena Gomez quickly won over the hearts of fans, charming young boys and girls with her cute, sarcastic, and witty personality on the new popular show. The series continued to be successful until it’s final fourth season, where the show concluded for good. However, after four seasons and two widely popular films, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie and The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex, Gomez was ready into the world of feature films and music.
Gomez has most recently appeared in Spring Breakers, a film that follows four teens getting into trouble during spring break, but the celebrity has most recently been focusing the majority of her time on her music.
She released three albums with her band, Selena Gomez and the Scene – including Kiss & Tell, A Year Without Rain and When the Sun Goes Down – and most recently released her debut solo album, Stars Dance.
In honor of Gomez’s success, here are the top 10 most underrated Selena Gomez songs!
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10. “The Way I Loved You”
Everyone ends up having a first love, someone they feel will always hold special place in their heart. “The Way I Loved You” is a ballad from Selena’s first album, Kiss & Tell, that describes the singers thoughts on moving on from a once in a lifetime love.
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“Whiplash” is an upbeat tune from Gomez’s final album as Selena Gomez and the Scene, When the Sun Goes Down. The song is a little bit different than the singer’s other tracks as Gomez sings lyrics of wanting to win over a boy’s attention.
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8. “We Own the Night”
Even though Gomez rarely teams up with other artists for collaborations, “We Own the Night,” from When the Sun Goes Down, features the singer alongside Pixie Lott, whose third album Pixie Lott> is set to be released in August of this year.
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7. “Sick of You”
“Sick of You,” another upbeat track off of her second album, A Year Without Rain, features the singer describing her thoughts on how it feels to let go of a significant other. Are you willing to give us a hint as to who was your inspiration for this tune, Selena?
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6. “Bang Bang Bang”
Another track off of When the Sun Goes Down, named “Bang Bang Bang,” is a catchy tune that happens to be written about Gomez’s love life!
Selena confessed on her YouTube Channel, “I rewrote some of the lyrics to tweak it so it was perfectly about my life. It’s one of those songs that’s a dis and a compliment. It’s basically saying in a past relationship, that you may not have been treated properly and you kind of don’t really like that person, but there’s a new person in your life who makes you feel like you’re the only person in the world that matters. So it’s a sweet song… and a dis. But it’s really fun.”
“Bang Bang Bang:”
Selena on “Bang Bang Bang:”
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5. “Nobody Does It Like You”
Selena sings of her ‘bad boy fairytale’ in her song “Nobody Does It Like You,” off her first solo album, Stars Dance. The lyrics features Gomez’s feelings of her love/hate relationship of being with a not-so-nice guy. Justin Bieber, maybe?
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4. “Who Says”
Although this wouldn’t technically be considered an ‘underrated’ song, we felt the need to include Selena’s inspiring hit single “Who Says” in the countdown.
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3. “Hit the Lights”
Gomez provides her fans with empowering lyrics in her song “Hit the Lights” from her second album, When the Sun Goes Down, by encouraging listeners to live in the moment.
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2. “Love Will Remember”
Gomez’s song “Love Will Remember” was included on her solo album, Stars Dance, and is a favorite among Justin Bieber and Selena shippers. In writing this song, E! Online explains that Selena wanted “the Biebs” to remember the good times they had spent together, so she included a voicemail in the song of Bieber saying, “Hey babe, it’s me. I just want to call and tell you that I love you so, so, so, so much. I just wanted to let you know that you are my princess. You are worthy of all the love in the world. You are the love of my life.”
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1. “I Won’t Apologize”
Back in 2009, Today reports that ex-flames Miley Cyrus and Nick Jonas met for lunch, both claiming they were simply getting lunch as best friends. However, Selena took a stab at the duo in her track “I Won’t Apologize” off of A Year Without Rain, with lyrics, “Remember the time when you said you were out with your best friend? Well it wasn’t the best friend you know I thought you meant.”