"Live Like There's No Tomorrow" (CD single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Feel-good song for all ages; catchy and inspirational.

Parents say

age 2+
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Kids say

age 7+
Based on 10 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

With lots of lyrics about living life to the fullest and making the most of every day, this song has several great messages for kids.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Selena Gomez remains a positive role model, keeping her professional and personal lives free of controversy.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

Since the song is from the Ramona and Beezus movie soundtrack, kids who like the song may also be interested in the movie, and vice versa.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that in terms of its messages, this song is ideal for younger kids. It steers entirely clear of bad language or adult content, focusing instead on positive themes like putting love first in your life, appreciating what you have, and striving to reach your goals. Since the song is from the Ramona and Beezus movie soundtrack, kids who like the song may also be interested in the movie, and vice versa.

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Teen, 15 years old Written byrebma97 January 6, 2013

Upbeat, inspiring song

I don't think Selena Gomez is the best singer out there, but she sounds okay in this song. I don't love it, but I love the message it's sending:... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old July 5, 2011

Great song for kids and tweens

I loved the movie and the song. great for kids and tweens! keep on rockin' selena!

What's the story?

"LIVE LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW" is the single by Selena Gomez and the Scene from the soundtrack of Ramona and Beezus, the summer movie that also stars the singer as Beezus. Like Beverly Cleary's Ramona book series on which the movie is based, this clean tune is fine for kids of all ages. The worry-free lyrics lack adult content of any kind, including only a wholesome message about living every day to the fullest. There are lots of inspirational lyrics to be found here, such as: "Live like there's no tomorrow / 'Cause all we have is here, right now / Love like it's all that we know ... Don't ever let this life pass us by ... Feel what it's like to be alive / Give it all that we've got."

Is it any good?

As a singer, Selena Gomez generally suffers from weaker pipes than some of her peers, like Demi Lovato. However, in "Live Like There's No Tomorrow," Gomez gives a stronger performance than usual. Backed by a catchy pop beat, the song is sure to end up on many young kids' playlists this summer.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how to stay focused on making the most of every day despite the inevitable problems that crop up in life. In the face of a hard problem, what are five things you can do to help yourself feel better?

  • Can you name five things you're grateful for in life?

Music details

  • Artist: Selena Gomez
  • Release date: July 6, 2010
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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