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

Common Sense Media says

Feel-good song for all ages; catchy and inspirational.





What parents need to know

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

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

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
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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
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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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Kids say

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.

Families can talk 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
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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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: Always try to live in the moment, without many regrets. It's perfectly okay for kids.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
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!
Teen, 16 years old Written bylalaland503 June 20, 2011

Just Fine

I really like this song.Perfect for all ages.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models


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