"Love You Like a Love Song" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Nothing but squeaky-clean puppy love in this pop track.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 34 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Educational Value
Positive Messages

A cute, clean message about being head over heels for someone.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Gomez keeps it age-appropriate for her tween and teen fans.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "Love You Like a Love Song" is an entirely clean single from one of Disney's shining stars, Selena Gomez. The young tweens who love this young singer/actress (and their parents, too) will be thrilled to find that the song contains no questionable content or language whatsoever.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 4, 12, and 15-year-old Written byAmy A. January 6, 2018

Ok. Nothing that sexual.

It's not like a GREAT song but my kids love it. All its about is a young relationship without anything sexual. Made for tweens but any age will do.
Kid, 9 years old June 30, 2016
Teen, 16 years old Written byDaxThompson February 6, 2013

Must Original Love Song and Song in Years

This I have got to say Selenas voice is not very strong but her songs continue to impress me and this song puts it over the top. In the past century people seem... Continue reading

What's the story?

"LOVE YOU LIKE A LOVE SONG" is the first track from the album When the Sun Goes Down by Selena Gomez, singer and star of the Disney series Wizards of Waverly Place. In keeping with Gomez's previous releases, this song is about as clean as it gets, offering no eyebrow-raising language or subject matter -- just a run down of all the reasons she cares for her guy: "You are beautiful, like a dream come alive, incredible, a center full of miracle." It's a fine choice for Gomez's legions of young tween fans.

Is it any good?

Gomez isn't known for having a super-strong voice or the most original arrangements, but she deserves props for this song, which mercifully tones down the standard synth-pop noise and kicks the vocal performance up a notch. The end result sounds a bit more creative and mature than the rest of the bubblegum-pop pack.  

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the much-publicized romance between Gomez and Justin Bieber. Do you think this relationship will help them sell more records?

  • This song is all about love. Why are so many songs aimed at tweens about romance? Is this appropriate given that tweens are too young to date?

Music details

  • Artist: Selena Gomez
  • Release date: June 28, 2011
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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