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

Common Sense Media says

Nothing but squeaky-clean puppy love in this pop track.





What parents need to know

Educational value
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Positive messages

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

Positive role models

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

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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.

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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.  

Families can talk 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
Label:Hollywood Records
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 12 years old July 24, 2011

Great song by Selena G.

Selena's music is always great and I feel this song is "ON" for ages 4+ because it is an absolutely CLEAN song. Her voice sounds great especially in the bridge. The only iffy thing with song is the music video because of the "revealing" or short clothing she wears.
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 to believe that a love song for pop has to be acoustic with guitars, and love songs for Rap/Hip-Hop have to sound the same. This doesnt seem to bother Rihanna, Lady GaGa, and now Selena Gomez. To be honest in the past century "Love You Like A Love Song" has been the most original love song in years. Monotune was perfectly done here, and the Autotune was good layered, Autotune is not just robotic Beyonce and Rihanna use it to. Must original love song and just song in years. Its about loving someone like a love song its gonna use love song cliches.
Written byAnonymous January 8, 2013

Sex is there.

Love you like a Love song. Sex is there because of Loving someone.
What other families should know
Too much sex


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