Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Selena Gomez's "Hit the Lights" Video

As the year winds down and us music nerds reflect back on 2011 to put together our best-of lists, one album that will definitely be on my list (and I’m guessing will be criminally overlooked by most other list-makers) is Selena Gomez’s When the Sun Goes Down, an impeccably produced electro-pop album that was good enough to turn this Selena G. hater into a full-fledged fan. In her latest video, for the carpe-diem-on-the-dance-floor track “Hit the Lights,” lots of young and pretty people hang out at a farm on which they're probably trespassing (kids!). They do acrobatics, smash pumpkins with baseball bats, and toss around giant balloons. And then there are even more balloons! At one point Selena parties solo in a room full of pink ones, which seems like an awesome idea until you think of how staticky your hair would get, and then you realize how unfun you are for thinking that.

Previously: CSS's "City Grrrl." Related: Should You Turn the Lights On?

Blanca Méndez writes about music sometimes.

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I was going to say something about liking the Skyscraper song, especially for tearful car sing-a-longs, but I seriously just now realized that Selena Gomez and Demi Levato are two different people.


@Yahtzii They used to be best friends, though!

Ugh, why am I like this?


It is Not Fair that some people are so young and adorable. Not Fair!


Wait a second....so I'm NOT the only Full Grown Adult Woman who's been blasting this album everywhere I go for months? Sweet relief.


She is SO pretty. I was flipping through channels a few weeks ago and watched all of her E! True Hollywood Story because she is just so adorable.

And I like her voice, although I would imagine that if she weren't produced she would sound terrible, and I feel like a mean person for saying that about someone so young and pretty.


@sam.i.am disagreed! i think she's pretty but she looks like such a little done-up product. conversely, i think her voice is cool for being so much more adult sounding than her tiny little body and baby face, but it always does sound ridiculously worked on... she'll fade into obscurity immediately when it gets broken off with the biebs.


Love this album. I built an entire playlist around the fact that Bang Bang Bang is an amazing song.


THANK YOU. All my friends make fun of me so much for listening to Selena Gomez, and no one listens to me when I say that it's actually a really good album! I am glad I'm not alone in this.

alex stewart@twitter

does anyone know how many baloons arein this video???

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