Hot Video Alert: Selena Gomez & The Scene - Love You Like A Love Song
Selena Gomez & The Scene (guitarist Ethan Roberts, bassist Joey Clement, drummer Greg Garman, keyboardist Dane Forrest) formed in 2008, releasing their debut album, Kiss & Tell the next year. While Kiss & Tell did make a splash, debuting in the Billboard 200 top ten, the band's first single was a chart failure, with "Falling Down" only managing to peak at #82 on the Hot 100. Their luck started to change, with the release of single #2, "Naturally," which came in at #29, a vast improvement over #82. The single also earned Selena Gomez & The Scene their first #1 Dance Single in the States, boasting an impressive remix package with mixes by Dave Audé, Ralphi Rosario and Disco Fries.
Not wasting any time, the band released their sophomore album, A Year Without Rain, in September of last year, when it debuted in the #4 spot on the Billboard 200 becoming the band's first top 5 album. As with the last album, Gomez released only two singles - "Round & Round," and the infectious title track, both of which were big hits on the Billboard Dance charts, peaking at #2 and #1 respectively. Stylistically, the new album didn't stray too far beyond their debut, dipping into pop/rock/dance territory, thanks in large part to producers Rock Mafia, Toby Gad, and Superspy who worked on both albums. Added to the roster on this second album, RedOne and Kevin Rudolf, who lent their hitmaking talents, in the end creating a much stronger album than it's predecessor.
Continuing on in the tradition of releasing an album every year, When The Sun Goes Down became the band's third album in a three year span and their second top 5 record. The new album featured production from past collaborators Rock Mafia & Toby Gad plus new additions including Dreamlab, Greg Kurstin, Sandy Vee and Espionage, and was preceded by first single, "Who Says," which became the band's highest charting Hot 100 hit, peaking at #21. On the dance charts, "Who Says" also did fairly well, peaking at #5, becoming their fourth consecutive top 5 dance hit.
With the early on success of their supremely catchy new single, "Love You Like A Love Song" there's no question that it will continue to climb the Hot 100 charts, and with inevitable dance remixes, Selena Gomez & The Scene are certain to have another club hit on their hands. My only hope this time around is that Hollywood Records milks more than just two singles out of this album. I know Selena Gomez is a busy movie star now, but come on! You can't let this album go to waste! In case you missed the George Greville & Geremy Jasper-directed video's June 23rd premiere on VEVO, watch it below. Download When The Sun Goes Down on U.S. iTunes HERE.