Every Selena Gomez Song That was Actually Written by Julia Michaels
May 23, 2018
is giving us all sorts of feels. The tune is all about getting butterflies in your stomach and feeling anxious (or, you know… nervous) when you’re around your crush. Totally relatable, right? Shawn Mendes‘ latest song, “Nervous,”
While listening to the tune on repeat, we couldn’t help but notice how similar it sounds to
Selena Gomez‘s “Bad Liar.” Dat beat, doe. So, we did some digging and figured out that it’s because both tracks were co-written by the same person: Julia Michaels.
The 24-year-old musician frequently pens hits, including
Justin Bieber‘s “Sorry” and Hailee Steinfeld‘s “Love Myself.” But, from what we can tell, Selena Gomez is the one to utilize JM’s talents the most. To prove it to you, here are ten SG songs that were actually written by Julia Michaels:
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As previously mentioned, Julia co-wrote "Bad Liar," which is why it sounds so similar to Shawn's recently released track. Selena also co-wrote the tune, along with
Justin Tranter, Ian Kirkpatrick and Tina Weymouth.
"Bad Liar" debuted on May 18, 2017 and went on to be called the best song of the year by
Billboard. Its accompanying music video debuted on Spotify, becoming the first music video to premiere on the streaming service.
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"Good for You"
Thanks to the likes of Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter,
Nick Monson, Nolan Lambroza, Hector Delgado, ASAP Rocky and Selena herself, Selly G's lead single from her second studio album, Revival, was a hit.
The tune, which featured ASAP Rocky's vocal talents as well, debuted at #9 on the
Billboard Hot 100 and later reached a peak position of #5. Not too shabby.
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"Hands to Myself"
Nestled in between "Same Old Love" and "Kill Em with Kindness" on Selena's
Revival album is her "Hands to Myself" single, which was released on January 26, 2016. Like the previously mentioned songs, this tune was also penned by Sel, Julia and Justin, as well as its producers, Mattman & Robin and Max Martin.
"Hands to Myself" reached #7 on the
Billboard Hot 100, making it the singer's fourth consecutive top ten hit in the United States.
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"Me & the Rhythm"
Due to the success of "Good for You," Selena requested that her
Revival album's mixing be delayed so she could record additional music with Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter — and she got what she wanted. The last song recorded for Revival was also penned by Selena, Julia, Justin, Mattman & Robin.
"Me & the Rhythm," which was called a personal favorite of Selena's, became the album's first and only promotional single.
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Julia also lent her skills to Selena's
Stars Dance album, co-writing the album's second & last single, "Slow Down," with Lindy Robbins, Niles Hollowell-Dhar, David Kuncio and Freddy Wexler.
Though the tune only peaked at #27 on the
Billboard Hot 100, it reached #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart and has been certified PLATINUM by the Recording Industry Association of America.
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Man, the combination of Selena Gomez, Julia Michaels & Justin Tranter is HOT. Along with
Antonina Armato, Tim James and Chauncey Hollis, the trio created "Body Heat," the first song Miss Gomez recorded (at 5am!) on her trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. You can hear the track on Selena's Revival album.
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Selena Gomez Songs Written by Julia Michaels
Yes, even the titular track from Selena's
Revival album was penned, in part, by Julia. The same people who wrote "Body Heat," as well as IN-Q, put together the song, which was considered "an experimental electro-adventure" with an "uplifting chorus." The brunette beauty explained that the tune gathers everything she was feeling the two years prior to the album's release and the need she felt to be heard.
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Selena Gomez Songs Written by Julia Michaels
In an interview with
, around the release of her TIME Revival alum, Selena said, "'Sober' is one of my favorite songs, but it's not even about one specific person. 'Sober' came from me and Chloe [Angelides], one of the writers, when we were sitting in a hall and talking about social awkwardness."
"I would hang out with people and they would drink and they're so fun, then the next day it would be weird," she continued. "I actually left that night and Chloe ended up writing 'Sober.' There were moments like that, little gems. It wasn't too difficult, it was just, 'How am I going to say it elegantly and in a way that's right for me?"
Of course, Selena & Chloe weren't the only ones to receive writing credits;
Jacob Kasher Hindlin, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen and, of course, Julia Michaels did as well.
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Of all of Selena's
Stars Dance tunes, she stated that "Undercover," penned by Julia, Niles, Lindy, and Rome Ramirez, is her favorite. "I've never had the confidence to do different licks and melody changes," she said. "I messed up a lot [while recording] that one."
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"Hands" was a song created as a charity single for the
Orlando nightclub shooting, written by Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter and BloodPop. All of the song's proceeds benefitted the families affected by the devastation.
Selena's far from the only singer on the track, coming in for the first time at the 1:15 mark. She joined the ranks of
Britney Spears, Meghan Trainor, Gwen Stefani, Pink, Troye Sivan, Halsey, Mary J. Blige and more.