Lose You to Love Me

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"Lose You to Love Me"
Selena Gomez - Lose You to Love Me.png
Single by Selena Gomez
B-side"Look at Her Now"
ReleasedOctober 23, 2019 (2019-10-23)
Format
GenrePop[1]
Length3:26
LabelInterscope
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Selena Gomez singles chronology
"I Can't Get Enough"
(2019)
"Lose You to Love Me"
(2019)
"Look at Her Now"
(2019)
Music video
"Lose You to Love Me" on YouTube

"Lose You to Love Me" is a song by American singer Selena Gomez. It was released by Interscope Records on October 23, 2019, as the lead single of her upcoming third solo studio album.[2][3] The song was written by Gomez, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, and its producers Mattman & Robin, with additional production by Finneas.

Commercially, the song peaked at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100. Outside the United States, the song topped the charts in Canada and the Republic of Ireland and peaked within the top five in Australia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Background[edit]

Gomez revealed in April 2019 that she was working on new music.[4] After teasing her fans on Instagram with photos of her as a child and now, she announced on October 18, that a single titled "Lose You to Love Me" would be released on October 23.[5]

Composition and lyrical interpretation[edit]

"Lose You to Love Me" was described in Slate by Chris Molanphy as opening "with only piano and Gomez's voice, then grows ever more stirring with plucked strings, a choir of backing vocals, and, more than halfway through, a subtle heartbeat thump that's the closest thing to a beat in the whole song."[6] Multiple publications have speculated that the song refers to Gomez's on-off relationship with Canadian singer Justin Bieber, with Chelsey Sanchez writing in Harper's Bazaar that "though most of the lyrics can easily be written off as typical prose commonly found in sad-girl anthems, one verse seems to explicitly point toward Bieber", referring to the second verse "two months, you replaced us" (Bieber reportedly began dating his now-wife Hailey Baldwin two months after he and Gomez finally ended their relationship).[7]

Commercial performance[edit]

The song debuted at number 15 on the US Billboard Hot 100 with 36,000 copies sold in its opening week after just two days of tracking. It debuted at number one on the Digital Songs chart and number 20 on the Streaming Songs chart. The song's number fifteen debut is also Gomez's second best debut on the Hot 100 chart after "Good for You" debuted at number nine in 2015.[8] In its second week, the song ascended to number one, becoming Gomez's first number-one song in the US and her highest charting single on the Hot 100, surpassing the number five peaks of "Good for You" and "Same Old Love". Taking 10 years and 10 months from her first appearance on the chart, Gomez completed the longest wait to reach the summit since Daddy Yankee, who reached number one in 2017, after 12 years and nine months.[9] The song also became Gomez's first top five hit in the UK, reaching number three and her first number one in Ireland.

Music video[edit]

The black-and-white video was directed by Sophie Muller and filmed entirely on an iPhone 11 Pro. It features Gomez singing straight to the camera, in a confessional.[10] The music video premiered on YouTube on October 23, 2019, coinciding with the song's release. The video has since received over 130 million views.[11]

Critical reception[edit]

Writing for Vogue, Michelle Ruiz reviewed "Lose You to Love Me" positively and stated, "Potentially getting lost in the internet sleuthing of it all, however, is the fact that "Lose You to Love Me" is a highly catchy and searing ballad that deserves to immediately be added to everyone's Empowering Breakup Songs playlist, right after Lizzo’s "Truth Hurts"."[12] Craig Jenkins of Vulture praised its lyrics, noting: "It was a gamble trusting that the lyrics to this song would sell it on their own, but it was a wise one."[13]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[14]

  • Selena Gomez – vocals, songwriter
  • Julia Michaels – songwriter, backing vocals
  • Justin Tranter – songwriter, backing vocals
  • Mattman & Robin – songwriter, producer, vocal producer, backing vocals, bass guitar, organ, percussion, piano, strings, synthesizer programming, studio personnel
  • Finneas – additional producer
  • Mattias Bylund – string arranger, strings
  • Mattias Johansson – violin
  • David Bukovinszky – cello
  • Bart Schoudel – engineer, vocal producer, studio personnel
  • Ryan Dulude – assistant recording engineer
  • Gavin Finn – assistant recording engineer, studio personnel
  • Chris Gehringer – mastering engineer, studio personnel
  • John Hanes – mix engineer, studio personnel
  • Serban Ghenea – mixer, studio personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Argentina (Argentina Hot 100)[15] 60
Australia (ARIA)[16] 2
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[17] 3
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[18] 14
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[19] 37
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[20] 1
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard)[21] 14
Canada Hot AC (Billboard)[22] 30
CIS (Tophit)[23] 84
Croatia (HRT)[24] 48
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[25] 2
Denmark (Tracklisten)[26] 8
Estonia (Eesti Ekspress)[27] 2
Euro Digital Songs (Billboard)[28] 4
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[29] 6
France (SNEP)[30] 32
Germany (Official German Charts)[31] 7
Greece (IFPI)[32] 2
Hungary (Single Top 40)[33] 4
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[34] 2
Iceland (Tonlist)[35] 20
Ireland (IRMA)[36] 1
Italy (FIMI)[37] 24
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[38] 72
Latvia (Latvijas Top 40)[39] 17
Malaysia (RIM)[40] 2
Mexico Airplay (Billboard)[41] 22
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[42] 19
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[43] 10
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[44] 2
Norway (VG-lista)[45] 2
Portugal (AFP)[46] 4
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[47] 10
Singapore (RIAS)[48] 2
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[49] 2
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[50] 19
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[51] 6
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[52] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[53] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[54] 1
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[55] 29
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[56] 15
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[57] 11
US Rolling Stone Top 100[58] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[59] Gold 40,000double-dagger
Poland (ZPAV)[60] Gold 10,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref.
Various October 23, 2019 Interscope [61][62]
Australia October 25, 2019 Contemporary hit radio Universal [63]
United Kingdom October 26, 2019 Polydor [64]
United States October 28, 2019 Hot adult contemporary Interscope [65]
October 29, 2019 Contemporary hit radio [66]
Italy November 8, 2019 Universal [67]

See also[edit]

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