One of the most talked-about young relationships in the music business is that of Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. The singers dated on and off for nearly a decade. While they’re no longer together, what remains of Gomez and Bieber’s relationship is the music they each made over the years.
Some of Gomez’s most popular songs (based on time on the Billboard Hot 100 and iTunes sales) are thought to be about her very famous ex. Here’s a look at four of these, and what Gomez has said about them.
‘Lose You to Love Me’
“Lose You to Love Me” was the lead single off Gomez’s 2020 album Rare. It debuted at No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100, staying on the chart for 23 weeks. The song peaked at No. 1, making it the artist’s first No. 1 single. It also reached No. 1 on iTunes.
The song depicts leaving behind a relationship and being better for it. Speaking at On Air With Ryan Seacrest about the track in October 2019, Gomez said she “wrote it over a year ago.” This not only lines up with the timeline of her relationship with Bieber, but one specific line stands out.
Seacrest asks her about the lyric: “In two months, you replaced us/Like it was easy.” Fans believed this to be a near-perfect representation of how Bieber was linked to his now-wife very soon after he and Gomez split the last time. “It’s all very real to me,” she said of seeing her ex in the tabloids with someone else.