Selena’s first “adult” album kicks off with super-fun and catchy “Birthday.” The sparse drum beats and the chanting are reminiscent of Gwen Stefani’s “LAMB,” in a way that will only get annoying after the radio plays it out. “Blow your dreams / blow your dreams / blow your dreams away with me” is a pretty weird lyric, but the chorus is the weirdest and greatest Selena’s ever done: “Tell em that it’s my birthday / tell em that it’s my birthday / tell em that it’s my birthday/ when I party like that. JAZZ IT UP, JAZZ IT UP!”
Is this song about Justin Bieber? Not at all.
POPDUST SAYS: 4.5/5
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