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A Definitive Ranking of Selena Gomez’s Features From Worst to Best

It’s no secret that Selena Gomez has had an extremely successful music career. Not only has she released five killer albums—four with Hollywood Records and one with Interscope Records—but she has also been a featured vocalist on many other artists’ songs. Her latest feature, “Anxiety,” with Julia Michaels, was released Friday, January 25.

We’re ranking the tracks that she has featured on from worst to best.

8. “Already Missing You” (with Prince Royce)

Prince Royce released this track back in 2013, and it was largely overlooked in America. The song is cute and fun, but it’s definitely not memorable.

7. “Anxiety” (with Julia Michaels)

Julia Michaels gets personal on this track about her struggles with depression and anxiety. This is the first track that Gomez has been a part of since she checked into a rehabilitation facility, so it’s a poignant comeback track. The song has a great message and is especially earnest, but it falls short of other features.

6. “Taki Taki” (with DJ Snake, Ozuna, and Cardi B)

DJ Snake brings an infectious Latin-inspired beat to “Taki Taki,” and the song is a blend of Spanish and English lyrics. It’s an interesting collaboration because the three artists featured all come from different genres of music. The song is fun, but ultimately forgettable.

5. “Wolves” (with Marshmello)

Marshmello made a unique track with “Wolves” because the chorus doesn’t have the typical EDM beat drop. Gomez’s vocals shine on this track and the lyrics are memorable for their uniqueness. This collaboration is by far one of Gomez’s best features.

4. “Trust Nobody” (with Cashmere Cat and Tory Lanez)

“Trust Nobody” was a song that didn’t get the attention it deserved. Cashmere Cat is known for his unique beats—think “Quit” with Ariana Grande). The track is an infectious blend of pop and EDM. Gomez’s vocals really shine here and Tory Lanez’s verse adds a bit of rap charm. While vastly overlooked by the general public, “Trust Nobody” would’ve been a huge hit had it received more attention.

3. “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (with Charlie Puth)

Charlie Puth and Gomez’s collaboration was extremely successful, peaking at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100. Puth, however, stirred up controversy by not including Gomez in its music video. When asked why he did this, his reasoning was “because we don’t talk anymore.” There was clearly drama between the two that went down after the release of the track which is too bad because they made a great song together.

2. “I Want You To Know” (with Zedd)

Back when rumors were swirling about Gomez and Zedd (aka Anton Zaslavski) dating, “I Want You To Know” was born. A single off of Zedd’s album True Colors, this track was a perfect fusion of EDM and pop. It sits at number two on our list of Gomez’s features because it’s a song that does everything right.

1. “It Ain’t Me” (with Kygo)

Kygo and Gomez became a dream team on “It Ain’t Me.” The track is the DJ’s most notorious to this day and showcased a new, emotional and more mature side of Gomez. The track, a blend of EDM and pop, is aided by the clever mixing of Gomez’s vocals to create an interesting echo effect in the chorus. This is, in our opinion, Gomez’s best and most memorable featured track.

Do you agree or disagree with our ranking? Sound off in the comments!

Featured Image: Instagram (@selenagomez)

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Sarah DeNunzio

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