A TikTok just went viral after one fan said that Olivia Rodrigo’s new hit song “good 4 u” sounds extremely similar to Selena Gomez’s 2009 track “Stop & Erase.” Let’s get into it.
As fans know, Olivia Rodrigo recently released the third single off her upcoming album Sour, which comes out this Friday.
The song is called “good 4 u,” and we’ve all been screaming it at the top of our lungs since it came out last week. It’s a serious bop! And Olivia isn’t shy about saying she’s gotten a lot of inspiration from artists like Taylor Swift, Lorde, Billie Eilish, and more when it comes to the music she’s making now.
But since “good 4 u” has gone number one on streaming platforms like Spotify, many fans on TikTok are pointing out the song’s similarities to an older Selena Gomez track. TikTok user Radical Alejandro took to the platform and wrote, “my friend pointed this out to me and now everytime I can’t stop thinking about it.” Alongside the caption, he shared this video and wrote, “why is no one talking about how ‘good 4 u’ sounds like a Selena Gomez song.”
In TikTok, he then plays the chorus of Selena Gomez and The Scene’s 2009 song Stop & Erase. “Well, stop and erase, Cause I’m gonna wipe that smile, Off your know it all face” And he followed up with the chorus of ‘good 4 u.’ “Well, good for you, you look happy and healthy Not me, if you ever cared to ask” And as Alejandro’s video raked in thousands of views, people started commenting, saying how much they agreed.
One person wrote, “YES! I always start singing Stop & Erase while bopping to good 4 u.” Other fans added that “Selena doesn’t get the credit she deserves” for her music.
Another person pointed out that Selena also does have a song called “Good For You.” Many others mentioned that Olivia was also just inspired by Selena’s music. Some pointed out that the song also sounds like Paramore’s 2007 song Misery Business and that Selena’s song Stop & Erase could’ve also been inspired by that given when it was released.
It doesn’t seem like anyone was accusing anyone of copying, just pointing out that Olivia most likely got inspiration from a variety of artists for this album, including Sel, and that Selena deserves more credit for her place in the music industry.
And with that, we can’t wait to hear Olivia’s entire album Sour when it comes out on Friday, and we can’t wait for Selena’s new music, which she’s been teasing with those SG3 posts! For more on Selena Gomez’s next album, stick around for more exciting news.
Also, let us know down in the comments below if you noticed any similarities with Stop & Erase when you first heard ‘good 4 u.’