Selena Gomez & The Scene – A Year Without Rain Review
“A Year Without Rain” is taken from American music group Selena Gomez & the Scene’s 2nd studio album of the same name. It was released on 7 September, 2010 by Hollywood Records as the final single from their album. It was produced by Toby Gad, and written by Toby Gad and Lindy Robbins. The music video was released on 3 September, 2010 and directed by Chris Dooley. It was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).
Selena Gomez & the Scene performed “A Year Without Rain” live on Lopez Tonight on 16 November, 2010, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on 22 September, 201, on Good Morning America and at the People’s Choice Awards 2011.
Tim Sendra from “Allmusic” said “well-sung and catchy song”. Mega Vick from “Billboard” commented “We know Selena didn’t have power like Demi Lovato‘s vocals, but she makes an effort with high notes and chorus in this song”. Bill Lamb from about.com wrote “beautiful dancing love song”. David Welsh from “musicOMG” wrote “because of her mature performance, the song is up on the dance floor”.
“A Year Without Rain” ranked at number 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs, at number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100, at number 78 on the UK Singles Chart, at number 56 on the German Media Control AG, at number 30 on the Canadian Hot 100 and at number Belgian Ultratip Flanders Chart.