The Soundtrack of My Life / 2020

Selena Gomez, "Vulnerable"

Genre: Pop. Released on January 10, 2020. Interscope Records.

This is a series of commentaries about the songs that form the soundtrack of my life. Each song presented here hit #1 on my personal top 10 weekly music charts, which I have documented every Sunday since January 7, 1990.

Chart peak: 2020

Weeks at #1: 3 weeks

Key signature

B-Flat Major

Tempo: Andante

Slow (76-108 BPM)

Non-consecutive #1 hit: February 2, 16, 23, 2020

The sixth track on Selena Gomez’s third solo studio album, Rare, immediately stood out to me upon release. “Vulnerable” warmed up many weeks of the cold winter in Ottawa, and was a memorable part of my scenic walks.

This gentle pop ballad is Gomez’s longest-running number one hit on my chart to date, and her third number one overall.

Key lyric

If the only other option’s letting go
I’ll stay vulnerable, yeah

Production notes



Selena Gomez, Amy Allen, Jonathan Bellion, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson


The Monsters & Strangerz, Jonathan Bellion, Bart Schoudel, Gian Stone


Gomez, S. (2020). Vulnerable [Song]. On Rare [Album]. Interscope Records.

Wikipedia. (n.d.). Rare (Selena Gomez album). Retrieved from

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