“The Heart Wants What It Wants” is a song by American singer Selena Gomez from her 2014 compilation album For You. It was released on November 6, 2014, through Hollywood Records.
The song is a midtempo pop and R&B song, that contains a minimal electropop beat complete with finger snaps, ominous synths and haunting groans. Lyrically, Gomez details being in love with a bad boy despite knowing he may not be a stand-up guy.
The song reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100. It also reached number six in Canada, and peaked in the top 40 in sixteen countries, including Australia, Belgium, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.