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Scars (Allison Iraheta song)

"Scars" is the second single from the debut album, Just Like You, of American Idol season eight finalist Allison Iraheta. It was written by Toby Gad and Elyssa James.[2] Gad also produced the track.[3]

Single by Allison Iraheta
from the album Just Like You
Released March 9, 2010 (U.S. radio)[1]
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:40
Label 19/Jive
Songwriter(s) Toby Gad, Elyssa James
Producer(s) Toby Gad
Allison Iraheta singles chronology
"Friday I'll Be Over U"
"Don't Waste The Pretty"
"Friday I'll Be Over U"
"Don't Waste The Pretty"


Critical receptionEdit

Reception of "Scars" has been generally positive.

Entertainment Weekly's Michael Slezak wrote "Meanwhile, ballads like the understated Scars and the bluesy Trouble Is separate Iraheta from questionably abled Miley/Selena contemporaries. Girl. Can. Sang!".[4]

Kelsey Paine from agreed writing "soulful tunes like "Scars" and the bluesy "Trouble Is" showcase the raw talent that made Iraheta a star on "Idol" and set her apart from other young pop upstarts."[5]

AOL Radio writer Sara D Anderson praises Scars, noting "'Scars' is one of the many songs (others 'Robot Love,' 'Trouble Is' and 'Friday I'll Be Over U') critically appraised off her debut album that showcases her husky yet powerful vocals and spunky attitude."[6]


Iraheta performed the song on February 25, 2010, on the Top 24 elimination episode of the ninth season of American Idol.[7] She also performed an acoustic version of the song on JoJo Wright's radio show JoJo on the Radio on KIIS-FM.[8] Due to Iraheta's popularity in Asia, Iraheta also headlined concerts in Manila and Bali, performing 'Scars' at both.[9]


Year Title Sales
2009 "Scars" 20,000[10]

Media appearanceEdit

The song was featured on the TV special Monster High: New Ghoul @ School.


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