Sonny with a Chance Soundtrack

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Songs from hit Disney show about chasing dreams and love.

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Positive messages

Several songs talk about chasing your dreams, and living your dream. "Living the dream, tryin' my best not to blow it." "Work of Art" is a song about making your life your own masterpiece:  "If you follow your heart, life is a work of art."

Positive role models

"Work of Art" tells listeners that "you're never too young or too old to dream.../you create your own masterpiece."

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Consumerism

Promotes Disney Channel TV show.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is the soundtrack to the popular Disney Channel TV show Sonny with a Chance, which stars Camp Rock-er, Demi Lovato. The songs have positive messages; many encourage kids to live their dreams and view their lives as a work of art. There's one song titled "Kiss Me," but it's a sweet ode to young love -- OK for kids -- if you can handle the giggles that might ensue. Lovato's "Me, Myself and Time" has already hit #1 on Radio Disney, and dreamy Sterling Knight (StarStruck), is also featured on the album.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

With Hannah Montana on the way out, there's room for another Disney Channel starlet to take the crown as the tween queen of music and TV. Camp Rock's Demi Lovato shows she's got the chops, pipes, and just the right amount of quirkiness to be in the running as the star of the hit Disney Channel show SONNY WITH A CHANCE. The soundtrack features nine songs from and inspired by the show, including the theme song, "So Far, So Great" as well as the voice talent of Lovato, Sterling Knight, Tiffany Thornton, and Allstar Weekend.

Is it any good?

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When she's not touring with the Jonas Brothers or recording another hit album, Demi Lovato plays Sonny Monroe, the star of a tween sketch comedy show in Hollywood. In its second season, and nominated for a Nick Kids Choice Award, the show features some great music from a talented cast. Lovato belts it on "Me, Myself and Time" singing, "I'm livin' the dream, and I know it, tryin' my best not to blow it." "Hanging" lets tween idol Sterling Knight dazzle in a funky, pop beat about waiting patiently for a girl, while "Work of Art" is a poignant, rockin' rally that says, "You're never too old or young to dream, you create your own masterpiece." There are only nine tracks, but they certainly leave you wanting more -- an optimistic forecast indeed for Sonny and friends.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the connection between the soundtrack and the TV show. Does the fact that this show stars a well-known singer make you want to buy the album?

  • The song "Work of Art" talks about creating your own masterpiece, and making your own life a work of art. What are some ways that you do this with your life? What things do you like to do or create?

  • There are a few songs that talk about being in a relationship, or having feelings of love toward someone. Have you ever had strong feelings for someone? Did you tell them? Do you share your feelings or concerns with friends? With your parents?

Music details

Artists:Demi Lovato, Various Artists
Release date:October 5, 2010
Label:Walt Disney Records
Genre:Soundtrack
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 8 years old April 9, 2011
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it the best ever !!!!!!!

What other families should know
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written byonyxprincess May 1, 2011
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Clean songs, but not that great. Buy Suddenly Yours by Allstar Weekend instead

Perfectly clean songs with good messages and role models. Be sure to listen to Come Down With Love by Allstar Weekend, it's the only song I enjoyed on this CD, and it's by some amazing, talented guys who I have met!

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Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 14 years old Written byveve2491 December 7, 2010
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Perfect for kids and tweens

I love it . The songs are amazing and I enjoy listening to Sterling's, Demi's and Tiffany's songs though I'm not a big fan of All star weekend.

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Great messages
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