"Walking on Air" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Sexy, lame dance track celebrates love with cliched lyrics.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Though the upbeat track talks about the uplifting power of love, the message isn't really positive or negative.

Positive role models

Perry hasn't always been the best role model, but her music often focuses on empowerment for women, which is a good message.

Violence
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Sex

The song features lyrics like "You reading me like erotica" and "Just when I think I can't take anymore / We go deeper and harder / Than ever before."

 

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Walking on Air" is the third single from Katy Perry's album Prism. This upbeat, '90s-influenced dance track celebrates the uplifting power of love. Though the song skips iffy language or references to drugs or alcohol, the sexy lyrics make it best for older tweens and up.



 

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What's the story?

Katy Perry's third single from her album Prism, WALKING ON AIR, is a '90s-style dance track about the transcendent power of love. The track is the second single from the album produced by Swedish songwriter Klas Ahlund.

Is it any good?

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Though it's nice to see Perry continuing to explore new styles on Prism, "Walking on Air" falls a bit flat. The vocals are breathy and miss her signature power, and the lyrics are pretty laughable when you get beyond the crazy-repetitive "I'm walking on air" with gems like "Even heaven is jealous of our love / Yes, we make angels cry." This single will be perfect for the club but is probably one you can leave off your iPod.

 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the singles from Prism. Which one do you like best?

  • Why do you think Perry has chosen to try so many different styles on Prism?

Music details

Artist:Katy Perry
Release date:September 30, 2013
Type:Single
Label:Capitol
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 14 years old Written byBetty L. October 8, 2013
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Pretty good, actually

WALKING ON AIR is not the best song ever, but it is up there with "Roar", Katy Perry's new hit song. It is good to dance to and the beat is good and catchy. Fun song!

What other families should know
Too much sex
Kid, 10 years old December 29, 2013
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10
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My thought

Good. Catchy tune.

What other families should know
Great messages

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